World Heritage Week

Posted: December 10, 2008    Categories: Site News

In honor of visiting my 50th World Heritage Site, I will be posting several articles in the coming days listing my favorite and least favorite sites visited on my trip.

Starting today I will also be featuring the World Heritage sites which I’ve visited as my next 50 daily photos. (Actually, by the time I’m done, there will probably be around 53).

Here is the complete list for those of you keeping score:

#1 Volcanoes National Park – Hawaii
#2 Rapa Nui National Park – Easter Island, Chile
#3 Tongarirro National Park – New Zealand
#4 Te Wahipounamu – New Zealand
#5 East Rennell – Solomon Islands
#6 Baroque Churches of the Philippines
#7 Rice Terraces of Banaue – Philippines
#8 Town of Vigan – Philippines
#9 Puerto-Princesa Subterranean River National Park – Philippines
#10 Gusuku Sites and Related Properties of the Kingdom of Ryukyu – Okinawa, Japan
#11 Yakushima – Japan
#12 Hiroshima Peace Park – Japan
#13 Itsukushima Shinto Shrine – Japan
#14 Himeji Castle – Japan
#15 Monuments of Ancient Kyoto – Japan
#16 Buddhist Monuments in the Horyu-ji Area – Japan
#17 Monuments of Ancient Nara – Japan
#18 Shrines and Temples of Nikko – Japan
#19 Gyeongju Historic Areas – South Korea
#20 Seokguram Grotto and Bulguksa Temple – South Korea
#21 Changdeokgung Palace Complex – South Korea
#22 Jongmyo Shrine – South Korea
#23 Hwaseong Fortress – South Korea
#24 Historic Center of Macau
#25 Gungung Mulu National Park – Malaysia
#26 Kinabalu National Park- Malaysia
#27 Borobudur Temple Compound – Indonesia
#28 Prambanan Temple Compound- Indonesia
#29 Sangiran Early Man Site – Indonesia
#30 Royal Exhibition Building and Carlton Gardens – Australia
#31 Willandra Lakes Region – Australia
#32 Blue Mountains Area – Australia
#33 Sydney Opera House – Australia
#34 Tasmanian Wilderness – Australia
#35 Gondwana Rainforests of Australia
#36 Fraser Island – Australia
#37 Wet Tropics of Queensland – Australia
#38 Great Barrier Reef – Australia
#39 Kakadu National Park – Australia
#40 Purnululu National Park- Australia
#41 Shark Bay – Australia
#42 Uluru/Kata-Tjuta National Park – Australia
#43 George Town: Historic Cities of the Straits of Malacca – Malaysia
#44 Angkor – Cambodia
#45 Temple of Preah Vihear – Cambodia
#46 My Son Sanctuary – Vietnam
#47 Hoi An Ancient Town – Vietnam
#48 Complex of Hue Monuments – Vietnam
#49 Ha Long Bay – Vietnam
#50 Town of Luang Prabang – Laos

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