UNESCO World Heritage Bucket List

After reading an article about the 25 new inscriptions to the UNESCO World Heritage List I decided to visit the places on the list that seems the most interesting before I die, so here it goes, my UNESCO World Heritage Bucket List:

Afghanistan
– Minaret and Remains of Jam

Algeria
– Djémelia
– Tassili n’Ajjer

Argentina
– Iguazu National Park
– Cueva de las Manos, Río Pinturas
– Ischigualasto / Talampaya Natural Parks

Australia
– Great Barrier Reef
– Lord Howe Island Group
– Gondwana Rainforests of Australia
– Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
– Fraser Island
– Sydney Opera House

Austria
– Prehistoric Pile dwellings around the Alps

Azerbaijan
– Gobustan Rock Art Cultural Landscape

Bangladesh
– The Buddhist Vihara at Paharpur

Barbados
– Bridgetown and its Garrison

Bolivia
– Fuerte de Samaipata
– Noel Kempff Mercado National Park

Botswana
– Tsodilo

Brazil
– Serra da Capivara National Park

Cambodia
– Angkor

Canada
– Canadian Rocky Mountains

Chile
– Rapa Nui Island

China
– The Forbidden City
– Mausoleum of the First Qin Emperor
– The Great Wall
– Temple and Cemetery of Confucius and the Kong Family Mansion in Qufu
– Leshan Giant Buddha
– Longmen Grottoes
– Wolong, Mt Siguniang and Jiajin Mountains (Giant Panda sanctuaries)

Columbia
– Los Katíos National Park

Croatia
– Palace of Diocletian (check)

Egypt
– Memphis and its Necropolis – the Pyramid Fields from Giza to Dahshur
– Nubian Monuments from Abu Simbel to Philae

Ethiopia
– Tiya
– Fasil Ghebbi
– Aksum

France
– Chartres Cathedral
– Caves of the Vézère Valley
– Cathedral of Notre-Dame
– Fortified City of Carcassonne

Gambia
– Kunta Kinteh Island

Greece
– Acropolis
– Meteora
– Olympia

Guatemala
– Archaeological Park and Ruins of Quirigua

Honduras
– Maya Site of Copan

India
– Taj Mahal

Indonesia
– Prambanan Temple Compounds
– Sangiran Early Man Site

Iran
– Persepolis
– Tchogha Zanbil
– The Persian Garden

Italy
– Piazza del Duomo
Venice (check)
– Pompei, Herculaneum and Torre Annunziata

Japan
– Himeji-jo
– Yakushima
– Genbaku Dome
– Shrines and Temples of Nikko
– Hiraizumi
– Ogasawara Islands

Jordan
– Petra
– Quseir Amra

Kazakhstan
– Mausoleum of Khoja Ahmed Yasawi

Korea, North (Democratic People´s Republic of Korea)
– Complex of Koguryo Tombs

Korea, South (Republic of Korea)
– Seokguram Grotto and Bulguksa Temple
– Hwaseong Fortress
– Jeju Volcanic Island and Lava Tubes
– Royal Tombs of the Joseon Dynasty
– Hahoe and Yangdong

Lao People´s Democratic Republic
– Town of Luan Prabang
– Vat Phou

Lebanon
– Anjar
– Baalbek
– Tyre
– Ouadi Qadisha (the Holy Valley) and the Forest of the Cedars of God (Horsh Arz el-Rab)

Libyan Arab Jamahiriya
– Archaeological Site of Cyrene
– Archaeological Site of Leptis Magna
– Archaeological Site of Sabratha

Luxembourg
– City of Luxembourg: its Old Quarters and Fortifications

Madagascar
– Tsingy de Bemaraha Nature Reserve
– Royal Hill of Ambohimanga
– Rainforests of the Atsinanana

Mali
– Old Towns of Djenné
– Cliff of Bandiagara (Land of the Dogons)
– Timbuktu

Malta
– Hal Saflieni Hypogeum
– Megalithic Temples of Malta

Marshall Islands
– Bikini Atoll Nuclear Test Site

Mauritania
– Ksour of Ouadane, Chinguetti, Tichitt and Oualata

Mexico
– Historic Centre of Oaxaca and Archaeological Site of Monte Albán
– Pre-Hispanic City and National Park of Palenque
– Pre-Hispanic City of Teotihuacan
– Pre-Hispanic City of Chichen-Itza
– El Tajin, Pre-Hispanic City
– Archaeological Monuments Zone of Xochicalco
– Ancient Maya City of Calakmul, Campeche
– Islands and Protected Areas of the Gulf of California
– Agave Landscape and Ancient Industrial Facilities of Tequila
– Monarch Butterfly Biosphere Reserve
– Camino Real de Tierra Adentro

Morocco
– Ksar of Ait-Ben-Haddou
– Archaeological Site of Volubilis

Namibia
– Twyfelfontein

Nepal
– Kathmandu Valley
– Sagarmatha National Park
– Lumbini, the Birthplace of the Lord Buddha

New Zealand
– Tongariro National Park
– New Zealand Sub-Antarctic Islands

Nicaragua
– Ruins of León Viejo

Nigeria
– Osun-Osogbo Sacred Grove

Norway
– Bryggen in Bergen (check)
– Urnes Stave Church
– Røros Mining Town (check)
– Vegaøyan
– Geirangerfjord (check)
– Nærøyfjord

Oman
– Bahla Fort

Pakistan
– Archaeological Ruins at Moenjodaro
– Buddhist Ruins of Takht-i-Bahi and Neighbouring City Remains at Sahr-i-Bahlol
– Taxila
– Rohtas Fort

Peru
– Historic Sanctuary of Machu Picchu
– Lines and Geoglyphs of Nasca and Pampas de Jumana
– Sacred City of Caral-Supe

Poland
– Auschwitz Birkenau

Romania
– Villages with Fortified Churches in Transylvania

Russian Federation
– Kremlin and Red Square, Moscow

Saint Kitts and Nevis
– Brimstone Hill Fortress National Park

San Marino
– San Marino Historic Centre and Mount Titano

Saudi Arabia
– Al-Hijr Archaeological Site (Madâin Sâlih)
– At-Turaif District in ad-Dir’iyah

Senegal
– Island of Gorée
– Saloum Delta

Seychelles
– Aldabra Atoll
– Vallée de Mai Nature Reserve

South Africa
– Fossil Hominid Sites of Sterkfontein, Swartkrans, Kromdraai, and Environs
– Robben Island

Spain
– Monastery and Site of the Escurial, Madrid
– Royal Monastery of Santa María de Guadalupe
– Pyrénées – Mont Perdu
– Ibiza, Biodiversity and Culture
– Teide National Park (check)
– Tower of Hercules

Sri Lanka
– Ancient City of Polonnaruwa
– Ancient City of Sigiriya
– Golden Temple of Dambulla

Sudan
– Gebel Barkal and the Sites of the Napatan Region
– Archaeological Sites of the Island of Meroe

Switzerland
– Rhaetian Railway in the Albula / Bernina Landscapes

Syrian Arab Republic
– Ancient City of Damascus
– Ancient City of Bosra
– Site of Palmyra
– Crac des Chevaliers and Qal’at Salah El-Din

Tajikistan
– Proto-urban site of Sarazm

Tanzania, United Republic of
– Serengeti National Park
– Kilimanjaro National Park
– Kondoa Rock-Art Sites

Thailand
– Historic City of Ayutthaya
– Historic Town of Sukhothai and Associated Historic Towns
– Thungyai-Huai Kha Khaeng Wildlife Sanctuaries

Tunisia
– Amphitheatre of El Jem
– Archaeological Site of Carthage
– Punic Town of Kerkuane and its Necropolis
– Dougga / Thugga

Turkey
–  Great Mosque and Hospital of Divriği
– Hattusha: the Hittite Capital
– Nemrut Dağ
– Hierapolis-Pamukkale
– Xanthos-Letoon
– Archaeological Site of Troy
– Selimiye Mosque and its Social Complex

Turkmenistan
– State Historical and Cultural Park “Ancient Merv”
– Kunya-Urgench
– Parthian Fortresses of Nisa

Uganda
– Tombs of Buganda Kings at Kasubi

Ukraine
– Residence of Bukovinian and Dalmatian Metropolitans

United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
– Durham Castle and Cathedral
– St Kilda
– Stonehenge, Avebury and Associated Sites
– Studley Royal Park including the Ruins of Fountains Abbey
– City of Bath
– Westminster Palace, Westminster Abbey and Saint Margaret’s Church
– Tower of London

United States of America
– Mesa Verde National Park
– Yellowstone National Park
– Everglades National Park
– Grand Canyon National Park
– Independence Hall
– Redwood National and State Parks
– Mammoth Cave National Park
– Great Smoky Mountains National Park
– Statue of Liberty (check)
– Yosemite National Park
– Chaco Culture
– Hawaii Volcanoes National Park
– Monticello and the University of Virginia in Charlottesville

Uzbekistan
– Itchan Kala

Vanuatu
– Chief Roi Mata’s Domain

Vietnam
– Complex of Hué Monuments
– My Son Sanctuary

Zambia
– Mosi-oa-Tunya / Victoria Falls

Zimbabwe
– Great Zimbabwe National Monument
– Khami Ruins National Monument
– Mosi-oa-Tunya / Victoria Falls
– Matobo Hill

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