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Desert Castles of Ancient Khorezm (T)

Jarek Pokrzywnicki Polska - 30-May-21

Desert Castles of Ancient Khorezm (T)

Site visited during round-Uzbekistan trip (April, 2010) – since Clyde described particular sites I will try to focus on practical aspects / description of different places. All prices were as during the time of journey (but since they will be given in USD they may be valid today – at least the level of expenses)

The sites are commonly known as Eliq Kala (Fifty Fortresses) and embrace relatively big area east of Amu-Daria river in autonomous region of Karakalpakstan. Selection for TL takes only 8 locations – maybe the most prominent / best preserved but there are much more in the area. I was travelling from central Urgench, where found a taxi driver (unofficial) with car. Unfortunately the guy was from Taskent and didn’t know the area. LP Central Asia claims that you should be prepared for the price around 50 USD for full day trip – after long negotiations I paid 40 USD but have in mind that the driver was not familiar with the area

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Talamanca Range-La Amistad Reserves

Jarek Pokrzywnicki Polska - 20-May-21

Talamanca Range-La Amistad Reserves

Site visited during Panama – Costa Rica trip (November, 2017) – since Els carefully described Costa Rican part of this serial heritage I will focus on Panamanian side. Technically, this National Park in Panama is divided in two sections: Las Nubes (in the south of Talamanca Range, Chiriquí Province) and Wekso (northern part, Bocas del Toro Province, more interesting, but far more difficult to get).

As I was travelling from Coiba National Park by public transport I went only to Las Nubes. It is possible to get from Santa Catalina (main access village for Coiba snorkeling activities) to Cerro Punta (central village around Talamanca Range) within one day. The journey requires 3 different buses and some luck. From Santa Catalina you should take first bus to Santiago de Varaguas, than change to the one for David, and change again there for the final trip to Cerro Punta (via Volcan). With a bit of luck you should arrive late in the afternoon to Cerro Punta

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Modernist Centre of Gdynia — the example of building an integrated community (T)

Jarek Pokrzywnicki Polska - 14-Apr-21

Modernist Centre of Gdynia — the example of building an integrated community (T)

Just visited (April, 2021) or to be specific revisited after several other visits in the past. This time I solely focused my stay on the modernistic aspect of central part of Gdynia. As briefly described in the introduction Gdynia as town has relatively short history that implies its current layout. For many years it was not more than a small fishing village on the shores of Gdańsk Bay (Zatoka Gdańska) but when Poland finally retook its independence in 1918 and after granted limited access to the sea (Baltic) in 1920, Gdynia become a central point of construction process (harbor, infrastructure, the city itself). Hence the results of these building works you can still admire today.

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Les Alpes de la Méditerranée (France) (T)

Jarek Pokrzywnicki Polska - 13-Mar-21

Les Alpes de la Méditerranée (France) (T)

Visited in August, 2018. It is quite strange that nobody has ever described the places so far as all they look as very popular tourist destinations. From UNESCO heritage point of view it is an idea to put together the efforts of France, Italy and Monaco and inscribe part of Mediterranean Alps in those countries. Initially I intended to see the area in Monaco but since on our map it is placed in the middle of the ocean I opt for something more conventional and decided for French Mercantour National Park.

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Mountain Railways of India

Jarek Pokrzywnicki Polska - 10-Mar-21

Mountain Railways of India

As the majority of other reviews described Nilgiri or Darjeeling mountain railways I will focus of Kalka Shimla Railway (KSR). Visited March, 2019, one of highlights of my Indian tour.

Initially I planned to go to that part of India as late as possible (there might have been still snow, especially in higher parts of Himalaya [...]

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Name
Jarek Pokrzywnicki
Country
Polska
Most Impressive
Rome, Machu Picchu, Canaima, Los Glaciares, Ha Long Bay
Proposal
Defensive network along Danube river in Serbia (Bac, Golubac, Smederevo, Petrovaradin), Toro Muerto - Peru, Salar de Uyuni (Bolivia), Pierrefonds castle (France), Svalbard archipelago (Norway), Tetovo - former Turkish monuments (painted mosque, Arabati Baba Tekke, Isa Beg hammam), Debre Damo monastery (Ethiopia)
Rating Stats
Cracow 5
L'viv 5
Torun 5
Warsaw 5
Zamosc 5
Djoudj 4
Le Havre 1.5
  1. Aguas Livres Aqueduct (T)
  2. Aksu-Zhabagly state natural reserve (T)
  3. Alanya (T)
  4. Thracian Tomb with Wall Paintings beside Alexandrovo village (T)
  5. Amalienborg and its district (T)
  6. Ancient Termiz (T)
  7. Archaeo-astronomical Site Kokino (T)
  8. Archaeological Complex of Toro Muerto (T)
  9. Arsenal de Rochefort et fortifications de l'estuaire de la Charente (T)
  10. Augustow Canal (T)
  11. Bahá'í House of Worship at New Delhi (T)
  12. Bahoutdin Architectural Complex (T)
  13. Baquedano Street (T)
  14. Barbar Temple (T)
  15. Ancient and Primeval Beech Forests of the Carpathians and Other Regions of Europe - extension (Poland) (T)
  16. Bishop's Basilica and Late-Antique Mosaics of Philippopolis, Roman Province of Thrace (T)
  17. Black River Gorges National Park (T)
  18. The natural and architectural ensemble of Blagaj (T)
  19. Brazilian Fortresses Ensemble (T)
  20. Brooklyn Bridge (T)
  21. Buenos Aires – La Plata: Two capitals of the Culture of Modernity, Eclecticism and Immigration (T)
  22. Caricin Grad - Iustiniana Prima, archaeological site (T)
  23. Central Park (T)
  24. Centre historique d'Irkoutsk (T)
  25. Ceský ráj (Czech Paradise) Rock Cities (T)
  26. Chor-Bakr (T)
  27. Cittadella (Victoria - Gozo) (T)
  28. Citté-fortezza di Palmanova (T)
  29. Ciudad Bolivar in the narrowness of the Orinoco River (T)
  30. Les témoignages matériels de la construction de l’État des Pyrénées : la Co-principauté d’Andorre (A) (T)
  31. Cour royale de Tiébélé (T)
  32. Cultural Landscape of Canyon in Kamenets-Podilsk (T)
  33. David Gareji Monasteries and Hermitage (T)
  34. Delhi - A Heritage City (T)
  35. Desert Castles of Ancient Khorezm (T)
  36. Dreams in Stone - the palaces of King Ludwig II of Bavaria: Neuschwanstein, Linderhof and Herrenchiemsee (T)
  37. Eglise et Monastère de Sao Bento, Rio de Janeiro (T)
  38. Eglises byzantines et post-byzantines de Curtea de Arges (T)
  39. El Fayoum (T)
  40. Ellis Island (T)
  41. Fortified Manasija Monastery (T)
  42. Francke Foundation Buildings (T)
  43. Frontiers of the Roman Empire (Austria) (T)
  44. Gdansk - Town of Memory and Freedom (T)
  45. Grand Trunk Road sites (T)
  46. Guano Islands, Islets, and Capes National Reserve System (T)
  47. Ha Long Bay – Cat Ba Archipelago (T)
  48. Hacienda Chuao (Chuao Plantation) (T)
  49. Hamad Town Tumuli Moundfield (T)
  50. Historic Center of Qoqon (T)
  51. Historical City Centre of Yogyakarta (T)
  52. Historical Lisbon, Global City (T)
  53. Íznik (T)
  54. Jerash Archaeological City (Ancient Meeting Place of East and West) (T)
  55. Kerman Historical-Cultural Structure (T)
  56. Krasnoyarsk Stolby (T)
  57. L'Aeropostale (T)
  58. L'église de Densus (T)
  59. L'église des Trois Hierarques de Iassy (T)
  60. L'ensemble monumental de Tirgu Jiu (T)
  61. L'ensemble rupestre de Basarabi (T)
  62. La Moneda Palace (T)
  63. Lake Titicaca (T)
  64. Le Monastère de Neamt (T)
  65. Le noyau historique de la ville d'Alba Julia (T)
  66. Le noyau historique ou la 'Cuve' de Gand, et les deux abbayes qui sont à son origine (T)
  67. Le Palais de Justice de Bruxelles (T)
  68. Les « coules » de Petite Valachie (T)
  69. Les Alpes de la Méditerranée (France) (T)
  70. Leuven/Louvain, batiments universitaires, l'héritage de six siècles au sein du centre historique (T)
  71. Maaloula (T)
  72. Malleco Viaduct (T)
  73. Maltese Catacomb Complexes (T)
  74. Manama, City of Trade, Multiculturalism and Religious Coexistence (T)
  75. Marais salants de Guérande (T)
  76. Mdina (Citta Vecchia) (T)
  77. Metz Royale et Impériale, enjeux de pouvoir, confrontations stylistiques et identité urbaine (T)
  78. Minoan Palatial Centres (T)
  79. Modernist Centre of Gdynia — the example of building an integrated community (T)
  80. Naganeupseong, Town Fortress and Village (T)
  81. Nasqsh-e Rostam and Naqsh-e Rajab (T)
  82. Natural Reserves of Tatras Mountain (T)
  83. Nîmes, l'Antiquité au présent (T)
  84. Oasis of Fayoum, hydraulic remains and ancient cultural landscapes (T)
  85. Orheiul Vechi Archaeological Landscape (T)
  86. Palais de la Culture, ancien siège du Ministere de l'Education et de la Santé, Rio de Janeiro (T)
  87. Archaeological Site and Historic Centre of Panamá City (T)
  88. Paper Mill in Duszniki-Zdrój (T)
  89. Pereslavl-Zalessky (T)
  90. Pharaonic temples in Upper Egypt from the Ptolemaic and Roman periods (T)
  91. Pietrosul Rodnei (sommet de montagne) (T)
  92. Pombaline Lisbon (T)
  93. Poykent (T)
  94. Renaissance Houses at Slavonice (T)
  95. Roșia Montană Mining Cultural Landscape (T)
  96. Rostov Kremlin (T)
  97. Route of Magellan (T)
  98. Routes of Santiago de Compostela in Portugal (T)
  99. Saar Heritage Park (T)
  100. Sacred Titicaca Lake (T)
  101. Semarang Old Town (T)
  102. Seoul City Wall (T)
  103. Seruwila to Sri Pada (Sacred Foot Print Shrine), Ancient pilgrim route along the Mahaweli river in Sri Lanka (T)
  104. ShUM cities of Speyer, Worms and Mainz (T)
  105. Silk Road (T)
  106. Silk Roads Sites in Tajikistan (T)
  107. Silk Roads Sites in Uzbekistan (T)
  108. Sinpetru (site paleontologique) (T)
  109. Sites funéraires et mémoriels de la Première Guerre mondiale (Front Ouest) (T)
  110. Sites funéraires et mémoriels de la Première Guerre mondiale (Front Ouest) (Belgium) (T)
  111. Sites mégalithiques de Carnac (T)
  112. Sites of Great Moravia: Slavonic Fortified Settlement at Mikulcice - Church of St.Margaret at Kopcani (T)
  113. Sites of Great Moravia: Slavonic Fortified Settlement at Mikulcice - Church of St.Margaret at Kopcani (T)
  114. Sítio Roberto Burle Marx (T)
  115. Smederevo Fortress (T)
  116. SS. Boris and Gleb (Kalozha) Church in the city of Hrodna (T)
  117. The natural and architectural ensemble of Stolac (T)
  118. Susha historical and architectural reserve (T)
  119. Svalbard Archipelago (T)
  120. Sya, centre historique de Bobo-Dioulasso (T)
  121. Taormina and Isola Bella (T)
  122. Tbilisi Historic District (T)
  123. Tenzug - Tallensi settlements (T)
  124. The Ancient Plovdiv (T)
  125. The ancient town of Nicopolis ad Istrum (T)
  126. The archaeological site of the city of Dvin (T)
  127. The Augustow Canal (Kanal Augustowski) (T)
  128. The Bachkovo Monastery (T)
  129. The Betlém Rock Sculptures near Kuks (T)
  130. The Central Axis of Beijing (including Beihai) (T)
  131. The Colonial Transisthmian Route of Panamá (Ruta Colonial Transístmica de Panamá) (T)
  132. The Cultural Heritage of Yeha (T)
  133. Frontiers of the Roman Empire - The Danube Limes in Bulgaria (T)
  134. The Dunejec River Gorge in the Pieniny Mountains (T)
  135. The historic urban site of Počitelj (T)
  136. The Historical City of Maybod (T)
  137. The monasteries of Tatev and Tatevi Anapat and the adjacent areas of the Vorotan Valley (T)
  138. The monastery of Noravank and the upper Amaghou Valley (T)
  139. The Old Town of Jakarta (T)
  140. The Ribeira Sacra, Lugo and Orense (T)
  141. The Roussensky Lom National Park (T)
  142. The royal necropolis of the Thracian city of Seuthopolis – a serial site, extension of the Kazanlak Thracian tomb (T)
  143. The rural settlement of Fikardou (T)
  144. The Theatre and Aqueducts of the Ancient City of Aspendos (T)
  145. The town of Melnik and the Rozhen Monastery (T)
  146. The Typical Crernozem Soils of the Balti Steppe (T)
  147. Trakai Historical National Park (T)
  148. Two neolithic dwellings with their interior and household furnishings and utensils completely preserved. (T)
  149. Uplistsikhe Cave Town (T)
  150. Vardzia-Khertvisi (T)
  151. Via Appia 'Regina Viarum' (T)
  152. Via Francigena in Italy (T)
  153. Vjetrenica cave (T)
  154. Silk Roads: Zarafshan-Karakum Corridor (T)

Top 50 Missing Sites

  1. Alexandria, ancient remains and the new library
  2. Bagan
  3. Chernobyl
  4. Ephesus
  5. Historic University Towns of Oxford and Cambridge
  6. Kolyma Highway (the Road of Bones)
  7. Lake Titicaca
  8. Major Buildings of Frank Lloyd Wright
  9. Minoan palaces of Crete
  10. Neuschwanstein Castle
  11. Pharaonic Temples of Kom Ombo and Edfu
  12. Plain of Jars / Sites Mégalithiques de la province de Xieng Khouang
  13. Sites Mégalithiques de Carnac
  14. Svalbard
  15. Synagogue of Subotica

Top 200 WHS

  1. Hawaii Volcanoes
  2. Evora
  3. L'viv
  4. Berat and Gjirokastra
  5. Prague
  6. Sana'a
  7. Old City of Jerusalem
  8. Rome
  9. Istanbul
  10. Venice and its Lagoon
  11. Qhapaq Ñan
  12. My Son
  13. Elephanta Caves
  14. Polonnaruva
  15. Anuradhapura
  16. Fatehpur Sikri
  17. Ellora Caves
  18. Moenjodaro
  19. Angkor
  20. Danube Delta
  21. Everglades
  22. Iguacu
  23. Plitvice Lakes
  24. Iguazu National Park
  25. Okavango Delta
  26. Lake Baikal
  27. Victoria Falls
  28. Three parallel rivers of Yunnan
  29. Works of Antoni Gaudí
  30. Megalithic Temples of Malta
  31. Nasca Lines
  32. Stonehenge
  33. Chavin
  34. Copan
  35. Tierradentro
  36. Uxmal
  37. Palenque
  38. Tiwanaku
  39. Chichen-Itza
  40. Caral-Supe
  41. Tikal National Park
  42. Teotihuacan
  43. San Agustín
  44. Zamosc
  45. Riga
  46. St. Petersburg
  47. Florence
  48. Site of Carthage
  49. Mountain Resort, Chengde
  50. Ischigualasto / Talampaya
  51. Summer Palace
  52. El Escurial
  53. Versailles
  54. Imperial Palace
  55. Rapa Nui
  56. Palmyra
  57. Petra
  58. Persepolis
  59. Simien National Park
  60. Huascaran National Park
  61. Canaima National Park
  62. Machu Picchu
  63. Kilimanjaro National Park
  64. Sagarmatha National Park
  65. Wieliczka and Bochnia Royal Salt Mines
  66. Tower of London
  67. Malbork Castle
  68. Great Wall
  69. Crac des Chevaliers
  70. Agra Fort
  71. Statue of Liberty
  72. Auschwitz Birkenau
  73. Vilnius
  74. Sighisoara
  75. Quedlinburg
  76. Torun
  77. Telc
  78. Tallinn
  79. Cesky Krumlov
  80. Brugge
  81. Cracow
  82. Dubrovnik
  83. Peninsula Valdes
  84. Great Barrier Reef
  85. Cuzco
  86. Aggtelek and Slovak Karst
  87. Phong Nha - Ke Bang
  88. Skocjan Caves
  89. Ha Long Bay
  90. Gunung Mulu
  91. Temple of Heaven
  92. Prambanan
  93. Khajuraho Group of Monuments
  94. Los Glaciares
  95. Yosemite National Park
  96. Manu National Park
  97. Belovezhskaya Pushcha / Bialowieza Forest
  98. Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
  99. Yellowstone
  100. Galapagos Islands
  101. Aldabra Atoll
  102. Komodo National Park
  103. Völklingen Ironworks
  104. Grand Canyon
  105. Nubian Monuments
  106. Ancient Thebes
  107. Tassili n'Ajjer
  108. Rio de Janeiro
  109. Upper Middle Rhine Valley
  110. Loire Valley
  111. Uluru
  112. Wadi Rum
  113. Sintra
  114. Sucre
  115. Lima
  116. Old Havana
  117. Arequipa
  118. Diamantina
  119. Cartagena
  120. Potosi
  121. Ouro Preto
  122. Meroe
  123. Kremlin and Red Square
  124. Wooden Tserkvas of the Carpathian Region
  125. Jesuit Missions of Trinidad and Jesus
  126. Haghpat and Sanahin
  127. Kalwaria Zebrzydowska
  128. Monastery of Batalha
  129. Jesuit Block and Estancias of Córdoba
  130. Abbey of St Gall
  131. Reims
  132. Amiens Cathedral
  133. Kyiv
  134. Trinity Sergius Lavra
  135. Churches of Moldavia
  136. Santa Maria delle Grazie
  137. White Monuments of Vladimir and Suzdal
  138. Belem
  139. Chartres Cathedral
  140. Mtskheta
  141. Mount Athos
  142. Route of Santiago de Compostela
  143. Mont-Saint-Michel
  144. Piazza del Duomo (Pisa)
  145. Vatican City
  146. Meteora
  147. Ravenna
  148. Kizhi Pogost
  149. Lalibela
  150. Thessalonika
  151. Göreme NP
  152. Imperial Tombs
  153. Taj Mahal
  154. Pyramids (Memphis)
  155. Borobudur
  156. Potala Palace
  157. Sigiriya
  158. Ajanta Caves
  159. Itchan Kala
  160. Old Town of Lijiang
  161. Hué
  162. Bukhara
  163. Samarkand
  164. Safranbolu
  165. Kairouan
  166. Medina of Marrakesh
  167. Damascus
  168. Historic Cairo
  169. Aleppo
  170. Bosra
  171. Dougga/Thugga
  172. Villa Adriana (Tivoli)
  173. Trier
  174. Amphitheater of El Jem
  175. Baalbek
  176. Pompei
  177. Archaeological Site of Delphi
  178. Hierapolis-Pamukkale
  179. Acropolis
  180. Hani Rice Terraces
  181. Harar
  182. Koutammakou
  183. Aksum
  184. Volcanoes of Kamchatka
  185. Pitons of Reunion