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 981 preserved cultural and natural landmarks, I have been to 32. Only 949 to go then- I may complete my Seven Wonders list first:

  1. Great Barrier Reef (Australia)

  2. Fraser Island (Australia)

  3. Sydney Opera House (Australia)

  4. Historic Centre of Bruges (Belgium)

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

  6. Old City of Dubrovnik (Croatia)

  7. Historic Centre of Prague (Czech Republic)

  8. Ancient Thebes with its Necropolis (Egypt)

  9. Historic Cairo (Egypt)

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

  11. Mont Saint Micheal (France)

  12. Paris, Banks of the Seine (France)

  13. The Loire Valley (France)

  14. Cologne Cathedral (Germany)

  15. Museum Island, Berlin (Germany)

  16. Acropolis, Athens (Greece)

  17. Vatican City (Italy)

  18. Historic Centre of Florence (Italy)

  19. Pizza del Duomo, Pisa (Italy)

  20. Medici Villas and Gardens in Tuscany (Italy)

  21. Venice and its Lagoon (Italy)

  22. Archaeological Areas of Pompeii and Herculaneum (Italy)

  23. Town of Luang Prabang (Laos)

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

  25. Medina of Marrakesh (Morocco)

  26. Tongariro National Park (New Zealand)

  27. Durham Cathedral (UK)

  28. Stonehenge (UK)

  29. City of Bath (UK)

  30. Liverpool – Maritime Mercantile City (UK)

  31. Halong Bay (Vietnam)

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


11 thoughts on “My UNESCO List

  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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