World Heritage Sites

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 these sites. They've been chosen with strict criteria, so once a site is included in the list, you can be assured of its 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. 



1. Angkor


   2Puerto-Princesa Subterranean River National Park        

   3. Historic Town of Vigan          
   4. Baroque Churches of the Philippines
      a.) Paoay Church
      b.) San Agustin Church 
   5. Rice Terraces of the Philippine Cordilleras     

      a.) Batad Rice Terraces 

 6. Mount Hamiguitan Range Wildlife Sanctuary

   7. Sangiran Early Man Site
   8. Borobudur Temple Compounds


   9Historic City of Ayutthaya


  10.  Imperial Tombs of the Ming and Qing Dynasties 

 11. The Great Wall
 12. Imperial Palaces of the Ming and Qing Dynasties in Beijing and Shenyang (Forbidden City)

13.  Temple of Heaven: an Imperial Sacrificial Altar in Beijing
14.  Summer Palace, an Imperial Garden in Beijing
15. Wulingyuan Scenic and Historic Interest Area 
16. Mount Taishan
17. Historic Monuments of Dengfeng in “The Centre of Heaven and Earth” (Shaolin Temple)
18. Longmen Grottoes
19. Mausoleum of the First Qin Emperor (Terracotta Warriors)
20. Yungang Grottoes
21. Temple and Cemetery of Confucius and the Kong Family Mansion in Qufu   
      a.) Temple of Confucius
      b.) Kong Family Mansion
      d.) Cemetery of Confucius 

22.  Mountain Resort and its Outlying Temples, Chengde

        a.) Mountain Summer Resort
       b.) Puning Temple
       c.) Putuozongsheng Temple 


23.  Historic Centre of Macao


24. Hill Forts of Rajasthan
25. Fatehpur Sikri
26. Taj Mahal
27Agra Fort
28. The Jantar Mantar, Jaipur  


29. Historic Monuments of Ancient Kyoto (Kyoto, Uji and Otsu Cities) (Kiyomizu-dera)
30. Gusuku Sites and Related Properties of the Kingdom of Ryukyu


  1. wow!!! how nice! Pre! you have been to many heritage sites!!! That's one of a kind experience!