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List of the sites documented:

Algeria

The Roman Colonial City: Timgad

Saharan Oasis: M’Zab Valley

Fortress on the Sea: Kasbah of Algiers

Tassili n’Ajjer: Prehistoric Gallery of Rock Art/Sahara

Egypt

The Temple of the Rising Sun:  Nubian Monuments from Abu Simbel to Philae 

Tutankhamen: Ancient Thebes with its Necropolis

The Sacred Place of Moses’s Revelation: Saint Catherine Area

5000 Years of Glory: The Great Pyramids 

The City of a Thousand Minarets: Historic Cairo

Ethiopia

Baboons on the Cliff: Simien National Park

Ethiopian Pilgrimage: The Rock Churches of Lalibela

Kenya

Mysterious Giant Plant: Mount Kenya National Park

Madagascar

Towering Pinnacles: Tsingy de Bemaraha

Malawi

Rearing Fish Fry: Lake Malawi National Park

Mali

Enchanting Town of Mud: Old Town of Djenné 

Morocco

The Maze City: The Medina of Fez

The Fortress and Art: The Medina of Essaouira

The Aroma of Spanish Life in Africa: Medina of Tétouan

Portuguese City of Mazaga: El Jadida

A Cradle of the Moroccan Monarchy: The Historic City of Meknes

Roman Vestiges in Morocco: Archaeological Site of Volubilis

The Most Beautiful Earthen Village: Ksar of Ait-Ben-Haddou

Tunisia

Vestiges of Phoenician Dreams: The Site of Carthage in Kerkouane

The 4th Holiest City of Islam: Kairouan

The Fortified City: The Medina of Sousse

A Roman Colosseum in Africa: Amphitheatre of El Jem

The Battles for Mediterranean Supremacy: The Site of Carthage

Forgotten Mosaics Uncovered: Dougga

Keeping the Old City Alive: The Medina of Tunis

Uganda

The Source of the Nile: Rwenzori Mountains National Park 

Zambia and Zimbabwe

The Moving Cataract: Mosi-oa-Tunya, Victoria Falls

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Algeria

The Roman Colonial City: Timgad

Saharan Oasis: M’Zab Valley

Fortress on the Sea: Kasbah of Algiers

Tassili n’Ajjer: Prehistoric Gallery of Rock Art/Sahara

Egypt

The Temple of the Rising Sun:  Nubian Monuments from Abu Simbel to Philae 

Tutankhamen: Ancient Thebes with its Necropolis

The Sacred Place of Moses’s Revelation: Saint Catherine Area

5000 Years of Glory: The Great Pyramids 

The City of a Thousand Minarets: Historic Cairo

Iraq

The City where East and West met: Hatra

A Sacred Mound by the Tigris: Ashur

Jordan

Kingdom of the Caravans: Petra

Morocco

The Maze City: The Medina of Fez

The Fortress and Art: The Medina of Essaouira

The Aroma of Spanish Life in Africa: Medina of Tétouan

Portuguese City of Mazaga: El Jadida

A Cradle of the Moroccan Monarchy: The Historic City of Meknes

Roman Vestiges in Morocco: Archaeological Site of Volubilis

The Most Beautiful Earthen Village: Ksar of Ait-Ben-Haddou

Oman

Abundant Water Flows in the Desert: The Aflaj Irrigation System of Oman

Syria

Caravan Merchants’ Paradise: Site of Palmyra 

Tunisia

Vestiges of Phoenician Dreams: The Site of Carthage in Kerkouane

The 4th Holiest City of Islam: Kairouan

The Fortified City: The Medina of Sousse

A Roman Colosseum in Africa: Amphitheatre of El Jem

The Battles for Mediterranean Supremacy: The Site of Carthage

Forgotten Mosaics Uncovered: Dougga

Keeping the Old City Alive: The Medina of Tunis

Yemen

The Manhattan of the Desert: The Old Walled City of Shibam

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Afganistan

Ancient Buddhist Kingdom: Bamiyan Valley

Australia

The Story of a Tropical Forest: Kakadu National Park

Where Ancient Spirits Dwell: Uluru – Kata-Tjuta

A Forest of Rare and Unique Birds: Gondowana Rainforest

The Eucalyptus Valley: Greater Blue Mountains Area

The Mysterious World of the Great Barrier Reef

The Cassowary’s Forest: Wet Tropics of Queensland 

The Dugongs’ Ocean: Shark Bay

A National ParkMarvel of Nature: The Tasmanian Wilderness

Cambodia

Khmer Smile: Angkor 

China

an Imperial Garden in Beijing: Summer Palace

A Colossal Buddha Statue Carved into a Cliff: Mount Emei Scenic Area

A Rich Repository of Buddhist Art: Mogao Caves

Supreme Beauty of Shan-Shui Landscape: Mount Wuyi

Giant Panda Sanctuary: Sichuan Giant Panda Sanctuaries

Discovery of our Ancestors: The Peking Man Site 

Buddhas on the Cliff Side:  Longmen grottoes

Ancient Buildings Complex in the Wudang Mountains

The Wall Street of the East: The Ancient City of Ping Yao 

Stairs to Perpetual Youth and Longevity: Tai Shan (Mount Tai)

The Lying Dragon The Great Wall of China

An Army for the Afterlife: Qin Shi Huang Di’s Mausoleum

Ancient city of the minorities: Old Town of Lijiang

Earthly Paradise: Classical Gardens of Suzhou 

Legend in the rock pillars: Wulingyuan

Springs of God: Huanglong Scenic and Historic Interest Area

The Landscape of God: Three Parallel Rivers of Yunnan

The Mystic World of Shanshui: Mount Huangshan

The splendour of forests and lakes: The Jiuzhaigou Valley

The Historic Center of Macao

Democratic People's Republic of Korea

Visions of a horseback people: Complex of Koguryo Tombs

India 

For the Love of the Emperor: Humayun’s Tomb

Xavier’s Mission: Churches and Convents of Goa

The Vanquished Sanctuary: Champaner-Pavagadh Archaeological Park

A Heavenly Flower Garden: Nanda Devi and Valley of Flower National Parks 

The White Palace in the Red Fort: Agra Fort

1000 Years of Faith: Group of Monuments at Pattadakal

Chugging Up the Mountain: Darjeeling Himalayan Railway

Monument for the beloved: Taj Mahal

The City of Prophecy: Fatehpur Sikri

Shiva, God of destruction and Creation: Elephanta Caves

Qutb Minar and its Monuments

Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus

The Temple of Kama: The Khajuraho Group of Monuments

Symbolic Representations of Buddha: Buddhist Monuments of Sanchi

Indonesia

Buddhist Cosmology: The Borobudur Temple Compound

Islamic Republic of Iran

The Blue Dome: The Royal Square of Esfahan

An Empire that Perished in Flames: Persepolis

Pride and Hope: Reviving Bam and its Cultural Landscape

Japan 

Instant Devastation: Hiroshima Peace Memorial (Genbaku Dome)

The Mountain Which Generates Wealth: The Iwami Ginzan Silver Mine 

Gusuku Sites and Related Properties of the Kingdom of Ryukyu

To-ji: The World of Kukai: Historic Monuments of Ancient Kyoto

Great Buddha Statue (Tōdai-ji Temple): Historic Monuments of Ancient Nara

Everlasting Water Cycle: Yakushima (Yaku Island)

Life under the Ice Flows: The Shiretoko Peninsula in Hokkaido

Master Artisanship: The Shrines and Temples of Nikko

Preserving the Gassho Style: The Historic Villages of Shirakawa-go and Gokayama

Rich life in the forest: The Shiretoko Peninsula in Hokkaido

The Four Seasons of Shirakami-Sanchi

The Magnificent Floating Shrine: Itsukushima Shinto Shrine

The White Fortress: Himeji-jo

Pilgrimage Routes in the Kii Mountain Range

Lao People's Democratic Republic

A Town of alms giving: Luang Prabang

Nestled Under the Sacred Mountain: Vat Phou within the Champasak Cultural Landscape

Malaysia

Cave of the Black Dragon: Gunung Mulu National Park

New Zealand

Sacred Mountain of the Maoris: Tongariro National Park

The Southernmost Forests in the World: New Zealand Sub-Antarctic Islands
Te Wahipounamu

Pakistan

The Earliest Planned City: Archaeological Ruins at Moenjodaro

Philippines

Standing through War and Earthquakes: Baroque Churches 

Stairways to Heaven: The Rice Terraces of the Philippine Cordilleras

The love that saved a town: The Historic Town of Vigan

Republic of Korea

A Dream of the New Capital: Hwaseong Fortress

Buddhist Art of the Silla Kingdom: Seokguram Grotto and Bulguksa Temple

The Rock Island: Jeju Volcanic Island and Lava Tubes

The Political Stage of the Choson Dynasty: Changdeokgung Palace Complex

Imperial Mausoleum of the Choson Dynasty: Jongmyo Shrine

Stone Buddhas: Gyeongju Historic Site

Russia (Federation of)

The Water Emperor: The Historic Centre of Saint Petersburg

The Land of Fire and Ice:  The Volcanoes of Kamchatka

Sri Lanka 

The Old Town of Galle and its Fortifications

Procession of the Buddhist Tooth: Sacred City of Kandy

Thailand

Buddhist Towers with Remains of Kings: The Historic City of Ayutthaya and Associated Historic Towns

Buried Civilization: Ban Chiang Archaeological Site

The Origins of Theravada Buddhism: The Historic Town of Sukhotai and Associated Towns

Turkey

An Ancient Roman Spa Resort: Hierapolis-Pamukkale

The Fall of Constantinople: Historic Areas of Istanbul

Underground Towns: Göreme National Park and the Rock Sites of Cappadocia

Viet Nam

Recollections of an Imperial Court Musician: Complex of Hué Monuments

The Japanese Bridge in Vietnam: Hoi An - Ancient Town

The Lost Tower-Temples: My Son Sanctuary

Where the Dragon Descended: Ha Long Bay

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Austria 

The City of Salt and Mozart: The Historic Centre of Salzburg

An Enchanting Lakeside Town: Hallstatt-Salzkammergut Cultural Landscape

Era of Maria Theresa: Palace and Gardens of Schönbrunn

Belgium

Neolithic Flint Mines: Spiennes

Major Town Houses of the Architect Victor Horta 

Women in Search of Independence: Flemish Béguinages

The Four Lifts on the Canal du Centre: La Louviere and Le Roeulx 

A Tapestry and a Citizens’ Square: La Grand-Place

A Reflection of a Medieval Town: Historic Centre of Brugge

Medieval Sound of Carillon: The Belfries of Flanders (Belgium, France)

Bulgaria

Holy Paintings in the Caves: The Rock-Hewn Churches of Ivanovo

The Cultural Identity of Bulgaria: The Rila Monastery

Canada

The Land of Dinosaurs: Dinosaur Provincial Park

The Broken Cycle of Evolution : Canadian Rocky Mountain Parks

Glaciers flowing into the Sea:  Park Reserves in Alaska and Canada

Croatia

The Pearl of the Adriatic: The Old City of Dubrovnik

Czech Republic

"Pravda vítězí", "Truth Prevails": Historic Centre of Prague

Denmark

The Viking Kingdom: Jelling Mounds, Runic Stones 

Hamlet’s Castle: Kronborg Castle

Royal Mausoleum: Roskilde Cathedral

Finland

The Fortress Island: Fortress of Suomenlinna

Angels Fly by the Lakeside Church: Petäjävesi Old Church

France

Town of Medieval Fairs: Provins

The Miracle of an Angel: Mont-Saint Michel and its Bay

The City Rebuilt by Auguste Perret: Le Havre

A Church Without a Cross: Cistercian Abbey of Fontenay

The City Frozen in the Middle Ages Splendour: Historic Fortified City of Carcassonne 

The Emperor’s Beloved Palace: Palace and Park of Fontainebleau

The Days of Glory: The Historic Site of Lyon

The Franco-German Border City: Strasbourg

A Bible carved in Stone: Amiens Cathedral

A Masterpiece fit for a King: The Chateau of Chambord

Beautiful Paris, Forever: Paris and the Banks of the Seine

Holy Pilgrimage Town: Vézelay, Church and Hill

Solemn World of Lights: Chartres Cathedral

The Birth of Human Creativity: Vézère Valley Decorated Caves

The French Glory: The Palace and Park of Versailles

Unaccomplished Dream City Project: The Royal Saltworks of Arc-et-Senans

Historic Centre of Avignon: The Papal Palace, Episcopal Ensemble and the Avignon Bridgeon

A Town of Beauty and Passion: Roman and Romanesque Monuments Arles

Saint Emilion

Roman Theatre and Triumphal Arch in Orange

Aqueduct Spanning Centuries: Pont du Gard

Medieval Sound of Carillon: The Belfries of Flanders (France and Belgium)

Germany

Beer and Onions: The Town of Bamberg

The Monastic Island: the Island of Reichenau

Conversation with Goethe: Classical Weimar

Castles along the Rhine: The Upper Middle Rhine Valley

Falconry and the Bishop: Castles of Augustusburg and Falkenlust at Brülh

Harmony within: The Hanseatic City of Lübeck

Mined for a Millennium: Mines of Rammelsberg and Historic Town of Goslar

The Legend of the Rose: St Mary’s Cathedral and St. Michael’s Church in Hildesheim

The Octagon Mystery: Aachen Cathedral

Wine and Civilization: Roman Monuments of Trier

Beneath the Wheel: The Maulbronn Monastery Complex

Timber-Framed Buildings: Collegiate Church, Castle, and The Old Town of Quedlinburg

Martin Luther: Wittenberg and Eislben

Speyer Cathedral

The King’s Favorite Residence: Souci Palace

Hungary

The Pearl of the Danube: Budapest

The Land Where Hungarian Hearts Belong: Hortobágy, The Puszta

The King of Wines: The Tokai Wine Region Historic Cultural Landscape

Italy

A Walk in the City of Grace: Historic Centre of Florence

Unfading Pictures Early Christian Monuments: Ravenna

Sacred Mountain The Sacri Monti of Piedmont and Lombardy

A Tower on the Gourmet Road: The Cathedral, Torre Civica and Piazza Grande, Modena

Colosseum, the Great Amphitheatre of Antiquity: Historic Centre of Rome

Contrada Life: The Historic centre of Siena

Gondolas and Gondoliers: Venice and its Lagoon

Reawakened Ancient City: Archaeological Areas of Pompeii

The Birth of Pizza Margherita: Historic Centre of Naples

The King and Grissini: Royal House of Savoy

The Last Supper: The Church and Dominican Convent of Santa Maria Delle Grazie

Medieval Skyscrapers: Centre of San Gimignano

Cliffside Villages: Portovenere, Cinque Terre and Surrounding Islands

I Sassi di Matera

The Trulli of Alberobello

The Historic Sloped Town: Costiera Amalfitana

Netherland

Where the Wind Blows: The Mill Network at Kinderjijk-Elshout

Norway

West Norwegian Fjords: Geirangerfjord and Nærøyfjord

The Spirit of the Vikings: Urnes Stave Church

Gifts from Eiders / Vegaøyan: The Vega Archipelago

Vestiges of a German Trading Settlement  Bryggen

Poland

The Pearl of the Renaissance: Old City of Zamość 

The Pilgrim Hill: Kalwaria Zebrzydowska

Like A Phoenix From the Flames: Historic Centre of Warsaw

Treasures of the Village: Wooden Churches of Southern Little Poland

Century of War, the Monument to Human Cruelty: Auschwitz Birkenau I / II

The Knights Fortress: Castle of the Teutonic Order in Malbork

Churches of Peace in: Jawor and Swidnica

Wieliczka Salt Mine

The Soul of Poland: Cracow’s Historic Cente

Portugal

The Dreams of Kings: Cultural Landscape of Sintra

Proud Citizens of Oporto: Historic Centre of Oporto

The Symbol of Portugal: Monastery of Batalha

The Museum City: The Historic Centre of Èvora

The Monastery of the Hieronymites and Tower of Belém

The Vow of Poverty: The Monastery of Alcobaça

In the Footsteps of the Knights Templar: The Convent of Christ in Tomar

Port Wine Country: Alto Douro Wine Region

Romania

Historic Centre of Sighisoara 

Dracula’s Birthplace: Historic Centre of Sighişoara

Protecting Villages: Villages with Fortified Churches in Transylvania

Holy Murals of Blue: Churches of Moldavia

The Last European Sanctuary: The Danube Delta

Tree of Life: The Wooden Churches of Maramures

Russia (Federation of)

The Water Emperor: The Historic Centre of Saint Petersburg

The Land of Fire and Ice:  The Volcanoes of Kamchatka

Spain

The Riches from the New World: Old Town of Cáceres

Taught By Nature: The Works of Antoni Gaudi

The Water Palace: Alhambra, Generalife and Albayzín

A Monument to Human Ingenuity: Old Town of Segovia and its Aqueduct

El Greco’s Beloved City: Historic City of Toledo

Multicultural City: Historic Centre of Cordoba

Religious Destination: Santiago de Compostela

The Glory of Columbus: Seville Cathedral

The Origin of Spain: Monuments of Oviedo and the Kingdom of Asturias

Sweden

Gods Engraved on Rocks: Rock Carvings in Tanum

Across the Atlantic Ocean: Varberg Radio Station

The Mining Area: The Great Copper Mountain in Falun

The Memorial Hill: Skogskyrkogarden

The Tragic Masquerade: Royal Domain of Drottningholm

Switzerland

Marking the Passage of Time: The Old City of Berne

Convent of St. Gall

Turkey

An Ancient Roman Spa Resort: Hierapolis-Pamukkale

The Fall of Constantinople: Historic Areas of Istanbul

Underground Towns: Göreme National Park and the Rock Sites of Cappadocia

United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

The Spirit of Scotland: Old and New Towns of Edinburgh

A Green Planet: The Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew

Signs of the Decline of an Empire: Hadrian’s Wall

The Challenge to Find Longitude: Maritime Greenwich

Westminster Abbey and Palace

United States of America

Liberty Enlightening the World: Statue of Liberty

The Mounds of Earlier Settlers: Cahokia Mounds State

Glacial Valleys: Yosemite National Park

Mountain of the Fire Goddess: Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

Engraving the History of the Earth: Grand Canyon National Park

Return of the Wilderness: Yellowstone National Park

Save the Great Marsh: Everglades National Park

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Argentina

Rising from the Falls: Iguazu National Park

The breaking of a 20,000 year Silence: Los Glaciares

Where Orcas appear along the shore: The Valdes Peninsula

Bolivia

Behind the Glory of the Silver Mine: City of Potosí

A Mysterious Civilization of the Andes:  Tiwanaku

Chile

The Moais: Megalithic Statues on a Remote Island: Rapa Nui

Costa Rica

Revived Forest of Life: Area de Conservacion Guanacaste

Shark Island: Cocos Island National Park

Cuba

The Town Hemingway Loved: Old Havana and its Fortifications

The Lucrative Sugar Trade : Trinidad and the Valley of Ingenios

Ecuador

The Wonders of Iguana: The Galapagos Islands

Peru

The Centennial Flower Clock: Huacarán National Park

The Monkey-Chasing Birds: Manu National Park

The Earthen Kingdom: Chan Chan Archaeological Zone

A Walk in the Puma City: City of Cuzco

Veiled Aeropolis: The Historic Sanctuary of Machu Picchu

Geoglyphs of Nasca and Pampas de Jumana

Mexico

The Silver Capital: Guanajuato and Adjacent Mines

Historic Centre of Oaxaca and Archaeological Site of Albán

Bringing the Water of Life:  Historic Monuments Zone of Queretaro  

Hero of Mexican Independence: The Historic Centre of Morelia

The City of Gods: the Pre-Hispanic City of Teotihuacan

The House of Mercy: Hospicio Cabañas, Guadalajara

The Historic Centre of Mexico City and Xochimilco

Ancient Underground Waters: Sian Ka’an

The City of Tiles: Historic Centre of Puebla

The Mayan Universe: The Pre-Hispanic City of Chichen-Itza

Chaac, the God of Rain: Pre-Hispanic Town of Uxmal

Missionary Bastions: Popocatepetl

 

The Tomb of a Mayan King: Palenque

Battles With the Pirates of the Caribbean: The Fortified Town of Campeche

Venezuela

The Lost World: Canaima National Park

 

 

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