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UNESCO sites I have visited

This list is about all the sites on the UNESCO World Heritage list. I hope I can visit them all in my life, but it will be a tough task to complete.

Updated March 7, 2013
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  1. Average priced "Sights & Attractions" in Angkor, Cambodia
    Angkor Thom was once a capital city. Now it's on the Unesco World Heritage list and visited by millions of people every year. This is part of the complete Angkor Archaeological Park. The place is about 20 minutes drive from the city Siem Reap. For…
    This review was featured on Friday March 15th, 2013
  2. Average priced "Sights & Attractions" in Angkor, Cambodia
    Build in the late 12th century or the early 13th century, this Khmer Temple was the state temple for King Jayavarman VII. After his death, several alterations have been made to the place. The temple is located in the center of the Angkor Thom site…
  3. Cheap "Sights & Attractions" in Krakow, Poland
    Is hell on earth a fitting title for a review? In this case, yes. For the small number of people who survived, out of the 1.3 million people who died, this was hell on earth. During the 2nd World War, the nazis decided to begin the "Entlösung". T…
  4. Expensive "Sights & Attractions" in Fraser Island, Australia
    During the tour of Fraser Island, we were driving on the beach, when a plane landed further away, The bus driver then stopped and let the pilot get on the bus. The pilot, member of Air Fraser Island, offered us a 10 minute flight over Fraser Islan…
  5. Average priced "Sights & Attractions" in Blue Mountains, Australia
    One of the places that we wanted to visit while planning to go to Australia, were the Blue Mountains. So we booked a day tour when we were in Sydney. This tour included a visit to Leura (see other review), the Blue Mountains, Scenic World (see oth…
  6. Average priced "Sights & Attractions" in Fraser Island, Australia
    This 4WD tour of Fraser Island was included in the East Coast tour package Martin & I had booked back in Holland. I don't know how much it costed for us, but for 165 AUS dollars (around 120 euros or 165 US dollars) you can book this tour. People w…
  7. Cheap "Sights & Attractions" in Kyoto, Japan
    The Ginkakuji Temple was known as the Joshijo Temple. The translation in english is the Silver Pavilion. But don't let that name fool you. Unlike the Kinkakuji Temple (Golden Pavilion), which is golden, this temple never got silver. Originally des…
  8. Cheap "Sights & Attractions" in Himeji, Japan
    Himeji Castle was one of the (many) places that I wanted to see during my 2000 Japan trip. I did and I got to visit the castle again in 2007. Himeji Castle is on the Unesco Heritage list and despite wars, earthquakes and fires, it's still in its o…
  9. Free! "Sights & Attractions" in Hiroshima, Japan
    On august 6th, 1945 at 8:15am, the A-bomb was detonated some 500 meters above the city of Hiroshima. In the blast, thousands of lives were destroyed and thousands more would perish in the years to follow. Also all, but one of the buildings were co…
  10. Cheap "Sights & Attractions" in Miyajima, Japan
    Itsukushima Shrine is a Shinto Shrine, listed on the Unesco world heritage list. First build in the 6th century, the shrine had been destroyed on several occasions. The current building dates from the 16th century, but needed renovations and repairs …
  11. Very cheap "Sights & Attractions" in Kyoto, Japan
    I've been coming to this temple for every time I went to Kyoto. First was back in 2000, second in 2007 and the third time in 2008. The first 2 times were with tour groups, so it was rushing time. But the third time I was on my own. It was a really…
  12. Cheap "Sights & Attractions" in Kyoto, Japan
    The last site we would visit on this was the Nijo Castle. The place was build in 1603 by Tokugawa Ieyasu. The surrounding gardens were constructed in 1626 by Enshu Kobori, shortly before the visit of Emperor Gomizuno-o. I had been to the castle 2 …
  13. Free! "Sights & Attractions" in Warsaw, Poland
    The Old Town (Stare Miasto) is the oldest district of the city. During World War 2, it was mostly destroyed. But thanks to old archives, photos and other documents, it is completely rebuild in the original state. And in my opinion, if one wouldn't…
  14. Free! "Sights & Attractions" in Krakow, Poland
    As with the The Old Town (Stare Miasto) in Warsaw, this Old Town in Krakow is also the oldest district of the city. I started at the Barbican (Barbakan), which was once the fortified outpost of the defensive walls that surrounded this part of Krak…
  15. Very cheap "Sights & Attractions" in Kyoto, Japan
    The first I went to this temple was in 2000, with a tour group. This time I was on my own. The Ryoanji Temple is most famous for its Rock Garden. In a sea of pebbles, there are small islands of rocks and moss. There are a total of 15 rocks, which…
  16. Cheap "Sights & Attractions" in Nikko, Japan
    This was one of the reasons why I went to Japan. I had read about this and saw several photos and just knew I had to see this with my own eyes. Now, this was an optional part of the tour. I could have chosen to stay in Tokyo. But I was happy that I d…
  17. Cheap "Sights & Attractions" in Beijing, China
    The first 2 times I was here, were only brief visits, part of a tour around Beijing. I only saw parts of the complex and not enough time to really wander around. This time I was on my own and had plenty of time to wander around. I was there for ab…
    This review was featured on Monday May 31st, 2010
  18. Cheap "Sights & Attractions" in Nara, Japan
    Nara's most famous landmark is the Todaiji Temple. This buddhist complexwas constructed in 752 as the head temple of all of Japan's buddhist temples. The Great Buddha hall (Daibutsuden) is the largest wooden building in the world and houses the wo…
  19. Free! "Sights & Attractions" in Kyoto, Japan
    The To-ji Temple was one of the first buddhist temple in Kyoto, dating back to the 8th century. The main area of the temple complex is free of charge. So I walked around the area for a while. Then I wanted to see the garden and the Kondo Hall. I h…
  20. Cheap "Sights & Attractions" in Uluru - Kata Tjuta, Australia
    A visit to Uluru (aka Ayers Rock), in my mind Australia’s most famous icon, was part of our tour of the Outback in Australia. We had a pass that gave us access to the National Park, in which Uluru is laying. The price of the pass was 25 AUS dollars…
Airportman says:
You're welcome :) Maybe some day your wish will be granted
Posted on: Sep 18, 2011
kumanika says:
thanks for the sharing! it will be my "wish travel list"
Posted on: Sep 18, 2011
Airportman says:
Thanks! :)
Posted on: Sep 18, 2011
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