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Big Bend National Park (T)

Ralf Regele Germany - 18-Oct-23

Big Bend National Park (T)

I was initially skeptical if the Big Bend National Park is a good travel choice, let alone a good choice for a world heritage site. It is never mentioned as one of the greatest US national parks, in fact, it is hardly mentioned at all. Also, the often displayed image of an U-shaped canyon is actually from horseshoe bend (1000 miles to the west), and is not present in the Big Bend NP. Luckily, Big Bend turned out to be a very enjoyable national park and worthy candidate

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Swiss Tectonic Arena Sardona

Ralf Regele Germany - 27-Sep-23

Swiss Tectonic Arena Sardona

I mainly want to give an update about the accessability of the WHS area. In Flims, the old cable cars are replaced by a new system called "Flims Express", which will serve the Foppa-Naraus-Fil de Cassons line. However, the new lift is not expected to be operational before the end of 2024, and the old cable cars are already out of service. This means that the cable car tour described in some of the other reviews is no longer available. You can still hike the Foppa-Fil de Cassons route, but this means hiking all the way up from Flims and down again. To at least get a a good view of the main "arena" area with the Tschingelhörner, I opted for the alternative route from Flims, which is going up by the second main cable car line "ArenaExpress" up to Nagens

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Les « coules » de Petite Valachie (T)

Ralf Regele Germany - 30-Jun-23

Les « coules » de Petite Valachie (T)

Some reviewers have already noted that the 'coules de petite valachie' TWHS is quite close to the already inscribed Horezu monastry WHS. So is this just a minor sidestep on the way to something more worthwhile, or can it stand on its own ? My initial reaction was indeed "Ah, it is so close, might as well spend a couple of minutes there". However, the site at Maldaresti is actually quite a nice heritage area, with two of the mysterious 'cula', an old church, a little heritage house and some nice green surroundings. The culas itself are interesting, too, being a mixture of a country house and a fortress from a time when the area was seemingly so dangerous that everything needed to be fortified - castles, villages, churches, houses

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Ensemble de grottes à concrétions du Sud de la France (T)

Ralf Regele Germany - 27-May-23

On the way towards the Mont Perdu WHS from the french side, I made a visit to the "Gouffre D'Esparros" cave, which is part of the obscure TWHS "Ensemble de grottes a concretions du Sud de la France". The cave is a bit in the middle of nowhere. However, the GPS should find it, the roads are fine and the infrastructure for the visit is actually pretty good. Despite visiting on a long weekend with nice weather, I was the only visitor for the early tour, so I had my own private tour guide. The cave itself is quite nice (but I have a soft side for caves). Although the cave has a rather vertical layout, the tour path itself was completely horizontal and easy to walk. The stalagmites were nice but not too numerous

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Alpine and pre-alpine meadow and marsh landscapes (T)

Ralf Regele Germany - 23-Feb-22

Alpine and pre-alpine meadow and marsh landscapes (T)

The Allgäu - a region renowned for its beauty, its marvelous mountainsides, rolling hills and mountain meadows full of flowers. Nothing of this matters, though, as this WHS proposal is only about some specific spots with flat, grassy marshlands. It is one of these sites where it is difficult to point out what to see and why it does matter. I choose to visit the 'Murnauer Moos' area, as it has a rather well specified location, easy access points and a hiking trail going all through the interesting area. So what's to see ? Mainly a lot of brown grass and some puddles. The on-site signs talk a lot about biodiversity and endemic species - none of which will be easily perceivable by the common visitor. Honestly, I walked the three hour trail and found nothing that looked remarkable

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Palenque 3.5
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  1. Abydos, city of pilgrimage of the Pharaohs (T)
  2. Al Qastal (Settlement) (T)
  3. Alpine and pre-alpine meadow and marsh landscapes (T)
  4. Amalienborg and its district (T)
  5. Archaeological Site of Nikopolis (T)
  6. Auckland Volcanic Fields (T)
  7. Bahá'í House of Worship at New Delhi (T)
  8. Big Bend National Park (T)
  9. Brooklyn Bridge (T)
  10. Caesarea (T)
  11. Capital Fortifications of Hanyang : Hangyangdoseong Capital City Wall, Bukhansanseong Mountain Fortress and Tangchundaeseong Defense Wall (T)
  12. Central Park (T)
  13. Cittadella (Victoria - Gozo) (T)
  14. City of York: historic urban core (T)
  15. City Walls of the Ming and Qing Dynasties (T)
  16. Civil Rights Movement Sites (T)
  17. Coastal Cliffs (T)
  18. Delhi - A Heritage City (T)
  19. Dreams in Stone - the palaces of King Ludwig II of Bavaria: Neuschwanstein, Linderhof and Herrenchiemsee (T)
  20. Dzongs: the centre of temporal and religious authorities (Punakha Dzong, Wangdue Phodrang Dzong, Paro Dzong, Trongsa Dzong and Dagana Dzong) (T)
  21. Egyptian Museum in Cairo (T)
  22. Ellis Island (T)
  23. Ensemble de grottes à concrétions du Sud de la France (T)
  24. Former M-13 prison/ Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum (former S-21)/ Choeung Ek Genocidal Centre (former Execution Site of S-21) (T)
  25. Francke Foundation Buildings (T)
  26. Frontiers of the Roman Empire - Dacia (T)
  27. Great Desert Landscapes (T)
  28. Historic Center of the City of Trujillo (T)
  29. Jerash Archaeological City (Ancient Meeting Place of East and West) (T)
  30. Khor Dubai (T)
  31. Knights Fortifications around the Harbours of Malta (T)
  32. L'ensemble monumental de Tirgu Jiu (T)
  33. Lake Titicaca (T)
  34. Le Palais de Justice de Bruxelles (T)
  35. Les « coules » de Petite Valachie (T)
  36. Maltese Catacomb Complexes (T)
  37. Mdina (Citta Vecchia) (T)
  38. Monuments, Sites and Cultural Landscape of Chiang Mai, Capital of Lanna (T)
  39. Mothia and Lilibeo Island: The Phoenician-Punic Civilization in Italy (T)
  40. Moulay Idriss Zerhoun (T)
  41. Mývatn and Laxá (T)
  42. Orvieto (T)
  43. Petrified Forest National Park (T)
  44. Pharaonic temples in Upper Egypt from the Ptolemaic and Roman periods (T)
  45. Qasr Al-Mushatta (T)
  46. Qawra/Dwejra (T)
  47. Residence Ensemble Schwerin - Cultural Landscape of Romantic Historicism (T)
  48. Ring of cenotes of Chicxulub Crater, Yucatan (T)
  49. Sacred Sites associated with Phajo Drugom Zhigpo and his descendants (T)
  50. Shaubak Castle (Montreal) (T)
  51. Sites mégalithiques de Carnac (T)
  52. Sites of Saytagrah (T)
  53. Siwa archaeological area (T)
  54. Sun Temple, Modhera and its adjoining monuments (T)
  55. Tamzhing Monastery (T)
  56. Temple of Hator built by Ramses III (T)
  57. Temples, Shrines and other structures of Ancient Kamakura (T)
  58. The Aniene valley and Villa Gregoriana in Tivoli (T)
  59. The historic ensemble of Orchha (T)
  60. The historic town of Korcula (T)
  61. The Jewish Cemetery of Altona Königstrasse. Sephardic Sepulchral Culture of the 17th and 18th century between Europe and the Caribbean (T)
  62. The Lofoten islands (T)
  63. The Turf House Tradition (T)
  64. Trakai Historical National Park (T)
  65. Victoria Lines Fortifications (T)
  66. VIKING MONUMENTS AND SITES / Vestfold Ship Burials and Hyllestad Quernstone Quarries (T)
  67. White Sands National Monument (T)
  68. Yangtze Gorges Scenic Spot (T)