Roger Ourset Profile

When I discovered this website some years ago I immediately decided to register, done on September 15th, 2018! It is good to find people as fond to visit Unesco World Heritage Sites as I'm, sharing & learning for their experiences!

During several years I visited those sites without being aware of their affiliation to this great list! I'm now focusing my (many!) travels on visiting the WHS!

Currently I am in the last leg of a leisure/discovery trip which brought me in several Caribbean islands and let me visit two WHS in Suriname. I'm now reaching 730 visited sites! I am also paying more attention to the TWHS out of which I visited nearly 254 ones!

The 2024 first semester travel plans should bring me to some African States and Central America!

I really enjoy when I reach a WHS, often after a long & complex trip! To discover in real what I have known only by reading or watching pictures is a great satisfaction! I am feeling "mission done " when I look at the UNESCO plaque & am fond to take pictures of the official UNESCO sign; I am also much disappointed when either I miss the sign or when there is none.. It happens not rarely & the responsible authorities for those sites should pay more attention to enhance this mark of honor!

I also have a great interest in vexillology (the historic research on civil flags)!


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Lenggong Valley

Roger Ourset France - 16-Sep-18

Lenggong Valley

As a recent visitor throughout the Malaysian mainland, I wished to visit the WHS of the Lenggong Valley!

This site is not really difficult to find but it seems that most of the guide books ignore this place or allocate to it few lines with fewer details! More surprisingly most people around seem to even not know the existence of a WHS nearby & its interest! One must say that the site of the Museum is not accurate, especially for the date of completion of lengthy renovation works!

I finally found a taxi driver who seems to know the area! (he was very interested by the visit & told us afterwards he will return with his children!).

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  1. Abbey of Kremsmünster (T)
  2. Abraj Al-Kuwait (T)
  3. Abu Dhabi Sabkha (T)
  4. Al Bidya Mosque (T)
  5. Alexandria, ancient remains and the new library (T)
  6. Alpine and pre-alpine meadow and marsh landscapes (T)
  7. Amalienborg and its district (T)
  8. Ancienne chocolaterie Menier à Noisiel (T)
  9. Ancient and Primeval Beech Forests of the Carpathians and Other Regions of Europe (Montenegro) (T)
  10. Ancient Cities of Lycian Civilization (T)
  11. Ancient Greek Theatres (T)
  12. Ancient Lavrion (T)
  13. Ancient Towers of the Aegean Sea (T)
  14. Apamee (Afamia) (T)
  15. Arbel (arbel, nebe shueb, horns of hittim) (T)
  16. Archaeological Site and Historic Centre of Panamá City (T)
  17. Archaeological Site of Harappa (T)
  18. Archipelago of la Maddalena and Islands of Bocche di Bonifacio (T)
  19. Architecture Moderne du XX siècle de la Ville de Montevideo (T)
  20. Arsenal de Rochefort et fortifications de l'estuaire de la Charente (T)
  21. Art and Architecture in the Prehistory of Sardinia. The domus de janas. (T)
  22. Auckland Volcanic Fields (T)
  23. Awali oil settlement (T)
  24. Azraq (T)
  25. Badshahi Mosque, Lahore (T)
  26. Bahá'í House of Worship at New Delhi (T)
  27. Balaton Uplands Cultural Landscape (T)
  28. Bet She'an (T)
  29. Betung Kerihun National Park (T)
  30. Bonaire Marine Park (T)
  31. Bouches de Bonifacio (T)
  32. Brazilian Fortresses Ensemble (T)
  33. Bregenzerwald (Bregenz Forest) (T)
  34. Brooklyn Bridge (T)
  35. Caesarea (T)
  36. Çanakkale (Dardanelles) and Gelibolu (Gallipoli) Battles Zones in the First World War (T)
  37. Casablanca, Ville du XXème siécle, carrefour d'influences (T)
  38. Cathédrale de Saint-Denis (T)
  39. Caves of the Buda Thermal Karst System (T)
  40. Central Park (T)
  41. Centre ancien de Sarlat (T)
  42. Centre historique de Jacmel (T)
  43. Centre historique de Praia (T)
  44. Centre historique de Saida (T)
  45. Centre historique de São Filipe (T)
  46. Cetinje Historic Core (T)
  47. Chalchuapa (T)
  48. Chapultepec Woods, Hill and Castle (T)
  49. Chateau de Vaux-le-Vicomte (T)
  50. Chaukhandi Tombs, Karachi (T)
  51. Chinese Section of the Silk Road (T)
  52. Church of Panayia Chrysokourdaliotissa, Kourdali (extension to (T)
  53. Cité de Carcassonne et ses châteaux sentinelles de montagne (T)
  54. Cittadella (Victoria - Gozo) (T)
  55. City Hall, Georgetown (T)
  56. City of Granada and its natural environment (T)
  57. City of La Guaira (T)
  58. Civil Rights Movement Sites (T)
  59. Coastal Cliffs (T)
  60. Cultural Itinerary of Ecuador's Trans-Andean Train (T)
  61. Cultural Landscape of Innsbruck-Nordkette/Karwendel (T)
  62. Dana Biosphere Reserve (T)
  63. Degania & Nahalal (T)
  64. Delhi - A Heritage City (T)
  65. Derawar and the Desert Forts of Cholistan (T)
  66. Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo's Home-Study Museum (T)
  67. Diocletian's Palace and the Historical Nucleus of Split (extension) (T)
  68. Domaine de Fontainebleau : château, jardins, parc et forêt (T)
  69. Dreams in Stone - the palaces of King Ludwig II of Bavaria: Neuschwanstein, Linderhof and Herrenchiemsee (T)
  70. Early Chicago Skyscrapers (T)
  71. Early Synagogues in the Galilee (T)
  72. Ed-Dur Site (T)
  73. Eglise et Monastère de Sao Bento, Rio de Janeiro (T)
  74. Ein Karem, a village and its cultural landscape (T)
  75. El Ferrol of the Illustration Historical Heritage (T)
  76. Ellis Island (T)
  77. Ensemble de grottes à concrétions du Sud de la France (T)
  78. Ensemble des monuments historiques et des sites naturels du village de Menjez (T)
  79. Ensemble of Alvaro Siza's Architecture Works in Portugal (T)
  80. Extension of the World Heritage Site "Historic Centre of Prague" with the important Monuments in its Vicinity (T)
  81. Faya Palaeolandscape (T)
  82. Fort Shirley (T)
  83. Fort Zeelandia (T)
  84. Frontiers of the Roman Empire - Dacia (T)
  85. Gadara (Modern Um Qeis or Qays) (T)
  86. Gdansk - Town of Memory and Freedom (T)
  87. Gebel Qatrani Area, Lake Qaroun Nature Reserve (T)
  88. Georgetown's Plantation Structure and Historic Buildings (T)
  89. Gorge of Samaria National Park (T)
  90. Great Sandy World Heritage Area (T)
  91. Grenadines Island Group (T)
  92. Grenadines Island Group (Grenada) (T)
  93. Großglockner High Alpine Road / Großglockner Hochalpenstraße (T)
  94. Gwaii Haanas (T)
  95. Hala Sultan Tekke and the Larnaka Salt Lake Complex (T)
  96. Hall in Tyrol - The Mint (T)
  97. Hangar Y (T)
  98. Harran and Sanliurfa (T)
  99. Hatta Archaeological Landscape (Emirate of Dubai) (T)
  100. Head Office and Garden of the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation (T)
  101. Historic Georgetown (T)
  102. Historic Lighthouses of The Bahamas (T)
  103. Historic zone of Basseterre (T)
  104. Historical Lisbon, Global City (T)
  105. Historical theatres of the Marche Region (T)
  106. Island of Asinara (T)
  107. Íznik (T)
  108. Jaén Cathedral (extension of the Renaissance Monumental Ensembles of Úbeda and Baeza) (T)
  109. Jame' (Congregational) Mosque of Esfahan (T)
  110. Jerash Archaeological City (Ancient Meeting Place of East and West) (T)
  111. Jerusalem (T)
  112. Jewish Cemetery in Sarajevo (T)
  113. Karst Valleys of Slovakia (T)
  114. Khor Al-Adaid natural reserve (T)
  115. Khor Dubai (T)
  116. Knights Fortifications around the Harbours of Malta (T)
  117. Konya-A capital of Seljuk Civilization (T)
  118. Kuressaare Fortress (T)
  119. Kyiv: Saint Sophia Cathedral with Related Monastic Buildings, St. Cyril's and St. Andrew's Churches, Kyiv-Pechersk Lavra (T)
  120. L'Aeropostale (T)
  121. L'amphitheatre de Durres (T)
  122. L'ensemble monumental de Tirgu Jiu (T)
  123. L'oeuvre architecturale d'Henry van de Velde (T)
  124. L’ancienne ville de Tripoli (T)
  125. L’observatoire du pic du Midi de Bigorre, pionnier en haute montagne (T)
  126. La Brea Pitch Lake (T)
  127. La Camargue (T)
  128. La Moneda Palace (T)
  129. La Rambla (promenade maritime) de la Cité de Montevideo (T)
  130. La réserve naturelle de la Rusizi (T)
  131. La Rioja and Rioja Alavesa Vine and Wine Cultural Landscape (T)
  132. La ville de Porto-Novo: quartiers anciens et Palais Royal (T)
  133. Lake Maggiore and Lake D'Orta lakelands (T)
  134. Lake Tana Island Monasteries and its Adjacent Wetland Natural and Cultural Heritages (T)
  135. Le centre historique de la ville de Batroun (T)
  136. Le champ de bataille de Waterloo, la fin de l’épopée napoléonienne (T)
  137. Le Charolais-Brionnais, paysage culturel de l'élevage bovin (T)
  138. Le Chateau-fort médieval d'Esztergom (T)
  139. Le chemin de fer de Cerdagne (T)
  140. Le complexe hydraulique romain de Zaghouan-Carthage (T)
  141. Le Lac Rose (T)
  142. Le noyau historique ou la 'Cuve' de Gand, et les deux abbayes qui sont à son origine (T)
  143. Le Palais de Justice de Bruxelles (T)
  144. Le palais de Princes Eveques de Liège (T)
  145. Le Panorama de la Bataille de Waterloo, exemple particulièrement significatif de « Phénomène de Panoramas » (T)
  146. Le Paysage culturel des chutes de la Lobé (T)
  147. Le paysage urbain historique de la ville de Djibouti et ses bâtiments spécifiques (T)
  148. Le rivage méditerranéen des Pyrénées (T)
  149. Le site archeologique de Nahr el-Kalb (T)
  150. Le site archéologique de Sbeïtla (T)
  151. Le Vieux Rufisque (T)
  152. Les Alpes de la Méditerranée (France) (T)
  153. Les Alpes de la Méditerranée (Italy) (T)
  154. Les Alpes de la Méditerranée (Monaco) (T)
  155. Les Escales du Fleuve Sénégal (T)
  156. Les passages de Bruxelles / Les Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert (T)
  157. Les Plages du Débarquement, Normandie, 1944 (T)
  158. Les témoignages matériels de la construction de l’État des Pyrénées : la Co-principauté d’Andorre (F) (T)
  159. Les témoignages matériels de la construction de l’État des Pyrénées : la Co-principauté d’Andorre (S) (T)
  160. Les villes antiques de la Narbonnaise et leur territoire: Nimes, Arles, Glanum, aqueducs, via Domitia (T)
  161. Les villes bastionnées des Pays-Bas du nord-ouest de l'Europe (T)
  162. Leuven/Louvain, batiments universitaires, l'héritage de six siècles au sein du centre historique (T)
  163. Levadas of Madeira Island (T)
  164. Liftah (Mey Naftoah) – Traditional mountain village (T)
  165. Maltese Catacomb Complexes (T)
  166. Manama, City of Trade, Multiculturalism and Religious Coexistence (T)
  167. Marais salants de Guérande (T)
  168. Massif du Mont Blanc (T)
  169. Massif du Mont-Blanc (T)
  170. Mdina (Citta Vecchia) (T)
  171. Médina de Sfax (T)
  172. Metz Royale et Impériale, enjeux de pouvoir, confrontations stylistiques et identité urbaine (T)
  173. Minoan Palatial Centres (T)
  174. Mleiha, Late Pre-Islamic Center of a South-East Arabian Kingdom (T)
  175. Modernist Centre of Gdynia — the example of building an integrated community (T)
  176. Montagne Sainte-Victoire et sites cezaniens (T)
  177. Moravian Church Settlements (Germany) (T)
  178. Morne Diablotin National Park (T)
  179. Mount Vernon (T)
  180. Mujib Nature Reserve (T)
  181. Natural and Cultural Landscape of Danube Region (T)
  182. Noréas de Hama (T)
  183. Noyau historique d'Antwerpen -Anvers- de l'Escaut aux anciens remparts de vers 1250 (T)
  184. Nuragic monuments of Sardinia (T)
  185. Oasis de Gabes (T)
  186. Office National d'Etudes et de Recherches Aérospatiales, Meudon (T)
  187. Old Town of Bar (T)
  188. Orvieto (T)
  189. Palais de la Culture, ancien siège du Ministere de l'Education et de la Santé, Rio de Janeiro (T)
  190. Parc national de la Vanoise (T)
  191. Parc national de Port-Cros (T)
  192. Parc national des Écrins (T)
  193. Parc National des Iles de la Madeleine (T)
  194. Parc Naturel de Fogo – Chã das Caldeiras (T)
  195. Pella (Modern Tabaqat Fahil) (T)
  196. Persepolis and other relevant buildings (T)
  197. Pombaline Lisbon (T)
  198. Port of Banbhore (T)
  199. Qoahito Cultural Landscape (T)
  200. Rade de Marseille (T)
  201. Rani Kot Fort, Dadu (T)
  202. Ras al Had Turtle Reserve and the Heritage Site of Ras al Jinz (T)
  203. Ras al-Qalaat promontory / Ras Al Natour promontory / Ras el-Mlelih Promontory (T)
  204. Residence Ensemble Schwerin - Cultural Landscape of Romantic Historicism (T)
  205. Ring of cenotes of Chicxulub Crater, Yucatan (T)
  206. Rouen : ensemble urbain à pans de bois, cathédrale, église Saint-Ouen, église Saint Maclou (T)
  207. Route of Magellan (T)
  208. Routes of Santiago de Compostela in Portugal (T)
  209. Royal Seats in Esztergom, Visegrád (T)
  210. Rundāle Palace Ensemble with a Garden and Forest Park (T)
  211. Sacred Mount Hermon and its associated cultural monuments (T)
  212. Saint-Honorat, Île monastique de l’archipel de Lérins à Cannes (T)
  213. Salento and the Barocco Leccese (T)
  214. Sarajevo - unique symbol of universal multiculture - continual open city (T)
  215. Sea of Galilee & its Ancient Sites (T)
  216. Settlement and Cemetery of Umm an-Nar Island (T)
  217. Shah Jahan Mosque, Thatta (T)
  218. Sharjah: the Gate to Trucial States (T)
  219. Shaubak Castle (Montreal) (T)
  220. Shimal (T)
  221. Sites marquants de la Route de l’Esclave au Bénin (T)
  222. Sites mégalithiques de Carnac (T)
  223. Smahan's Mountain Nature Reserve (T)
  224. St. George Fortified System (T)
  225. St. George Historic District (T)
  226. St.Georges Anglican Cathedral (T)
  227. Suakin (T)
  228. Sultanats Historiques des Comores (T)
  229. Svalbard Archipelago (T)
  230. Tartus: la cité-Citadelle des Crois (T)
  231. Temple d’Echmoun (T)
  232. The Ancient City of Apollonia (T)
  233. The Ancient Plovdiv (T)
  234. The Bodrum Castle (T)
  235. The broader region of Mount Olympus (T)
  236. The castles of Mount Amel: Qalaat Al Chakif (Beaufoert castle), Qalaat Tibnin (Toron castle), Qalaat Chakra (Dubieh castle), Qalaat Deir kifa (Maron Castle), Burj Al Naoqoura (Naqoura tower) (T)
  237. The Central Axis of Beijing (including Beihai) (T)
  238. The Colonial Transisthmian Route of Panamá (Ruta Colonial Transístmica de Panamá) (T)
  239. The concept of the lenticular historical town core of Kosice City (T)
  240. The Crusader Fortresses (T)
  241. The Cultural Landscape of Civita di Bagnoregio (T)
  242. The Cultural Landscape of Dhayah (T)
  243. The Fortress of Terezín (T)
  244. The forts of Rostaq and al-Hazm (T)
  245. The Galilee Journeys of Jesus & the Apostles (T)
  246. The Great Rift Valley - migratory routes - The Hula (T)
  247. The Historic Town of Gedi (T)
  248. The Industrial Complexes at Ostrava (T)
  249. The Marble Basin of Carrara (T)
  250. 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)
  251. The Mediterranean Facet of the Pyrenees (France-Spain) (T)
  252. The Old Town of Jakarta (T)
  253. The Olive Grove Landscapes of Andalusia (T)
  254. The pearl trading town of Jazirat Al-Hamra (T)
  255. The Ringed Seal Archipelagos of Lake Saimaa (T)
  256. The Salt Range and Khewra Salt Mine (T)
  257. The Tana Delta and Forests Complex (T)
  258. The Tara National Park with the Drina River Canyon (T)
  259. The Theatre and Aqueducts of the Ancient City of Aspendos (T)
  260. The Turf House Tradition (T)
  261. The Wine in Iberia (T)
  262. Thingvellir National Park (T)
  263. Thomas Jefferson Buildings (T)
  264. Tobago Main Ridge Forest Reserve (T)
  265. Tokaj Wine Region (T)
  266. Tomb of Bibi Jawindi, Baha'al-Halim and Ustead and the Tomb and Mosque of Jalaluddin Bukhari (T)
  267. Tomb of Hazrat Rukn-e-Alam, Multan (T)
  268. Tomb of Shah Rukn-e-Alam (T)
  269. Tombs of Jahangir, Asif Khan and Akbari Sarai, Lahore (T)
  270. Trading Posts and Fortifications on Genoese Trade Routes from the Mediterranean to the Black Sea (T)
  271. Trading town of Julfar (T)
  272. Trakai Historical National Park (T)
  273. Triple-arch Gate at Dan & Sources of the Jordan (T)
  274. Troodos, Mt.Olympus (T)
  275. Tushpa/Van Fortress, the Mound and the Old City of Van (T)
  276. Umm al-Jimal (T)
  277. University City of Bogotá (T)
  278. University of Tehran (T)
  279. Via Appia 'Regina Viarum' (T)
  280. Via Francigena in Italy (T)
  281. VIKING MONUMENTS AND SITES / Thingvellir National Park (T)
  282. Volcan Masaya National Park (T)
  283. Wadi Wurayah National Park (T)
  284. Wanuskewin (T)
  285. Wassu Stone Circles Quarry Site (T)
  286. Wazir Khans Mosque, Lahore (T)
  287. White Mosque in Ramle (T)
  288. Zadar - Episcopal complex (T)

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