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UNESCO World Heritage SitesUNESCO World Heritage Sites were created in 1978 by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). They began designating important sites around the globe as part of an effort to preserve the world’s cultural and natural heritage. The current list of World Heritage Sites includes 1,092 properties as of 2019.

Since 2007 I have visited 350 World Heritage Sites and have documented each and every visit. For each world heritage site I visit, I try to make a purposeful and meaningful visit. I attempt to take at least one representative photo of every site.

The sites listed here are in the order which I visited them. In the case where a site I visited becomes a world heritage site after the fact, its place on the list is determined by when it was made a world heritage site, not when I visited. This is so I don’t have to constantly renumber everything, every year.

Every year the world heritage convention meets to vote on new sites. There are approximately 20 new World Heritage Sites created every year, which means I have to visit that many just to keep pace with the creation of new sites.

Contrary to some internet rumors, sites are not owned or controlled by the United Nations or UNESCO. National Parks and other historic sites are not owned by UNESCO or the UN. They are usually owned by the local government and a few are in private hands. Member states have to apply to have a site listed and no site can be listed without the approval of the host country. The only power which UNESCO has is to have a site delisted as a World Heritage Site, which has happened so far twice in its history.

With regards to the countries associated with each site, I am adopting what UNESCO nomenclature for consistency. If you have a political objection (i.e. Kosovo/Serbia or Israel/Palestine) bring it up to the World Heritage Committee.

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    UNESCO World Heritage Sites 2019

  1. United States UNESCO World Heritage Sites The 20th-Century Architecture of Frank Lloyd Wright

  2. UNESCO World Heritage Sites 2018

  3. World Heritage Sites in Saudi Arabia At-Turaif District of ad-Dir’iyah
  4. World Heritage Sites in Saudi Arabia Al-Hijr Archaeological Site (Madain Salih)
  5. UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Spain UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Slovenia Heritage of Mercury. Almadén and Idrija
  6. UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Spain Archaeological Ensemble of Mérida
  7. UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Spain Old Town of Cáceres
  8. UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Spain Royal Monastery of Santa María de Guadalupe
  9. UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Sri Lanka Central Highlands of Sri Lanka
  10. UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Sri Lanka Sacred City of Kandy
  11. UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Switzerland Lavaux, Vineyard Terraces
  12. UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Switzerland La Chaux-de-Fonds / Le Locle, Watchmaking Town Planning
  13. UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Switzerland Swiss Alps Jungfrau-Aletsch
  14. UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Switzerland Three Castles, Defensive Wall and Ramparts of the Market-Town of Bellinzona
  15. UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Switzerland UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Italy Monte San Giorgio
  16. UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Switzerland Benedictine Convent of St John at Müstair
  17. UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Switzerland UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Italy Rhaetian Railway in the Albula / Bernina Landscapes
  18. UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Switzerland Abbey of St Gall
  19. UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Switzerland Swiss Tectonic Arena Sardona
  20. UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Czechia Litomyšl Castle
  21. UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Czechia Holy Trinity Column in Olomouc
  22. UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Czechia Gardens and Castle at Kroměříž
  23. UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Czechia Lednice-Valtice Cultural Landscape
  24. UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Czechia Tugendhat Villa in Brno
  25. UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Czechia Jewish Quarter and St Procopius’ Basilica in Trebic
  26. UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Czechia Historic Centre of Telc
  27. UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Czechia Pilgrimage Church of St John of Nepomuk at Zelená Hora
  28. UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Czechia Kutná Hora: Historical Town Centre with the Church of St Barbara and the Cathedral of Our Lady at Sedlec
  29. UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Germany Bergpark Wilhelmshohe
  30. UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Germany Carolingian Westwork and Civitas Corvey
  31. UNESCO World Heritage Sites in France Routes of Santiago de Compostela in France9
  32. UNESCO World Heritage Sites in France Champagne Hillsides, Houses and Cellars
  33. UNESCO World Heritage Sites in France Cathedral of Notre Dame, Former Abbey of Saint-Remi and Palace of Tau, Reims
  34. UNESCO World Heritage Sites in France Amiens Cathedral
  35. UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Russia Historic Centre of Saint Petersburg and Related Groups of Monuments
  36. UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Estonia Historic Centre (Old Town) of Tallinn
  37. UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Latvia Historic Centre of Riga
  38. UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Lithuania Curonian Spit
  39. UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Lithuania Vilnius Historic Center
  40. UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Sweden UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Finland UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Belarus UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Norway UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Lithuania UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Latvia UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Estonia UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Russia UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Ukraine UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Moldova Struve Geodetic Arc
  41. UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Lithuania Kernavë Archeological Site
  42. UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Belarus Architectural, Residential and Cultural Complex of the Radziwill Family at Nesvizh
  43. UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Belarus Mir Castle Complex
  44. UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Croatia UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Bosnia and Herzegovina UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Montenegro UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Serbia Stecci Medieval Tombstone Graveyards

  45. UNESCO World Heritage Sites 2017

  46. UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Argentina Quebrada de Humahuaca
  47. UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Ecuador UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Argentina UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Chile UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Bolivia UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Colombia UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Peru Qhapaq Ñan
  48. UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Argentina Los Glaciares National Park
  49. UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Brazil Iguaçu National Park
  50. UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Argentina Iguazu National Park
  51. UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Norway Rjukan-Notodden Industrial Heritage Site
  52. UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Iceland Þingvellir National Park
  53. UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Italy UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Croatia UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Montenegro The Venetian Works of Defense Between 15th and 17th Centuries8
  54. UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Sweden Birka and Hovgården
  55. UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Sweden Royal Domain of Drottningholm
  56. UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Sweden Skogskyrkogården
  57. UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Sweden Engelsberg Ironworks
  58. UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Sweden Mining Area of the Great Copper Mountain in Falun
  59. UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Sweden The Decorated Farmhouses of Halsingland
  60. UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Sweden UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Finland High Coast / Kvarken Archipelago
  61. UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Palestine Palestine: Land of Olives and Vines – Cultural Landscape of Southern Jerusalem, Battir
  62. UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Palestine Birthplace of Jesus: Church of the Nativity and the Pilgrimage Route, Bethlehem
  63. UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Israel Incense Route – Desert Cities in the Negev
  64. UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Israel Caves of Maresha and Bet-Guvrin in the Judean Lowlands as a Microcosm of the Land of the Caves
  65. UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Israel Necropolis of Bet She’arim: A Landmark of Jewish Renewal
  66. UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Israel Biblical Tels – Megiddo, Hazor, Beer Sheba
  67. UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Israel Sites of Human Evolution at Mount Carmel: The Nahal Me’arot / Wadi el-Mughara Caves
  68. UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Belgium Plantin-Moretus House-Workshops-Museum Complex
  69. UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Belgium UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Switzerland UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Germany UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Argentina UNESCO World Heritage Sites in France UNESCO World Heritage Sites in India UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Japan The Architectural Work of Le Corbusier
  70. UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Belgium Stoclet House
  71. UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Belgium Flemish Beguinages
  72. UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Belgium UNESCO World Heritage Sites in France Belfries of Belgium and France
  73. UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Netherlands Van Nellefabriek

  74. UNESCO World Heritage Sites 2016

  75. UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Canada Mistaken Point
  76. UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Micronesia Nan Madol: Ceremonial Centre of Eastern Micronesia7
  77. UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Kazakhstan UNESCO World Heritage Sites in China UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Kyrgyzstan Silk Roads: the Routes Network of Chang’an-Tianshan Corridor
  78. UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Macedonia Natural and Cultural Heritage of the Ohrid Region
  79. UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Montenegro Durmitor National Park
  80. UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Bosnia and Herzegovina Mehmed Paša Sokolović Bridge in Višegrad
  81. UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Serbia Medieval Monuments in Kosovo
  82. UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Ethiopia Aksum
  83. UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Ethiopia Rock-Hewn Churches, Lalibela
  84. UNESCO World Heritage Sites in India Fatehpur Sikri
  85. UNESCO World Heritage Sites in India Taj Mahal
  86. UNESCO World Heritage Sites in India Agra Fort
  87. UNESCO World Heritage Sites in India Humayun’s Tomb, Delhi
  88. UNESCO World Heritage Sites in India Qutb Minar and its Monuments, Delhi
  89. UNESCO World Heritage Sites in India Red Fort Complex

  90. UNESCO World Heritage Sites 2015

  91. United States UNESCO World Heritage Sites San Antonio Missions
  92. UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Jordan Baptism Site “Bethany Beyond the Jordan”6
  93. UNESCO World Heritage Sites in France Mont-Saint-Michel and its Bay
  94. UNESCO World Heritage Sites in France Le Havre, the City Rebuilt by Auguste Perret
  95. UNESCO World Heritage Sites in France Bourges Cathedral
  96. United States UNESCO World Heritage Sites Monumental Earthworks of Poverty Point
  97. UNESCO World Heritage Sites in the Dominican Republic Colonial City of Santo Domingo
  98. UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Haiti National History Park – Citadel, Sans Souci, Ramiers
  99. UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Finland Fortress of Suomenlinna

  100. UNESCO World Heritage Sites 2014

  101. UNESCO World Heritage Sites in the UK Dorset and East Devon Coast
  102. UNESCO World Heritage Sites in the UK Cornwall and West Devon Mining Landscape
  103. UNESCO World Heritage Sites in the UK Blenheim Palace
  104. UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Greece Archaeological Site of Delphi
  105. UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Greece Old Town of Corfu
  106. UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Greece Meteora
  107. UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Greece Monasteries of Daphni, Hosios Loukas and Nea Moni of Chios
  108. UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Cyprus Painted Churches in the Troodos Region
  109. UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Cyprus Paphos
  110. UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Cyprus Choirokoitia
  111. UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Malta Ħal Saflieni Hypogeum
  112. UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Malta City of Valletta
  113. UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Malta Megalithic Temples of Malta
  114. UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Mexico Pre-Hispanic City of Chichen-Itza
  115. UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Canada Nahani National Park
  116. UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Canada Wood Buffalo National Park
  117. UNESCO World Heritage Sites in the UK Historic Town of St George and Related Fortifications, Bermuda
  118. UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Morocco Medina of Marrakesh
  119. UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Senegal Island of Gorée
  120. UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Ghana Forts and Castles, Volta, Greater Accra, Central and Western Regions
  121. UNESCO World Heritage Sites in South Africa Robben Island
  122. UNESCO World Heritage Sites in South Africa Vredefort Dome
  123. UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Zimbabwe UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Zambia Mosi-oa-Tunya / Victoria Falls
  124. UNESCO World Heritage Sites in South Africa Fossil Hominid Sites of South Africa
  125. UNESCO World Heritage Sites in South Africa Mapungubwe Cultural Landscape
  126. UNESCO World Heritage Sites in South Africa iSimangaliso Wetland Park
  127. UNESCO World Heritage Sites in South Africa UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Lesotho Maloti-Drakensberg Park

  128. UNESCO World Heritage Sites 2013

  129. UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Australia Australian Fossil Mammal Sites, Riversleigh/Naracoorte
  130. UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Namibia Twyfelfontein or /Ui-//aes
  131. UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Namibia Namib Sand Sea
  132. UNESCO World Heritage Sites in the UK Canterbury Cathedral, St Augustine’s Abbey, and St Martin’s Church
  133. UNESCO World Heritage Sites in the UK Blaenavon Industrial Landscape
  134. UNESCO World Heritage Sites in the UK Giant’s Causeway and Causeway Coast
  135. UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Ireland Sceilg Mhichíl
  136. UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Canada Red Bay Basque Whaling Station
  137. UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Mexico Historic Monuments Zone of Tlacotalpan
  138. UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Barbados Historic Bridgetown and its Garrison
  139. UNESCO World Heritage Sites in St. Lucia Pitons Management Area
  140. UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Dominica Morne Trois Pitons National Park
  141. UNESCO World Heritage Sites in St. Kitts and NevisBrimstone Hill Fortress National Park
  142. UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Italy Villa Adriana
  143. UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Italy Villa d’Este
  144. UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Italy Costiera Amalfitana
  145. UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Italy 18th-Century Royal Palace at Caserta with the Park, the Aqueduct of Vanvitelli, and the San Leucio Complex
  146. UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Italy Historic Centre of San Gimignano
  147. UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Italy Mantua and Sabbioneta
  148. UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Italy City of Vicenza and the Palladian Villas of the Veneto
  149. UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Italy City of Verona
  150. UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Italy Early Christian Monuments of Ravenna
  151. UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Italy Ferrara, City of the Renaissance, and its Po Delta
  152. UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Italy Cathedral, Torre Civica and Piazza Grande, Modena
  153. UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Jordan Um er-Rasas (Kastrom Mefa’a)
  154. UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Jordan Quseir Amra
  155. UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Montenegro Natural and Culturo-Historical Region of Kotor
  156. UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Bosnia and Herzegovina Old Bridge Area of the Old City of Mostar
  157. UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Croatia Historical Complex of Split with the Palace of Diocletian
  158. UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Croatia Stari Grad Plain
  159. UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Croatia Historic City of Trogir
  160. UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Croatia The Cathedral of St James in Šibenik
  161. UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Croatia Plitvice Lakes National Park
  162. UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Germany UNESCO World heritage Sites in Poland Muskauer Park/Park Mużakowski
  163. UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Germany Garden Kingdom of Dessau-Wörlitz
  164. UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Germany Collegiate Church, Castle, and Old Town of Quedlinburg
  165. UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Germany Mines of Rammelsberg, Historic Town of Goslar and Upper Harz Water Management System
  166. UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Germany Fagus Factory in Alfeld
  167. UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Germany St Mary’s Cathedral and St Michael’s Church at Hildesheim
  168. UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Germany Würzburg Residence with the Court Gardens and Residence Square
  169. UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Germany Town of Bamberg
  170. UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Germany Margravial Opera House Bayreuth
  171. UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Germany Old town of Regensburg with Stadtamhof
  172. UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Germany Pilgrimage Church of Wies
  173. UNESCO World Heritage Sites in France UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Germany UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Italy UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Austria UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Switzerland UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Slovenia Prehistoric Pile dwellings around the Alps
  174. UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Germany Monastic Island of Reichenau
  175. UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Germany Maulbronn Monastery Complex
  176. UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Germany Speyer Cathedral
  177. UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Germany Abbey and Altenmünster of Lorsch
  178. UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Germany Messel Pit Fossil Site
  179. UNESCO World Heritage Sites in the UK UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Germany Frontiers of the Roman Empire
  180. UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Germany Völklingen Ironworks
  181. UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Germany Roman Monuments, Cathedral of St Peter and Church of Our Lady in Trier
  182. UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Germany Upper Middle Rhine Valley
  183. UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Germany Aachen Cathedral
  184. UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Germany Zollverein Coal Mine Industrial Complex in Essen
  185. UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Germany Town Hall and Roland on the Marketplace of Bremen
  186. UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Germany Hanseatic City of Lübeck
  187. UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Germany Historic Centres of Stralsund and Wismar
  188. UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Germany UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Slovakia UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Ukraine UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Austria UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Belgium UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Bulgaria UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Croatia UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Italy UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Romania UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Slovenia UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Spain Ancient and Primeval Beech Forests of the Carpathians and Other Regions of Europe
  189. UNESCO World heritage Sites in Poland Kalwaria Zebrzydowska: the Mannerist Architectural and Park Landscape Complex and Pilgrimage Park
  190. UNESCO World heritage Sites in Poland Wooden Churches of Southern Little Poland
  191. UNESCO World heritage Sites in Poland Wieliczka Salt Mine
  192. UNESCO World heritage Sites in Poland Auschwitz Birkenau German Nazi Concentration and Extermination Camp
  193. UNESCO World heritage Sites in Poland Cracow’s Historic Centre
  194. UNESCO World heritage Sites in Poland Historic Center of Warsaw
  195. UNESCO World heritage Sites in Guatemala Antigua Guatemala
  196. UNESCO World heritage Sites in Guatemala Tikal National Park
  197. UNESCO World heritage Sites in Guatemala Archaeological Park and Ruins of Quirigua
  198. UNESCO World heritage Sites in Honduras Maya Site of Copan
  199. UNESCO World heritage Sites in El Salvador Joya de Cerén Archaeological Site
  200. UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Costa Rica UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Panama Talamanca Range-La Amistad Reserves / La Amistad National Park
  201. UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Costa Rica Area de Conservación Guanacaste

  202. UNESCO World Heritage Sites 2012

  203. UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Canada Landscape of Grand Pré
  204. UNESCO World Heritage Sites in the UK Stonehenge, Avebury and Associated Sites
  205. UNESCO World Heritage Sites in the UK City of Bath
  206. UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Morocco Medina of Tétouan
  207. UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Spain Cathedral, Alcázar and Archivo de Indias in Seville
  208. UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Spain Historic Centre of Cordoba
  209. UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Spain Alhambra, Generalife and Albayzín, Granada
  210. UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Spain Renaissance Monumental Ensembles of Úbeda and Baeza
  211. UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Mexico Sian Ka’an
  212. UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Sweden Varberg Radio Station
  213. UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Sweden Rock Carvings in Tanum
  214. UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Indonesia Cultural Landscape of Bali Province5
  215. UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Palau Rock Islands Southern Lagoon4
  216. UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Canada SGang Gwaay
  217. UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Australia Lord Howe Islands Group
  218. UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Australia Australian Convict Sites
  219. UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Belize Belize Barrier Reef Reserve System

  220. UNESCO World Heritage Sites 2011

  221. UNESCO World Heritage Sites in the UK Old and New Towns of Edinburgh
  222. UNESCO World Heritage Sites in the UK New Lanark
  223. UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Ireland Archaeological Ensemble of the Bend of the Boyn
  224. UNESCO World Heritage Sites in the UK Castles and Town Walls of King Edward in Gwynedd
  225. UNESCO World Heritage Sites in the UK Pontcysyllte Aqueduct and Canal
  226. UNESCO World Heritage Sites in the UK Liverpool – Maritime Mercantile City
  227. UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Germany Berlin Modernism Housing Estates
  228. UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Germany Museumsinsel (Museum Island), Berlin
  229. UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Germany Palaces and Parks of Potsdam and Berlin
  230. UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Germany Luther Memorials in Eisleben and Wittenberg
  231. UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Germany Dresden Elbe Valley3
  232. UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Germany Bauhaus and its Sites in Weimar and Dessau
  233. UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Germany Classical Weimar
  234. UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Germany Wartburg Castle
  235. UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Germany Cologne Cathedral
  236. UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Germany Castles of Augustusburg and Falkenlust
  237. UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Netherlands Rietveld Schröderhuis (Rietveld Schröder House)
  238. UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Netherlands Seventeenth-century canal ring area of Amsterdam inside the Singelgracht
  239. UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Ecuador City of Quito
  240. UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Ecuador Galapagos Islands
  241. UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Mexico Islands and Protected Areas of the Gulf of California
  242. UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Spain Garajonay National Park
  243. UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Spain Teide National Park
  244. UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Spain San Cristóbal de La Laguna
  245. UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Spain Archaeological Ensemble of Tarraco
  246. UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Spain Catalan Romanesque Churches of the Vall de Boí
  247. UNESCO World Heritage Sites in AndorraMadriu-Perafita-Claror Valley
  248. UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Spain Poblet Monastery
  249. UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Jordan Wadi Rum Protected Area2
  250. UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Australia Ningaloo Coast1
  251. United States UNESCO World Heritage Sites UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Canada Kluane / Wrangell-St Elias / Glacier Bay / Tatshenshini-Alsek
  252. UNESCO World Heritage Sites in TurkeyHistoric Areas of Istanbul
  253. UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Bulgaria Boyana Church
  254. UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Romania Villages with Fortified Churches in Transylvania
  255. UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Romania Historic Center of Sighisora
  256. UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Hungary Budapest, including the Banks of the Danube, the Buda Castle Quarter and Andrássy Avenue
  257. UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Switzerland Old City of Berne
  258. UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Italy Portovenere, Cinque Terre, and the Islands (Palmaria, Tino and Tinetto)
  259. UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Italy Historic Centre of Naples
  260. UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Italy Archaeological Areas of Pompei, Herculaneum and Torre Annunziata
  261. UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Croatia Old City of Dubrovnik
  262. UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Austria Palace and Gardens of Schonbrunn
  263. UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Austria Historic Center of Vienna
  264. UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Czechia Historic Centre of Ceský Krumlov
  265. UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Czechia Holašovice Historical Village Reservation
  266. UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Czechia Historic Center of Prague
  267. United States UNESCO World Heritage Sites La Fortaleza and San Juan National Historic Site in Puerto Rico

  268. UNESCO World Heritage Sites 2010

  269. UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Netherlands Historic Area of Willemstad, Inner City and Harbour
  270. UNESCO World Heritage Sites in South Africa Cape Floral Region Protected Areas
  271. UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Canada Rideau Canal
  272. UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Canada Historic District of Old Quebec
  273. UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Canada Miguasha National Park
  274. UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Canada L’Anse aux Meadows
  275. UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Canada Gros Morne National Park
  276. UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Canada Old Town Lunenburg
  277. UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Canada Joggins Fossil Cliffs
  278. United States UNESCO World Heritage Sites Independence Hall
  279. United States UNESCO World Heritage Sites Monticello and the University of Virginia in Charlottesville
  280. UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Spain Palau de la Música Catalana and Hospital de Sant Pau, Barcelona
  281. UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Spain Works of Antoni Gaudí
  282. UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Spain Vizcaya Bridge
  283. UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Spain Palmeral of Elche
  284. UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Spain La Lonja de la Seda de Valencia

  285. UNESCO World Heritage Sites 2009

  286. United States UNESCO World Heritage Sites Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site
  287. United States UNESCO World Heritage Sites Mammoth Cave National Park
  288. United States UNESCO World Heritage Sites Great Smoky Mountains National Park
  289. United States UNESCO World Heritage Sites Everglades National Park
  290. United States UNESCO World Heritage Sites Carlsbad Caverns National Park
  291. United States UNESCO World Heritage Sites Pueblo de Taos
  292. United States UNESCO World Heritage Sites Chaco Culture
  293. United States UNESCO World Heritage Sites Mesa Verde National Park
  294. United States UNESCO World Heritage Sites Grand Canyon National Park
  295. United States UNESCO World Heritage Sites Yosemite National Park
  296. United States UNESCO World Heritage Sites Redwood National Park
  297. United States UNESCO World Heritage Sites Olympic National Park
  298. UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Canada Canadian Rocky Mountain Parks
  299. UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Canada Dinosaur Provincial Park
  300. UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Canada Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump
  301. United States UNESCO World Heritage Sites UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Canada Glacier/Waterton National Park
  302. United States UNESCO World Heritage Sites Yellowstone National Park
  303. United States UNESCO World Heritage Sites Statue of Liberty
  304. UNESCO World Heritage Sites in the UK Westminster Abby and St. Margaret’s Church
  305. UNESCO World Heritage Sites in the UK Kew Gardens
  306. UNESCO World Heritage Sites in the UK Tower of London
  307. UNESCO World Heritage Sites in the UK Martime Greenwich
  308. UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Netherlands Defence Line of Amsterdam
  309. UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Netherlands Beemster Polder
  310. UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Netherlands UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Germany The Wadden Sea
  311. UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Netherlands D.F. Wouda Steam Pumping Station
  312. UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Netherlands Schokland and Surroundings
  313. UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Netherlands Mill Network at Kinderdijk
  314. UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Belgium Historic Centre of Brugge
  315. UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Belgium Major Town Houses of the Architect Victor Horta
  316. UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Belgium La Grand-Place, Brussels
  317. UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Luxembourg City of Luxembourg: its Old Quarters and Fortifications
  318. UNESCO World Heritage Sites in France Palace and Park of Versailles
  319. UNESCO World Heritage Sites in France Paris, Banks of the Seine
  320. UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Italy Residences of the Royal House of Savoy
  321. UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Italy Botanical Garden (Orto Botanico), Padua
  322. UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Italy Venice and its Lagoon
  323. UNESCO World Heritage Sites in San Marino San Marino Historic Centre and Mount Titano
  324. UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Italy Historic Centre of Siena
  325. UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Italy Piazza del Duomo, Pisa
  326. UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Italy Historic Center of Florence
  327. UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Vatican City Vatican City
  328. UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Vatican City UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Italy Historic Centre of Rome, the Properties of the Holy See in that City Enjoying Extraterritorial Rights and San Paolo Fuori le Mura
  329. UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Greece Acropolis, Athens
  330. UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Israel Bahá’i Holy Places in Haifa and the Western Galilee
  331. UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Israel Old City of Acre
  332. UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Israel White City of Tel Aviv – The Modernist Movement
  333. UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Israel UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Palestine Old City of Jerusalem and its Walls
  334. UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Israel Masada
  335. UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Jordan Petra
  336. UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Egypt Saint Catherine Area
  337. UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Egypt Ancient Thebes with its Necropolis
  338. UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Egypt Nubian Monuments from Abu Simbel to Philae
  339. UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Egypt Memphis and its Necropolis – the Pyramid Fields from Giza to Dahshur
  340. UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Egypt Historic Cairo
  341. UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Bahrain Qal’at al-Bahrain
  342. UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Oman Bahla Fort

  343. UNESCO World Heritage Sites 2008

  344. UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Thailand Historic City of Ayutthaya
  345. UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Thailand Historic Town of Sukhothai and Associated Historic Towns
  346. UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Thailand Ban Chiang Archeology Site
  347. UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Laos Town of Luang Prabang
  348. UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Vietnam Ha Long Bay
  349. UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Vietnam Complex of Hué Monuments
  350. UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Vietnam Hoi An Ancient City
  351. UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Vietnam My Son Sanctuary
  352. UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Cambodia Temple of Preah Vihear
  353. UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Cambodia Angkor
  354. UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Malaysia Historic Cities of the Straight of Malacca
  355. UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Australia Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
  356. UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Australia Shark Bay, Western Australia
  357. UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Australia Purnululu National Park
  358. UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Australia Kakadu National Park
  359. UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Australia Wet Tropics of Queensland
  360. UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Australia Great Barrier Reef
  361. UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Australia Fraser Island
  362. UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Australia Gondwana Rainforests
  363. UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Australia Tasmanian Wilderness
  364. UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Australia Sydney Opera House
  365. UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Australia Blue Mountains Area
  366. UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Australia Willandra Lakes Region
  367. UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Australia Royal Exhibition Building and Carlton Gardens
  368. UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Indonesia Sangiran Early Man Site
  369. UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Indonesia Prambanan Temple Compound
  370. UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Indonesia Borobudur Temple Compound
  371. UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Malaysia Kinabalu National Park
  372. UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Malaysia Gunung Mulu National Park

  373. UNESCO World Heritage Sites 2007

  374. UNESCO World Heritage Sites in China Historic Center of Macau
  375. UNESCO World Heritage Sites in South Korea Hwaseong Fortress
  376. UNESCO World Heritage Sites in South Korea Jongmyo Shrine
  377. UNESCO World Heritage Sites in South Korea Changdeokgung Palace Complex
  378. UNESCO World Heritage Sites in South Korea Seokguram Grotto and Bulguksa Temple
  379. UNESCO World Heritage Sites in South Korea Gyeongju Historic Area
  380. UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Japan Shrines and Temples of Nikko
  381. UNESCO World Heritage Sites in JapanHistoric Monuments of Ancient Nara
  382. UNESCO World Heritage Sites in JapanBuddhist Monuments in the Horyu-ji Area
  383. UNESCO World Heritage Sites in JapanHistoric Monuments of Ancient Kyoto
  384. UNESCO World Heritage Sites in JapanHimeji-Jo
  385. UNESCO World Heritage Sites in JapanItsukushima Shrine
  386. UNESCO World Heritage Sites in JapanHiroshima Peace Garden
  387. UNESCO World Heritage Sites in JapanYakushima
  388. UNESCO World Heritage Sites in JapanGusuku Sites and Related Properties of the Kingdom of Ryukyu
  389. UNESCO World Heritage Sites in the Philippines Puerto-Princesa Subterranean River National Park
  390. UNESCO World Heritage Sites in the Philippines Historic Town of Vigan
  391. UNESCO World Heritage Sites in the Philippines Rice Terraces of the Philippine Cordilleras
  392. UNESCO World Heritage Sites in the Philippines Baroque Churches of the Philippines
  393. UNESCO World Heritage Sites in the Solomon Islands East Rennell
  394. UNESCO World Heritage Sites in New Zealand Te Wahipounamu
  395. UNESCO World Heritage Sites in New Zealand Tongariro National Park
  396. UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Chile Rapa Nui National Park
  397. United States UNESCO World Heritage Sites Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

Upcoming World Heritage Site Visits


UNESCO World Heritage Sites I Need to Revisit

Given the nature of cultural preservation, not every site visit I make is ideal. Sometimes a building is under renovation which prevents me from making a proper visit to the site. There are a small number of sites which I feel the need to revisit in the future because my first visit was sub-par.

  • Abbey and Altenmünster of Lorsch (Germany) During my visit, most of the Abbey was being worked on. There was scaffolding everywhere and it was impossible to get a decent representative photo. There were other parts of the site I was able to visit, mostly ruins of churches with nothing but the outline of the walls in the ground, but the main attraction is the abbey. I’d like to return when the restoration is complete and make a proper visit.
  • Margravial Opera House Bayreuth (Germany) The opera house is actually a rather important and interesting building. Unfortunately, I was only able to see the facade of the building as the entire interior was being renovated. As the real beauty and attraction is the interior, I’ll have to return to see it once it is finished.

Footnotes

  1. I visited the Ningaloo Reef in 2008 during my trip to Australia. It became a UNESCO World Heritage Site in June 2011.
  2. I visited Wadi Rum in 2009. It became a UNESCO World Heritage Site in June 2011.
  3. The Dresden Elbe Valley was removed from the UNESCO list in 2009 because of the construction of a highway. I have decided to keep it on my list because I strongly disagree with the decision to remove it.
  4. I visited the Rock Islands of Palau in 2007. It became a UNESCO World Heritage Site in July 2012.
  5. I visited Bali in 2008. It became a UNESCO World Heritage Site in July 2012.
  6. I visited the Baptism Site in Jordan in 2013. It became a World Heritage Site in July 2015.
  7. I visited Nan Modal in 2007. It became a World Heritage Site in July 2016
  8. I visited The Venetian Works of Defense in Kotor and Zadar on several trips. It was added to the World Heritage list in 2017.
  9. After visiting three different sites which are part of the property, all of which are World Heritage Sites in their own right, I considered this visited.