(Yes, this means I'm back in Singapore)
UNESCO World Heritage Meme:
World Heritage List
"The World Heritage List includes 830 properties forming part of the cultural and natural heritage which the World Heritage Committee considers as having outstanding universal value.
These include 644 cultural, 162 natural and 24 mixed properties in 138 States Parties."
At first I thought of starting a meme requiring people to list which sites they want to visit, but only the most dedicated meme do-er would browse through the list of 830 sites.
Sites you have visited by country:
Australia - Great Barrier Reef, Tasmanian Wilderness
Austria - Historic Centre of the City of Salzburg, Palace and Gardens of Schönbrunn, Historic Centre of Vienna
Belgium - La Grand-Place, Brussels; Flemish Béguinages; Belfries of Belgium and France; Historic Centre of Brugge; Major Town Houses of the Architect Victor Horta (Brussels)
Czech Republic - Historic Centre of Prague
France - Palace and Park of Versailles; Paris, Banks of the Seine; Pont du Gard (Roman Aqueduct); Cathedral of Notre-Dame, Former Abbey of Saint-Remi and Palace of Tau, Reims; Historic Centre of Avignon: Papal Palace, Episcopal Ensemble and Avignon Bridge
Germany - Museumsinsel (Museum Island), Berlin; Aachen Cathedral
Greece - Acropolis, Athens; Archaeological Site of Delphi; Meteora; Archaeological Site of Olympia; Archaeological Sites of Mycenae and Tiryns
Holy See - Historic Centre of Rome, the Properties of the Holy See in that City Enjoying Extraterritorial Rights and San Paolo Fuori le Mura; Vatican City
Italy - Church and Dominican Convent of Santa Maria delle Grazie with "The Last Supper" by Leonardo da Vinci; Historic Centre of Florence; Venice and its Lagoon; Historic Centre of Naples; Early Christian Monuments of Ravenna; Archaeological Areas of Pompei, Herculaneum and Torre Annunziata; Portovenere, Cinque Terre, and the Islands (Palmaria, Tino and Tinetto)
Luxembourg - City of Luxembourg: its Old Quarters and Fortifications
Netherlands - Mill Network at Kinderdijk-Elshout; Rietveld Schröderhuis (Rietveld Schröder House)
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland - Stonehenge, Avebury and Associated Sites; Studley Royal Park including the Ruins of Fountains Abbey; City of Bath; Frontiers of the Roman Empire [Hadrian's Wall]; Westminster Palace, Westminster Abbey and Saint Margaret's Church; Canterbury Cathedral, St Augustine's Abbey, and St Martin's Church; Tower of London; Maritime Greenwich
United States of America - Grand Canyon National Park; Independence Hall; Statue of Liberty; Hawaii Volcanoes National Park
Total: 47/812 (someone has done 122)
I've probably been to more (in Japan, Indonesia, Thailand etc), but I've forgotten just where since those trips were when I was in Primary School or before.
5 sites I would like to visit:
(Instead of places like the Taj Mahal which everyone knows about I'll put some more obscure but still interesting ones)
1) Zambia/Zimbabwe - Mosi-oa-Tunya / Victoria Falls (
2) Romania - Dacian Fortresses of the Orastie Mountains
3) Croatia - Historical Complex of Split with the Palace of Diocletian
4) Japan - Himeji-jo (I've always wanted to see a Japanese castle)
5) Syrian Arab Republic - Site of Palmyra
Go and die. If you want to do it, please tell me so we can swap photos/views/comments about sites we've both been to and can discuss those only one has.