UNESCO World Heritage Sites

“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.” (Wikipedia)

I’ve had the privilege of visiting 35 UNESCO World Heritage sites. Each one is truly magnificent. It would be amazing to visit all of them, however, as of July 2017, there are 1,073 sites listed in 167 countries. There are 23 in the US. The ones I have seen are breathtaking! I’ll bet you’ve been to quite a few as well. Here’s a link if you would like to see the entire list of World Heritage sites:   https://whc.unesco.org/en/list/

Here’s a few of the site I’ve seen.  They are truly wonders of the world.


Old Salsberg, Austria
2 Jenn 15 rainbow - Copy
Halstat, Austria

3 hallstat town center

Sassi di Matera, Italy

matera 6

Trulli, Alberobello, Italy

al truli really good

Geirangerfjord, Norway
 g 7 sisters from lookout
Bergen, Norway

bergen unesco

Parliament, London, UK

Parliament adj

Tower of London, UK


Stonehenge, UK

stone 2

Tower of Belem, Lisbon, Portugal

Belem tower 6

Monastery of the Hieronymites, Lisbon, Portugal

church Monestary 2

Sintra, Portugal: Pena Palace

Pena 6 good

Canals of Amsterdam, Netherlands

1g amsterdam house boats

Bruges, Belgium

7g bruges street perfect

Lunenburg, Nova Scotia, Canada

Lunnenberg 3

Monticello, Virginia, US

TJ house 6

Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona, US

gc pano 2 really good cloned

  Hawaiian Volcano National Park, US


Mesa Verde National Park, Colorado, US
Mesa Verde 1998
Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming, US

Yellowstone 2001

Serengeti, Tanzania

z herd good

Ngorongoro Crater, Tanzania

Ngorogoro pano

4 Comments Add yours

  1. Bill Gray says:

    I have seen some of these. They are wonderful.


  2. Sarah Lilja says:

    Wow! So many amazing places!


  3. Diane Wilson says:

    Love it.


  4. dlwilson1844 says:

    Love this somehow I missed it earlier this month.


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