by Regin Reyno
According to Wikipedia, A World Heritage Site is a landmark or area which has been officially recognized by the United Nations, specifically by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). Sites are selected on the basis of having cultural, historical, scientific or some other form of significance, and they are legally protected by international treaties. UNESCO regards these sites as being important to the collective interests of humanity.
One of my travel goals is to visit as many of these sites as possible. They've been chosen with strict criteria, so once a site is included in the list, you can be assured of it's historical, cultural, and natural significance-thus making your travel more educational and fulfilling.
As of the moment, these are the UNESCO World Heritage Sites I have visited.
|photo credit: Franz Calipusan|
Philippines2. Puerto-Princesa Subterranean River National Park
3. Historic Town of Vigan
4. Baroque Churches of the Philippines
a. San Agustin Church
Indonesia5. Sangiran Early Man Site
6. Borobudur Temple Compounds
Thailand7. Historic City of Ayutthaya
|photo credit: Franz Calipuzan|
China8. Imperial Tombs of the Ming and Qing Dynasties
14. Mount Taishan
16. Longmen Grottoes
18. Yungang Grottoes
21. Fatehpur Sikri
22. Taj Mahal
|photo credit: Randel Dones|
France28. Strasbourg – Grande île
|photo credit: Ivan Sangcal|
29. Kremlin and Red Square, Moscow
30. Historic Centre of Saint Petersburg and Related Groups of Monuments