Roger Ourset Profile

I discovered this website quite recently & decided to register! Done on September 15th, 2018! It is good to find people as much fond to visit Unesco World heritage sites as I'm, stating experiences & learning for their experiences!

During several years I visited those sites without being aware of their affiliation to this great list! I'm now focusing my (many!) travels on visiting the WHS!

Recently I travelled to Australia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore & India, adding 20 new WHS to my list which is reaching 639! am also starting to pay more attention to sites on the TL out of which I visited nearly 250 ones!

I really enjoy when reaching a WHS, often after a long & complex trip! To discover in real what I have known only by reading or watching pictures is a great satisfaction! I am feeling "mission done " when I look at the UNESCO plaque & am fond to take pictures of the official UNESCO sign; I am also as much disappointed when either I miss the sign or when there is none.. It happens not rarely & the responsible authorities for those sites should pay more attention to enhance this mark of honor!

I also have a great interest in vexillology (the historic research on civil flags)!

My two next trips during the last quarter of 2018 will allow me to see a new WHS in Germany (Hereby & Danevirke) & to travel through Spain to add two more ones (Antequera & Medina Azahara) , then to Gibraltar (the unique site in this UK Territory, Gotham Caves) & ending by few days in Morocco to visit the 2 sites I missed in this country (Médina de Tétouan & Ksar d'Aït Ben Haddou).

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Lenggong Valley

Roger Ourset France - 16-Sep-18

Lenggong Valley

As a recent visitor throughout the Malaysian mainland, I wished to visit the WHS of the Lenggong Valley!

This site is not really difficult to find but it seems that most of the guide books ignore this place or allocate to it few lines with fewer details! More surprisingly most people around seem to even not know the existence of a WHS nearby & its interest! One must say that the site of the Museum is not accurate, especially for the date of completion of lengthy renovation works!

I finally found a taxi driver who seems to know the area! (he was very interested by the visit & told us afterwards he will return with his children!).

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  1. Abbey of Kremsmünster (T)
  2. Abu Dhabi Sabkha (T)
  3. Aires volcaniques et forestières de la Martinique (T)
  4. Alexandria, ancient remains and the new library (T)
  5. Alpine and pre-alpine meadow and marsh landscapes (T)
  6. Amalienborg and its district (T)
  7. Ancienne chocolaterie Menier à Noisiel (T)
  8. Ancient and Primeval Beech Forests of the Carpathians - extension (France) (T)
  9. Ancient and Primeval Beech Forests of the Carpathians and Other Regions of Europe (Montenegro) (T)
  10. Ancient and Primeval Beech Forests of the Carpathians and Other Regions of Europe (Serbia) (T)
  11. Ancient Cities of Lycian Civilization (T)
  12. Ancient Greek Theatres (T)
  13. Ancient Lavrion (T)
  14. Ancient Towers of the Aegean Sea (T)
  15. Apamee (Afamia) (T)
  16. Arab Eclecticism - the city of As-Salt (1860-1925) (T)
  17. Archaeological Site and Historic Centre of Panamá City (T)
  18. Archipelago of la Maddalena and Islands of Bocche di Bonifacio (T)
  19. Architecture Moderne du XX siècle de la Ville de Montevideo (T)
  20. Arsenal de Rochefort et fortifications de l'estuaire de la Charente (T)
  21. Auckland Volcanic Fields (T)
  22. Azraq (T)
  23. Bahá'í House of Worship at New Delhi (T)
  24. Balaton Uplands Cultural Landscape (T)
  25. Betung Kerihun National Park (Transborder Rainforest Heritage of Borneo) (T)
  26. Bonaire Marine Park (T)
  27. Bouches de Bonifacio (T)
  28. Bregenzerwald (Bregenz Forest) (T)
  29. Brooklyn Bridge (T)
  30. Buenos Aires – La Plata: Two capitals of the Culture of Modernity, Eclecticism and Immigration (T)
  31. Caesarea (T)
  32. Çanakkale (Dardanelles) and Gelibolu (Gallipoli) Battles Zones in the First World War (T)
  33. Casablanca, Ville du XXème siécle, carrefour d'influences (T)
  34. Cathédrale de Saint-Denis (T)
  35. Caves of the Buda Thermal Karst System (T)
  36. Central Park (T)
  37. Centre ancien de Sarlat (T)
  38. Centre historique de Jacmel (T)
  39. Centre historique de Praia (T)
  40. Centre historique de São Filipe (T)
  41. Centro Storico di Lucca (T)
  42. Centro storico di Parma (T)
  43. Centro Storico di Pavia e Certosa (T)
  44. Cetinje Historic Core (T)
  45. Chapultepec Woods, Hill and Castle (T)
  46. Chateau de Vaux-le-Vicomte (T)
  47. Chatham Dockyard and its Defences (T)
  48. Chinese Section of the Silk Road (T)
  49. Church of Panayia Chrysokourdaliotissa (extension) (T)
  50. Cité de Carcassonne et ses châteaux sentinelles de montagne (T)
  51. Cittadella (Victoria - Gozo) (T)
  52. City Hall, Georgetown (T)
  53. City of "La Guaira" (T)
  54. Civil Rights Movement Sites (T)
  55. Coastal Cliffs (T)
  56. Cultural Itinerary of Ecuador's Trans-Andean Train (T)
  57. Cultural Landscape of Innsbruck-Nordkette/Karwendel (T)
  58. Dana Biosphere Reserve (T)
  59. Darmstadt Artists' Colony Mathildenhöhe (T)
  60. Delhi - A Heritage City (T)
  61. Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo's Home-Study Museum (T)
  62. Diocletian's Palace and the Historical Nucleus of Split (extension) (T)
  63. Dreams in Stone - the palaces of King Ludwig II of Bavaria (T)
  64. Early Chicago Skyscrapers (T)
  65. Eglise et Monastère de Sao Bento, Rio de Janeiro (T)
  66. Eglises romanes d'Andorre (T)
  67. El Ferrol of the Illustration Historical Heritage (T)
  68. Ellis Island (T)
  69. Ensemble de grottes à concrétions du Sud de la France (T)
  70. Extension of the World Heritage Site "Historic Centre of Prague" (T)
  71. Forêts primaires et anciennes de hêtres des Carpates et d’autres régions d’Europe (Switzerland) (T)
  72. Fort Zeelandia (including Court of Policy Building) (T)
  73. Frontiers of the Roman Empire (Germany) (T)
  74. Gadara (Modern Um Qeis or Qays) (T)
  75. Gdansk - Town of Memory and Freedom (T)
  76. Georgetown's Plantation Structure and Historic Buildings (T)
  77. Gorge of Samaria National Park (T)
  78. Great Sandy World Heritage Area (T)
  79. Great Spas of Europe (Austria) (T)
  80. Great Spas of Europe (Czechia) (T)
  81. Great Spas of Europe (France) (T)
  82. Great Spas of Europe (Germany) (T)
  83. Great Spas of Europe (Italy) (T)
  84. Great Spas of Europe (UK) (T)
  85. Grenadines Island Group (T)
  86. Grenadines Island Group (Grenada) (T)
  87. Großglockner High Alpine Road / Großglockner Hochalpenstraße (T)
  88. Hala Sultan Tekke and the Larnaka Salt Lake Complex (T)
  89. Hall in Tyrol - The Mint (T)
  90. Hangar Y (T)
  91. Head Office and Garden of the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation (T)
  92. Historic Centre of Guimarães and Couros Zone (extension) (T)
  93. Historic Lighthouses of The Bahamas (T)
  94. Historic zone of Basseterre (T)
  95. Historical City Centre of Yogyakarta (T)
  96. Historical Lisbon, Global City (T)
  97. Île de Djerba (T)
  98. Jaén Cathedral (extension of the Renaissance Monumental Ensembles of Úbeda and Baeza) (T)
  99. Jame' (Congregational) Mosque of Esfahan (T)
  100. Jerash Archaeological City (Ancient Meeting Place of East and West) (T)
  101. Jerusalem (T)
  102. Jewish Cemetery in Sarajevo (T)
  103. Karst Valleys of Slovakia (T)
  104. Kaunas 1919-1939: The Capital Inspired by the Modern Movement (T)
  105. Khor Dubai (T)
  106. Knights Fortifications around the Harbours of Malta (T)
  107. Konya-A capital of Seljuk Civilization (T)
  108. Kuressaare Fortress (T)
  109. Kyiv: St. Cyril's and St. Andrew's Churches (T)
  110. L'Aeropostale (T)
  111. L'amphitheatre de Durres (T)
  112. L'ensemble monumental de Tirgu Jiu (T)
  113. L'oeuvre architecturale d'Henry van de Velde (T)
  114. La Camargue (T)
  115. La Moneda Palace (T)
  116. La Rambla (promenade maritime) de la Cité de Montevideo (T)
  117. La réserve naturelle de la Rusizi (T)
  118. La Rioja and Rioja Alavesa Vine and Wine Cultural Landscape (T)
  119. La ville d'Ouidah : quartiers anciens et Route de l'Esclave (T)
  120. La ville de Porto-Novo: quartiers anciens et Palais Royal (T)
  121. Lake Maggiore and Lake D'Orta lakelands (T)
  122. Le champ de bataille de Waterloo, la fin de l’épopée napoléonienne (T)
  123. Le Charolais-Brionnais, paysage culturel de l'élevage bovin (T)
  124. Le Chateau-fort médieval d'Esztergom (T)
  125. Le chemin de fer de Cerdagne (T)
  126. Le complexe hydraulique romain de Zaghouan-Carthage (T)
  127. Le Lac Rose (T)
  128. Le noyau historique médiéval ou la "Cuve" de Gand (T)
  129. Le Palais de Justice de Bruxelles (T)
  130. Le Panorama de la Bataille de Waterloo (T)
  131. Le Paysage culturel des chuttes de la Lobé (T)
  132. Le paysage urbain historique de la ville de Djibouti et ses bâtiments spécifiques (T)
  133. Le rivage méditerranéen des Pyrénées (T)
  134. Le Vieux Rufisque (T)
  135. Les Alpes de la Méditerranée (France) (T)
  136. Les Alpes de la Méditerranée (Italy) (T)
  137. Les Alpes de la Méditerranée (Monaco) (T)
  138. Les grandes villes d'eaux d'Europe (T)
  139. Les passages de Bruxelles / Les Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert (T)
  140. Les Plages du Débarquement, Normandie, 1944 (T)
  141. Les villes antiques de la Narbonnaise (T)
  142. Les villes bastionnées des Pays-Bas du nord-ouest de l'Europe (T)
  143. Leuven/Louvain, batiments universitaires, l'héritage de six siècles au sein du centre historique (T)
  144. Levadas of Madeira Island (T)
  145. Luther memorials in Saxony-Anhalt, Saxony, Bavaria and Thuringia (T)
  146. Maltese Catacomb Complexes (T)
  147. Manama, City of Trade, Multiculturalism and Religious Coexistence (T)
  148. Marais salants de Guérande (T)
  149. Massif du Mont Blanc (T)
  150. Massif du Mont-Blanc (T)
  151. Mdina (Citta Vecchia) (T)
  152. Médina de Sfax (T)
  153. Metz Royale et Impériale, enjeux de pouvoir, confrontations stylistiques et identité urbaine (T)
  154. Minoan Palatial Centres (Knossos, Phaistos, Malia, Zakros, Kydonia) (T)
  155. Mombasa Old Town (T)
  156. Montagne Sainte-Victoire et sites cezaniens (T)
  157. Mount Vernon (T)
  158. Natural and Cultural Landscape of Danube Region (T)
  159. Nice, la ville neuve née du tourisme, ou l’invention de la Riviera (T)
  160. Nîmes, l'Antiquité au présent (T)
  161. Noréas de Hama (T)
  162. Noyau historique d'Antwerpen -Anvers- de l'Escaut aux anciens remparts de vers 1250 (T)
  163. Office National d'Etudes et de Recherches Aérospatiales, Meudon (T)
  164. Old Town of Bar (T)
  165. Orvieto (T)
  166. Palais de la Culture, ancien siège du Ministere de l'Education et de la Santé, Rio de Janeiro (T)
  167. Parc national de la Vanoise (T)
  168. Parc national de Port-Cros (T)
  169. Parc national des Écrins (T)
  170. Parc Naturel de Fogo – Chã das Caldeiras (T)
  171. Pella (Modern Tabaqat Fahil) (T)
  172. Persepolis and other relevant buildings (T)
  173. Persian Caravanserai (T)
  174. Phare de Cordouan (T)
  175. Pombaline Lisbon (T)
  176. Ponds in the Bay of Oristano and the Sinis Peninsula island of Mal di Ventre (T)
  177. Rade de Marseille (T)
  178. Residence Ensemble Schwerin - Cultural Landscape of Romantic Historicism (T)
  179. Ring of cenotes of Chicxulub Crater, Yucatan (T)
  180. Romanesque Cathedrals in Puglia (T)
  181. Rouen : ensemble urbain à pans de bois, cathédrale, église Saint-Ouen, église Saint Maclou (T)
  182. Route of Magellan. First around the World (T)
  183. Routes of Santiago de Compostela: Routes in Portugal (T)
  184. Royal Seats in Esztergom, Visegrád with the former Royal Wood in the Pilis Mountain (T)
  185. Salento and the "Barocco Leccese" (T)
  186. Sarajevo - unique symbol of universal multiculture - continual open city (T)
  187. Sea of Galilee & its Ancient Sites (T)
  188. Sharjah: the Gate to Trucial States (T)
  189. Shaubak Castle (Montreal) (T)
  190. Site of the Retiro and the Prado in Madrid (T)
  191. Sites funéraires et mémoriels de la Première Guerre mondiale (Front Ouest) (T)
  192. Sites mégalithiques de Carnac (T)
  193. St. George Fortified System (T)
  194. St. George Historic District (T)
  195. St.Georges Anglican Cathedral (T)
  196. Sultanats Historiques des Comores (T)
  197. Svalbard Archipelago (T)
  198. Taormina and Isola Bella (T)
  199. Tartus: la cité-Citadelle des Crois (T)
  200. The Ancient City of Apollonia (T)
  201. The Ancient Plovdiv (T)
  202. The Bodrum Castle (T)
  203. The broader region of Mount Olympus (T)
  204. The city of Bergamo (T)
  205. The concept of the lenticular historical town core of Kosice City (T)
  206. The Crusader Fortresses (T)
  207. The Fortress of Terezín (T)
  208. The forts of Rostaq and al-Hazm (T)
  209. The Galilee Journeys of Jesus & the Apostles (T)
  210. The Historic City of Dublin (T)
  211. The Historic Town of Gedi (T)
  212. The Industrial Complexes at Ostrava (T)
  213. The Marble Basin of Carrara (T)
  214. The Mediterranean Facet of the Pyrenees (France-Spain) (T)
  215. The Old Town of Jakarta (T)
  216. The Olive Grove Landscapes of Andalusia (T)
  217. The Porticoes of Bologna (T)
  218. The Tana Delta and Forests Complex (T)
  219. The Tara National Park with the Drina River Canyon (T)
  220. The Theatre and Aqueducts of the Ancient City of Aspendos (T)
  221. The Wine in Iberia (T)
  222. Thingvellir National Park (T)
  223. Thomas Jefferson Buildings (T)
  224. Tokaj Wine Region (T)
  225. Trakai Historical National Park (T)
  226. Troodos, Mt.Olympus (T)
  227. Tushpa/Van Fortress, the Mound and the Old City of Van (T)
  228. University City of Bogotá (T)
  229. University of Tehran (T)
  230. VIKING MONUMENTS AND SITES / Thingvellir National Park (T)
  231. Zadar - Episcopal complex (T)

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