There are over 1000 UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) World Heritage sites. Without realizing it, I had visited many of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites on my travels. Now when I plan a trip, I try to visit more of these sites if possible. Below is a selection from mine.





Canadian Rocky Mountain Parks


  • Imperial Palaces of the Ming and Qing Dynasties in Beijing 北京明清皇家宫殿
  • The Great Wall 长城
  • Temple of Heaven: an Imperial Sacrificial Altar in Beijing 北京皇家祭坛-天坛
  • Summer Palace, an Imperial Garden in Beijing 北京皇家园林-颐和园
  • Mogao Caves 莫高窟
  • Mount Huangshan 黄山
  • Classical Gardens of Suzhou 苏州古典园林
  • Old Town of Lijiang 丽江古城
  • Mausoleum of the First Qin Emperor 秦始皇陵
  • Jiuzhaigou Valley Scenic and Historic Interest Area 九寨沟风景名胜区
  • Ancient Villages in Southern Anhui – Xidi and Hongcun 皖南古村落—西递、宏村
  • Longmen Grottoes 龙门石窟
  • Silk Roads: the Routes Network of Chang’an-Tianshan Corridor 丝绸之路
  • Historic centre of macao 澳门历史城区
  • Fujian Tulou 福建土楼
  • Kulangsu, a Historic International Settlement 鼓浪屿
  • West Lake Cultural Landscape of Hangzhou 杭州西湖文化景观
  • Archaeological Ruins of Liangzhu City 良渚古城遗址



  • Historic Centre of Český Krumlov
  • Historic Centre of Prague
  • Historic Centre of Telč


  • Kronborg Castle


  • Palace and Park of Versailles
  • Pont du Gard (Roman Aqueduct)
  • Strasbourg, Grande-Île and Neustadt
  • Paris, Banks of the Seine
  • Cathedral of Notre-Dame
  • Bourges Cathedral
  • Historic Centre of Avignon: Papal Palace, Episcopal Ensemble and Avignon Bridge
  • Belfries of Belgium and France
  • Historic Site of Lyon
  • Bordeaux, Port of the Moon
  • Champagne Hillsides, Houses and Cellars


  • Aachen Cathedral
  • Cologne Cathedral
  • Naumburg Cathedral


  • Brú na Bóinne – Archaeological Ensemble of the Bend of the Boyne


  • Historic Centre of Rome
  • Historic Centre of Florence
  • Piazza del Duomo, Pisa
  • Venice and its Lagoon
  • Historic Centre of San Gimignano
  • Historic Centre of Naples
  • Portovenere, Cinque Terre, and the Islands (Palmaria, Tino and Tinetto)
  • Archaeological Areas of Pompei, Herculaneum and Torre Annunziata
  • Historic Centre of Siena
  • Costiera Amalfitana


  • Himeji-jo
  • Historic Monuments of Ancient Kyoto (Kyoto, Uji and Otsu Cities)
  • Historic Villages of Shirakawa-go and Gokayama
  • Hiroshima Peace Memorial (Genbaku Dome)
  • Historic Monuments of Ancient Nara
  • Shrines and Temples of Nikko
  • Gusuku Sites and Related Properties of the Kingdom of Ryukyu
  • Sacred Sites and Pilgrimage Routes in the Kii Mountain Range
  • Shiretoko
  • Fujisan, sacred place and source of artistic inspiration


Russian Federation


  • Alhambra, Generalife and Albayzín, Granada
  • Historic Centre of Cordoba
  • Works of Antoni Gaudí
  • Old Town of Ávila with its Extra-Muros Churches
  • Old City of Salamanca
  • Cathedral, Alcázar and Archivo de Indias in Seville


  • Old City of Berne


  • Historic Areas of Istanbul


Kyiv: Saint-Sophia Cathedral and Related Monastic Buildings, Kyiv-Pechersk Lavra

United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

  • Tower of London
  • Old and New Towns of Edinburgh

United States of America

  • Grand Canyon National Park
  • La Fortaleza and San Juan National Historic Site in Puerto Rico
  • Statue of Liberty
  • Yosemite National Park
  • Hawaii Volcanoes National Park


  • Ha Long Bay