World Heritage Sites

by Regin Reyno

According to WikipediaUNESCO 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. 

Look for the World Heritage emblem



          1. Angkor
photo credit: Franz Calipusan


          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 






North Korea 



photo credit: Randel Dones 


          27. Strasbourg – Grande île
photo credit: Ivan Sangcal 


28. Kremlin and Red Square, Moscow

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


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


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