UNESCO stands for United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization.  Hence the name, UNESCO World Heritage Sites are places that have special cultural or physical significance.  Some examples are forests, lakes, landmarks, islands, monuments, buildings, cities, etc.

As of July 2016, there are 1052 official UNESCO sites listed on their website.  I have been to 108 of them, and I have also set a Guinness World Record by visiting 12 UNESCO sites within 24 hours.

Here is a list of all 108 UNESCO Sites I’ve been to:

Austria
– Palace and Gardens of Schonbrunn
– Historic Centre of Vienna

Australia
– Sydney Opera House

Azerbaijan
– Walled City of Baku

Barbados
– Historic Bridgetown

Belgium
– The Grand Palace, Brussels

Bolivia
– City of Potosí

Bosnia
– Old bridge area of the old city of Mostar

Brazil
– Rio De Janeiro – Landscapes between mountain & sea

Cambodia
– Angkor Temples

China
– Great Wall
– Imperial Palaces of the Ming and Qing Dynasties in Beijing

Colombia
– Fortress & Monuments in Cartagena

Croatia
– Historical complex of split
– Old city of Dubrovnik

Cuba
– Old Havana and it’s Fortification System
– Viñales Valley

Czech Republic
– Historic center of Prague
– Kutna Hora town center
– Tugendhat Villa in Brno
– Jewish Quarter in Trebic

Egypt
– Historic Cairo
– Pyramids of Giza

Estonia
– Old Town of Tallinn

Georgia
– Bagrati Cathedral and Gelati Monastery

Germany
– Old Town of Quedlinburg
– Bauhaus in Dessau
– Garden Kingdom of Dessau-Wörlitz
– Luther Memorials in Wittenburg
– Palaces and Parks of Potsdam & Berlin
– Museum Island in Berlin
– Berlin Modernism Housing Estates

Greece
– Acropolis Athens

Hungary
– Budapest banks of the Danube and Castle Quarter

Israel
– White city of Tel Aviv
– Masada
– Jerusalem Old City

Italy
– Historic Center of Rome
– Historic Center of Florence
– Venice and its Lagoon
– Vatican

India
– Agra Fort
–  Taj Mahal
–  Churches of Goa
–  Qutab Minar in Delhi
–  Mountain Railways of India
–  Red Fort Complex
–  Jantar Mantar, Jaipur
–  Hill forts of Rajasthan

Indonesia
– Cultural Landscape of the Bali Province

Japan
– Historic monuments of Kyoto

Kosovo
– Medieval Monuments

Laos
– Town of Luang Prabang

Latvia
– Historic Center of Riga

Lithuania
– Vilnius Historical Center

Luxembourg
– City of Luxembourg

Macedonia
– Cultural and Natural Heritage of Ohrid

Malta 
– City of Valletta

Nepal
– Kathmandu Valley

Netherlands
– Mill Network in Kinderdijk
– Van Nelle Factory in Rotterdam
– Beemster Polder in Middenbeemster
– Defense Line of Amsterdam
– Canals of Amsterdam

New Zealand
– Te Wahipounamu – South West New Zealand

Norway
– Bryggen
– West Norwegian Fjords

Peru
– City of Cuzco
– Historic Sanctuary of Machu Picchu
– Historic Center of Lima

Philippines
– Baroque Churches of the Philippines

Poland
– Historic Center of Krakow
– Auschwitz Birkenau

Portugal
– Monastery of the Hieronymites and Tower of Belem

Romania
– Villages with Fortified Churches in Transylvania
– Churches of Moldavia

Russia
– Kremlin & Red Square
– Ensemble of the Novodevichy Covent

Saint Lucia
– Piton Area

San Marino
– Historic Center of San Marino

Singapore
– Singapore Botanical Gardens

South Korea
– Jongmyo Shrine
– Hwaseong Fortress
– Historic Villages of Korea

Slovenia
– Prehistoric dwellings of the Apls

Spain
– Works of Antoni Gaudi

Sri Lanka
– Old Town of Galle
– Sacred city of Kandy
– Central Highlands of Sri Lanka

Suriname
– Historic Inner City of Paramaribo
– Central Suriname Nature Reserve

Switzerland
– Swiss Alps

Tunisia
– Medina of Tunis

Turkey
– Göreme national park and rock sites of Cappadocia
– Historic areas of Istanbul

Ukraine
– Saint-Sophia Cathedral
– Kiev-Pechersk Lavra

United Kingdom

– Tower of London
– Old town of Edinburgh
– Royal Botanic Gardens
– Palace of Westminister Abbey

United States of America
– Yellowstone national park
– Grand canyon
– Independence hall
– Redwood national park
– Great Smoky Mountains national Park
– Statue of Liberty

Vietnam
– Ha Long Bay
– Central Sector of Imperial Citadel of Thang Lond, Hanoi

Which ones have you been to?

Drew Binsky

A graduate from The University of Wisconsin-Madison, Drew Binsky has visited 120+ Countries since 2012.He first caught the travel bug while studying abroad in Prague, then taught English in Korea, and now he's on a mission to visit every country on earth.Follow his journey on Facebook & Instagram @drewbinsky 🙂

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