My UNESCO World Heritage sites to date

One of the greatest measures of my travel has been the UNESCO World Heritage sites that I have been to.  I like their list because it really hits the gems of UN member states.  I first tallied a list for myself in 2009.  I revisited the list through 2012 (where I reached 37).  …and here is the list through the end of 2013 (I had hit 38).  I now have visited 42 of just over 1000 UNESCO sites.

We didn’t travel too much since that list, but since we just stopped at four sites I thought it was a good time to update my list.  Here are the UNESCO World Heritage sites that I have been to through the middle of April 2014.

The Taj Mahal in Agra, India
  1. Mesa Verde, USA
  2. Yellowstone, USA
  3. Grand Canyon, USA
  4. Redwoods, USA
  5. Pueblo de Taos, USA
  6. Changdeokgung Palace Complex, South Korea
  7. City of Cuzco, Peru
  8. Machu Picchu, Peru
  9. Lima, Peru city center
  10. City of Quito, Ecuador
  11. Chichen-Itza, Mexico
  12. Banff & Jasper in Canada
  13. Great Wall, China
  14. Imperial Palace, China
  15. Temple of Heaven, China
  16. Longmen Grottoes, China
  17. Angkor, Cambodia
  18. Historic Center of Prague, Czech Republic
  19. Antigua, Guatemala
  20. Tikal, Guatemala
  21. Historic Center of Rome
  22. Holy See, Vatican City
  23. Copan Ruins, Honduras
  24. Þingvellir National Park, Iceland
  25. Orkhon Valley Cultural Landscape, Mongolia
  26. Victoria Falls, Zambia
  27. Lake Baikal, Russia
  28. White Monuments of Vladimir and Suzdal, Russia
  29. Kremlin and Red Square, Moscow, Russia
  30. Saint Petersburg historic sites, Russia
  31. Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka
  32. Dambulla, Sri Lanka
  33. Sigiriya, Sri Lanka
  34. Polonnaruwa, Sri Lanka
  35. Kandy, Sri Lanka
  36. Central Highlands of Sri Lanka
  37. Galle, Sri Lanka
  38. Group of Monuments at Mahabalipuram, India
  39. Taj Mahal, India
  40. Red Fort, India
  41. Humayun’s Tomb, India
  42. Agra Fort, India

As always, whenever I make this list I realize that I have a huge backlog in blog posts to write!

zieak (2200 Posts)

Ryan "Zieak" McFarland dabbles. Beards. Making things. Travel. Genealogy. Frugality and excessiveness. Fitness and fatness. He's a PE teacher in India, usually calls Alaska home and is a happy father to two boys and the husband to a suddenly crafty wife.


2 thoughts on “My UNESCO World Heritage sites to date”

  1. It would be best if you visit Nepal and the world heritage sites like Pashupatinath temple, Boudhanath and Kathmandu Durbar square. I hope you will visit the Himalayan country soon, so that you list the name of Nepal in your list.

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