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Now You Can Get Travel Bucket List Ideas from World Heritage Sites: World Heritage Sites by Country

As part of my mission to make the pages of the atlas real I created a list of all the World Heritage Sites from around the world. A World Heritage Site is a place that is listed by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) as of special cultural or physical significance. (Wikipedia).

The list has grown to 1000 places–a Herculean task if you add them to your travel bucket list ideas. But adding them to your bucket list creates a travel map for you to plan trips. Even if you only hit a portion of these magical places in your lifetime you can say upon your deathbed that you spent a life well-traveled.

These UNESCO places change your perspective and how you view your place in the world.

Here is the current list of list of World Heritage Sites:

1. Afghanistan

• Minaret and Archaeological Remains of Jam
• Cultural Landscape and Archaeological Remains of the Bamiyan Valley

2. Albania

• Butrint
• Historic Centres of Berat and Gjirokastra

3. Algeria

• Al Qal’a of Beni Hammad
• Djémila
• M’Zab Valley
• Tassili n’Ajjer
• Timgad
• Tipasa
• Kasbah of Algiers

4. Andorra

• Madriu-Perafita-Claror Valley

5. Argentina

• Los Glaciares National Park
• Jesuit Missions of the Guaranis–San Ignacio Mini | Santa Ana, Nuestra Señora de Loreto | Santa Maria Mayor | Ruins of Sao Miguel das Missoes
• Iguazu National Park
• Cueva de las Manos, Río Pinturas
• Península Valdés
• Ischigualasto / Talampaya Natural Parks
• Jesuit Block and Estancias of Córdoba
• Quebrada de Humahuaca
• Qhapaq Ñan, Andean Road System

6. Armenia

Monasteries of Haghpat | Sanahin
• Cathedral and Churches of Echmiatsin | Archaeological Site of Zvartnots
• Monastery of Geghard and the Upper Azat Valley

7. Australia

• Great Barrier Reef
Kakadu National Park
• Willandra Lakes Region
• Lord Howe Island Group
Tasmanian Wilderness
• Gondwana Rainforests of Australia
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
• Wet Tropics of Queensland
• Shark Bay, Western Australia
• Fraser Island
• Australian Fossil Mammal Sites (Riversleigh / Naracoorte)
• Heard and McDonald Islands
• Macquarie Island
• Greater Blue Mountains Area
• Purnululu National Park
• Royal Exhibition Building and Carlton Gardens
• Sydney Opera House
• Australian Convict Sites
• Ningaloo Coast

8. Austria

Historic Center of the City of Salzburg
• Palace and Gardens of Schönbrunn
• Hallstatt-Dachstein / Salzkammergut Cultural Landscape
• Semmering Railway
• City of Graz – Historic Centre and Schloss Eggenberg
• Wachau Cultural Landscape
• Fertö / Neusiedlersee Cultural Landscape
• Historic Centre of Vienna
• Prehistoric Pile dwellings around the Alps

9. Azerbaijan

• Walled City of Baku with the Shirvanshah’s Palace and Maiden Tower
• Gobustan Rock Art Cultural Landscape

10. Bahrain

• Qal’at al-Bahrain – Ancient Harbour and Capital of Dilmun
• Pearling, Testimony of an Island Economy

11. Bangladesh

• Historic Mosque City of Bagerhat
• Ruins of the Buddhist Vihara at Paharpur
• The Sundarbans

12. Barbados

• Historic Bridgetown and its Garrison

13. Belarus

• Białowieża Forest
• Mir Castle Complex
• Architectural, Residential and Cultural Complex of the Radziwill Family at Nesvizh
• Struve Geodetic Arc

14. Belgium

• Flemish Béguinages
• La Grand-Place, Brussels
• The Four Lifts on the Canal du Centre and their Environs, La Louvière and Le Roeulx (Hainaut)
• Belfries of Belgium and France
• Historic Centre of Brugge
• Major Town Houses of the Architect Victor Horta (Brussels)
• Neolithic Flint Mines at Spiennes (Mons)
• Notre-Dame Cathedral in Tournai
• Plantin-Moretus House-Workshops-Museum Complex
• Stoclet House
• Major Mining Sites of Wallonia

15. Belize

• Belize Barrier Reef Reserve System

16. Benin

• Royal Palaces of Abomey

17. Bolivia

• City of Potosí
• Jesuit Missions of the Chiquitos
• Historic City of Sucre
• Fuerte de Samaipata
• Noel Kempff Mercado National Park
• Tiwanaku: Spiritual and Political Centre of the Tiwanaku Culture
• Qhapaq Ñan, Andean Road System

18. Bosnia and Herzegovina

• Old Bridge Area of the Old City of Mostar
• Mehmed Paša Sokolović Bridge in Višegrad

19. Botswana

• Tsodilo
• Okavango Delta

20. Brazil

• Historic Town of Ouro Preto
• Historic Centre of the Town of Olinda
• Jesuit Missions of the Guaranis: San Ignacio Mini, Santa Ana, Nuestra Señora de Loreto | Santa Maria Mayor, Ruins of Sao Miguel das Missoes (Brazil)
• Historic Centre of Salvador de Bahia
• Sanctuary of Bom Jesus do Congonhas
• Iguaçu National Park

21. Brasilia

• Serra da Capivara National Park
• Historic Centre of São Luís
• Atlantic Forest South-East Reserves
• Discovery Coast Atlantic Forest Reserves
• Historic Centre of the Town of Diamantina
• Central Amazon Conservation Complex 4
• Pantanal Conservation Area
• Brazilian Atlantic Islands: Fernando de Noronha and Atol das Rocas Reserves
• Cerrado Protected Areas: Chapada dos Veadeiros and Emas National Parks
• Historic Centre of the Town of Goiás
• São Francisco Square in the Town of São Cristóvão
• Rio de Janeiro: Carioca Landscapes between the Mountain and the Sea

22. Bulgaria

• Boyana Church
• Madara Rider
• Rock-Hewn Churches of Ivanovo
• Thracian Tomb of Kazanlak
• Ancient City of Nessebar
• Pirin National Park
• Rila Monastery
• Srebarna Nature Reserve
• Thracian Tomb of Sveshtari

23. Burkina Faso

• Ruins of Loropéni
• Cabo Verde
• Cidade Velha, Historic Centre of Ribeira Grande

24. Cambodia

• Angkor
• Temple of Preah Vihear

25. Cameroon

• Dja Faunal Reserve
• Sangha Trinational

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26. Canada

• L’Anse aux Meadows National Historic Site
• Nahanni National Park
• Dinosaur Provincial Park
• Kluane | Wrangell-St. Elias | Glacier Bay | Tatshenshini-Alsek
• Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump
• SGang Gwaay
• Wood Buffalo National Park
• Canadian Rocky Mountain Parks
• Historic District of Old Québec
• Gros Morne National Park
• Old Town Lunenburg
• Waterton Glacier International Peace Park
• Miguasha National Park
• Rideau Canal
• Joggins Fossil Cliffs
• Landscape of Grand Pré
• Red Bay Basque Whaling Station

27. Central African Republic

• Manovo-Gounda St Floris National Park
• Sangha Trinational

28. Chad

• Lakes of Ounianga

29. Chile

• Rapa Nui National Park
• Churches of Chiloé
• Historic Quarter of the Seaport City of Valparaíso
• Humberstone and Santa Laura Saltpeter Works
• Sewell Mining Town
• Qhapaq Ñan, Andean Road System

30. China

• Imperial Palaces of the Ming and Qing Dynasties in Beijing and Shenyang
• Mausoleum of the First Qin Emperor
• Mogao Caves
• Mount Taishan
• Peking Man Site at Zhoukoudian
• The Great Wall
• Mount Huangshan
• Huanglong Scenic and Historic Interest Area
• Jiuzhaigou Valley Scenic and Historic Interest Area
• Wulingyuan Scenic and Historic Interest Area
• Ancient Building Complex in the Wudang Mountains
• Historic Ensemble of the Potala Palace, Lhasa 7
• Mountain Resort and its Outlying Temples, Chengde
• Temple and Cemetery of Confucius and the Kong Family Mansion in Qufu
• Lushan National Park
• Mount Emei Scenic Area, including Leshan Giant Buddha Scenic Area
• Ancient City of Ping Yao
• Classical Gardens of Suzhou
• Old Town of Lijiang
• Summer Palace, an Imperial Garden in Beijing
• Temple of Heaven
• Dazu Rock Carvings
• Mount Wuyi
• Ancient Villages in Southern Anhui | Xidi | Hongcun
• Imperial Tombs of the Ming and Qing Dynasties
• Longmen Grottoes
• Mount Qingcheng and the Dujiangyan Irrigation System
• Yungang Grottoes
• Three Parallel Rivers of Yunnan Protected Areas
• Capital Cities and Tombs of the Ancient Koguryo Kingdom
• Historic Centre of Macao
• Sichuan Giant Panda Sanctuaries | Wolong, Mt Siguniang and Jiajin Mountains
• Yin Xu
• Kaiping Diaolou and Villages
• South China Karst
• Fujian Tulou
• Mount Sanqingshan National Park
• Mount Wutai
• China Danxia
• Historic Monuments of Dengfeng in The Center of Heaven and Earth
• West Lake Cultural Landscape of Hangzhou
• Chengjiang Fossil Site
• Site of Xanadu
• Cultural Landscape of Honghe Hani Rice Terraces
• Xinjiang Tianshan
• Silk Roads: the Routes Network of Chang’an-Tianshan Corridor
• The Grand Canal

31. Colombia

• Port, Fortresses and Group of Monuments, Cartagena
• Los Katíos National Park
• Historic Centre of Santa Cruz de Mompox
• National Archeological Park of Tierradentro
• San Agustín Archaeological Park
• Malpelo Fauna and Flora Sanctuary
• Coffee Cultural Landscape of Colombia
• Qhapaq Ñan, Andean Road System

32. Congo

• Sangha Trinational

33. Costa Rica

• Talamanca Range-La Amistad Reserves | La Amistad National Park
• Cocos Island National Park
• Area de Conservación Guanacaste
• Precolumbian Chiefdom Settlements with Stone Spheres of the Diquís

34. Côte d’Ivoire

• Mount Nimba Strict Nature Reserve
• Taï National Park
• Comoé National Park
• Historic Town of Grand-Bassam

35. Croatia

• Historical Complex of Split with the Palace of Diocletian
• Old City of Dubrovnik
• Plitvice Lakes National Park
• Episcopal Complex of the Euphrasian Basilica in the Historic Centre of Poreč
• Historic City of Trogir
• The Cathedral of St James in Šibenik
• Stari Grad Plain

36. Cuba

Old Havana | Fortification System
• Trinidad and the Valley de los Ingenios
• San Pedro de la Roca Castle, Santiago de Cuba
• Desembarco del Granma National Park
• Viñales Valley
• Archaeological Landscape of the First Coffee Plantations in the South-East of Cuba
• Alejandro de Humboldt National Park
• Urban Historic Centre of Cienfuegos
• Historic Centre of Camagüey

37. Cyprus

• Paphos
• Painted Churches in the Troodos Region
• Choirokoitia

38. Czech Republic

Historic Center of Cesky Krumlov
• Historic Center of Prague
• Historic Center of Telč
• Pilgrimage Church of St John of Nepomuk at Zelena Hora
• KutnA Hora
• Lednice-Valtice Cultural Landscape
• Gardens and Castle at Kromeriz
• Holašovice Historical Village Reservation
• Litomyšl Castle
• Holy Trinity Column in Olomouc
• Tugendhat Villa in Brno
• Jewish Quarter | St Procopius’ Basilica in Trebic

39. Democratic People’s Republic of Korea

Complex of Koguryo Tombs
• Historic Monuments and Sites in Kaesong

40. Democratic Republic of the Congo

Virunga National Park
• Kahuzi-Biega National Park
• Garamba National Park
• Salonga National Park
• Okapi Wildlife Reserve

41. Denmark

Jelling Mounds, Runic Stones and Church
• Roskilde Cathedral
• Kronborg Castle
• Ilulissat Icefjord
• Wadden Sea
• Stevns Klint

42. Dominica

• Morne Trois Pitons National Park

43. Dominican Republic

• Colonial City of Santo Domingo

44. Ecuador

• City of Quito
• Galápagos Islands
• Sangay National Park
• Historic Centre of Santa Ana de los Ríos de Cuenca
• Qhapaq Ñan, Andean Road System

45. Egypt

• Abu Mena
• Ancient Thebes with its Necropolis
• Historic Cairo
• Memphis and its Necropolis – the Pyramid Fields from Giza to Dahshur
• Nubian Monuments from Abu Simbel to Philae
• Saint Catherine Area
• Wadi Al-Hitan (Whale Valley)

46. El Salvador

• Joya de Cerén Archaeological Site

47. Estonia

• Historic Centre (Old Town) of Tallinn
• Struve Geodetic Arc

48. Ethiopia

• Simien National Park
• Rock-Hewn Churches, Lalibela
• Fasil Ghebbi, Gondar Region
• Aksum
• Lower Valley of the Awash
• Lower Valley of the Omo
• Tiya
• Harar Jugol, the Fortified Historic Town
• Konso Cultural Landscape

49. Fiji

• Levuka Historical Port Town

50. Finland

• Fortress of Suomenlinna
• Old Rauma
• Petäjävesi Old Church
• Verla Groundwood and Board Mill
• Bronze Age Burial Site of Sammallahdenmaki
• High Coast | Kvarken Archipelago
• Struve Geodetic Arc

51. France

• Chartres Cathedral
• Mont-Saint-Michel and its Bay
• Palace and Park of Versailles
• Prehistoric Sites and Decorated Caves of the Vézère Valley
• Vézelay, Church and Hill
• Amiens Cathedral
• Arles, Roman and Romanesque Monuments
• Cistercian Abbey of Fontenay
• Palace and Park of Fontainebleau
• Roman Theatre and its Surroundings and the “Triumphal Arch” of Orange
• From the Great Saltworks of Salins-les-Bains to the Royal Saltworks of Arc-et-Senans, the Production of Open-pan Salt
• Abbey Church of Saint-Savin sur Gartempe
• Gulf of Porto: Calanche of Piana, Gulf of Girolata, Scandola Reserve
• Place Stanislas, Place de la Carrière and Place d’Alliance in Nancy
• Pont du Gard (Roman Aqueduct)
• Strasbourg – Grande île
• Cathedral of Notre-Dame, Former Abbey of Saint-Rémi and Palace of Tau, Reims
• Paris, Banks of the Seine
• Bourges Cathedral
• Historic Centre of Avignon: Papal Palace, Episcopal Ensemble and Avignon Bridge
• Canal du Midi
• Historic Fortified City of Carcassonne
• Pyrénées – Mont Perdu
• Historic Site of Lyons
• Routes of Santiago de Compostela in France
• Belfries of Belgium and France
• Jurisdiction of Saint-Emilion
• The Loire Valley between Sully-sur-Loire and Chalonnes
• Provins, Town of Medieval Fairs
• Le Havre, the City Rebuilt by Auguste Perret
• Bordeaux, Port of the Moon
• Fortifications of Vauban
• Lagoons of New Caledonia: Reef Diversity and Associated Ecosystems
• Episcopal City of Albi
• Pitons, cirques and remparts of Reunion Island
• Prehistoric Pile dwellings around the Alps
• The Causses and the Cévennes, Mediterranean agro-pastoral Cultural Landscape
• Nord-Pas de Calais Mining Basin
• Cave of Pont d’Arc,  Ardèche

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52. Gabon

• Ecosystem and Relict Cultural Landscape of Lope-Okanda

53. Gambia

• Kunta Kinteh Island and Related Sites
• Stone Circles of Senegambia

54. Georgia

• Bagrati Cathedral and Gelati Monastery
• Historical Monuments of Mtskheta
• Upper Svaneti

55. Germany

• Aachen Cathedral
• Speyer Cathedral
• Würzburg Residence with the Court Gardens and Residence Square
• Pilgrimage Church of Wies
• Castles of Augustusburg | Falkenlust at Brühl
• St Mary’s Cathedral and St Michael’s Church at Hildesheim
• Roman Monuments, Cathedral of St Peter | Church of Our Lady in Trier
• Frontiers of the Roman Empire
• Hanseatic City of Lübeck
• Palaces and Parks of Potsdam and Berlin
• Abbey and Altenmünster of Lorsch
• Mines of Rammelsberg, Historic Town of Goslar | Upper Harz Water Management System
• Maulbronn Monastery Complex
• Town of Bamberg
• Collegiate Church, Castle | Old Town of Quedlinburg
• Völklingen Ironworks
• Messel Pit Fossil Site
• Bauhaus and its Sites in Weimar | Dessau
• Cologne Cathedral
• Luther Memorials in Eisleben | Wittenberg
• Classical Weimar
• Museumsinsel (Museum Island), Berlin
• Wartburg Castle
• Garden Kingdom of Dessau-Wörlitz
• Monastic Island of Reichenau
• Zollverein Coal Mine Industrial Complex in Essen
• Historic Centers of Stralsund and Wismar
• Upper Middle Rhine Valley
• Dresden Elbe Valley Delisted 2009
• Muskauer Park | Park Mużakowski
• Town Hall and Roland on the Marketplace of Bremen
• Old town of Regensburg with Stadtamhof
• Primeval Beech Forests of the Carpathians | Ancient Beech Forests of Germany
• Berlin Modernism Housing Estates
• Wadden Sea
• Fagus Factory in Alfeld
• Prehistoric Pile dwellings around the Alps
• Margravial Opera House Bayreuth
• Bergpark Wilhelmshöhe
• Carolingian Westwork | Civitas Corvey

56. Ghana

• Forts and Castles, Volta, Greater Accra, Central | Western Regions
• Asante Traditional Buildings

57. Greece

• Temple of Apollo Epicurius at Bassae
• Acropolis, Athens
• Archaeological Site of Delphi
• Medieval City of Rhodes
• Meteora
• Mount Athos
• Paleochristian and Byzantine Monuments of Thessalonika
• Sanctuary of Asklepios at Epidaurus
• Archaeological Site of Mystras
• Archaeological Site of Olympia
• Delos
• Monasteries of Daphni, Hosios Loukas | Nea Moni of Chios
• Pythagoreion and Heraion of Samos
• Archaeological Site of Aigai (Vergina)
• Archaeological Sites of Mycenae and Tiryns
• The Historic Centre (Chorá) with the Monastery of Saint-John the Theologian | Cave of the Apocalypse Island of Pátmos
• Old Town of Corfu

58. Guatemala

• Antigua Guatemala
• Tikal National Park
• Archaeological Park and Ruins of Quirigua

59. Guinea

• Mount Nimba Strict Nature Reserve

60. Haiti

• National History Park – Citadel, Sans Souci, Ramiers

61. Holy See

• Historic Centre of Rome, the Properties of the Holy See Enjoying Extraterritorial Rights | San Paolo Fuori le Mura
• Vatican City

62. Honduras

• Maya Site of Copan
• Río Plátano Biosphere Reserve

63. Hungary

• Budapest | Banks of the Danube | Buda Castle Quarter | Andrássy Avenue
• Old Village of Hollókő
• Caves of Aggtelek Karst and Slovak Karst
• Millenary Benedictine Abbey of Pannonhalma
• Hortobágy National Park
• Early Christian Necropolis of Pécs (Sopianae)
• Fertö |  Neusiedlersee Cultural Landscape
• Tokaj Wine Region Historic Cultural Landscape

64. Iceland

• Þingvellir National Park
• Surtsey

65. India

• Agra Fort
• Ajanta Caves
• Ellora Caves
• Taj Mahal
• Mahabalipuram Monuments
• Sun Temple, Konârak
• Kaziranga National Park
• Keoladeo National Park
• Manas Wildlife Sanctuary
• Churches and Convents of Goa
• Fatehpur Sikri
• Group of Monuments at Hampi
• Khajuraho Group of Monuments
• Elephanta Caves
• Great Living Chola Temples 12
• Group of Monuments at Pattadakal
• Sundarbans National Park
• Nanda Devi | Valley of Flowers National Parks
• Buddhist Monuments at Sanchi
• Humayun’s Tomb, Delhi
• Qutb Minar Monuments, Delhi
• Mountain Railways of India
• Mahabodhi Temple Complex at Bodh Gaya
• Rock Shelters of Bhimbetka
• Champaner-Pavagadh Archaeological Park
• Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus
• Red Fort Complex
• The Jantar Mantar, Jaipur
• Western Ghats
• Hill Forts of Rajasthan
• Great Himalayan National Park
• Rani-ki-Vav (the Queen’s Stepwell) Patan, Gujarat

66. Indonesia

• Borobudur Temple Compounds
• Komodo National Park
• Prambanan Temple Compounds
• Ujung Kulon National Park
• Sangiran Early Man Site
• Lorentz National Park
• Tropical Rainforest Heritage of Sumatra
• Cultural Landscape of Bali Province

67. Iran

• Meidan Emam, Esfahan
• Persepolis
• Tchogha Zanbil
• Takht-e Soleyman
• Bam and its Cultural Landscape
• Pasargadae
• Soltaniyeh
• Bisotun
• Armenian Monastic Ensembles of Iran
• Shushtar Historical Hydraulic System
• Sheikh Safi al-din Khānegāh | Shrine Ensemble in Ardabil
• Tabriz Historic Bazaar Complex
• The Persian Garden
• Gonbad-e Qābus
• Masjed-e Jāmé of Isfahan
• Golestan Palace
• Shahr-i Sokhta

68. Iraq

• Hatra
• Ashur (Qal’at Sherqat)
• Samarra Archaeological City
• Erbil Citadel

69. Ireland

• Brú na Bóinne | Bend of the Boyne
• Sceilg Mhichíl

70. Israel

• Masada
• Old City of Acre
• White City of Tel-Aviv
• Biblical Tels Megiddo, Hazor, Beer Sheba
• Incense Route Desert Cities in the Negev
• Bahá’i Holy Places in Haifa | Western Galilee
• Human Evolution at Mount Carmel
• Caves of Maresha | Bet-Guvrin in the Judean Lowlands

71. Italy

• Rock Drawings in Valcamonica
• Church and Dominican Convent of Santa Maria delle Grazie | The Last Supper by Leonardo da Vinci
• Historic Center of Rome | Properties of the Holy See | San Paolo Fuori le Mura
• Historic Center of Florence
• Piazza del Duomo, Pisa
• Venice
• Historic Center of San Gimignano
• The Sassi | Park of the Rupestrian Churches of Matera
• City of Vicenza | Palladian Villas of the Veneto
• Crespi d’Adda
• Ferrara, City of the Renaissance | Po Delta
• Historic Centre of Naples
• Historic Centre of Siena
• Castel del Monte
• Early Christian Monuments of Ravenna
• Historic Centre of the City of Pienza
• The Trulli of Alberobello
• Royal Palace at Caserta with the Park |Aqueduct of Vanvitelli | San Leucio Complex
• Archaeological Area of Agrigento
• Archaeological Areas of Pompei, Herculaneum | Torre Annunziata
• Botanical Garden
• Cathedral, Torre Civica | Piazza Grande | Modena
• Costiera Amalfitana
• Portovenere | Cinque Terre | Palmaria | Tino | Tinetto
• Residences of the Royal House of Savoy
• Su Nuraxi di Barumini
• Villa Romana del Casale
• Archaeological Area and the Patriarchal Basilica of Aquileia
Cilento | Vallo di Diano National Park
• Historic Centre of Urbino
• Villa Adriana
• Assisi, the Basilica of San Francesco
• Verona
• Isole Eolie
• Villa d’Este, Tivoli
• Late Baroque Towns of the Val di Noto
• Sacri Monti of Piedmont | Lombardy
• Monte San Giorgio
• Etruscan Necropolises of Cerveteri | Tarquinia
• Val d’Orcia
• Syracuse and the Rocky Necropolis of Pantalica
• Genoa Le Strade Nuove | Palazzi dei Rolli
• Mantua and Sabbioneta
• Rhaetian Railway in the Albula / Bernina Landscapes
• The Dolomites
• Longobards in Italy | Places of the Power
• Prehistoric Pile dwellings around the Alps
• Medici Villas and Gardens in Tuscany
• Mount Etna
• Vineyard Landscape of Piedmont–Langhe-Roero and Monferrato

72. Japan

• Buddhist Monuments in the Horyu-ji Area
• Himeji-jo
• Shirakami-Sanchi
• Yakushima
• Historic Monuments of Ancient Kyoto
• Historic Villages of Shirakawa-go and Gokayama
• Hiroshima Peace Memorial
• Itsukushima Shinto Shrine
• Historic Monuments of Ancient Nara
• Shrines | Temples of Nikko
• Gusuku Sites | Related Properties of the Kingdom of Ryukyu
• Sacred Sites | Pilgrimage Routes in the Kii Mountain Range
• Shiretoko
• Iwami Ginzan Silver Mine and its Cultural Landscape
• Hiraizumi | Temples, Gardens, Archaeological Sites–Buddhist Pure Land
• Ogasawara Islands
• Fujisan
• Tomioka Silk Mill

73. Jerusalem

• Old City of Jerusalem and its Walls

74. Jordan

• Petra
• Quseir Amra
• Um er-Rasas (Kastrom Mefa’a)
• Wadi Rum Protected Area

75. Kazakhstan

• Mausoleum of Khoja Ahmed Yasawi
• Petroglyphs Archaeological Landscape of Tamgaly
• Saryarka | Steppe | Lakes of Northern Kazakhstan
• Silk Roads | Routes Network of Chang’an-Tianshan Corridor

76. Kenya

• Lake Turkana National Parks
• Mount Kenya National Park | Natural Forest
• Lamu Old Town
• Sacred Mijikenda Kaya Forests
• Fort Jesus, Mombasa
• Kenya Lake System in the Great Rift Valley

77. Kiribati

• Phoenix Islands Protected Area

78. Kyrgyzstan

• Sulaiman-Too Sacred Mountain
• Silk Roads: the Routes Network of Chang’an-Tianshan Corridor

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79. Lao People’s Democratic Republic

• Town of Luang Prabang
• Vat Phou | Associated Ancient Settlements

80. Latvia

• Historic Centre of Riga
• Struve Geodetic Arc

81. Lebanon

• Anjar
• Baalbek
• Byblos
• Tyre
• Ouadi Qadisha | Forest of the Cedars of God

82. Lesotho

• Maloti-Drakensberg Park

83. Libya

• Archaeological Site of Cyrene
• Archaeological Site of Leptis Magna
• Archaeological Site of Sabratha
• Rock-Art Sites of Tadrart Acacus
• Old Town of Ghadamès

84. Lithuania

• Vilnius Historic Center
• Curonian Spit
• Kernavė Archaeological Site
• Struve Geodetic Arc

85. Luxembourg

• City of Luxembourg: its Old Quarters and Fortifications

86. Madagascar

• Tsingy de Bemaraha Strict Nature Reserve
• Royal Hill of Ambohimanga
• Rainforests of the Atsinanana

87. Malawi

• Lake Malawi National Park
• Chongoni Rock-Art Area

88. Malaysia

• Gunung Mulu National Park
• Kinabalu Park
• Melaka | George Town, Historic Cities of the Straits of Malacca
• Archaeological Heritage of the Lenggong Valley

89. Mali

• Timbuktu
• Old Towns of Djenné
• Cliff of Bandiagara (Land of the Dogons)
• Tomb of Askia

90. Malta

• City of Valletta
• Megalithic Temples of Malta
• Ħal Saflieni Hypogeum

91. Marshall Islands

• Bikini Atoll Nuclear Test Site

92. Mauritania

• Banc d’Arguin National Park
• Ancient Ksour of Ouadane, Chinguetti, Tichitt and Oualata

93. Mauritius

• Aapravasi Ghat
• Le Morne Cultural Landscape

94. Mexico

• Historic Center of Mexico City and Xochimilco
• Historic Center of Oaxaca | Archaeological Site of Monte Albán
• Historic Center of Puebla
• National Park of Palenque
• Teotihuacan
• Sian Ka’an
• Guanajuato and Adjacent Mines
• Chichen-Itza
• Center of Morelia
• El Tajin
• Historic Center of Zacatecas
• Rock Paintings of the Sierra de San Francisco
• Whale Sanctuary of El Vizcaino
• Slopes of Popocatepetl
• Historic Monuments Zone of Querétaro
• Uxmal
• Hospicio Cabañas, Guadalajara
• Archaeological Zone of Paquimé, Casas Grandes
• Zone of Tlacotalpan
• Zone of Xochicalco
• Campeche
• Calakmul, Campeche
• Franciscan Missions in the Sierra Gorda of Querétaro
• Luis Barragán House and Studio
• Gulf of California
• Agave Landscape | Tequila
Central University City Campus of the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM)
Monarch Butterfly Biosphere Reserve
San Miguel and the Sanctuary of Jesús Nazareno de Atotonilco
• Camino Real de Tierra Adentro
• Prehistoric Caves of Yagul | Mitla in the Central Valley of Oaxaca
• El Pinacate | Gran Desierto de Altar Biosphere Reserve

95. Moldova

Struve Geodetic Arc

96. Mongolia

• Uvs Nuur Basin
• Orkhon Valley Cultural Landscape
• Petroglyphic Complexes of the Mongolian Altai

97. Montenegro

• Natural and Culturo-Historical Region of Kotor
• Durmitor National Park

98. Morocco

• Medina of Fez
• Medina of Marrakesh
• Ksar of Ait-Ben-Haddou
• Historic City of Meknes
• Archaeological Site of Volubilis
• Medina of Tétouan (formerly known as Titawin)
• Medina of Essaouira (formerly Mogador)
• Portuguese City of Mazagan (El Jadida)
• Rabat, Modern Capital and Historic City

99. Mozambique

• Mozambique

100. Myanmar

• Pyu Ancient Cities

101. Namibia

• Twyfelfontein
• Namib Sand Sea

102. Nepal

• Kathmandu Valley
• Sagarmatha National Park
• Chitwan National Park
• Lumbini–Birthplace of the Buddha

103. Netherlands

• Schokland and Surroundings
• Defence Line of Amsterdam
• Historic Area of Willemstad, Inner City and Harbour, Curaçao
• Mill Network at Kinderdijk-Elshout
• Ir.D.F. Woudagemaal (D.F. Wouda Steam Pumping Station)
• Droogmakerij de Beemster (Beemster Polder)
• Rietveld Schröderhuis (Rietveld Schröder House)
• Wadden Sea
• Canal Ring Area of Amsterdam inside the Singelgracht
• Van Nellefabriek

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104. New Zealand

• Te Wahipounamu South West New Zealand
Tongariro National Park
• New Zealand Sub-Antarctic Islands

105. Nicaragua

• Ruins of León Viejo
• León Cathedral

106. Niger

• Air | Ténéré Natural Reserves
• National Park of Niger
• Historic Centre of Agadez

107. Nigeria

• Sukur Cultural Landscape
• Osun-Osogbo Sacred Grove

108. Norway

• Bryggen
• Urnes Stave Church
• Røros Mining Town and the Circumference
• Rock Art of Alta
• Vegaøyan The Vega Archipelago
• Struve Geodetic Arc
• West Norwegian Fjords Geirangerfjord | Nærøyfjord

109. Oman

• Bahla Fort
• Archaeological Sites of Bat, Al-Khutm and Al-Ayn
• Arabian Oryx Sanctuary Delisted 2007
• Land of Frankincense
• Aflaj Irrigation Systems of Oman

110. Pakistan

• Archaeological Ruins at Moenjodaro
• Buddhist Ruins of Takht-i-Bahi | Remains at Sahr-i-Bahlol
• Taxila
• Fort and Shalamar Gardens in Lahore
• Historical Monuments at Makli  | Thatta
• Rohtas Fort

111. Palau

• Rock Islands Southern Lagoon

112. Palestine

• Birthplace of Jesus–Church of the Nativity | Pilgrimage Route, Bethlehem
• Palestine–Land of Olives | Southern Jerusalem, Battir

113. Panama

• Fortifications on the Caribbean Side of Panama: Portobelo-San Lorenzo
• Darien National Park
• Talamanca Range-La Amistad Reserves | La Amistad National Park
• Archaeological Site of Panamá Viejo and Historic District of Panamá
• Coiba National Park and its Special Zone of Marine Protection

114. Papua New Guinea

• Kuk Agricultural Site

115. Paraguay

• Jesuit Missions of La Santísima Trinidad de Paraná | Jesús de Tavarangue

116. Peru

• Cuzco
• Machu Picchu
• Chavin
• Huascarán National Park
• Chan Chan Archaeological Zone
• Manú National Park
• Lima
• Río Abiseo National Park
• Lines and Geoglyphs of Nasca | Pampas de Jumana
• Arequipa
• Caral-Supe
• Qhapaq Ñan, Andean Road System

117. Philippines

• Baroque Churches of the Philippines
• Tubbataha Reefs Natural Park
• Rice Terraces of the Philippine Cordilleras
• Vigan
• Puerto-Princesa Subterranean River National Park
• Mount Hamiguitan Range Wildlife Sanctuary

118. Poland

• Historic Center of Kraków
• Wieliczka | Bochnia Royal Salt Mines
• Auschwitz Birkenau
• Białowieża Forest
• Historic Centre of Warsaw
• Old City of Zamość
• Castle of the Teutonic Order in Malbork
• Medieval Town of Toruń
• Kalwaria Zebrzydowska: the Mannerist Architectural and Park Landscape Complex and Pilgrimage Park
• Churches of Peace in Jawor and Świdnica
• Wooden Churches of Southern Małopolska
• Muskauer Park | Park Mużakowski
• Centennial Hall in Wrocław
• Wooden Tserkvas of the Carpathian Region in Poland and Ukraine

119. Portugal

• Central Zone of the Town of Angra do Heroismo–Azores
• Convent of Christ–Tomar
• Monastery of Batalha
• Monastery of the Hieronymites | Tower of Belém in Lisbon
• Historic Center of Évora
• Monastery of Alcobaça
• Cultural Landscape of Sintra
• Historic Centre of Oporto
• Prehistoric Rock Art Sites in the Côa Valley | Siega Verde
• Laurisilva of Madeira
• Alto Douro Wine Region
• Historic Centre of Guimarães
• Landscape of the Pico Island Vineyard Culture
• Garrison Border Town of Elvas and its Fortifications
• University of Coimbra–Alta | Sofia

120. Qatar

• Al Zubarah Archaeological Site

121. Republic of Korea

• Haeinsa Temple Janggyeong Panjeon–Depositories Tripitaka Koreana Woodblocks
• Jongmyo Shrine
• Seokguram Grotto | Bulguksa Temple
• Changdeokgung Palace Complex
• Hwaseong Fortress
• Gochang, Hwasun | Ganghwa Dolmen Sites
• Gyeongju Historic Areas
• Jeju Volcanic Island | Lava Tubes
• Royal Tombs of the Joseon Dynasty
• Hahoe | Yangdong
• Namhansanseong

122. Romania

• Danube Delta
• Churches of Moldavia
• Monastery of Horezu
• Fortified Churches in Transylvania
• Dacian Fortresses of the Orastie Mountains
• Historic Center of Sighişoara
• Wooden Churches of Maramureş

123. Russian Federation

• Historic Center of Saint Petersburg
• Kizhi Pogost
• Kremlin | Red Square, Moscow
• The Solovetsky Islands
• Historic Monuments of Novgorod and Surroundings
• White Monuments of Vladimir | Suzdal
• The Trinity Sergius Lavra in Sergiev Posad
• Church of the Ascension–Kolomenskoye
• Virgin Komi Forests
• Lake Baikal
• Volcanoes of Kamchatka
• Golden Mountains of Altai
• Western Caucasus
• Curonian Spit
• Ensemble of the Ferapontov Monastery
• Kazan Kremlin
• Central Sikhote-Alin
• Citadel, Ancient City and Fortress Buildings of Derbent
• Uvs Nuur Basin
• Novodevichy Convent
• Wrangel Island Reserve
• Historical Center of Yaroslavl
• Struve Geodetic Arc
• Putorana Plateau
• Lena Pillars Nature Park
• Bolgar

124. Saint Kitts and Nevis

• Brimstone Hill Fortress National Park

125. Saint Lucia

• Pitons Management Area

126. San Marino

• San Marino Historic Centre | Mount Titano

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127. Saudi Arabia

• Al-Hijr Archaeological Site (Madâin Sâlih)
• At-Turaif District in ad-Dir’iyah
• Historic Jeddah–the Gate to Makkah

128. Senegal

• Island of Gorée
• Niokolo-Koba National Park
• Djoudj National Bird Sanctuary
• Island of Saint-Louis
• Stone Circles of Senegambia
• Saloum Delta
• Bassari Country–Bassari, Fula and Bedik Cultural Landscapes

129. Serbia

• Stari Ras | Sopoćani
• Studenica Monastery
• Medieval Monuments in Kosovo
• Gamzigrad-Romuliana, Palace of Galerius

130. Seychelles

• Aldabra Atoll
• Vallée de Mai Nature Reserve

131. Slovakia

• Banská Štiavnica | Technical Monuments
• Levoča, Spišský Hrad | Cultural Monuments
• Vlkolínec
• Caves of Aggtelek Karst |Slovak Karst
• Bardejov Town Conservation Reserve
• Primeval Beech Forests of the Carpathians | Ancient Beech Forests of Germany
• Wooden Churches of the Slovak

132. Slovenia

• Škocjan Caves
• Prehistoric Pile dwellings
• Heritage of Mercury | Almadén | Idrija

133. Solomon Islands

• East Rennell

134. South Africa

• Fossil Hominid Sites
• iSimangaliso Wetland Park
• Robben Island
• Maloti-Drakensberg Park
• Mapungubwe Cultural Landscape
• Cape Floral Region Protected Areas
• Vredefort Dome
• Richtersveld Cultural | Botanical Landscape

135. Spain

• Alhambra | Generalife | Albayzín | Granada
• Burgos Cathedral
• Historic Center of Cordoba
• Monastery Escurial, Madrid
• Antoni Gaudí
• Cave of Altamira | Paleolithic Cave Art of Northern Spain
• Oviedo and the Kingdom of the Asturias
• Old Town of Ávila | Extra-Muros Churches
• Old Town of Segovia | Aqueduct
• Santiago de Compostela–old town
• Garajonay National Park
• Toledo
• Mudejar Architecture of Aragon
• Old Town of Cáceres
• Alcázar | Archivo de Indias in Seville
• Salamanca
• Poblet Monastery
• Archaeological Ensemble of Mérida
• Santiago de Compostela
• Royal Monastery of Santa María de Guadalupe
• Doñana National Park
• Cuenca
• La Lonja de la Seda de Valencia
• Las Médulas
• Palau de la Música Catalana | Hospital de Sant Pau, Barcelona
• Pyrénées–Mont Perdu
• San Millán Yuso and Suso Monasteries
• Prehistoric Rock Art Sites Côa Valley | Siega Verde
• Rock Art of the Mediterranean Basin on the Iberian Peninsula
• University and Historic Precinct of Alcalá de Henares
• Ibiza, Biodiversity and Culture
• San Cristóbal de La Laguna
• Tárraco
• Atapuerca
• Catalan Romanesque Churches of the Vall de Boí
• Palmeral of Elche
• Roman Walls of Lugo
• Aranjuez Cultural Landscape
• Renaissance Monumental Ensembles Úbeda | Baeza
• Vizcaya Bridge
• Teide National Park
• Tower of Hercules
• Cultural Landscape of the Serra de Tramuntana
• Heritage of Mercury–Almadén and Idrija

136. Sri Lanka

• Polonnaruwa
• Sigiriya
• Anuradhapura
• Old Town of Galle
• Kandy
• Sinharaja Forest Reserve
• Golden Temple of Dambulla
• Central Highlands of Sri Lanka

137. Sudan

• Gebel Barkal and the Sites of the Napatan Region
• Archaeological Sites of the Island of Meroe

138. Suriname

• Central Suriname Nature Reserve
• Historic Inner City of Paramaribo

139. Sweden

• Royal Domain of Drottningholm
• Birka and Hovgården
• Engelsberg Ironworks
• Rock Carvings in Tanum
• Skogskyrkogården
• Hanseatic Town of Visby
• Church Town of Gammelstad, Luleå
• Laponian Area
• Naval Port of Karlskrona
• Agricultural Landscape of Southern Öland
• High Coast | Kvarken Archipelago
• Mining Area of the Great Copper Mountain–Falun
• Grimeton Radio Station, Varberg
• Struve Geodetic Arc
• Decorated Farmhouses of Hälsingland

140. Switzerland

• Abbey of St Gall
• Benedictine Convent of St John at Müstair
• Old City of Berne
• Three Castles–Defensive Wall | Bellinzona
• Swiss Alps Jungfrau–Aletsch
• Monte San Giorgio
• Lavaux, Vineyard Terraces
• Rhaetian Railway–Albula | Bernina Landscapes
• Swiss Tectonic Arena Sardona
• La Chaux-de-Fonds | Le Locle–Watchmaking Town Planning
• Prehistoric Pile dwellings around the Alps

141. Syrian Arab Republic

• Ancient City of Damascus
• Ancient City of Bosra
• Site of Palmyra
• Ancient City of Aleppo
• Crac des Chevaliers and Qal’at Salah El-Din
• Ancient Villages of Northern Syria

142. Tajikistan

• Sarazm
• Tajik National Park

143. Tanzania, United Republic of

• Ngorongoro Conservation Area
• Ruins of Kilwa Kisiwani and Ruins of Songo Mnara
• Serengeti National Park
• Selous Game Reserve
• Kilimanjaro National Park
• Stone Town of Zanzibar
• Kondoa Rock-Art Sites

144. Thailand

• Historic City of Ayutthaya
• Historic Town of Sukhothai
• Thungyai-Huai Kha Khaeng Wildlife Sanctuaries
• Ban Chiang Archaeological Site
• Dong Phayayen-Khao Yai Forest Complex
• Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia
• Natural and Cultural Heritage of the Ohrid region

145. Togo

• Koutammakou, the Land of the Batammariba

146. Tunisia

• Amphitheatre of El Jem
• Archaeological Site of Carthage
• Medina of Tunis
• Ichkeul National Park
• Punic Town of Kerkuane | Necropolis
• Kairouan
• Medina of Sousse
• Dougga | Thugga

147. Turkey

• Göreme National Park | Rock Sites of Cappadocia
• Great Mosque |Hospital of Divriği
• Historic Areas of Istanbul
• Hattusha–the Hittite Capital
• Nemrut Dağ
• Hierapolis–Pamukkale
• Xanthos–Letoon
• Safranbolu
• Troy
• Selimiye Mosque
• Neolithic Site of Çatalhöyük
• Bursa and Cumalıkızık–the Birth of the Ottoman Empire
• Pergamon

148. Turkmenistan

• State Historical | Cultural Park “Ancient Merv”
• Kunya-Urgench
• Parthian Fortresses of Nisa

149. Uganda

• Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
• Rwenzori Mountains National Park
• Tombs of Buganda Kings at Kasubi

150. Ukraine

• Kiev Saint-Sophia Cathedral | Monastic Buildings–Kiev-Pechersk Lavra
• L’viv–the Historic Center
• Struve Geodetic Arc
• Forests of the Carpathians | Forests of Germany
• Residence of Bukovinian | Dalmatian Metropolitans
• Tauric Chersonese
• Wooden Tserkvas of the Carpathian Region

151. United Arab Emirates

• Cultural Sites of Al Ain

152. United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

• Castles | Town Walls of King Edward–Gwynedd
• Durham Castle | Cathedral
• Giant’s Causeway | Causeway Coast
• Ironbridge Gorge
• St Kilda
• Stonehenge
• Studley Royal Park | Fountains Abbey
• Blenheim Palace
• Bath
• Frontiers of the Roman Empire
• Palace of Westminster | Westminster Abbey
• Canterbury Cathedral | St Augustine’s Abbey | St Martin’s Church
• Henderson Island
• Tower of London
• Gough
• Edinburgh
• Maritime Greenwich
• Heart of Neolithic Orkney
• Blaenavon Industrial Landscape
• St George | Bermuda
• Derwent Valley Mills
• Dorset | East Devon Coast
• New Lanark
• Saltaire
• Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
• Liverpool–Maritime Mercantile City
• Cornwall | West Devon Mining Landscape
• Pontcysyllte Aqueduct | Canal

153. United States of America

• Mesa Verde National Park
• Yellowstone National Park
• Everglades National Park
• Grand Canyon National Park
• Independence Hall
• Kluane | Wrangell-St. Elias | Glacier Bay | Tatshenshini-Alsek
• Redwood National-State Parks
• Mammoth Cave National Park
• Olympic National Park
• Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site
• Great Smoky Mountains National Park
• La Fortaleza and San Juan National Historic Site in Puerto Rico
• Statue of Liberty
• Yosemite National Park
• Chaco Culture
• Hawaii Volcanoes National Park
• Monticello | University of Virginia in Charlottesville
• Taos Pueblo
• Carlsbad Caverns National Park
• Waterton Glacier International Peace Park
• Papahānaumokuākea
• Monumental Earthworks of Poverty Point

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154. Uruguay

• Historic Quarter of the City of Colonia del Sacramento

155. Uzbekistan

• Itchan Kala
• Historic Centre of Bukhara
• Historic Centre of Shakhrisyabz
• Samarkand – Crossroad of Cultures

156. Vanuatu

•  Chief Roi Mata’s Domain

157. Venezuela

• Coro and its Port
• Canaima National Park
• Ciudad Universitaria de Caracas

158. Viet Nam

• Complex of Hué Monuments
• Ha Long Bay
• Hoi An Ancient Town
• My Son Sanctuary
• Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park
• Central Sector of the Imperial Citadel of Thang Long–Hanoi
• Citadel of the Ho Dynasty
• Trang An Landscape Complex

159. Yemen

• Old Walled City of Shibam
• Old City of Sana’a
• Historic Town of Zabid
• Socotra Archipelago

160. Zambia

• Mosi-oa-Tunya | Victoria Falls

161. Zimbabwe

• Mana Pools National Park, Sapi and Chewore Safari Areas
• Great Zimbabwe National Monument
• Khami Ruins National Monument
• Mosi-oa-Tunya | Victoria Falls
• Matobo Hills

What a long list of travel bucket list ideas! Since this is a labor of love, my hope is to over time link all of these UNESCO World Heritage Sites to great blog stories about these incredible places.

It’s a work-in-progress!

I’ve already linked some on this list to my own travel blog posts about certain UNESCO spots, but if you know of a great blog post out there on the Internet about any of these sites, or if you are a travel blogger with a story about one of these sites and you’d like me to link to your story, just let me know in the comments below, or email pr(at)8womendream(dot)com and I’ll link to them.

Credit for help with this list goes to the official World Heritage List, which you can visit here.

Now go create your travel bucket list!

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