My UNESCO World Heritage Site List

IMG_0411UNESCO stands for United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization.  Hence the name, UNESCO World Heritage Sites are places that have special cultural or physical significance.  Some examples are forests, lakes, landmarks, islands, monuments, buildings, cities, etc.
As of May 2015, there are 1007 official UNESCO sites listed on their website.  I have been to 53 of them.  Here is my list:

Austria
-Palace and Gardens of Schonbrunn
-Historic Centre of Vienna

Bosnia
-old bridge area of the old city of Mostar

Cambodia
-Angkor Temples

China
-Great Wall

Croatia
-historical complex of split
-old city of Dubrovnik

Czech Republic
-Historic center of Prague
-Kutna Kora town center
-Tugendhat Villa in Brno
-Jewish Quarter in Trebic

Estonia
-Old Town of Tallinn

Germany
-Palaces and parks of Berlin
-Museum Island in Berlin

Greece
-Acropolis Athens

Hungary
-Budapest banks of the Danube and Castle Quarter

Israel
-white city of Tel Aviv
-Masada
-Jerusalem Old City

Italy
-Historic Center of Rome
-Historic Center of Florence
-Venice and its Lagoon
-Vatican

India
– Agra Fort
– Taj Mahal
– Churches of Goa
– Qutab Minar in Delhi
– Mountain Railways of India
– Red Fort Complex
– Jantar Mantar, Jaipur
– Hill forts of Rajasthan

Netherlands
-Defense Line of Amsterdam

Norway
-Bryggen
-West Norwegian Fjords

Philippines
-Baroque Churches of the Philippines

Poland
-Historic Center of Krakow
-Auschwitz Birkenau

Portugal
-Monastery of the Hieronymites and Tower of Belem

South Korea
-Jongmyo Shrine
-Hwaseong Fortress
-Historic Villages of Korea

Spain
-works of Antoni Gaudi

Sri Lanka
-Old Town of Galle
-Sacred city of Kandy
-Central Highlands of Sri Lanka

Switzerland
– Swiss Alps

Turkey
-historic areas of Istanbul

USA
-Yellowstone national park
-Grand canyon
-Independence hall
-Redwood national park
-Great Smoky Mountains national Park
-Statue of Liberty

Which ones have you been to?

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