by Regin Reyno
According to Wikipedia, A UNESCO World Heritage Site is a place (such as a forest, mountain, lake, desert, monument building, complex, or city) that is listed by the UNESCO as of special cultural or physical significance.The list is maintained by the international World Heritage Programme administered by the UNESCO World Heritage Committee, composed of 21 state parties which are elected by their General Assembly.
Every country wants to have their tourist spots be listed in this, because it attracts tourism. Once a site or place be included in the list, a lot of people will visit it because of its cultural or natural significance. It becomes a major attraction-and the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has strict criteria for these. These can also be considered wonders of the world. There are three major categories. Cultural site, Natural Site, and Mixed Site. Mixed means, both Cultural and Natural.
Because my travel focuses on culture, nature, ministry, and adventure, I really love to visit these sites. And one of my travel goals is to visit as many as I can.
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
20. Fatehpur Sikri
21. Taj Mahal
|photo credit: Randel Dones|
France27. Strasbourg – Grande île
|photo credit: Ivan Sangcal|
28. Kremlin and Red Square, Moscow
29. Historic Centre of Saint Petersburg and Related Groups of Monuments