UNESCO World Heritage List

The World Heritage List includes 936 properties forming part of the cultural and natural heritage which the World Heritage Committee considers as having outstanding universal value.

These include 725 cultural , 183 natural and 28 mixed properties in 153 States Parties. As of November 2011, 188 States Parties have ratified the World Heritage Convention.

The following is a list of World Heritage Sites that we have visited…our current count is 51 (a long way to go):

  • 39 Cultural
  • 8 Natural
  • 4 Mixed


 Kakadu National Park

 Willandra Lakes Region

 Tasmanian Wilderness 

 Gondwana Rainforests of Australia

 Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

 Fraser Island

 Greater Blue Mountains Area

 Royal Exhibition Building and Carlton Gardens

 Sydney Opera House

 Australian Convict Sites



 Historic Centre of the City of Salzburg



 Historic Centre of Brugge





 Imperial Palaces of the Ming and Qing Dynasties in Beijing and Shenyang

 The Great Wall

 Summer Palace, an Imperial Garden in Beijing

 Temple of Heaven: an Imperial Sacrificial Altar in Beijing

 Historic Centre of Macao



 Historic Cairo

 Memphis and its Necropolis – the Pyramid Fields from Giza to Dahshur



 Cathedral of Notre-Dame, Former Abbey of Saint-Rémi and Palace of Tau, Reims

 Paris, Banks of the Seine

 The Loire Valley between Sully-sur-Loire and Chalonnes



 Cologne Cathedral

 Upper Middle Rhine Valley



 Borobudur Temple Compounds

 Prambanan Temple Compounds



 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

 Historic Centre of Siena



 Historic Monuments of Ancient Kyoto (Kyoto, Uji and Otsu Cities)



 City of Luxembourg: its Old Quarters and Fortifications



 Melaka and George Town, Historic Cities of the Straits of Malacca


 Mill Network at Kinderdijk-Elshout

 Seventeenth-century canal ring area of Amsterdam inside the Singelgracht


New Zealand

 Te Wahipounamu – South West New Zealand



 Baroque Churches of the Philippines



 Swiss Alps Jungfrau-Aletsch


United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

 Stonehenge, Avebury and Associated Sites

 City of Bath

 Frontiers of the Roman Empire

 Westminster Palace, Westminster Abbey and Saint Margaret’s Church

 Canterbury Cathedral, St Augustine’s Abbey, and St Martin’s Church

 Tower of London

 Old and New Towns of Edinburgh

 Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew

 Liverpool – Maritime Mercantile City


United States of America

 Redwood National and State Parks

 Great Smoky Mountains National Park

 Yosemite National Park


3 Responses to UNESCO World Heritage List

  1. OMG – we “collect” UNESCO Heritage Sites too 🙂

  2. Alex Bunjes says:

    For the actual site, just have a look at http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/

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