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City of Azúa de Compostela (T)

Zoë Sheng Chinese-Canadian in NZ - 09-Aug-19

City of Azúa de Compostela (T)

Clearly lacking the understanding of outstanding universal value, this is one of those sites that should be dismissed right away. I'm not an expert, I may just be missing the location and real value because until it is reviewed by an expert and inscribed there is little info available.

I tried to get such understanding from the museum but it was closed both times I drove through and the state of the locked lobby makes me think funding was cut and this had to closed a while ago. So I walked southwest a couple of blocks to find a pizzeria oops I mean ruined church and that's what you see on the picture. (I did get a pizza too not to waste all the time in this town)

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Parque Nacional Jaragua (T)

Zoë Sheng Chinese-Canadian in NZ - 07-Aug-19

Parque Nacional Jaragua (T)

Probably the best natural site in DR (although PN del Este/Isla Saona comes close the tourist crowds made it drop to second) and quite a stretch off any big city if coming from the east and even from big hotels. There are Eco lodges just outside the park but I knew arrival would be late so I picked the last hotel on the main road, got an early start and did both areas in one day.

The first one, Laguna de Oviedo, is close from Barahona and you could be satisfied with just coming here. It saves a ton of time driving towards Haiti, avoids the rough roads towards the end plus is cheaper and more rewarding for fauna

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Arte Rupestre Prehispanico en Republica Dominicana (T)

Zoë Sheng Chinese-Canadian in NZ - 05-Aug-19

Arte Rupestre Prehispanico en Republica Dominicana  (T)

Easily the best cultural site in the DR. I only visited the Pomier caves and don't know if the other caves are accessible). To get here you will need transportation but it is not far from Santo Domingo to make it an affordable ride. The last stretch to the park is through a mining area and don't trust Google map for any shortcut suggestions, follow the signs!

The entrance ticket is cheap but you are forced to take a guide from the looks of it. I would be interested to see what they would do if you just refuse and bring your own torch and walk inside.

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Historic zone of Basseterre (T)

Zoë Sheng Chinese-Canadian in NZ - 04-Aug-19

Historic zone of Basseterre (T)

Noone actually expects Basseterre to be inscribed, especially with such a horribly short document that sounds more like something taken from a brochure you picked up at the airport.

It is entirely possible to skip town. The "nice" resorts are to the east and the airport to the north. I stayed at a place to the west. Cruise ships are stopping right at the port though (with a second being built). I even took a bus into town, walked through the Independence Square area and then took another bus towards the airport. Was it worth it? Absolutely not, but no big deal because it is so quick to get it done.

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Antigua Naval Dockyard

Zoë Sheng Chinese-Canadian in NZ - 03-Aug-19

Antigua Naval Dockyard

History of the Caribbean is not in our curriculum, and I wonder if it is on any even in the Caribbean. The main thing people know is probably pirates, and maaaaybe that Columbus landed here instead of the main Americas continent. The importance of the Nelson dockyard is thus way beyond what I know and I need a lot of research for this site. In truth I didn't so maybe that's a big negative thing but also should I really need to spend so much extra time? In fact the site is proudly saying the dockyard is a great example of a British naval yard from the 18th century but the site is much more than that. 255 hectares of archeological sites. Only visiting the Nelson dockyard is thus not enough. Without transportation it is not ideal to get around though, not even the interpretation center

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Reviewed TWHS

  1. City of Azúa de Compostela (T)
  2. Parque Nacional Jaragua (T)
  3. Arte Rupestre Prehispanico en Republica Dominicana (T)
  4. Historic zone of Basseterre (T)
  5. Primeros Ingenios Coloniales Azucareros de América (T)
  6. The Glorious Kakatiya Temples and Gateways (T)
  7. Central Park (T)
  8. Sitio Arqueológico de la Villa La Isabela (T)
  9. Seville Heritage Park (T)
  10. White Sands National Monument (T)
  11. Bradyseism in the Flegrea Area (T)
  12. Minoan Palatial Centres (Knossos, Phaistos, Malia, Zakros, Kydonia) (T)
  13. Colchis Wetlands and Forests (T)
  14. Großglockner High Alpine Road / Großglockner Hochalpenstraße (T)
  15. Archipelago of la Maddalena and Islands of Bocche di Bonifacio (T)
  16. Greek Archaeological ensemble in Empúries, l'Escala, Girona (T)
  17. Priorat-Montsant-Siurana paysage agricole de la montagne méditerranéenne (T)
  18. Sites funéraires et mémoriels de la Première Guerre mondiale (Front Ouest) (Belgium) (T)
  19. The Neanderthal fossil sites of Wallonia (T)
  20. Hôpital Notre-Dame à La Rose - Lessines (T)
  21. Çanakkale (Dardanelles) and Gelibolu (Gallipoli) Battles Zones in the First World War (T)
  22. Dzongs: the centre of temporal and religious authorities (Punakha Dzong, Wangdue Phodrang Dzong, Paro Dzong, Trongsa Dzong and Dagana Dzong) (T)
  23. Early Farmsteads of the Cape Winelands (T)
  24. Ramagrama, the relic stupa of Lord Buddha (T)
  25. The monasteries of the Arab Desert and Wadi Natrun (T)
  26. Voormalige Nazorgkolonie en Sanatorium Zonnestraal (T)
  27. Sungai Buloh Leprosarium (T)
  28. The Hadrianic city of Italica (T)
  29. Huangguoshu Scenic Area (T)
  30. The Natural-Historical Landscape of Izeh (T)
  31. The Cultural Landscape of the Central Region in the Emirate of Sharjah (T)
  32. Sacred Sites associated with Phajo Drugom Zhigpo and his descendants (T)
  33. Augustow Canal (T)
  34. Sultan Bayezid II Complex: A Center of Medical Treatment (T)
  35. Aizanoi Antique City (T)
  36. Phra That Phanom, its related historic buildings and associated landscape (T)
  37. Ayvalık Industrial Landscape (T)
  38. Historic quarters and monuments of Rosetta/Rachid (T)
  39. Wooden Structures of Liao Dynasty - Wooden Pagoda of Yingxian County, Main Hall of Fengguo Monastery of Yixian County (T)
  40. ShuDao (T)
  41. Ngwenya Mines (T)
  42. Welwitschia Plains (T)
  43. Human Rights, Liberation Struggle and Reconciliation: Nelson Mandela Legacy Sites (T)
  44. Yıldız Palace Complex (T)
  45. Nuruosmaniye Complex (T)
  46. al Dimaniyyat Islands Nature Reserve (T)
  47. Alisadr Cave (T)
  48. Trans-Iranian Railway (T)
  49. Seljuk Caravanserais on the route from Denizli to Dogubeyazit (T)
  50. Hamoun Lake (T)
  51. Ras al Had Turtle Reserve and the Heritage Site of Ras al Jinz (T)
  52. The Persian House in Central plateau of Iran (T)
  53. Persian Caravanserai (T)
  54. The Collection of Historical Bridges (T)
  55. The Zandiyeh Ensemble of Fars Province (T)
  56. Zozan (T)
  57. Salt Domes of Iran (T)
  58. Asbads (windmill) of Iran (T)
  59. Group of Monuments at Mandu, Madhya Pradesh (T)
  60. Royal Manas National Park (RMNP) (T)
  61. Monuments and Forts of the Deccan Sultanate (T)
  62. Al Bidya Mosque (T)
  63. Evolution of Temple Architecture - Aihole-Badami- Pattadakal (T)
  64. Ekamra Kshetra - The Temple City, Bhubaneswar (T)
  65. Ancient Ruin of Drukgyel Dzong (T)
  66. Iconic Saree Weaving Clusters of India (T)
  67. Worship wooden architecture (17th -18th centuries) in Polesye (T)
  68. Tr’ondëk-Klondike (T)
  69. Gombak Selangor Quartz Ridge (T)
  70. Mining Historical Heritage (T)
  71. Mediterranean Wind Mills (T)
  72. Pharaon Island (T)
  73. Fagaloa Bay - Uafato Tiavea Conservation Zone (T)
  74. Ring of cenotes of Chicxulub Crater, Yucatan (T)
  75. Yukon Ice Patches (T)
  76. Limes Romanus - The Roman antique monuments on the Middle Danube (T)
  77. Prehistoric Cave Sites in Maros-Pangkep (T)
  78. Gaya Tumuli (T)
  79. The Ipolytartnóc Fossils (T)
  80. Kangjingun Kiln Sites (T)
  81. Ras Mohammed (T)
  82. Valle Salado de Añana (T)
  83. Qinghai Lake (T)
  84. The Wine in Iberia (T)
  85. Monastery of Santa María de La Rábida and the Columbus Memorial Places in Huelva (T)
  86. Amami-Oshima Island, Tokunoshima Island, the northern part of Okinawa Island and Iriomote Island (T)
  87. The Ancient Waterfront Towns in the South of Yangtze River (T)
  88. Vertical Vegetation Landscape and Volcanic Landscape in Changbai Mountain (T)
  89. SanFangQiXiang (T)
  90. Žatec – the Hops Town (T)
  91. Maijishan Scenic Spots (T)
  92. Kvetera Church (T)
  93. The Dunejec River Gorge in the Pieniny Mountains (T)
  94. Salterns (T)
  95. The Four Sacred Mountains as an Extension of Mt. Taishan (T)
  96. Ancient Porcelain Kiln Site in China: The Yue-Kiln Site at Shanglin Lake (T)
  97. The President Coolidge (T)
  98. Jinfushan Scenic Spot (T)
  99. Marine Protected Areas of American Samoa (T)
  100. The Complex of Yen Tu Monuments and Landscape (T)
  101. The Djavolja Varos (Devil's Town) Natural Landmark (T)
  102. Baiheliang Ancient Hydrological Inscription (T)
  103. Asuka-Fujiwara : Archaeological sites of Japan's Ancient Capitals and Related Properties (T)
  104. Stone Buddhas and Pagodas at Hwasun Unjusa Temple (T)
  105. Hua Shan Scenic Area (T)
  106. The Sado complex of heritage mines, primarily gold mines (T)
  107. The Alligator Sinensis Nature Reserve (T)
  108. Sites of Hongshan Culture: The Niuheliang Archaeological Site, the Hongshanhou Archaeological Site, and Weijiawopu Archa (T)