"If aliens were to land on Earth and you wanted to tell them where the most important ecological, cultural, and historical sites on the planet were, you would use the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites."Before my vacation, I had visited the following World Heritage Sites:
- Area de Conservación Guanacaste - Costa Rica
- Talamanca Range-La Amistad Reserves / La Amistad National Park - Costa Rica
- Canterbury Cathedral, St Augustine's Abbey, and St Martin's Church - United Kingdom
- Maritime Greenwich - United Kingdom
- Stonehenge, Avebury and Associated Sites - United Kingdom
- Tower of London - United Kingdom
- Westminster Palace, Westminster Abbey and Saint Margaret's Church - United Kingdom
- Cathedral of Notre-Dame, Former Abbey of Saint-Remi and Palace of Tau, Reims - France
- Paris, Banks of the Seine - France
- Everglades National Park - United States
- Statue of Liberty - United States
- The Great Wall - China
- Imperial Tombs of the Ming and Qing Dynasties - China
- Summer Palace, an Imperial Garden in Beijing - China
- Temple of Heaven: an Imperial Sacrificial Altar in Beijing - China
- Historic Centre of Lima - Peru
- Pre-Hispanic City of Chichen-Itza - Mexico
- Pre-Hispanic Town of Uxmal - Mexico
- Historic Villages of Shirakawa-go and Gokayama - Japan
Complex of Hué Monuments - Vietnam
Ha Long Bay - Vietnam
Hoi An Ancient Town - Vietnam
My Son Sanctuary - Vietnam
Town of Luang Prabang - Laos
Angkor - Cambodia
I am writing an article for Island Locator magazine about the potential for creating a World Heritage Site in the Marianas. I have four suggestions that I think could work. Check out the December issue for the article.
Speaking of writing, as reported on another blog, I am indeed going to be writing for the Saipan Tribune in the very near future. However, unlike my good friends, Dave, Jeff, Bruce, and Walt, I am going to be a freelance reporter, not a columnist.
I am going to write environmental stories. I'm just waiting for them to decide how much they are going to pay me.
This is the list of all 851 UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Have many have you visited?