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Dacian Fortresses

Jan-Willem Netherlands - 22-Aug-19

Visited Sarmizegetusa Regia and Piatra Rosie in 2016 during a 4-night stay in the Pensiunea Ulpia Traiana in Sarmizegetusa, which - as the name may already indicate, has the Roman ruins bordering its garden. The owner of the pensiunea is linked to the Archeology Museum in Sarmizegetusa. He and one of his neighbours drove our 7p. group as private guides in two 4WDs around the area, including the Orastie mountains with a hike inbetween visiting the two fortresses. We also included visits to Densus church, to the Dinosaur Geopark Hateg (with the Sinpetru formation), and to the Retezat mountains in the programme (all on the tentative list), among many other interesting closeby sites.

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Group of Monuments at Mandu, Madhya Pradesh (T)

Jan-Willem Netherlands - 06-Jul-19

Group of Monuments at Mandu, Madhya Pradesh (T)

Visited this ghost city during a trip in December 1989. Nobody seemed to take care of the place back then. The area was open, and no fees needed to be paid. Our group spent the night in the open air under a full moon (if I remember correctly) on top of the pavillion and we woke up with a beautiful sunrise. Arriving in the evening and leaving early morning means that it was dark most of the time we were there. It served as our campsite and we had not much time to explore the grounds, but still, it was a wonderful experience.

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Rjukan / Notodden

Jan-Willem Netherlands - 29-Apr-19

I visited this site in August 2015, together with a friend who lived in Norway then, and I haven't much to add to Els's review about the WHS itself.

But if you haven't seen it, watch the tv-series The Heavy Water War (Kampen om Tungtvannet) (shortly) before going there. Of course, it's dramatised and not 100% accurate, but it's a nicer way to understand what happened here in WW2 than the museum can show you. It'll help you to breathe in the region's history when you're walking in the valley or across the hills. Perhaps that's what made me give it the extra half star.

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  1. Amalienborg and its district (T)
  2. Ancient Buddhist Site, Sarnath, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh (T)
  3. Brooklyn Bridge (T)
  4. Central Park (T)
  5. Centre ancien de Sarlat (T)
  6. Cité de Carcassonne et ses châteaux sentinelles de montagne (T)
  7. Cittadella (Victoria - Gozo) (T)
  8. Coastal Cliffs (T)
  9. Diocletian's Palace and the Historical Nucleus of Split (extension) (T)
  10. Fishpond Network in the Trebon Basin (T)
  11. Great Spas of Europe (Germany) (T)
  12. Group of Monuments at Mandu, Madhya Pradesh (T)
  13. Historical City Centre of Yogyakarta (T)
  14. Historical Lisbon, Global City (T)
  15. Kaunas 1919-1939: The Capital Inspired by the Modern Movement (T)
  16. Knights Fortifications around the Harbours of Malta (T)
  17. Kuressaare Fortress (T)
  18. L'église de Densus (T)
  19. La Camargue (T)
  20. Lake Maggiore and Lake D'Orta lakelands (T)
  21. Le noyau historique de la ville d'Alba Julia (T)
  22. Le plateau des Hautes-Fagnes (T)
  23. Les citadelles mosanes (T)
  24. Les grandes villes d'eaux d'Europe (T)
  25. Les Plages du Débarquement, Normandie, 1944 (T)
  26. Levadas of Madeira Island (T)
  27. Massif du Mont Blanc (T)
  28. Massif du Mont-Blanc (T)
  29. Massif du Retezat (T)
  30. Mývatn and Laxá (T)
  31. National Park "Hohe Tauern" (T)
  32. Natural Reserves of Tatras Mountain (T)
  33. Nieuwe Hollandse Waterlinie (T)
  34. Padova Urbs Picta. Giotto, the Scrovegni Chapel and the 14th century painting cycles (T)
  35. Pharaonic temples in Upper Egypt from the Ptolemaic and Roman periods (T)
  36. Plantations in West Curacao (T)
  37. Primošten Vineyards (T)
  38. Qawra/Dwejra (T)
  39. Roșia Montană Mining Cultural Landscape (T)
  40. ShUM cities of Speyer, Worms and Mainz (T)
  41. Sinpetru (site paleontologique) (T)
  42. Sites funéraires et mémoriels de la Première Guerre mondiale (Front Ouest) (T)
  43. Sites of Globalization (T)
  44. Slate Industry of North Wales (T)
  45. The Historic Centre of Sibiu and its Ensemble of Squares (T)
  46. The Historic City of Dublin (T)
  47. The historic ensemble of Orchha (T)
  48. The Karlstejn Castle (T)
  49. The Marble Basin of Carrara (T)
  50. The Old Town of Jakarta (Formerly old Batavia) and 4 Outlying Islands (Onrust, Kelor, Cipir dan Bidadari) (T)
  51. The Turf House Tradition (T)
  52. Thingvellir National Park (T)
  53. Trakai Historical National Park (T)
  54. Via Francigena in Italy (T)
  55. Volterra: Historical City and Cultural Landscape (T)
  56. Wooden Roofed and Wooden Columned Mosques in Anatolia (T)