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Bradyseism in the Flegrea Area (T)

Zoë Sheng Chinese-Canadian in NZ - 13-Jun-19

Bradyseism in the Flegrea Area (T)

This proposed entry has nothing to do with worshipping Tom Brady but that might have a higher chance to get inscribed.

Just outside Naples, far enough to be away from the crazy driving, narrow roads and honking vespas, is the Archeological Park of Pausilypon. You need to make a reservation to visit the park and I stood in front of the gate not knowing how to continue to my actual destination: Gaiola.

I found a small alley without any sign that looked like it was going the right way and surely after 10min I stood at the seaside. A dirty beach greeted me in the heat. Walk around it and there is a guarded entrance to the islands. If you want to go swimming here you need to pay a small fee and present an ID

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Minoan Palatial Centres (Knossos, Phaistos, Malia, Zakros, Kydonia) (T)

Zoë Sheng Chinese-Canadian in NZ - 12-Jun-19

Minoan Palatial Centres (Knossos, Phaistos, Malia, Zakros, Kydonia) (T)

Can you believe Knossos is still not world heritage? Can you believe none of the sites in Crete are world heritage? Can you believe Greece favors Spinalonga, a leper colony, over this?! Finally, can you believe the entrance is €15 or €16 with the museum! (also can you believe an elderly Israeli couple tried to get a free entry due their nation being in the Eurovision contest lol)

Unfortunately without a guide there is very little to see at the site. Sure you see the famous half broken fresco of the minotaur, the red columns, lots of crumbled remains of a once fancy palace. You get to see more statues in the museum which in the end is a more worthy visit. There are other places on the tentative list for this entry but I would consider Knossos the main one.

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Colchis Wetlands and Forests (T)

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

I visited Kolkheti on my way to northwest Georgia (Abkhazia and Svaneti). By visited I more or less mean taking a stroll next to lake Paliastomi that borders it. There is actually no way to get into the park at the moment which is great for protection but surely a blow for anyone wanting to visit it. The location just off the Black Sea is great for birds. The area around the park is rather dirty and poor, with Poti being a major port and lots of trucks coming and going (it reminds me of the Bangladesh entry point of the Sundarbans - you will know what I mean if you see it). If this were not on the nominated list I would not drive down to Poti. The road was also under construction and took an extra hour to drive around.

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Großglockner High Alpine Road / Großglockner Hochalpenstraße (T)

Zoë Sheng Chinese-Canadian in NZ - 24-May-19

Großglockner High Alpine Road / Großglockner Hochalpenstraße (T)

The road is set to be inscribed either this year or the upcoming ones. I am not surprised it gets an inscription due to the abundance of butterflies in the region.

There was one stop to see many of those but the other stops were closed. They also looked like needing a lot of refurbishing. Thus the main stop for the crowds is the glacier and they provide ample free parking. With proper equipment you can even hike to the glacier and back. One look at the howling tunnel and you will not want to hike there ;)

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Archipelago of la Maddalena and Islands of Bocche di Bonifacio (T)

Zoë Sheng Chinese-Canadian in NZ - 18-May-19

Archipelago of la Maddalena and Islands of Bocche di Bonifacio (T)

I'm always up for a marine reserve. A lot more waters need protection. Most people don't realize that if the seas are screwed up the rest will go with it. A lot of oxygen comes from the ocean plants, marine life is the core of the planet and it's not just a piece of blue water. With my eco speech out of the way, I only went to the underwaters of Italy and not in France. The cliffs or Bonifacio are great but I assume the marine life is similar seeing that they are in close proximity. I took a day trip to Maddalena which I don't think should be included as half the island is a town. Immediately I moved on to Caprera via a small road plus bridge. The entire island is a national park - great! I stopped at the first long beach and snorkeled around. It's pretty but I cannot speak for unique

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Reviewed TWHS

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