Tuesday 30 January 2018

Antigua Guatemala

I already saw a Travel Agency advertising Antigua and Barbuda with a photo of Antigua Guatemala...

Arch Street
This postcard was sent by Marco

Built 1,530.17 m above sea level in an earthquake-prone region, Antigua Guatemala, the capital of the Captaincy-General of Guatemala, was founded in 1524 as Santiago de Guatemala. It was subsequently destroyed by fire caused by an uprising of the indigenous population, re-established in 1527 and entirely buried as a result of earthquakes and an avalanche in 1541. The third location, in the Valley of Panchoy or Pacán, was inaugurated in March 1543 and served for 230 years. It survived natural disasters of floods, volcanic eruptions and other serious tremors until 1773 when the Santa Marta earthquakes destroyed much of the town. At this point, authorities ordered the relocation of the capital to a safer location region, which became Guatemala City, the county’s modern capital. Some residents stayed behind in the original town, however, which became referred to as “La Antigua Guatemala”. - in: http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/65

Monday 29 January 2018

Islands and Protected Areas of the Gulf of California

This site is home of 891 fish species and comprises 244 islands, islets and coastal areas

Isla Espíritu Santo
This postcard was sent by Marco

Isla Espíritu Santo is an island in the Gulf of California, off the Mexican state of Baja California Sur
The area is protected as part of the Área de Protección de Flora y Fauna - Islas del Golfo de California (APFF-IGC), and is an important eco-tourism destination. Espíritu Santo is the only known habitat of the black jackrabbit.
The surrounding reefs are home to parrotfishangelfish, trumpetfishMoorish idols, and rainbow wrasse, while many other species pass nearby including sharksraysturtlesdolphins, and even whales. Birds include brown pelicansgreat blue heronssnowy egretsturkey vultures, and hummingbirds. A large sea lion colony resides on Los Islotes, off the north tip of the islands; snorkeling with the females and young is a highlight of many tours. - in: wikipedia

Thursday 18 January 2018

Hattusha: the Hittite Capital

I have a couple of multi-view postcards that show a UNESCO site in one image and the other images are not part of the site. It is the case of this one, that besides Hattusha shows also others Çorum Province's views. I prefer when the postcards show only the protected area but until I get a better one this one will do.

Lion's Gate (in the top centre)
This postcard was sent by Onder

Hattusha: the Hittite Capital is located in Boğazkale District of Çorum Province, in a typical landscape of the Northern Central Anatolian Mountain Region.
The property consists of the Hittite city area, the rock sanctuary of Yazılıkaya on the north, the ruins of Kayalı Boğaz on the east and the İbikçam Forest on the south. A monumental enclosure wall of more than 8 km in length surrounds the whole city. There are remains of older walls around the lower city and section walls dividing the large city area in separate districts. The ruins of the upper city’s fortification form a double wall with more than a hundred towers and, as far as is known today, five gateways: two in the west, the Lion’s Gate in the south-west, the King’s Gate in the south-east and a procession gate, the Sphinx Gate in the south of the city.
The best-preserved ruin of a Hittite Temple from the 13th century B.C., known as Great Temple, is located in the Lower City. - in: http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/377

Wednesday 17 January 2018

Monasteries of Daphni, Hosios Loukas and Nea Moni of Chios

The three monasteries inscribed in this site are geographically distant from each other but they share the same aesthetic characteristics

Monastery of Hosios Loukas
This postcard was sent by Elena

Hosios Loukas is a historic walled monastery situated near the town of Distomo, in BoeotiaGreece. It is one of the most important monuments of Middle Byzantine architecture and art.
The monastery of Hosios Loukas is situated at a scenic site on the slopes of Mount Helicon. It was founded in the early 10th century AD by the hermitVenerable (Greek: HosiosSt. Luke (Greek: Lukas), whose relics are kept in the monastery to this day. The hermit (not the Evangelist of the Gospel of Saint Luke, but a hermit who died on 7 February 953) was famous for having predicted the conquest of Crete by Emperor Romanos.
The main shrine of the monastery is the tomb of St. Luke, originally situated in the vault, but later placed at the juncture of the two churches. - in: wikipedia

The three monasteries (in red what I have):

  • Monastery of Hosios Loukas
  • Monastery of Daphni
  • Monastery of Nea Moni of Chios

Tuesday 16 January 2018

Capital Cities and Tombs of the Ancient Koguryo Kingdom

This site includes 40 tombs: 14 tombs are imperial, 26 of nobles

Tomb of the General
This postcard was sent by Lizzie

The Tomb of the General, also known as the Pyramid of the East, is thought to be the burial tomb of King Gwanggaeto or his son King Jangsu, both kings of a kingdom of Goguryeo.
The pyramid is located in Ji'an, Jilin province China, a former capital of Goguryeo. The pyramid was "rediscovered" in 1905. 
The base of the pyramid measures approximately 75 meters on each side, about half the size of the Egyptian pyramids and is eleven meters in height. The pyramid is composed of 1,100 dressed stone blocks. Large stones, each measure approximately 3 x 5 meters were placed around the base of the pyramid and can still be seen today. The monumental size of the tomb suggests that the Goguryeo elite were very powerful and the kingdom had the ability to mobilize large numbers of people for building projects.  - in: wikipedia

Gyeongju Historic Areas

This site is divided in five different areas and encompass the ruins of temples and palaces, outdoor pagodas and statuary, and other cultural artifacts

Anapji Pond
This postcard was sent by Jennifer

Donggung Palace and Wolji Pond in Gyeongju (former name is Anapji) is an artificial pond in Gyeongju National ParkSouth Korea. It was part of the palace complex of ancient Silla (57 BCE - 935 CE). It was constructed by order of King Munmu in 674 CE. The pond is situated at the northeast edge of the Banwolseong palace site, in central Gyeongju. It is an oval shape; 200m from east to west and 180m from north to south. It contains three small islands. - in: wikipedia

The five areas (in red what I have):
  • Mt. Namsan Belt
  • Wolsong Belt
  • Tumuli Park Belt
  • Hwangnyongsa Belt
  • Sansong (Fortress) Belt

Monday 15 January 2018

Lower Valley of the Awash

The Awash is a major river of Ethiopia and it is believed that humans have lived along the valley of the Awash since the beginning of the species

Awash Falls
This postcard was sent by Manú

The Awash valley contains one of the most important groupings of palaeontological sites on the African continent. The remains found at the site, the oldest of which date back at least 4 million years, provide evidence of human evolution which has modified our conception of the history of humankind. The most spectacular discovery came in 1974, when 52 fragments of a skeleton enabled the famous Lucy to be reconstructed. - in: http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/10

Fasil Ghebbi, Gondar Region

Fasil Ghebbi functioned as the centre of the Ethiopian government until 1864.

Fasilides' Castle

Fasil Ghebbi (Royal Enclosure) is the remains of a fortress-city within GondarEthiopia. It was founded in the 17th and 18th centuries by Emperor Fasilides (Fasil) and was the home of Ethiopia's emperors. Its unique architecture shows diverse influences including Nubian styles.
The complex of buildings includes Fasilides' castle, Iyasu I's palace, Dawit III's Hall, a banqueting hall, stables, Empress Mentewab's castle, a chancellery, library and three churches: Asasame Qeddus MikaelElfign Giyorgis and Gemjabet Mariyam. - in: wikipedia

Saturday 13 January 2018

Rock-Hewn Churches of Ivanovo

This postcard shoes five Bulgarian rock monasteries, but only the first image is from the churches of Ivanovo. The others are not inscribed in the World Heritage list.

Rock-Hewn Churches of Ivanovo (top left corner)

The Rock-hewn Churches of Ivanovo are a group of monolithic churcheschapels and monasteries hewn out of solid rock and completely different from other monastery complexes in Bulgaria, located near the village of Ivanovo, 20 km south of Rousse, on the high rocky banks of the Rusenski Lom, 32 m above the river. The complex is noted for its beautiful and well-preserved medieval frescoes. The churches are inside Rusenski Lom Nature Park.
The caves in the region had been inhabited by monks from the 1220s, when it was founded by the future Patriarch of Bulgaria Joachim I, to the 17th century, where they hewed cells, churches and chapels out of solid rock. - in: wikipedia

Canterbury Cathedral, St Augustine's Abbey, and St Martin's Church

Of the three buildings listed in this site I only have the Canterbury Cathedral

Canterbury Cathedral
This postcard was sent by Lucy

Canterbury Cathedral in CanterburyKent, is one of the oldest and most famous Christian structures in England.
Founded in 597, the cathedral was completely rebuilt from 1070 to 1077. The east end was greatly enlarged at the beginning of the twelfth century, and largely rebuilt in the Gothic style following a fire in 1174, with significant eastward extensions to accommodate the flow of pilgrims visiting the shrine of Thomas Becket, the archbishop who was murdered in the cathedral in 1170. The Norman nave and transepts survived until the late fourteenth century, when they were demolished to make way for the present structures. - in: wikipedia

The three buildings listed in this site (in red what I have):

  • Canterbury Cathedral
  • St. Augustine's Abbey
  • St. Martin's Church

Tuesday 9 January 2018

Medieval Monuments in Kosovo

There is an ongoing controversy over Kosovo's bid to join the UNESCO, which would result in this site being listed as part of Kosovo and not Serbia. I just hope that all the parts involved arrive to a peaceful agreement and the heritage is preserved.

Gračanica Monastery
This postcard was sent from Finland by Sini

Gračanica Monastery is a Serbian Orthodox monastery located in Kosovo. It was built by the Serbian king Stefan Milutin in 1321 on the ruins of a 6th-century basilica.
The Gračanica Monastery is one of King Milutin's last monumental endowments. The monastery is located in Gračanica, a Serbian enclave in the close vicinity of Lipljan, the old residence of bishops of Lipljan. - in: wikipedia

The four monuments (in red what I have):
  • Dečani Monastery
  • Patriarchate of Peć Monastery
  • Church of the Virgin of Leviša
  • Gračanica Monastery

Gamzigrad-Romuliana, Palace of Galerius

Besides the palace, this site consists also of  fortifications, basilicas, temples, hot baths, memorial complex and a tetrapylon.

Mosaic of Venatores (Lion Hunters)
This postcard was sent from Finland by Sini

Gamzigrad-Romuliana is a Late Roman palace and memorial complex built in the late 3rd and early 4th centuries, commissioned by the Emperor Galerius Maximianus. The strong fortifications of the palace are an allusion to the fact that the Tetrarchy Emperors were all senior military leaders. The spatial and visual relationships between the palace and the memorial complex, where the mausoleums of the Emperor and his mother Romula are located, are unique. - in: http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/1253/

Friday 5 January 2018

City of Vicenza and the Palladian Villas of the Veneto

Along with the city of Vicenza, where are 23 buildings built by Palladio, there are 24 more villas inscribed in this site. So far, I only have a postcard of the city.

This postcard was sent by Marco

Founded in the 2nd century BC in northern Italy, Vicenza prospered under Venetian rule from the early 15th to the end of the 18th century. The work of Andrea Palladio (1508–80), based on a detailed study of classical Roman architecture, gives the city its unique appearance. The palazzi, or town houses, were fitted into the urban texture of the medieval city, creating picturesque ensembles and continuous street facades in which the Veneto Gothic style combines with Palladio's articulated classicism.
Vicenza is widely, and with justification, known as la città di Palladio. However, he was the central figure in an urban fabric that stretches back to antiquity and forward to Neoclassicism. As such,Vicenza has acquired a world status that has long been recognized and reflected in the literature of architectural and art history. Basing his works on intimate study of classical Roman architecture, Palladio became the inspiration for a movement without parallel in architectural history. - in: http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/712

The 24 Palladian Villas:
  • Villa Trissino, now Trettenero, Cricoli
  • Villa Gazzotti Grimani
  • Villa Almerico Capra, La Rotonda
  • Villa Angarano
  • Villa Caldogno
  • Villa Chiericati
  • Villa Forni Cerato
  • Villa Godi Malinverni
  • Villa Pisani Ferri
  • Villa Pojana
  • Villa Saraceno
  • Villa Thiene
  • Villa Trissino
  • Villa Valmarana Zen
  • Villa Valmarana Bressan
  • Villa Badoer, La Badoera
  • Villa Barbaro
  • Villa Emo
  • Villa Zeno
  • Villa Foscari, La Malcontenta
  • Villa Pisani
  • Villa Cornaro
  • Villa Serego
  • Villa Piovene

Wednesday 3 January 2018

Villa Romana del Casale

Villa Romana del Casale is known for the wonderful and well preserved mosaics

The Lord's Room
This postcard was sent by Gianni

The Villa Romana del Casale (SicilianVilla Rumana dû Casali) is a large and elaborate Roman villa or palace located about 3 km from the town of Piazza ArmerinaSicily. Excavations have revealed one of the richest, largest and varied collections of Roman mosaics in the world, for which the site has been designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The villa and artwork contained within date to the early 4th century AD.

The Bikini Girls
This postcard was sent by Gianni

In 1959-60, Gentili excavated a mosaic on the floor of the room dubbed the "Chamber of the Ten Maidens" (Sala delle Dieci Ragazze in Italian). Informally called "the bikini girls", the maidens appear in a mosaic artwork which scholars named Coronation of the Winner. The young women perform sports including weight-lifting, discus throwing, running and ball-games. A girl in a toga offers a crown and victor's palm frond to "the winner". - in: wikipedia

Hiroshima Peace Memorial (Genbaku Dome)

This site is a reminder of the horrors of war

Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park
This postcard was sent by Yukie

Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park (広島平和記念公園 Hiroshima Heiwa Kinen Kōen) is a memorial park in the center of HiroshimaJapan. It is dedicated to the legacy of Hiroshima as the first city in the world to suffer a nuclear attack, and to the memories of the bomb's direct and indirect victims (of whom there may have been as many as 140,000). The Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park was planned and designed by the Japanese Architect Kenzō Tange at Tange Lab. - in: wikipedia

A-Bomb Dome
This postcard was sent from Australia by Helen

The Hiroshima Peace Memorial (広島平和記念碑 Hiroshima Heiwa Kinenhi) (originally the Hiroshima Prefectural Industrial Promotion Hall, and now commonly called the Atomic Bomb Dome or A-Bomb Dome (原爆ドーム Genbaku Dōmu)) is part of the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park in HiroshimaJapan and was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1996. The ruin of the hall serves as a memorial to the people who were killed in the atomic bombing of Hiroshima on 6 August 1945. Over 70,000 people were killed instantly, and another 70,000 suffered fatal injuries from the radiation.
The building was the only structure left standing near the bomb’s hypocenter. Soon commonly called the Genbaku ("A-Bomb") Dome, due to the exposed metal dome framework at its apex, the structure was scheduled to be demolished with the rest of the ruins, but the majority of the building was intact, delaying the demolition plans. The Dome became a subject of controversy, with some locals wanting it torn down, while others wanted to preserve it as a memorial of the bombing and a symbol of peace. Ultimately, when the reconstruction of Hiroshima began, the skeletal remains of the building were preserved. - in: wikipedia

Fujisan, sacred place and source of artistic inspiration

Mount Fuji is the highest mountain in Japan and has been an inspiration for many artists

Mount Fuji

This postcard was sent by Chika

The beauty of the solitary, often snow-capped, stratovolcano, known around the world as Mount Fuji, rising above villages and tree-fringed sea and lakes has long been the object of pilgrimages and inspired artists and poets. The inscribed property consists of 25 sites which reflect the essence of Fujisan’s sacred and artistic landscape. 

Mount Fuji
This postcard was sent by Hiroshizo

In the 12th century, Fujisan became the centre of training for ascetic Buddhism, which included Shinto elements. On the upper 1,500-metre tier of the 3,776m mountain, pilgrim routes and crater shrines have been inscribed alongside sites around the base of the mountain including Sengen-jinja shrines, Oshi lodging houses, and natural volcanic features such as lava tree moulds, lakes, springs and waterfalls, which are revered as sacred. Its representation in Japanese art goes back to the 11th century, but 19th century woodblock prints of views, including those from sand beaches with pine tree groves have made Fujisan an internationally recognized icon of Japan and have had a deep impact on the development of Western art. - in: http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/1418/

Monday 1 January 2018

Missing List

These are my missing sites

• Minaret and Archaeological Remains of Jam
• Cultural Landscape and Archaeological Remains of the Bamiyan Valley

• Ancient and Primeval Beech Forests of the Carpathians and Other Regions of Europe

• Al Qal'a of Beni Hammad
• M'Zab Valley

• Mbanza Kongo, Vestiges of the Capital of the former Kingdom of Kongo

Antigua and Barbuda
• Antigua Naval Dockyard and Related Archaeological Sites

• Jesuit Block and Estancias of Córdoba
• Qhapaq Ñan, Andean Road System
• Los Alerces National Park
• ESMA Museum and Site of Memory - Former Clandestine Center of Detention, Torture and Extermination 

• Gobustan Rock Art Cultural Landscape
• Historic Centre of Sheki with the Khan’s Palace
• Hyrcanian Forests
• Cultural Landcape of Khinalig People and Koç Yolu Transhumance Route

• Pearling, Testimony of an Island Economy

• Historic Mosque City of Bagerhat
• Ruins of the Buddhist Vihara at Paharpur
• The Sundarbans

• Belize Barrier Reef Reserve System

• Funerary and memory sites of the First World War (Western Front)

• W-Arly-Pendjari Complex
• Koutammakou, the Land of Batammariba

Bolivia (Plurinational State of)
• Jesuit Missions of the Chiquitos
• Historic City of Sucre
• Fuerte de Samaipata
• Noel Kempff Mercado National Park
• Tiwanaku: Spiritual and Political Centre of the Tiwanaku Culture
• Qhapaq Ñan, Andean Road System

Bosnia and Herzegovina
• Stećci Medieval Tombstones Graveyards *
• Ancient and Primeval Beech Forests of the Carpathians and Other Regions of Europe

• Tsodilo

• Discovery Coast Atlantic Forest Reserves
• São Francisco Square in the Town of São Cristóvão

• Ancient and Primeval Beech Forests of the Carpathians and Other Regions of Europe

Burkina Faso
• W-Arly-Pendjari Complex

• Temple Zone of Sambor Prei Kuk, Archaeological Site of Ancient Ishanapura
• Koh Ker: Archaeological Site of Ancient Lingapura or Chok Gargyar

• Dja Faunal Reserve
• Sangha Trinational

• Pimachiowin Aki
• Tr'ondek-Klondike
• Anticosti

Central African Republic
• Manovo-Gounda St Floris National Park

• Lakes of Ounianga
• Ennedi Massif: Natural and Cultural Landscape

• Humberstone and Santa Laura Saltpeter Works
• Sewell Mining Town
• Qhapaq Ñan, Andean Road System
• Settlement and Artificial Mummification of the Chinchorro Culture in the Arica and Parinacota Region

• Cultural Landscape of Old Tea Forests of the Jingmai Mountain in Pu'er

• Los Katíos National Park
• Historic Centre of Santa Cruz de Mompox
• San Agustín Archaeological Park
• Coffee Cultural Landscape of Colombia
• Qhapaq Ñan, Andean Road System
• Chiribiquete National Park - "The Maloca of the Jaguar"

• Sangha Trinational
• Forest Massif of Odzala-Kokoua

Costa Rica
• Talamanca Range-La Amistad Reserves / La Amistad National Park 
• Precolumbian chiefdom settlements with stone spheres of the Diquís

Côte d'Ivoire
• Mount Nimba Strict Nature Reserve 
• Taï National Park
• Comoé National Park
• Historic Town of Grand-Bassam
• Sudanese style mosques in northern Côte d'Ivoire

• Stari Grad Plain

• Archaeological Landscape of the First Coffee Plantations in the South-East of Cuba

Czech Republic
• Ancient and Primeval Beech Forests of the Carpathians and Other Regions of Europe

Democratic Republic of the Congo
• Kahuzi-Biega National Park
• Salonga National Park
• Okapi Wildlife Reserve

• Kujataa Greenland: Norse and Inuit Farming at the Edge of the Ice Cap
• Viking-Age Ring Fortresses

• Qhapaq Ñan, Andean Road System

• Abu Mena
• Wadi Al-Hitan (Whale Valley)

• Asmara: a Modernist City of Africa

• Aksum
• Lower Valley of the Omo
• Konso Cultural Landscape
• The Gedeo Cultural Landscape
• Bale Mountains National Park

• Levuka Historical Port Town

• Lagoons of New Caledonia: Reef Diversity and Associated Ecosystems
• Prehistoric Pile dwellings around the Alps 
• Taputapuātea
• French Austral Lands and Seas
• Ancient and Primeval Beech Forests of the Carpathians and Other Regions of Europe
• Volcanoes and Forests of Mount Pelée and the Pitons of Northern Martinique
• Funerary and memory sites of the First World War (Western Front)

• Ivindo National Park

• Kunta Kinteh Island and Related Sites
• Stone Circles of Senegambia 

• Colchic Rainforests and Wetlands

• Jewish-Medieval Heritage of Erfurt

• Asante Traditional Buildings

• Temple of Apollo Epicurius at Bassae
• Pythagoreion and Heraion of Samos
• Archaeological Site of Philippi
• Zagori Cultural Landscapes

• National Archaeological Park Tak'alik Ab'aj

• National History Park – Citadel, Sans Souci, Ramiers

• Río Plátano Biosphere Reserve

• Santiniketan
• Sacred Ensembles of the Hoysalas

• The Cosmological Axis of Yogyakarta and its Historic Landmarks

Iran (Islamic Republic of)
• Takht-e Soleyman
• Soltaniyeh
• Armenian Monastic Ensembles of Iran
• Sheikh Safi al-din Khànegàh and Shrine Ensemble in Ardabil
• Gonbad-e Qàbus
• Shahr-I Sokhta
• Cultural Landscape of Maymand
• Susa
• The Persian Qanat
• Sassanid Archaeological Landscape of Fars Region
• Hyrcanian Forests
• Trans-Iranian Railway 
• Cultural Landscape of Hawraman/Uramanat
• The Persian Caravanserai

• Hatra
• Ashur (Qal'at Sherqat)
• Samarra Archaeological City
• Erbil Citadel

• Incense Route - Desert Cities in the Negev
• Caves of Maresha and Bet-Guvrin in the Judean Lowlands as a Microcosm of the Land of the Caves

• Ivrea, industrial city of the 20th century
• Evaporitic Karst and Caves of Northern Apennines

• Blue and John Crow Mountains

• Iwami Ginzan Silver Mine and its Cultural Landscape
• Sacred Island of Okinoshima and Associated Sites in the Munakata Region
• Mozu-Furuichi Kofun Group: Mounded Tombs of Ancient Japan

• Quseir Amra
• Um er-Rasas (Kastrom Mefa'a)
• Baptism Site “Bethany Beyond the Jordan” (Al-Maghtas)
• As-Salt - The Place of Tolerance and Urban Hospitality

• Petroglyphs within the Archaeological Landscape of Tamgaly
• Saryarka – Steppe and Lakes of Northern Kazakhstan
• Silk Roads: the Routes Network of Chang'an-Tianshan Corridor
• Western Tien-Shan *
• Cold Winter Deserts of Turan

• Mount Kenya National Park/Natural Forest
• Lamu Old Town
• Fort Jesus, Mombasa
• Kenya Lake System in the Great Rift Valley
• Thimlich Ohinga Archaeological Site

• Phoenix Islands Protected Area

Korea, Democratic People's Republic of
• Complex of Koguryo Tombs

Korea, Republic of
• Jamhansanseong
• Sansa, Buddhist Mountain Monasteries in Korea
• Seowon, Korean Neo-Confucian Academies
• Getbol, Korean Tidal Flats
• Gaya Tumuli

• Sulaiman-Too Sacred Mountain

• Struve Geodetic Arc 
• Old Town of Kuldiga

• Anjar
• Baalbek
• Byblos
• Tyre
• Ouadi Qadisha (the Holy Valley) and the Forest of the Cedars of God (Horsh Arz el-Rab)
• Rachid Karami International Fair - Tripoli

• Archaeological Site of Cyrene
• Archaeological Site of Sabratha
• Old Town of Ghadamès

• Struve Geodetic Arc 
• Modernist Kaunas: Architecture of Optimism, 1919-1939

• Ancient and Primeval Beech Forests of the Carpathians and Other Regions of Europe

• Adrefana Dry Forests
• Royal Hill of Ambohimanga

• Chongoni Rock-Art Area

Marshall Islands
• Bikini Atoll Nuclear Test Site

• Banc d'Arguin National Park

• Aapravasi Ghat

• Sian Ka'an
• Historic Centre of Zacatecas
• Whale Sanctuary of El Vizcaino

• Uvs Nuur Basin 
• Petroglyphic Complexes of the Mongolian Altai
• Great Burkhan Khaldun Mountain and its surrounding sacred landscape
• Landscapes of Dauria
• Deer Stone Monuments and Related Bronze Age Sites

• Island of Mozambique

• Pyu Ancient Cities 

• Eisinga Planetarium in Franeker

New Zealand
• New Zealand Sub-Antarctic Islands

• Ruins of León Viejo

• Air and Ténéré Natural Reserves
• W National Park of Niger
• Historic Centre of Agadez

• Sukur Cultural Landscape

• Vegaøyan -- The Vega Archipelago

• Bahla Fort
• Archaeological Sites of Bat, Al-Khutm and Al-Ayn
• Aflaj Irrigation Systems of Oman
• Ancient City of Qalhat
• Land of Frankincense

• Buddhist Ruins of Takht-i-Bahi and Neighbouring City Remains at Sahr-i-Bahlol
• Taxila
• Historical Monuments at Makli, Thatta
• Rohtas Fort

• Rock Islands Southern Lagoon

• Palestine: Land of Olives and Vines – Cultural Landscape of Southern Jerusalem, Battir
• Ancient Jericho/Tell es-Sultan

• Darien National Park
• Talamanca Range-La Amistad Reserves / La Amistad National Park 
• Coiba National Park and its Special Zone of Marine Protection

• Jesuit Missions of La Santísima Trinidad de Paraná and Jesús de Tavarangue

• Chavin (Archaeological Site)
• Chan Chan Archaeological Zone
• Manú National Park
• Río Abiseo National Park
• Sacred City of Caral-Supe
• Qhapaq Ñan, Andean Road System
• Chankillo Archaeoastronomical Complex

• Ancient and Primeval Beech Forests of the Carpathians and Other Regions of Europe
• Rosia Montana Mining Landscape

• Astronomical Observatories of Kazan Federal University

• Memorial sites of the Genocide: Nyamata, Murambi, Gisozi, and Bisesero
• Nyungwe National Park

Saudi Arabia
• At-Turaif District in ad-Dir'iyah
• Historic Jeddah, the Gate to Makkah
• Rock Art in the Hail Region of Saudi Arabia
• Al-Ahsa Oasis, an envolving Cultural Landscape
• Hima Cultural Area
• 'Uruq Bani Ma'arid

• Island of Gorée
• Niokolo-Koba National Park
• Djoudj National Bird Sanctuary
• Island of Saint-Louis
• Stone Circles of Senegambia 
• Saloum Delta
• Bassari Country: Bassari, Fula and Bedik Cultural Landscapes

• Aldabra Atoll
• Vallée de Mai Nature Reserve

• Ancient and Primeval Beech Forests of the Carpathians and Other Regions of Europe

South Africa
• Fossil Hominid Sites of Sterkfontein, Swartkrans, Kromdraai, and Environs
• iSimangaliso Wetland Park
• Mapungubwe Cultural Landscape
• Vredefort Dome
• ǂKhomani Cultural Landscape
• Barberton Makhonjwa Montains

• Gebel Barkal and the Sites of the Napatan Region
• Archaeological Sites of the Island of Meroe

• Jodensavanne Archaeological Site

• Agricultural Landscape of Southern Öland
• Struve Geodetic Arc 

• Ancient and Primeval Beech Forests of the Carpathians and Other Regions of Europe

Syrian Arab Republic
• Ancient City of Bosra
• Site of Palmyra
• Ancient Villages of Northern Syria

• Proto-urban site of Sarazm
• Silk Roads: Zarafshan-Karakum Corridor
• Tugay forests of the Tigrovaya Balka Nature Reserve

Tanzania, United Republic of
• Ruins of Kilwa Kisiwani and Ruins of Songo Mnara
• Selous Game Reserve
• Kondoa Rock-Art Sites

• Thungyai-Huai Kha Khaeng Wildlife Sanctuaries
• Kaeng Krachan Forest Complex
• The Ancient Town of Si Thep and its Associated Dvaravati Monuments

• Ichkeul National Park

• Great Mosque and Hospital of Divriği
• Neolithic Site of Çatalhöyük
• Aphrodisias
• Göbekli Tepe
 Arslantepe Mound
• Gordion
• Wooden Hypostyle Mosques of Medieval Anatolia

• Silk Roads: Zarafshan-Karakum Corridor
• Cold Winter Deserts of Turan

• Rwenzori Mountains National Park

United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
• Saltaire 

United States of America 
• Hopewell Ceremonial Earthworks

• Fray Bentos Cultural-Industrial Landscape
• The Work of Engineer Eladio Dieste: Church of Atlántida

• Historic Centre of Shakhrisyabz
• Western Tien-Shan *
• Silk Roads: Zarafshan-Karakum Corridor
• Cold Winter Deserts of Turan

Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of)
• Coro and its Port
• Ciudad Universitaria de Caracas

Viet Nam
• Citadel of the Ho Dynasty

• Old Walled City of Shibam
• Historic Town of Zabid
• Landmarks of the Ancient Kingdom of Saba, Marib

• Mosi-oa-Tunya / Victoria Falls 

 Mana Pools National Park, Sapi and Chewore Safari Areas
• Great Zimbabwe National Monument
• Khami Ruins National Monument