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The historic ensemble of Orchha (T)

Ralf Regele Germany - 08-Oct-19

The historic ensemble of Orchha (T)

When making travel plans, Orchha might seem to be one of the lesser sightseeing spots of northern India - more temples and another palace of a dubious princely state. However, the lesser interest is actually the strongest point of Orchha - this is a place that is not yet overrun by tourist hordes, and still exhibits some of the old charm of India. The settlement at Orchha is more of a village than a city, despite the size of the ancient buildings. You can still rent a shaky bike and drive around the village streets, climb around in crumbling ruins of giant palaces, and watch the villagers wash their clothes in the river (and yes, probably your clothes, too, if you gave them away for washing at the hotel)

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Victoria Lines Fortifications (T)

Ralf Regele Germany - 02-May-19

Victoria Lines Fortifications (T)

To make it clear from the start: I think the Victoria Lines are a bad idea for a WHS. For my visit, I drove up to the Targa Batteries (which are signposted). It is the only part where some conservation efforts have been done by private enthusiasts. A friendly guy had me have a look around, but the gun positions are still just an overgrown pile of stones. This is private ground and not really open for tourists. The three main forts of the line all seem to be completely closed to tourists, so this is still the best possibility to see some of the fortification works up close. There is a path going along the fortification wall in the direction of Fort Bingemma, which actually makes for a nice hike

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Maltese Catacomb Complexes (T)

Ralf Regele Germany - 30-Apr-19

Maltese Catacomb Complexes (T)

The catacombs in Malta have everything a true catacomb should have: A proud roman/christian origin,an underground labyrinth and a slightly creepy athmosphere. I have visited the St Pauls and the St Agatha catacombs in Rabat. They are in walking distance to Mdina, but can be a bit difficult to find. Especially tricky is the fact that the St Pauls church offers visits to the St Pauls grotto (and catacombs - but not THAT catacombs). In fact, all these catacombs might have been connected in ancient times, and the different names and access methods originate from more modern times. The difference between the St Pauls and St Agatha catacombs is mainly in the operation method. St Pauls catacombs are operated by Heritage Malta and accept the Malta multipass

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Cittadella (Victoria - Gozo) (T)

Ralf Regele Germany - 30-Apr-19

Cittadella (Victoria - Gozo) (T)

The Cittadella is a tiny walled city in the center of Victoria, the main city on the island of Gozo. However, most houses inside the walls have been abandoned and torn down, so only the church and a few other houses are standing. What is mostly intact are the defensive structures, with large walls, bastions and gun platforms. While there are a number of small museums and attractions inside the cittadella, the best thing to do is walk around the ramparts and enjoy the view. You can see almost the entire island from there.

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Coastal Cliffs (T)

Ralf Regele Germany - 30-Apr-19

Coastal Cliffs (T)

This nomination needs more focus. From the description, it is not clear which cliffs and coasts are included and which are not (and why). The super generic name doesn't help either. As it is, the nomination might include the complete coastline of Malta and the neighbouring islands, including the Dwejra area, that is part of another tentative site. I have wandered around the Dingli cliff area (where the location marker seems to be), have visited the Mnajdra temple (whose cliff area is mentioned in the description) and stared intensely at the coastline of Comino (which has its own section in the description). Have I therefore visisted the site ? Who knows. What I can say is that the cliffs are indeed gorgeous to look at and wander around, although the access can be a bit difficult

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Chavin 5
Masada 5
Rome 5
Acropolis 4.5
Angkor 4.5
Ayutthaya 4.5
Chan Chan 4.5
Cordoba 4.5
Cuzco 4.5
Istanbul 4.5
Oporto 4.5
Taj Mahal 4.5
Nikko 4
Uxmal 4
Vienna 4
Albi 3.5
Budapest 3.5
Calakmul 3.5
Granada 3.5
Iguacu 3.5
Jelling 3.5
Lima 3.5
Meknes 3.5
Palenque 3.5
Red Fort 3.5
Verona 3.5
Wadi Rum 3.5
Brugge 3
Corvey 3
Riga 3
Split 3
Campeche 2.5
Graz 2.5
Puebla 2.5
Trogir 2.5
  1. Al Qastal (Settlement) (T)
  2. Amalienborg and its district (T)
  3. Archaeological Site of Nikopolis (T)
  4. Auckland Volcanic Fields (T)
  5. Bahá'í House of Worship at New Delhi (T)
  6. Caesarea (T)
  7. Chatham Dockyard and its Defences (T)
  8. Cittadella (Victoria - Gozo) (T)
  9. Coastal Cliffs (T)
  10. Darmstadt Artists' Colony Mathildenhöhe (T)
  11. Delhi - A Heritage City (T)
  12. Dreams in Stone - the palaces of King Ludwig II of Bavaria: Neuschwanstein, Linderhof and Herrenchiemsee (T)
  13. Francke Foundation Buildings (T)
  14. Great Spas of Europe (UK) (T)
  15. Historic Center of the City of Trujillo (T)
  16. Jerash Archaeological City (Ancient Meeting Place of East and West) (T)
  17. Knights Fortifications around the Harbours of Malta (T)
  18. Lake Titicaca (T)
  19. Le Palais de Justice de Bruxelles (T)
  20. Maltese Catacomb Complexes (T)
  21. Mdina (Citta Vecchia) (T)
  22. Monuments, Sites and Cultural Landscape of Chiang Mai, Capital of Lanna (T)
  23. Moulay Idriss Zerhoun (T)
  24. Mývatn and Laxá (T)
  25. Petrified Forest National Park (T)
  26. Qasr Al-Mushatta (T)
  27. Qawra/Dwejra (T)
  28. Residence Ensemble Schwerin - Cultural Landscape of Romantic Historicism (T)
  29. Ring of cenotes of Chicxulub Crater, Yucatan (T)
  30. Seoul City Wall (T)
  31. Shaubak Castle (Montreal) (T)
  32. Sites funéraires et mémoriels de la Première Guerre mondiale (Front Ouest) (T)
  33. Sites mégalithiques de Carnac (T)
  34. Sites of Saytagrah, India's non-violent freedom movement (T)
  35. Temples, Shrines and other structures of Ancient Kamakura (T)
  36. The Aniene valley and Villa Gregoriana in Tivoli (T)
  37. The city of Bergamo (T)
  38. The historic ensemble of Orchha (T)
  39. The historic town of Korcula (T)
  40. The Jewish Cemetery of Altona Königstrasse. Sephardic Sepulchral Culture of the 17th and 18th century between Europe and the Caribbean (T)
  41. The Turf House Tradition (T)
  42. Victoria Lines Fortifications (T)
  43. Yangtze Gorges Scenic Spot (T)