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1:Historic Monuments of Ancient Kyoto

2:Historic Monuments of Ancient Nara

3:Hiroshima Peace Memorial

4:Sydney Opera House

5:Greater Blue Mountains Area

6:Royal Exhibition Building and Carlton Garden

7:Australian Convict Sites

8:Shark Bay

9:Purnululu National Park

10:Kakadu National Park

11:Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

12:Great Barrier Reef

13:Fraser Island

14:Australian Fossil Mammal Sites

15:Wet Tropics

16:Central Eastern Rainforest Reserves

17:Lord Howe Island Group

18:Willandra Lakes Region

19:Tasmanian Wilderness

20:Histric City of Ayuthaya and Associated Historic Towns

21:Historic City of Sukhothai and Associated Historic Towns

22:Thungyai-Huai Kha Khaeng Wildlife Sanctuaries


24:Ban Chiang Archaeological Site

25:Shrines and Temples of Nikko

26:Sacred Sites and Pilgrimage Route in the Kii Mountain Range

27:Belovezhskaya Pushcha/Bialowieza Forest

28:Medieval Town of Torun

29:Castle of the Teutonic Order in Malbork

30:Old City of Zamosc

31:Wooden Churches of Sourthern Little Poland

32:Kalwaria Zebrzydowska:the Mannerist Architectural and Park Landscape Complex and Pilgrimage Park

33:Cracow's Historic Center

34:Auschwitz Concentration Camp

35:Wieliczka Salt Mine

36:Centennial Hall in Wroclaw

37:Churches of Peace in Jawor and Swidnica

38:Historic Center of Prague

39:Kutna Hora:Historic Town Center with the Church of St.Barbara and the Cathedral of Our Lady at Sedlec

40:Litmysl Castle

41:Holy Trinity Column in Olomouc

42:Tugendhat Villa in Brno

43:Gardens and Castle at Kromeriz

44:Lednice-Valtice Cultural Landscape

45:Pilgrimage Church of St.John of Nepomuk at Zelena Hora

46:The Jewish Quarter and St.Procopius Basillica in Trebic

47:Historic Center of Telc

48:Holasovice Historical Village Reservation

49:Historic Center of Cesky Krumlov

50:Historic Center of Vienna

51:Palace and Gardens of Schonbrunn

52:Skocjan Caves

53:City of Graz-Historic Center

54:Semmering Railway

55:Wachau Cultural Landscape

56:Cultural Landscape of Ferto/Neusiedlersee

57:Millenary Benedictine Abbey of Pannonhalma and its Natural Environment

58:Early Christian Necropolis of Pecs

59:Old Village of Holloko and its Surroundings

60:Budapest,including the Banks of the Danube ,the Buda Castle Quarter and Andrassy Avenue

61:Paleochristian and Byzantine Monuments of Thessalonika

62:Boyana Church

63:Rila Monastery

64:Pirin National Park

65:Thracian Tomb of Kazanlak

66:Ancient City of Nessebar

67:Madara Rider

68:Rock- Hewn Churches of Ivanovo

69:Srebarna Nature Reserve

70:Thracian Tomb of Sveshtari

71:Caves of Aggtelek and Slovak Karst

72:Hortobagy National Park

73:Tokaj Wine Region Historic Cultural Landscape

74:Bardejov Town Conservation Reserve

75:Spissky Hrad and its Associated Cultural Monuments


77:Historic Town of Banska Stiavnica and the Technical Monuments in its Vicinity

78:Muskauer Park/Park Muzakowski

79:Volklingen Ironworks

80:Messel Pit Fossil Site

81:Classical Weimar

82:Bauhaus and its Sites in Weimar and Dessau

83:Luther Memorials in Eisleben and Wittenberg

84:Garden Kingdom of Dessau-Worlitz

85:Palaces and Gardens of Potsdam and Berlin


87:Historic Center of Warsaw

88:Westminster Palace,Westminter Abbey,and Saint Margaret's Church

89:Royal Botanic Gardens,Kew

90:Maritime Greenwich

91:Tower of London

92:Blaenavon Industrial Landscape

93Derwent Valley Mills


95:Durham Castle and Cathedral

96:Frontiers of Roman Empire

97:Old and New Towns of Edinburgh

98:New Lanark

99:Liverpool-Maritime Marcantile City

100:Ironbridge Gorge

101:Blenheim Palace

102:City of Bath

103:Dorset and East Devon Coast

104:Historic Village of Shirakawa-go and Gokayama

105:Mount Huangshan

106:Ancient Villages in Southern Anhui-Xidi and Hongcun

107:Classical Gardens of Suzhou

108:Vilnius Historic Center

109:Kernave Archaeological Site

110:Mir Castle Complex

111:Architectural,Residential and Cultural Complex of the Raziwill Family at Nesvizh

112:Kiev:Saint-Sophia Cathedral and Related Monastic Buildings,Kiev-Pechersk Lavra

113:L'viv-the Ensemble of the Historic Center

114:Curonian Spit

115:Historic Center of Riga

116:Struve Geodetic Arc

117:Historic Center of Tallin

118:Old Rauma

119:Bronze Age Burial Site of Sammallahdenmaki

120:Fortress of Suomenlinna

121:Historic Center of St.Petersburg and Related Group of Monuments

122:Historic Monuments of Novgorod and Surroundings

123:Historical Center of the City of Yaroslavl

124:Ensemble of the Ferapontov Monastery

125:Kremlin and Red Square,Moscow

126:Ensemble of the Novodevichy Convent

127:Church of the Ascension,Kolomenskoye

128:Architectural Ensemble of the Trinity Sergius Lavra in Sergiev Posad

129:Historic and Architectural Complex of the Kazan Kremlin

130:White Monuments of Vladimir and Suzdal

131:Historic Walled Town of Cuenca

132:Rock-Art of the Mediterranean Basin on the Iberian Peninsula

133:Palmeral of Elche

134:La Lonja de la Seda de Valencia

135:Mudejar Architecture of Aragon

136:University and Historic Precinct of Alcala de Henares

137:Aranjuez Cultural Landscape

138:Amiens Cathedral

139:Belfries of Belgium and France

140:Flemish Beguinages

141:Historic Center of Brugge

142:Plantin-Moretus House-Workshops-Museum Complex


144:The Four Lifts on the Canal du Center and their Environs,La Louviere and Le Roeulx(Hainault)

145:Neolithic Flint Mines at Spienne(Mons)

146:Notre-Dame Cathedral in Tournai

147:Major Town Houses of the Architect Victor Horta

148:Seventeenth-century Canal Ring Area inside the Singelgracht, Amsterdam

149:Ir.D.F.Woudagemaal(D.F.Wouda Steam Pumping Station)

150:Droomakerij de Beemster(Beemster Polder)

151:Schokland and Surroundings

152:Defence Line of Amsterdam

153:Rietvelt Schroderhuis(Rietvelt Schroder House)

154:Zollverein Coal Mine Industrial Complex in Essen

155:Aachen Cathedral

156:City of Luxenburg:its Old Quaters and Fortifications

157:Place Stanislas,Place de la Carriere,and Place d'Alliance in Nancy

158:Strasbourg-Grande ile

159:Fortifications of Vauban

160:Royal Saltworks of Arc-et-Senans

161:Historic Site of Lyons

162:Canal du Midi

163:Historic Fortified City of Carcassonne

164:Routes of Santiago de Compostela in France

165:Prehistoric Sites and Decorated Grottoes of the Vesere Valley

166:Jurisdiction of Saint-Emilion

167:Bordeaux,Port of the Moon

168:Bourges Cathedral

169:Cistercian Abbey of Fontenay

170:Vezelay,Church and Hill

171:Provins,Town of Medieval Fairs

172:Palace and Park of Fontainebleau

173:Cathedral of Notre-Dame,Former Abbey of Saint-Remi and Palace of Tau,Reims

174:Chartres Cathedral

175:Palace and Park of Versailles

176:Le Havre,the City Rebuilt by Auguste Perret

177:Abbey Church of Saint-Savin sur Gartempe

178:Paris,Banks of the Seine

179:Alejandro de Humboldt National Park

180:Archaeological Landscape of the First Coffee Plantations in the South-East of Cuba

181:San Pedro de la Roca Castle,Santiago de Cuba

182:Desembarco del Granma National Park

183:Historic Center of Camaguey

184:Trinidad and the Valley de los Ingenios

185:Urban Historic Center of Cienfuegos

186:Old Havana and its Fortifications

187:Vinales Valley

188:Luis Barragan House and Studio

189:Central University City Campus of the Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico

190:Historic Center of Morelia

191:Hospicio Cabanas,Guadalajara

192:Agave Landscape and Ancient Industrial Facilities of Tequila

193:Historic Center of Zacatecas

194:Camino Real de Tierra Adentro

195:Historic Town of Guanajuato and Adjacent Mines

196:Protective Town of San Miguel and the Sanctuary of Jesus de Nazareno de Atotolilco

197:Historic Monuments Zone of Queretaro

198:Fransiscan Misiions in the Sierra Gorda of Queretaro

199:Historic Monuments Zone of Tlacotalpan

200:Historic Center of Puebla

201:Earliest 16th-Century Monasteries on the Slopes of Popocatepetl

202:Archaeological Monuments Zone of Xochicalco

203:Historic Center of Mexico City and Xochimilco

204:Pre-Hispanic City of Teotihuacan

205:South China Karst

206:Dazu Rock Carvings

207:Complex of Koguryo Tombs

208:Jiuzhaigou Valley Scenic and Historic Interest Area

209:Huanglong Scenic and Historic Interest Area

210:Petroglyphs within the Archaeological Landscape of Tamgaly

211:Saryarka ĀESteppe and Lakes of Northern Kazakhstan

212:Sacred City of Anuradhapura

213:Ancient City of Sigirya

214:Ancient City of Polonnaruwa

215:Golden Temple of Dambulla

216:Sacred City of Kandy

217:Central Highlands of Sri Lanka

218:Sinharaja Forest Reserve

219:Old Town of Galle and its Fortifications

Tomioka Silk Mill is now aiming at to be included in the tentative list of Japan.

That is a symbol of the Meiji Restoration which is of importance to the modernization which was accomplished in the late 19th century just in Japan among Asian countries without being colonized.

Imported into Europe when silkworms were almost dead,filature silk of Tomioka were welcome to them with surprising at their quality.

Filature itself is a complex with mills,worker's houses,administrative block and other facilities,and built with western style and Japanese traditional method of construction.

Traditional sericultural houses and natural rock shelters,in which the farmers fed silkworms,were interspersed in the surrounding area.

So that I think it could be on the WHL under the criterion (3)and(4),because Tomioka Filature,which is well preserved and only one with all major facilities intact,is a symbol of the significant stage of the Asian radical modernization by adopting western technology of architecture,factory system,productive order and so on.

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Recent Reviews Sazanami

Rock-Art of the Mediterranean Basin 18-Mar-06

I visited to Cuevas de la Ananas,which is located in the clad-forest valley,over three mountains and four villages. Those rock-paintings are of cultural importance to be suggested the style of the human life there. All rock-paintings are prohibited to be entered in where those were described;rock shelters,walls,and so on.But I asked the authority,in this case the city hall,to inroduce the shelters. Nowadays there are nearly 5000 visitors to the rock art and whose villas are interspersed in the basin,I heared. These are worth visiting because of the concentration and the diversity of prehistoric rock art,if you are interested in the art,and world heritage collector

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Churches of Peace 16-Feb-06

Churches of Peace by Sazanami

Churches of Peace are great artistic achievement with Catholic-like innner decorations,even though Protestants'.

The magnificient atmosphere is covering these wooden architecture and are welcome for the visitors kindly.

When I went there,both churches were closed but,caretakers of each churches unlocked it for me and I could see inside.

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Muskauer Park 14-Feb-06

Muskauer Park by Sazanami

This park may be an important place for modern park design,but when I've researched it before the registration in the WHL,I couldn't get informed at all exept location.

On my trip to the park I got the train through night to Zary from Katovice in Poland and transfered to the bus to the town on which the park located.

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Derwent Valley Mills 14-Feb-06

Derwent Valley Mills by Sazanami

Derwent valley is the cradle of factory system which made not only a productive order,but found the worker's quarter based on the humanitarianism.

I've been to some mills,North mill of Belper was most impressive for me.Almost all mills are now used as museum,restaurant and youth hostel and located on the magnificient gorge.And formerly Sir Richard Arkwrit's castle,which is located on the hill near his mills,is now a inexpensive hotel.

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Wooden Churches of Southern Malopolska 14-Feb-06

Wooden Churches of Southern Malopolska by Sazanami

Wooden churches of southern Little Poland are immpressive places which are different from other major churches.

Living belief can be seen here and being wooden architectures reminded me of power of nature.

I've been to all six churches which was resistered,the Mass at debno made me immpressed at most.This photo is debno church at night.

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Name: Sazanami

Country: Japan

Visited WHS: 231

Most Impressive: Lord Howe Island Group

Proposal New WHS: Tomioka Silk Mill(japan)

Ogasawara Syoto(Ogasawara Archipelago) (japan)

Mozu Ancient Imperial Burial Mounds (japan)

Archeaological Sites of the Ancient Zyomon (japan)

Imaityo(Religious Corporate Town of Imai) (japan)

Ecclesiastical and Indegenous religious Monuments in Nagasaki (japan)

Update 1969-12-31

  1. Aachen Cathedral
  2. Abbey and Altenm√ľnster of Lorsch
  3. Aggtelek and Slovak Karst
  4. Alcala de Henares
  5. Alejandro de Humboldt National Park
  6. Amiens Cathedral
  7. Amsterdam Canal Ring
  8. Ancient Kyoto
  9. Ancient Nara
  10. Angkor
  11. Anuradhapura
  12. Aranjuez
  13. Auschwitz Birkenau
  14. Australian Convict Sites
  15. Australian Fossil Mammal Sites
  16. Ayutthaya
  17. Bamberg
  18. Ban Chiang
  19. Banska Stiavnica
  20. Bardejov Town
  21. Bauhaus Sites
  22. Beemster Polder
  23. Belfries
  24. Belovezhskaya Pushcha / Bialowieza Forest
  25. Berlin Modernism Housing Estates
  26. Blaenavon Industrial Landscape
  27. Blenheim Palace
  28. Bordeaux
  29. Bourges Cathedral
  30. Boyana Church
  31. Brugge
  32. Budapest
  33. Camag√ľey
  34. Camino Real
  35. Canal du Midi
  36. Centennial Hall
  37. Central Highlands
  38. Central University City Campus of the UNAM
  39. Cesky Krumlov
  40. Chartres Cathedral
  41. Church of the Ascension, Kolomenskoye
  42. Churches of Peace
  43. Cienfuegos
  44. Cistercian Abbey of Fontenay
  45. City of Bath
  46. City of Luxembourg
  47. Classical Gardens of Suzhou
  48. Classical Weimar
  49. Cracow
  50. Cuenca
  51. Curonian Spit
  52. Dazu Rock Carvings
  53. Defence Line of Amsterdam
  54. Derwent Valley Mills
  55. Desembarco del Granma National Park
  56. Dorset and East Devon Coast
  57. Durham Castle and Cathedral
  58. Early Christian Necropolis of Pécs
  59. Edinburgh
  60. Ferapontov Monastery
  61. Fertö/Neusiedlersee
  62. First Coffee Plantations
  63. Flemish Béguinages
  64. Fontainebleau
  65. Fortifications of Vauban
  66. Fortified City of Carcassonne
  67. Fortress of Suomenlinna
  68. Franciscan Missions in the Sierra Gorda
  69. Fraser Island
  70. Frontiers of the Roman Empire
  71. Garden Kingdom of Dessau-Wörlitz
  72. Gardens and Castle at Kromeríz
  73. Genbaku Dome
  74. Golden Temple of Dambulla
  75. Gondwana Rainforests
  76. Grand Place, Brussels
  77. Graz
  78. Great Barrier Reef
  79. Greater Blue Mountains
  80. Guanajuato
  81. Hildesheim Cathedral and Church
  82. Holasovice
  83. Hollókö
  84. Holy Trinity Column
  85. Hospicio Caba√Īas
  86. Huanglong
  87. Huangshan
  88. Ir. D.F. Woudagemaal
  89. Ironbridge Gorge
  90. Jiuzhaigou Valley
  91. Kakadu National Park
  92. Kalwaria Zebrzydowska
  93. Kandy
  94. Kazan Kremlin
  95. Kernav√ę
  96. Kew Gardens
  97. Kiev
  98. Kii Mountain Range
  99. Koguryo Tombs
  100. Kremlin and Red Square
  101. Kutna Hora
  102. L'viv
  103. La Lonja de la Seda
  104. Le Havre
  105. Lednice-Valtice Cultural Landscape
  106. Litomysl Castle
  107. Liverpool
  108. Lord Howe Island
  109. Luis Barrag√°n House and Studio
  110. Luther Memorials
  111. Lyon
  112. L√ľbeck
  113. Madara Rider
  114. Major Town Houses
  115. Malbork Castle
  116. Maritime Greenwich
  117. Messel Pit
  118. Mexico City and Xochimilco
  119. Mir Castle
  120. Mudejar Architecture of Aragon
  121. Museumsinsel (Museum Island)
  122. Muskauer Park
  123. Nancy
  124. Neolithic Flint Mines at Spiennes
  125. Nessebar
  126. Nesvizh
  127. New Lanark
  128. Nikko
  129. Notre-Dame Cathedral in Tournai
  130. Novgorod
  131. Novodevichy Convent
  132. Old Havana
  133. Old Rauma
  134. Old Town of Galle
  135. Palmeral of Elche
  136. Pannonhalma
  137. Paris, Banks of the Seine
  138. Pilgrimage Church of St. John of Nepomuk
  139. Pirin National Park
  140. Plantin-Moretus Museum
  141. Polonnaruva
  142. Popocatepetl monasteries
  143. Potsdam
  144. Prague
  145. Provins
  146. Puebla
  147. Purnululu National Park
  148. Quedlinburg
  149. Querétaro
  150. Rammelsberg and Goslar
  151. Regensburg
  152. Reims
  153. Rietveld Schröderhuis
  154. Riga
  155. Rila Monastery
  156. Rock-Art of the Mediterranean Basin
  157. Rock-hewn Churches of Ivanovo
  158. Routes of Santiago de Compostela in France
  159. Royal Exhibition Building
  160. Royal Saltworks of Arc-et-Senans
  161. Saint-Emilion
  162. Saint-Savin sur Gartempe
  163. Saltaire
  164. Sammallahdenmäki
  165. San Miguel de Allende
  166. San Pedro de la Roca Castle
  167. Saryarka
  168. Schokland
  169. Schönbrunn
  170. Semmering Railway
  171. Shark Bay
  172. Shirakawa-go and Gokayama
  173. Sigiriya
  174. Sinharaja Forest
  175. Skocjan Caves
  176. South China Karst
  177. Spissky Hrad and Levoca
  178. Srebarna Nature Reserve
  179. St. Petersburg
  180. Stralsund and Wismar
  181. Strasbourg
  182. Struve Geodetic Arc
  183. Sukhothai
  184. Sydney Opera House
  185. Tallinn
  186. Tamgaly
  187. Tasmanian Wilderness
  188. Telc
  189. Teotihuacan
  190. Tequila
  191. The Four Lifts
  192. Thessalonika
  193. Thracian tomb of Kazanlak
  194. Thracian tomb of Sveshtari
  195. Thungyai-Huai Kha Khaeng
  196. Tlacotalpan
  197. Tokaji Wine Region
  198. Torun
  199. Tower of London
  200. Town Hall and Roland, Bremen
  201. Trebic
  202. Trier
  203. Trinidad and the Valley de los Ingenios
  204. Trinity Sergius Lavra
  205. Tugendhat Villa
  206. Uluru
  207. Upper Middle Rhine Valley
  208. Versailles
  209. Vienna
  210. Vilnius
  211. Vi√Īales Valley
  212. Vlkolinec
  213. Vézelay
  214. Vézère Valley
  215. Völklingen Ironworks
  216. Wachau Cultural Landscape
  217. Warsaw
  218. Wartburg Castle
  219. Westminster
  220. Wet Tropics of Queensland
  221. White Monuments of Vladimir and Suzdal
  222. Wieliczka and Bochnia Royal Salt Mines
  223. Willandra Lakes
  224. Wooden Churches of Southern Malopolska
  225. W√ľrzburg Residence
  226. Xidi and Hongcun
  227. Xochicalco
  228. Yaroslavl
  229. Zacatecas
  230. Zamosc
  231. Zollverein