UNESCO Checklist

As of June 18, 2014, the day I turned 22, I realized I had visited seventeen UNESCO World Heritage Sites in my life. To clarify, these locations, ranging from Stonehenge to the Great Wall of China, are chosen by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization to commemorate and preserve their natural and/or cultural significance.

On the one hand, I’m very grateful.  Seventeen sites at 22 years old? Even to have seen one is a wonderful accomplishment.  On the other hand? There are 1,007 sites total, with more on the waiting list.  As a lofty life-long goal, I’d like to see every last one before I die.  More realistically, I’m going to make an effort to visit at least three every year.  You can help me keep track of my progress here! Feel free to leave a note in the Comments section if you have a particular recommendation.

France: Mont Saint Michel

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France: Paris, Banks of the Seine

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France: Provins, Town of Medieval Fairs

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France: Palace and Park of Versailles

France: Palace and Park of Fontainbleau

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France: Pyrénées – Mont Perdu

France: Bordeaux, Port of the Moon

Morocco: Medina of Marrakech

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Morocco: Ksar of Ait-Ben-Haddou

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UK: Stonehenge, Avebury, and Associated Sites

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UK: The City of Bath

UK: Palace of Westminster and Westminster Abbey

10572185_10152625451129187_1776706552_nUK: Tower of London

UK: Old and New Towns of Edinburgh

UK: Liverpool Maritime Mercantile City

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UK: Forth Bridge in Scotland

Photo Credit: Wikipedia
Photo Credit: Wikipedia

USA: Statue of Liberty

USA: Great Smoky Mountains

What’s next?

 

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