Unesco

We have been lucky enough to visit many cool places on our travels, but to be able to experience sites, places and buildings which are UNESCO World Heritage Sites is truly a wonderful and exciting feeling.

UNESCO is and I quote  “A World Heritage Site is a landmark or area which is selected by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) as having cultural, historical, scientific or other form of significance, and is legally protected by international treaties. The sites are judged important to the collective interests of humanity”

 

Below, categorised by country, you will find blog posts from each of the sites we have had the pleasure of visiting… and there is many more we would like to add to this list.

Australia

Great Barrier Reef

Uluru- Kata Tjuta National Park

Fraser Island

Greater Blue Mountains Area

Sydney Opera House

Australian Convict Sites- Hyde Park Barracks

 

Austria

Historic Centre of the City of Salzburg

Historic Centre of Vienna

 

Belgium 

Historic Centre of Brugge

 

Cambodia

Angkor

 

China

Imperial Palaces of the Ming and Qing Dynasties in Beijing and Shenyang – The Forbidden City

The Great Wall

Summer Palace, an Imperial Garden in Beijing

Historic Centre of Macao

Mausoleum of the First Qin Emperor- Xian 

 

Czech Republic 

Historic Centre of Prague

 

France

Mont Saint Michel and its Bay

Paris, Banks of the Seine

Hungary

Budapest, including the Banks of the Danube, the Buda Castle Quarter and Andrassy Avenue

 

India

 

The Taj Mahal

 

Indonesia

Komodo National Park

 

Italy

Historic Centre of Rome, the Properties of the Holy See in that City Enjoying Extraterritorial Rights and San Paolo Fuori le Mura

Historic Centre of Florence 

Piazza del Duomo, Pisa 

Venice and its Lagoon 

Historic Centre of Naples

Archaeological Areas of Pompei, Herculaneum and Torre Annunziata

Costiera Amalfitana

City of Verona

 

Malta 

City of Valletta

 

New Zealand

Te Wahipounamu – South West New Zealand 

Tongariro National Park 

 

Poland 

Historic Centre of Kraków 

Auschwitz Birkenau
 

Spain

Alhambra, Generalife and Albayzín, Granada

Monastery and Site of the Escurial, Madrid

Works of Antoni Gaudí-Crypt of La Sagrada Familia

Old Town of Segovia and its Aqueduct

Serra de Tramuntana, mountain range, Mallorca

 

United Kingdom

Old and New Towns of Edinburgh

 

Vietnam

Complex of Hué Monuments

Ha Long Bay 

Hoi An Ancient Town