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UNESCO World Heritage Sites

This is a running list of the 1) countries*, and 2) UNESCO World Heritage Sites I've visited. UNESCO sites I've previously written about are linked to the story or photos.

Total Countries Visited = 65

Total UNESCO World Heritage Sites Visited = 116

* I'm counting certain places, such as Macau, Hong Kong, and French Polynesia as countries, even though they aren't part of the United Nations.

Andorra (0 of 1)

Argentina (2/8)

Armenia (2/3)

  • Monasteries of Haghpat and Sanahin 
  • Monastery of Geghard and the Upper Azat Valley

Australia (3/19)

Austria (2/9)

Belgium (1/11)

Belize (1/1)

Bolivia (2/6)

Botswana (0/1)

Brazil (1/21)

  • Rio de Janeiro: Carioca Landscapes between the Mountain and the Sea

Cambodia (1/2)

Canada (1/19)

  • Canadian Rocky Mountain Parks

Chile (1/5)

China (0/42)

Colombia (2/7)

Costa Rica (0/3)

Cuba (3/9)

  • Old Havana and its Fortification System
  • Trinidad and the Valley de los Ingenios
  • Viñales Valley

Czech Republic (1/12)

Denmark

Ecuador (3/4)

Egypt (4/7)

El Salvador (1/1)

England (5/28)

France (7/38)

French Polynesia (0)

Georgia (0/3)

Germany (0/38)

Greece (2/18)

  • Acropolis, Athens
  • Medieval City of Rhodes

Guatemala (3/3)

Honduras (1/2)

Hong Kong (0)

Hungary (1/8)

Iceland (1/2)

India (6/29)

Indonesia (2/8)

Ireland (0/2)

Italy (8/48)

Japan (3/16)

  • Hiroshima Peace Memorial (Genbaku Dome)
  • Historic Monuments of Ancient Kyoto (Kyoto, Uji and Otsu Cities)
  • Historic Monuments of Ancient Nara

Laos (2/2)

Lesotho (0)

Luxembourg (1/1)

Macau (1/1)

Mexico (12/35)

Monaco (0)

Nepal (1/4)

Netherlands (1/9)

New Zealand (1/3)

Nicaragua (2/2)

Panama (1/5)

  • Archaeological Site of Panamá Viejo and Historic District of Panamá

Peru (5/11)

Romania (1/8)

  • Historic Centre of Sighi?oara

Rwanda (0)

Singapore (0)

Slovakia (0/7)

Slovenia (0/3)

South Africa (3/8)

Spain (1/44)

Sweden

Switzerland (2/11)

Thailand (0/5)

Turkey (5/13)

  • #102 – Archaeological Site of Troy
  • #101 – Bursa and Cumalkzk: the Birth of the Ottoman Empire
  • #99 – Historic Areas of Istanbul
  • #103 – Pergamon and its Multi-Layered Cultural Landscape
  • #100 – Hierapolis-Pamukkale (my 100th World Heritage site – May 2015)

United States of America (5/21)

  • Grand Canyon National Park
  • Hawaii Volcanoes National Park
  • Independence Hall
  • Monticello and the University of Virginia in Charlottesville
  • Statue of Liberty

Uruguay (1/1)

Vatican City (1/1)

Wales (0/2)

Last Updated on March 31, 2020 by Dave Lee

Margarita Salgado Miranda

Friday 6th of November 2015

Dear Jason it is missing Xochicalco the place you went when you visit Morelos. Xochicalco is an archaeological site that is located in the municipalities of Temixco and Miacatlan Morelos, Mexico, 38 km southwest of the city of Cuernavaca. It´s very close to Zoofari zoo. It was declared World Heritage by UNESCO in 1999. The apogee of Xochicalco takes place in the period called Epi (650-900 AD). During this time most of the visible monumental architecture built today; development and emergence must be understood from its relationship with Teotihuacan, the dominant settlement in Mesoamerica during the Classic period. According to some researchers, Xochicalco came after the abandonment of Teotihuacan to fill the void of economic and political power caused by that fact. Thank you. Regards and hugs. Have a nice weekend.

Amanda Williams

Friday 21st of August 2015

You must check out the Jurassic Coast WHS next time you are in the UK. You'll love it.

Babak Fakhamzadeh

Sunday 19th of July 2015

(I realised I didn't check the 'notify me' button, so here's an other post to achieve that. :)

If you have the time, don't hesitate to let me know what you think of http://theplacesihavebeen.com.

Babak Fakhamzadeh

Sunday 19th of July 2015

You might like http://theplacesihavebeen.com, where you can keep track of the World Heritage Sites you've visited. If your friends use the site as well, you can compare your list with those of your friends.