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 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. 

Look for the World Heritage emblem



          1. Angkor


          2Puerto-Princesa Subterranean River National Park

          3. Historic Town of Vigan
          4. Baroque Churches of the Philippines

a. San Agustin Church

b. Paoay Church


         5. Sangiran Early Man Site

        6. Borobudur Temple Compounds


 7. Historic City of Ayutthaya
photo credit: Franz Calipuzan 


8. Imperial Tombs of the Ming and Qing Dynasties 

17. Mausoleum of the First Qin Emperor (Terracotta Warriors)

a. Temple of Confucius, Qufu

b. Kong Family Mansion 

c. Cemetery of Confucius 

a. Bishu Shanzhuang (Mountain Resort)

b. Puning Temple 

c. Putuo Zongcheng Temple 






North Korea 

South Korea 

30. Bagan



photo credit: Randel Dones 


          34. Strasbourg – Grande île


35. Kremlin and Red Square, Moscow

36. Historic Centre of Saint Petersburg and Related Groups of Monuments



39. Vizcaya Bridge

  Holy See 

South America



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


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