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




Asia

      Cambodia

          1. Angkor




       Philippines

          2Puerto-Princesa Subterranean River National Park

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

a. San Agustin Church

b. Paoay Church


      Indonesia        

         5. Sangiran Early Man Site





        6. Borobudur Temple Compounds




         Thailand 

 7. Historic City of Ayutthaya
photo credit: Franz Calipuzan 

China

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 



Macau


 

  India






 
 
 

 Japan


North Korea 


South Korea 

Europe


      Estonia

photo credit: Randel Dones 




       France

          31. Strasbourg – Grande île


       
      Russia 

32. Kremlin and Red Square, Moscow



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


   Italy 



  Spain 

36. Vizcaya Bridge


  Holy See 

2 comments:

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

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