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UNESCO world heritage - human sights

The best of human creation on planet earht is supposedly protected on UNESCO world heritage for culture. I been to a few and this is sort of a preliminary ranking in my very subjective oppinion.

Updated May 28, 2015
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  1. Average priced "Sights & Attractions" in Leptis Magna, Libya
    If you should drop down Tripoli for just a day this is the place to go. Not that you will be that likely to actually just drop by with the current visa situation - but if you are in oil or something and will be in Tripoli on business and got just a…
  2. Average priced "Sights & Attractions" in Suceava, Romania
    Several agencies will arrange monastery tours from Suceava - but staying at Monica's place it was pretty natural to go on her tour. She is an independent tour guide who will take you more or less where you want if you can get three people together - …
    This review was featured on Tuesday April 22nd, 2008
  3. Expensive "Sights & Attractions" in Dambulla, Sri Lanka
    The rock temple is situated on the top of a hill in the outskirts of Dambulla. The caves are a bit south of the main bus station in Dambulla - so it is a bit of a walk if you go from there. The walk is still manageable if the day isn’t too hot - ot…
  4. Average priced "Sights & Attractions" in Nara, Japan
    The main attraction of Nara is the giant Daibutsu-den. Just walking into the huge Todai-ji complex is impressive but walking in to the inner building of Daibutsu-den is a quite unique experience. The building is not just big - it is huge - and it is …
  5. Very cheap "Sights & Attractions" in Berat, Albania
    Albania got a couple of old museums town - they were named museum towns under the communist regime - and this was a great advantage because it meant the old mosque and churches survived the atheist campaign in Albania. Berat is the second museum town…
    This review was featured on Monday May 4th, 2009
  6. Free! "Sights & Attractions" in Banaue, Philippines
    Rice has been a part of the culture of the Ifugao and Mountain provinces in the Philippines for centuries. About 2000 years ago a major construction were started in this area building the rice terraces and they have been producing a lot of rice ever …
  7. Free! "Sights & Attractions" in Jelling, Denmark
    Today Jelling is a small insignificant town in Denmark - easy to overlook with the more important city of Vejle getting the attention of the area. But for a brief period during the middle of the tenth century this area was the home of a family dynast…
    This review was featured on Friday May 29th, 2015
  8. Average priced "Sights & Attractions" in Sigiriya, Sri Lanka
    According to the local legend the gardens and the royal palace on top of the rock at Sigiriya was built by King Kassapa who ruled from 477 till 495. Other claim it has never actually been a royal palace but a Buddhist retreat on the top of the rock w…
  9. Cheap "Sights & Attractions" in El Jem, Tunisia
    Unlike many other Roman sights where you will visit the remains of an ancient city there are just one thing in El Jem - the colosseum. This is not a problem at all since the colosseum at El Jem is one of the single most impressive buildings of the en…
  10. Average priced "Sights & Attractions" in Charlottesville, Virginia, USA
    Just outside the small town of Charlottesville Virginia you will find one of only three buildings made by Europeans in the USA which has made it to the UNESCO world heritage list. It is Monticello - the building is a nice old southern building. But t…
  11. Expensive "Sights & Attractions" in Polonnaruwa, Sri Lanka
    The ancient city of Polonnaruwa was founded back in 11th century when a king from southern India came and conquers Sri Lanka - they moved the capital of their new kingdom away from Anuradhapura to Polonnaruwa which should be easier to defend. The cit…
  12. Free! "Sights & Attractions" in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
    Few buildings in the world is of more historic importance than Independence Hall in Philadelphia - and no building in North America can boost of such important events as this old building can. The building was originally built as the Pennsylvania …
  13. Free! "Sights & Attractions" in Pisa, Italy
    1589 Vincenzo Viviani publish a biography of Galileo claiming he had made experimented by dropping balls from the Leaning Tower. Fact about Galileo’s experiments: “It is not certain if Galileo actually made experiments at the tower. But if he di…
  14. Cheap "Sights & Attractions" in Dougga, Tunisia
    The ancient city of Dougga is one of the best preserved minor Roman era cities still in existence in northern Africa. The main part of the city with the biggest monuments is all roman but there are also remains of the Phoenicians who used to rule the…
  15. Free! "Sights & Attractions" in Avebury, England, UK
    While Stonehenge may be the most famous of the stone circles in Wessex there are still more to go and see. The advantage to go to one of the lesser known instead is pretty obvious. They are free of charge where Stonehenge charges a steep £8 for entr…
  16. Free! "Sights & Attractions" in Istanbul, Turkey
    Around the world you will find several mosque with the name Blue Mosque - but possibly the most impressive of all the worlds blue mosque's you will find in Istanbul. The giant Blue Mosque got its name from the blue tiles on the walls of the interior …
  17. Expensive "Sights & Attractions" in Stonehenge, England, UK
    Stonehenge is by far the most famous of the stone circles you’ll find in the area around Wessex. Unfortunately the fame of the place has led the British authorities to use it to extract an exorbitant £8 in entrance fee to go and see the standing s…
  18. Cheap "Sights & Attractions" in Troy, Turkey
    When you go to Turkey you will find a country with lots and lots of marble - supposedly there is more marble in Turkey than any other country on earth. So you will be able to go from one ancient site to the next and experience the marvellous ancient …
  19. Free! "Sights & Attractions" in Vigan, Philippines
    Vigan is a small old town in the north of the Philippines. It has made its way to the UNESCO world heritage list in 1999 by being the only surviving old colonial town in the Spanish part of Asia. It was founded in 1572 but most of the houses in town …
Nana_gincin says:
Interesting guide, although missing this side of the world :P
Posted on: Jun 01, 2015
cotton_foam says:
This is a comprehensive list, Mickey! You inspire me to make my own World Heritage List!! :)). I'll come back and read the ones in the Philippines at least!! :))
Posted on: May 28, 2015
Vanessa_Mun_Yee says:
Great list!
Posted on: Feb 08, 2012
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