My UNESCO World Heritage Checklist

After doing my list of the Seven Wonders of the World, I wondered how many UNESCO World Heritage sites I’d seen without knowing it and how many I had left to do. It turns out, that out of the 1,121 (as updated) preserved cultural and natural landmarks, I have been to 58. Only 1,063 to go then – I may complete my Seven Wonders list first:

  1. Los Glaciares National Park (Argentina)

  2. Iguazu National Park (Argentina)

  3. Great Barrier Reef (Australia)

  4. Fraser Island (Australia)

  5. Sydney Opera House (Australia)

  6. Historic Centre of Vienna (Austria)

  7. La Grand-Place, Brussels (Belgium)

  8. Historic Centre of Bruges (Belgium)

  9. Paraty and Ilha Grande (Brazil)

  10. Rio de Janeiro: Carioca landscapes between the mountain and the sea (Brazil)

  11. Historic Quarter of the Seaport City of Valparaiso (Chile)

  12. Historical Complex of Split with the Palace of Diocletian (Croatia)

  13. Old City of Dubrovnik (Croatia)

  14. Historic Centre of Prague (Czech Republic)

  15. Ancient Thebes with its Necropolis (Egypt)

  16. Historic Cairo (Egypt)

  17. Memphis and its Necropolis – the Pyramid Fields from Giza to Dahshur (Egypt)

  18. Mont Saint Micheal (France)

  19. Palace and Park of Versailles (France)

  20. Paris, Banks of the Seine (France)

  21. The Loire Valley (France)

  22. Bordeaux, Port of the Moon (France)

  23. Cologne Cathedral (Germany)

  24. Museum Island, Berlin (Germany)

  25. Palaces and Parks of Potsdam and Berlin (Germany)

  26. Acropolis, Athens (Greece)

  27. Budapest, including the Banks of the Danube, the Buda Castle Quarter and Andrássy Avenue (Hungary)

  28. Vatican City (Italy)

  29. Historic Centre of Rome (Italy)

  30. Historic Centre of Florence (Italy)

  31. Pizza del Duomo, Pisa (Italy)

  32. Medici Villas and Gardens in Tuscany (Italy)

  33. Venice and its Lagoon (Italy)

  34. Archaeological Areas of Pompeii and Herculaneum (Italy)

  35. Himeji-jo (Japan)

  36. Historic Monuments of Ancient Kyoto (Japan)

  37. Hiroshima Peace Memorial (Genbaku Dome) (Japan)

  38. Town of Luang Prabang (Laos)

  39. Melaka and George Town, Historic Cities of the Straits of Malacca (Malaysia)

  40. Medina of Marrakesh (Morocco)

  41. Ksar of Ait-Ben-Haddou (Morocco)

  42. Seventeenth-Century Canal Ring Area of Amsterdam inside the Singelgracht (The Netherlands)

  43. Tongariro National Park (New Zealand)

  44. City of Cuzco (Peru)

  45. Historic Sanctuary of Machu Picchu (Peru)

  46. Historic Centre of Warsaw (Poland)

  47. Historic Centre of Sighişoara (Romania)

  48. Dacian Fortresses of the Orastie Mountains (Romania)

  49. Durham Cathedral (UK)

  50. Stonehenge (UK)

  51. City of Bath (UK)

  52. Palace of Westminster and Westminster Abbey (UK)

  53. Tower of London (UK)

  54. Old and New Towns of Edinburgh (UK)

  55. Maritime Greenwich (UK)

  56. Liverpool – Maritime Mercantile City (UK)

  57. Ha Long Bay (Vietnam)

  58. Central Sector of the Imperial Citadel of Thang Long – Hanoi (Vietnam)

11 thoughts on “My UNESCO World Heritage Checklist

  1. Great idea Ellis! I just counted and I’ve visited 17, although admittedly most of them were in England where I live haha!


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