Randi Thomsen Profile

Together with Svein, we travel around the world to explore and enjoy new WHS, countries, culture and great food.  In 2010 we become WHS travellers, when we started planning our trips in order to visit WHS. 

Hunting for WHS makes us go off the beaten tracks and brings us to new and exciting places, trying to understand the OUV.  Travel is more than seeing new places, it’s  about learning history, new culture and enjoy excotic food and drinks. 

 

 

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Makgadikgadi Pans Landscape (T)

Randi Thomsen Norway - 13-Feb-21

Makgadikgadi Pans Landscape (T)

The proposed Makgadikgadi Pans Landscape consist of three different locations the Makgadikgadi National Parks, Nxai Pan National Park and Nata Bird Sanctuary.

We managed to visit all three of them on our Namibia-Botswana roadtrip in April 2019.

From Kasane to Maun we did a stop-over close to Gweta. We stayed at Planet Baobab

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The Holy place of worship of Ukonsaari by the Sami people at Inari (T)

Randi Thomsen Norway - 07-Feb-21

The Holy place of worship of Ukonsaari by the Sami people at Inari (T)

As part of our 2020 summer trip to the north of Norway, we did a short cut through northern Finland. We stayed overnight at the shore of Lake Inari.

In order to visit the Island of Ukonsaari, you will have to join a boat-trip. During summer there are daily tours leaving at 13:00 by Visit Inari. So what to do while waiting for the boat to leave? Two options: you can visit the Sami museum, Siida, or take a hike to Pielpajärvi Wilderness Church. The wooden church was built in 1760 after the Christianization of the local people on the site of an old Sami winter village. The easiest way to reach the church is to hike from Inari village,  starting point of the trail is the Sarviniementie parking area. The hike is 5km one way through the woods.

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Vat Phou

Randi Thomsen Norway - 07-Nov-20

Vat Phou

Visit Januar 2020

Yet another Angkor Site, but has it’s own charm. Nice setting in the slopes of the holy mountain.

From the ticket office, there is an electric bus to the site. We got there in the morning, not many tourists and not too hot. The middle section was nice to explore. The main temple requires a few stairs to climb. The main temple has some very nice reliefs. We also went looking for the elephant stone, crocodile stone and the holy spring.

The small museum is also worth a visit though not outstanding.

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Preah Vihear Temple

Randi Thomsen Norway - 07-Nov-20

Preah Vihear Temple

We organized a day trip from Siem Reap with a private car and a driver, a three hour drive. The temple site sits on the top of a 700 m high “mountain”.  The ticket booth is down on the plain and you need to buy special transport to get up the steep hill. It’s $5 pp on a motorbike or $25 for a truck with 6 seats. Entrance is $10pp.

On site there are several bunkers from the dispute between Cambodia and Thailand. Prior to the inscription you could walk up the ancient holy path from the Thai side, but now that entrance is closed.

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Torfajökull Volcanic System / Fjallabak Nature Reserve (T)

Randi Thomsen Norway - 23-Aug-20

Torfajökull Volcanic System / Fjallabak Nature Reserve (T)

Visit august 2020

On the last day of our 10 day roadtrip on Iceland, we decided to visit this nature reserve, even though the weather forecast wasn’t too good. From Selfoss it’s a two hour drive to Landmannalaugur. The last stretch(30 km) is F208 (a gravel road) from the north. This is the easiest road for small 4x4 cars with no river crossings. If you have a car with small wheels you leave it at the parking lot about 0,5 km from Landmannalaugur as the last river crossing might be too tough. Lonely planet describes the area as mind-blowing with multicoloured, mountains, southing hot springs, rambling lava flows and clear blue lakes as one of Iceland’s most unique destinations and we agree

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Randi Thomsen
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There are so many impressive places in the world. I have a special feeling for Natural WHS like Galapagos, Yellowstone, Grand Canyon and Norwegian Fjords, but places like Machu Picchu, Angkor Wat and Rome is impressive

Recently Visited WHS

Update 31.01.21
Rating Stats
Angkor 5
Pompei 5
Rome 5
Baalbek 4.5
Cordoba 4.5
Florence 4.5
Redwood 4.5
Sigiriya 4.5
Taj Mahal 4.5
Anjar 4
Brugge 4
Elvas 4
Hué 4
Toledo 4
Vienna 4
Assisi 3.5
Bamberg 3.5
Champagne 3.5
Chan Chan 3.5
Cuzco 3.5
Edinburgh 3.5
El Tajin 3.5
Hoi An 3.5
Matera 3.5
My Son 3.5
Olympia 3.5
Oporto 3.5
Paphos 3.5
Pergamon 3.5
Potsdam 3.5
Quito 3.5
Québec 3.5
Riga 3.5
Salzburg 3.5
Segovia 3.5
Siena 3.5
Sintra 3.5
Surtsey 3.5
Syracuse 3.5
Tiwanaku 3.5
Tsodilo 3.5
Tyre 3.5
Vat Phou 3.5
Vegaøyan 3.5
Belem 3
Byblos 3
Chavin 3
Cuenca 3
Genoa 3
Graz 3
Kandy 3
Kotor 3
Lima 3
Mostar 3
Orange 3
Pienza 3
Puebla 3
Reims 3
Røros 3
Torun 3
Trier 3
Trogir 3
Verona 3
Visby 3
Aquileia 2.5
Aranjuez 2.5
Arles 2.5
Avila 2.5
Ayutthaya 2.5
Bryggen 2.5
Caceres 2.5
Evora 2.5
Ferrara 2.5
Hollókö 2.5
Jelling 2.5
Kyiv 2.5
Liverpool 2.5
Mazagan 2.5
Modena 2.5
Nancy 2.5
Nesvizh 2.5
Provins 2.5
Qalhat 2.5
Red Fort 2.5
Reichenau 2.5
Saltaire 2.5
Tallinn 2.5
Tarraco 2.5
Telc 2.5
Trebic 2.5
Troy 2.5
Urbino 2.5
Valletta 2.5
Vézelay 2.5
Warsaw 2.5
Zamosc 2.5
Al Ain 2
Corvey 1.5
Kernavë 1.5
Pearling 1.5
  1. Alanya (T)
  2. Amalienborg and its district (T)
  3. Ancient and Primeval Beech Forests of the Carpathians and Other Regions of Europe (Serbia) (T)
  4. Ancient Greek Theatres (T)
  5. Augustow Canal (T)
  6. Bahá'í House of Worship at New Delhi (T)
  7. Big Bend National Park (T)
  8. Brandberg National Monument Area (T)
  9. Brooklyn Bridge (T)
  10. Central Park (T)
  11. Centro Storico di Lucca (T)
  12. Ceský ráj (Czech Paradise) Rock Cities (T)
  13. Cetinje Historic Core (T)
  14. Chobe Linyanti System (T)
  15. Cittadella (Victoria - Gozo) (T)
  16. Citté-fortezza di Palmanova (T)
  17. City of Motovun (T)
  18. Coastal Cliffs (T)
  19. Cultural Landscape of Innsbruck-Nordkette/Karwendel (T)
  20. Delhi - A Heritage City (T)
  21. Diocletian's Palace and the Historical Nucleus of Split (extension) (T)
  22. Djerdap National Park (T)
  23. Dreams in Stone - the palaces of King Ludwig II of Bavaria: Neuschwanstein, Linderhof and Herrenchiemsee (T)
  24. Edifices for Worship of Fortress Type in Belarus, Poland and Lithuania (T)
  25. Ellis Island (T)
  26. Etosha Pan (T)
  27. Flow Country (T)
  28. Fortifications in Komárno - Komárom (T)
  29. Frontiers of the Roman Empire - The Danube Limes in Bulgaria (T)
  30. Frontiers of the Roman Empire (Austria) (T)
  31. Grand Trunk Road sites (T)
  32. Great Spas of Europe (Austria) (T)
  33. Great Spas of Europe (Czechia) (T)
  34. Great Spas of Europe (Germany) (T)
  35. Great Spas of Europe (UK) (T)
  36. Großglockner High Alpine Road / Großglockner Hochalpenstraße (T)
  37. Hall in Tyrol - The Mint (T)
  38. Historical City Centre of Yogyakarta (T)
  39. Historical Lisbon, Global City (T)
  40. Historical-town planning ensemble of Ston (T)
  41. Knights Fortifications around the Harbours of Malta (T)
  42. Koloniën van Weldadigheid (agricultural pauper colonies) (T)
  43. Koloniën van Weldadigheid (agricultural pauper colony) (T)
  44. Kyiv: Saint Sophia Cathedral with Related Monastic Buildings, St. Cyril's and St. Andrew's Churches, Kyiv-Pechersk Lavra (T)
  45. L'amphitheatre de Durres (T)
  46. L'oeuvre architecturale d'Henry van de Velde (T)
  47. Lake Maggiore and Lake D'Orta lakelands (T)
  48. Las Pozas, Xilitla (T)
  49. Le Chateau-fort médieval d'Esztergom (T)
  50. Le noyau historique de la ville d'Alba Julia (T)
  51. Le Palais de Justice de Bruxelles (T)
  52. Les Alpes de la Méditerranée (Italy) (T)
  53. Les Alpes de la Méditerranée (Monaco) (T)
  54. Les grandes villes d'eaux d'Europe (T)
  55. Les passages de Bruxelles / Les Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert (T)
  56. Les Plages du Débarquement, Normandie, 1944 (T)
  57. Leuven/Louvain, batiments universitaires, l'héritage de six siècles au sein du centre historique (T)
  58. Makgadikgadi Pans Landscape (T)
  59. Maltese Catacomb Complexes (T)
  60. Massif du Mont Blanc (T)
  61. Massif du Mont-Blanc (T)
  62. Mdina (Citta Vecchia) (T)
  63. Mining Historical Heritage (T)
  64. Mole National Park (T)
  65. Monastery of Santa María de La Rábida and the Columbus Memorial Places in Huelva (T)
  66. Mývatn and Laxá (T)
  67. National Park Hohe Tauern (T)
  68. Natural and Cultural Landscape of Danube Region (T)
  69. Nieuwe Hollandse Waterlinie (T)
  70. Noyau historique d'Antwerpen -Anvers- de l'Escaut aux anciens remparts de vers 1250 (T)
  71. Okavango Delta (T)
  72. Old Town of Bar (T)
  73. Padova Urbs Picta. Giotto, the Scrovegni Chapel and the 14th century painting cycles (T)
  74. Petrified Forest National Park (T)
  75. Phuphrabat Historical Park (T)
  76. Plasencia - Monfragüe - Trujillo : Paysage méditerranéen (T)
  77. Pobiti Kamani Natural Monument (T)
  78. Primošten Vineyards (T)
  79. Rocks of Belogradchik (T)
  80. Roman Ways. Itineraries of the Roman Empire (T)
  81. Royal Seats in Esztergom, Visegrád (T)
  82. Salt Mines of Maras (T)
  83. Sarajevo - unique symbol of universal multiculture - continual open city (T)
  84. Saviour Transfiguration Church and St. Sophia Cathedral in the town of Polatsk (T)
  85. Seruwila to Sri Pada (Sacred Foot Print Shrine), Ancient pilgrim route along the Mahaweli river in Sri Lanka (T)
  86. ShUM cities of Speyer, Worms and Mainz (T)
  87. Sites funéraires et mémoriels de la Première Guerre mondiale (Front Ouest) (T)
  88. Sites funéraires et mémoriels de la Première Guerre mondiale (Front Ouest) (Belgium) (T)
  89. Sites of Saytagrah (T)
  90. Slate Industry of North Wales (T)
  91. SS. Boris and Gleb (Kalozha) Church in the city of Hrodna (T)
  92. Sultan Bayezid II Complex: A Center of Medical Treatment (T)
  93. Svalbard Archipelago (T)
  94. System of Fortifications at the Confluence of the Rivers Danube and Váh in Komárno - Komárom (Slova) (T)
  95. The Ancient Plovdiv (T)
  96. The Architectural Works of Alvar Aalto - a Human Dimension to the Modern Movement (T)
  97. The Burren (T)
  98. The city of Bergamo (T)
  99. The Hadrianic city of Italica (T)
  100. The Historic Centre of Sibiu and its Ensemble of Squares (T)
  101. The Historic City of Dublin (T)
  102. The historic town of Korcula (T)
  103. The Karlstejn Castle (T)
  104. The Laponian Area - Tysfjord, the fjord of Hellemobotn and Rago (T)
  105. The Lofoten islands (T)
  106. The Maritime Heritage of Dragør Old Town and Harbour - A ‘skipper-town’ from the era of the great tall ships in the 18th and 19th centuries (T)
  107. The natural and architectural ensemble of Jajce (T)
  108. The old villages of Hollókõ and Rimetea and their surroundings (T)
  109. The Olive Grove Landscapes of Andalusia (T)
  110. The Rise of Systematic Biology (T)
  111. The Roussensky Lom National Park (T)
  112. The Tara National Park with the Drina River Canyon (T)
  113. The town of Melnik and the Rozhen Monastery (T)
  114. The Turf House Tradition (T)
  115. The West Bohemian Spa Triangle (T)
  116. Thingvellir National Park (T)
  117. Tokaj Wine Region (T)
  118. Torfajökull Volcanic System / Fjallabak Nature Reserve (T)
  119. Troodos, Mt.Olympus (T)
  120. Trowulan (T)
  121. Victoria Lines Fortifications (T)
  122. Viking Age Ring Fortresses (T)
  123. VIKING MONUMENTS AND SITES / Thingvellir National Park (T)
  124. VIKING MONUMENTS AND SITES / Vestfold Ship Burials and Hyllestad Quernstone Quarries (T)
  125. Volterra: Historical City and Cultural Landscape (T)
  126. Welwitschia Plains (T)
  127. White Sands National Monument (T)
  128. Worship wooden architecture (17th -18th centuries) in Polesye (T)

Top 50 Missing Sites

  1. Alexandria, ancient remains and the new library
  2. Baikonur Cosmodrome / Cape Canaveral
  3. Cenotes of the Yucatan
  4. Death Valley National Park
  5. Golden Gate Bridge
  6. Guggenheim Museum Bilbao, Frank Gehry
  7. Mount Rushmore
  8. Panama Canal
  9. Petrified Forest National Park
  10. Rainforests of Polynesia
  11. Scrovegni's Chapel
  12. Silk Roads
  13. Svalbard
  14. Tempelhof Airport, Berlin