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Two neolithic dwellings with their interior and household furnishings and utensils completely preserved. (T)

Zoë Sheng Chinese-Canadian - 28-Oct-22

Two neolithic dwellings with their interior and household furnishings and utensils completely preserved. (T)

Tentative site with probably the worst naming (I mean, think about it: it's a synopsis) but probably one of the most significant finds that Europe can offer. Next to sites in Turkey it shows some of the oldest dwellings to show how humans started living in houses. It's almost crazy to think this isn't inscribed as a UNESCO site yet.

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Malpelo

Zoë Sheng Chinese-Canadian - 14-Oct-22

Malpelo

After Cocos Island and a week liveaboard on the "nearby" Galapagos islands (actually Darwin and Wolf are as close to Cocos as the mainland but unfortunately commercial lines don't combine these two areas) I thought it would be nice to complete the diving in the area with Malpelo, even though I was somehow never interested in diving here. At first that didn't work out because the only operator going to the island, Ferox, didn't have trips around May and June because it's the end of Dry Season and start of Wet Season so I think rough weather prevent a pleasant journey. The trip from Buenaventura (itself a 3h trip from the nearby town of Cali) is 30+ hours depending on how the weather is

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Esrefoglu Mosque (T)

Zoë Sheng Chinese-Canadian - 12-Oct-22

Esrefoglu Mosque (T)

So this happened: I have already reviewed Eşrefoğlu Mosque as part of the combined Wooden Roofed and Wooden Columned Mosques in Anatolia which was added in 2018 and probably should replace the 2011 listing of the lone mosque and I don't really know what else to add. It's a neat mosque but I don't think it should be UNESCO status. For me it also is annoying to visit these because it means plenty of camera zooming and funny looks from the local caretaker (in this case there was nobody around) to make sure I don't enter the wrong section...

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Caves of Maresha and Bet Guvrin

Zoë Sheng Chinese-Canadian - 06-Sep-22

Caves of Maresha and Bet Guvrin

A close second with Masada as the top non-Jerusalem site in Israel, and that's because while Masada looks epic it doesn't have much else going but at the caves here you can explore so much, get a good idea how they used this place with limited availability and it can take a long time to hike everything.

The second art cave in the "back" is currently collapsed but the nearby shop gave me a nice picture to understand what I'm missing. It's probably possible to descend and look around but it's not a wise idea. The one next to it is already pretty great. I also really enjoyed getting led through a cave with odd markers that I never thought would bring me back out but it really did and on the way you get to see the presses, some kind of flooded area and entryways that seem unnatural.

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Zerzevan Castle and Mithraeum (T)

Zoë Sheng Chinese-Canadian - 05-Sep-22

Zerzevan Castle and Mithraeum (T)

I'm not a fan, and not just the site but also of the idiot who designed a roundabout on the highway that if you are heading back to town you either have to drive the wrong way for a long time or you do the smart Zoe thing and slowly drive against traffic on the shoulder to reach that roundabout and go the correct way - something you learn in Thailand. You'll know when you see it!

For one most stuff up here is in rubbles and I can't say it's put back together quite well either. Second, Mithras temple is off limits so you don't even get to see what is apparently the best part. It's all free to visit but surely doesn't excite anyone if you passed through Turkey seeing better places which you undoubtedly did.

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  1. Malpelo
  2. Caves of Maresha and Bet Guvrin
  3. Sarazm
  4. Cocos Island
  5. Central Amazon Conservation Complex
  6. Tadrart Acacus
  7. Carthage
  8. Dougga/Thugga
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  11. M'Zab Valley
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  28. Franciscan Missions in the Sierra Gorda
  29. Teotihuacan
  30. Archipiélago de Revillagigedo
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  32. Sucre
  33. Tierradentro
  34. Humberstone and Santa Laura Saltpeter Works
  35. ǂKhomani Cultural Landscape
  36. Kakadu National Park
  37. Taxila
  38. Migratory Bird Sanctuaries
  39. Himā Cultural area
  40. Cordouan Lighthouse
  41. Chiribiquete National Park
  42. Vegaøyan
  43. Antigua Naval Dockyard
  44. Rudreshwara (Ramappa) Temple
  45. Mistaken Point
  46. Pimachiowin Aki
  47. Aasivissuit - Nipisat
  48. Ilulissat Icefjord
  49. Colchic Rainforests and Wetlands
  50. Paris, Banks of the Seine
  51. Fagus Factory
  52. Mount Wutai
  53. Lumbini
  54. Madā ͐ in Ṣāliḥ
  55. Tarnowskie Góry Lead-Silver Mine
  56. Koguryo Kingdom
  57. Safi al-Din Ensemble in Ardabil
  58. Susa
  59. Robben Island
  60. Fossil Hominid Sites
  61. Barberton Makhonjwa Mountains
  62. Hyrcanian Forests
  63. Takht-e Soleyman
  64. Ancient Thebes
  65. Lake Malawi
  66. Gonbad-e Qâbus
  67. Trans-Iranian Railway
  68. Abu Mena
  69. Maymand
  70. Pasargadae
  71. Qinghai Hoh Xil
  72. Rock Art in the Hail Region
  73. Qalhat
  74. Champaner-Pavagadh
  75. Petra
  76. Puerto-Princesa Subterranean River
  77. Xidi and Hongcun
  78. Al-Ahsa Oasis
  79. Khangchendzonga National Park
  80. Nalanda
  81. Manas Wildlife Sanctuary
  82. Chengjiang Fossil Site
  83. Alto Douro
  84. Hubei Shennongjia
  85. Struve Geodetic Arc
  86. Plain of Jars
  87. Zuojiang Huashan Rock Art
  88. Hidden Christian Sites in the Nagasaki Region
  89. Chief Roi Mata's Domain
  90. Gunung Mulu
  91. Liangzhu Archaeological Site
  92. Sigiriya
  93. Phong Nha - Ke Bang
  94. Sites of Japan's Meiji Industrial Revolution
  95. First Coffee Plantations
  96. Yakushima
  97. Wood Buffalo National Park
  98. Danube Limes
  99. Papahanaumokuakea
  100. Mount Hamiguitan
  101. Medina Azahara
  102. Amami-Oshima Island
  103. Kladruby nad Labem
  104. Fanjingshan
  105. Okinoshima Island
  106. Mount Wuyi

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  1. Two neolithic dwellings with their interior and household furnishings and utensils completely preserved. (T)
  2. Esrefoglu Mosque (T)
  3. Zerzevan Castle and Mithraeum (T)
  4. Lagune de Khnifiss (T)
  5. El Gour (T)
  6. Le chapelet d'oasis de Tighmert, Région présaharienne du Wad Noun (T)
  7. Le site archéologique de Sbeïtla (T)
  8. Île de Djerba (T)
  9. Habitat troglodytique et le monde des ksour du Sud tunisien (T)
  10. Frontières de l'Empire romain : Limes du Sud tunisien (T)
  11. Odunpazari Historical Urban Site (T)
  12. St. Nicholas Church (T)
  13. Archeological Site of Zeugma (T)
  14. Karatepe-Aslantaş Archaeological Site (T)
  15. Mamure Castle (T)
  16. Gordion (T)
  17. Basilica Therma (Sarıkaya Roma Hamamı) (T)
  18. Yesemek Quarry and Sculpture Workshop (T)
  19. Wooden Roofed and Wooden Columned Mosques in Anatolia (T)
  20. Vespasianus Titus Tunnel (T)
  21. Eflatun Pinar: The Hittite Spring Sanctuary (T)
  22. Ancient City of Anazarbos (T)
  23. Hatay, St. Pierre Church (T)
  24. The Malabadi Bridge (T)
  25. Ismail Fakirullah Tomb and its Light Refraction Mechanism (T)
  26. Medieval City of Beçin (T)
  27. Ancient city of Kibyra (T)
  28. Historic Guild Town of Mudurnu (T)
  29. The Bridge of Justinian (T)
  30. The Theatre and Aqueducts of the Ancient City of Aspendos (T)
  31. The Bodrum Castle (T)
  32. Güllük Dagi-Termessos National Park (T)
  33. Karain Cave (T)
  34. Yivli Minaret Mosque (T)
  35. Ancient City of Stratonikeia (T)
  36. Archaeological Site of Perge (T)
  37. The Historical Port City of Izmir (T)
  38. Historic Town of Birgi (T)
  39. Mausoleum and Sacred area of Hecatomnus (T)
  40. The Andaman Sea Nature Reserves of Thailand (T)
  41. Etosha Pan (T)
  42. Archaeological Site of Priene (T)
  43. Archaeological Site of Assos (T)
  44. The Bridge of Uzunköprü (T)
  45. Dreams in Stone - the palaces of King Ludwig II of Bavaria: Neuschwanstein, Linderhof and Herrenchiemsee (T)
  46. Sigatoka Sand Dunes (T)
  47. Dunhuang Yardangs (T)
  48. Karez Wells (T)
  49. The Chinese Section of the Silk Roads (T)
  50. The Cultural Landscape of Al-Faw Archaeological Area (T)
  51. Rijal Almaa Heritage Village in Assir Region (T)
  52. Western Xia Imperial Tombs (T)
  53. Xinjiang Yardang (T)
  54. Heaven Pit and Ground Seam Scenic Spot (T)
  55. Slender West Lake and Historic Urban Area in Yangzhou (T)
  56. Mt. Myohyang and the Relics in and around the Mountain (T)
  57. Varazdin (T)
  58. Lubenice (T)
  59. Vjetrenica cave (T)
  60. Yangtze Gorges Scenic Spot (T)
  61. Temples, Shrines and other structures of Ancient Kamakura (T)
  62. Diaolou Buildings and Villages for Tibetan and Qiang Ethnic Groups (T)
  63. Moler landscapes of the Liim Fiord (T)
  64. Fenghuang Ancient City (T)
  65. Reef System in the Cuban Caribbean (T)
  66. Egyptian Museum in Cairo (T)
  67. National Schools of Art, Cubanacan (T)
  68. Hiraizumi - Temples, Gardens and Archaeological Sites Representing the Buddhist Pure Land (extension) (T)
  69. Imperial Kiln Sites of Jingdezhen (T)
  70. Nanxi River (T)
  71. Yandang Mountain (T)
  72. The concept of the lenticular historical town core of Kosice City (T)
  73. Poyang Nature Reserve (T)
  74. Miao Nationality Villages in Southeast Guizhou Province (T)
  75. Archaeological Sites of the Ancient Shu State: Site at Jinsha and Joint Tombs of Boat- shaped Coffins in Chengdu City, S (T)
  76. Dong Villages (T)
  77. Haitan Scenic Spots (T)
  78. Guizhou Triassic Fossil Sites (T)
  79. Lingqu Canal (T)
  80. Mountain-top Hotel and Television Transmitter Ještěd (T)
  81. Protected area of Lake Atitlán: multiple use (T)
  82. Tak'alik Ab'aj National Park (T)
  83. Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo's Home-Study Museum (T)
  84. Town of Chichicastenango (T)
  85. The Cuenca Mirador (T)
  86. Bawomataluo Site (T)
  87. Tianzhushan (T)
  88. Volcan Masaya National Park (T)
  89. Las Pozas, Xilitla (T)
  90. Historic Center of the Port City of Odessa (T)
  91. Paper Mill at Velké Losiny (T)
  92. Eise Eisinga Planetarium (T)
  93. The architectural legacy of Rogelio Salmona: an ethical, political, social and poetic manifesto (T)
  94. Plantations in West Curacao (T)
  95. Auckland Volcanic Fields (T)
  96. The Episcopal See of Egara and its pictorial decoration (5th-8th centuries) (T)
  97. Talayotic Culture of Minorca (T)
  98. Salt Mines of Maras (T)
  99. Tatacoa Desert (T)
  100. Breiðafjörður Nature Reserve (T)
  101. Taihang Mountain (T)
  102. Aires volcaniques et forestières de la Martinique (T)
  103. Ancienne chocolaterie Menier à Noisiel (T)
  104. Baquedano Street (T)
  105. Moravian Church Settlements (USA) (T)
  106. Bonaire Marine Park (T)
  107. Archaeological and Historical National Park of Pueblo Viejo, La Vega (T)
  108. City Hall, Georgetown (T)
  109. St.Georges Anglican Cathedral (T)
  110. Rock Art of St. Vincent and the Grenadines (T)
  111. Mývatn and Laxá (T)
  112. City of Azúa de Compostela (T)
  113. Parque Nacional Jaragua (T)
  114. Arte Rupestre Prehispanico en Republica Dominicana (T)
  115. Historic zone of Basseterre (T)
  116. Primeros Ingenios Coloniales Azucareros de América (T)
  117. Central Park (T)
  118. Sitio Arqueológico de la Villa La Isabela (T)
  119. Seville Heritage Park (T)
  120. White Sands National Monument (T)
  121. Bradyseism in the Flegrea Area (T)
  122. Minoan Palatial Centres (T)
  123. Großglockner High Alpine Road / Großglockner Hochalpenstraße (T)
  124. Archipelago of la Maddalena and Islands of Bocche di Bonifacio (T)
  125. Greek Archaeological ensemble in Empúries, l'Escala, Girona (T)
  126. Priorat-Montsant-Siurana paysage agricole de la montagne méditerranéenne (T)
  127. Sites funéraires et mémoriels de la Première Guerre mondiale (Front Ouest) (Belgium) (T)
  128. Les sites à fossiles néandertaliens de Wallonie (T)
  129. Hôpital Notre-Dame à La Rose - Lessines (T)
  130. Çanakkale (Dardanelles) and Gelibolu (Gallipoli) Battles Zones in the First World War (T)
  131. Dzongs: the centre of temporal and religious authorities (Punakha Dzong, Wangdue Phodrang Dzong, Paro Dzong, Trongsa Dzong and Dagana Dzong) (T)
  132. Early Farmsteads of the Cape Winelands (T)
  133. Ramagrama, the relic stupa of Lord Buddha (T)
  134. The monasteries of the Arab Desert and Wadi Natrun (T)
  135. Voormalige Nazorgkolonie en Sanatorium Zonnestraal (T)
  136. Sungai Buloh Leprosarium (T)
  137. The Hadrianic city of Italica (T)
  138. Huangguoshu Scenic Area (T)
  139. The Natural-Historical Landscape of Izeh (T)
  140. The Cultural Landscape of the Central Region in the Emirate of Sharjah (T)
  141. Sacred Sites associated with Phajo Drugom Zhigpo and his descendants (T)
  142. Augustow Canal (T)
  143. Sultan Bayezid II Complex: A Center of Medical Treatment (T)
  144. Aizanoi Antique City (T)
  145. Phra That Phanom, its related historic buildings and associated landscape (T)
  146. Ayvalık Industrial Landscape (T)
  147. Historic quarters and monuments of Rosetta/Rachid (T)
  148. Wooden Structures of Liao Dynasty - Wooden Pagoda of Yingxian County, Main Hall of Fengguo Monastery of Yixian County (T)
  149. ShuDao (T)
  150. Ngwenya Mines (T)
  151. Welwitschia Plains (T)
  152. Human Rights, Liberation Struggle and Reconciliation: Nelson Mandela Legacy Sites (T)
  153. Yıldız Palace Complex (T)
  154. Nuruosmaniye Complex (T)
  155. al Dimaniyyat Islands Nature Reserve (T)
  156. Alisadr Cave (T)
  157. Seljuk Caravanserais on the route from Denizli to Dogubeyazit (T)
  158. Hamoun Lake (T)
  159. Ras al Had Turtle Reserve and the Heritage Site of Ras al Jinz (T)
  160. The Persian House in Central plateau of Iran (T)
  161. Persian Caravanserai (T)
  162. The Collection of Historical Bridges (T)
  163. The Zandiyeh Ensemble of Fars Province (T)
  164. Zozan (T)
  165. Salt Domes of Iran (T)
  166. Asbads (windmill) of Iran (T)
  167. Group of Monuments at Mandu, Madhya Pradesh (T)
  168. Royal Manas National Park (RMNP) (T)
  169. Monuments and Forts of the Deccan Sultanate (T)
  170. Al Bidya Mosque (T)
  171. Evolution of Temple Architecture - Aihole-Badami- Pattadakal (T)
  172. Ekamra Kshetra - The Temple City, Bhubaneswar (T)
  173. Ancient Ruin of Drukgyel Dzong (T)
  174. Iconic Saree Weaving Clusters of India (T)
  175. Worship wooden architecture (17th -18th centuries) in Polesye (T)
  176. Tr’ondëk-Klondike (T)
  177. Gombak Selangor Quartz Ridge (T)
  178. Mining Historical Heritage (T)
  179. Mediterranean Wind Mills (T)
  180. Pharaon Island (T)
  181. Fagaloa Bay - Uafato Tiavea Conservation Zone (T)
  182. Ring of cenotes of Chicxulub Crater, Yucatan (T)
  183. Yukon Ice Patches (T)
  184. Prehistoric Cave Sites in Maros-Pangkep (T)
  185. Gaya Tumuli (T)
  186. The Ipolytartnóc Fossils (T)
  187. Kangjingun Kiln Sites (T)
  188. Ras Mohammed (T)
  189. Valle Salado de Añana (T)
  190. Qinghai Lake (T)
  191. The Wine in Iberia (T)
  192. Monastery of Santa María de La Rábida and the Columbus Memorial Places in Huelva (T)
  193. The Ancient Waterfront Towns in the South of Yangtze River (T)
  194. Vertical Vegetation Landscape and Volcanic Landscape in Changbai Mountain (T)
  195. SanFangQiXiang (T)
  196. Žatec – the Hops Town (T)
  197. Maijishan Scenic Spots (T)
  198. Kvetera Church (T)
  199. The Dunejec River Gorge in the Pieniny Mountains (T)
  200. Salterns (T)
  201. The Four Sacred Mountains as an Extension of Mt. Taishan (T)
  202. Ancient Porcelain Kiln Site in China: The Yue-Kiln Site at Shanglin Lake (T)
  203. The President Coolidge (T)
  204. Jinfushan Scenic Spot (T)
  205. Marine Protected Areas of American Samoa (T)
  206. The Yen Tu Complex of Monuments and Landscapes (T)
  207. The Djavolja Varos (Devil's Town) Natural Landmark (T)
  208. Baiheliang Ancient Hydrological Inscription (T)
  209. Asuka-Fujiwara : Archaeological sites of Japan's Ancient Capitals and Related Properties (T)
  210. Stone Buddhas and Pagodas at Hwasun Unjusa Temple (T)
  211. Hua Shan Scenic Area (T)
  212. The Sado complex of heritage mines, primarily gold mines (T)
  213. The Alligator Sinensis Nature Reserve (T)
  214. Sites of Hongshan Culture: The Niuheliang Archaeological Site, the Hongshanhou Archaeological Site, and Weijiawopu Archa (T)