#21 Haeinsa Temple Janggyeon Panjeon, the Depositories for the Tripitaka Koreana Woodblocks (67/100) [ South Gyeongsang-do, South Korea] (Full Article)
Tie – #23 Seokguram Grotto and Bulguksa Temple (66/100) [North Gyeongsang-do, South Korea] (Full Article)
Tie – #23 Dong Phayayen-Khao Yai Forest Complex (66/100) [Nakhon Ratchasima, Thailand] (Full Article)
#24 Mesa Verde National Park (64/100) [Colorado, USA] (Full Article)
#25 Jeju Volcanic Island and Lava Tubes (63.5/100) [Jeju-do, South Korea] (Full Article)
Tie – #27 Archaeological Area of Agrigento (63/100) [Agrigento, Sicily, Italy] (Full Article)
Tie – #27 Historic Center of Zacatecas (63/100) [Zacatecas, Zacatecas, Mexico] (Full Article)
#28 Redwood National and State Parks (62/100) [Northern California, USA] (Full Article)
#29 Old Town of Lijiang (59/100) [Lijiang, Yunnan, China] (Full Article)
#30 Buddhist Monuments in the Horyu-Ji Area (55.5/100) [Nara, Kansai, Japan] (Full Article)
#31 Lines and Geoglyphs of Nasca and Pampas de Jumana (55/100) [Nasca, Peru] (Full Article)
#32 Chaco Culture (50/100) [New Mexico, USA] (Full Article)
#33 Preah Vihear Temple (46/100) [Preah Vihear Province, Cambodia] (Full Article)
#34 Sacred Sites and Pilgrimage Routes in the Kii Mountain Range (45/100) [Wakayama, Kansai, Japan] (Full Article)
#35 Changdeokgung Palace Complex (44.5/100) [Seoul, South Korea] (Full Article)
#36 Historic Villages of Korea: Yangdong and Hahoe (43/100) [North Gyeongsang-do, South Korea] (Full Article)
19 thoughts on “UNESCO World Heritage Site Rankings”
Your rankig is not fair.you have forgotten many more imprtant sites in iran.
I have not been to Iran, so I have not evaluated the sites there yet. Which would you recommend?
Your ranking is very very unfair. You forgot all heritage sites of Indian subcontinent.
I’ve never been to India but you’re right, some great sites there! Which ones do you recommend for my first trip to India?
None of K. Korea heritages should be considered as world class. I believe this site is operated by “South Korea Travel Guide”, look at your top and you understand why!!
It is a ranking of the ones I have been to, not a ranking of all the sites in the world. I’ve been to 70 and 12 in Korea, so obviously they are represented more than India, a country I have never visited. Compared to other countries though, you may have noticed Korea actually did not score very well
Angkor wat is the best in cambodia
It sure is…for now!
have yku visit india.come to the india and watch UNESCO world heritage
I have not but I really want to. What is your favorite site in India?
have you visit india
Come to the india and watch UNESCO world heritage
Nice post, Julio.
On your first trip to India, I would totally recommend the below UNESCO sites. Have been to a couple of these and they are totally breath-taking. I’m a lil partial to historical monuments here, so apologies 🙂
1. North India – Agra, THE TAJ MAHAL
2. Central India – Ajantha, Ellora, Elephanta caves
3. South India – Hampi, Pattadakal
Thanks, I will
Absulately DO NOT believe this fake side. It is NOT operated by UNESCO at all, actually by Korea travel agents for conmerical purposes!
Shame on you Korea!!!!
Of course this is not the official UNESCO website… that is found here http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/. This is simply a travel blog, and it kind of surprised me that anyone who likes travel does not know what a travel blog is. Also, remember I need to approve your comments (because of spam) and I will not approve your other one with your disrespectful language. If I were a travel agent, how come I am not selling anything?
Great list – I like how my native NZ makes it to the top 😛 How many sites have you been to so far… Ive been to 167 now 🙂 Not sure I can rank them all like you but I must say some are better than others…
70 so far! What are your top 5?
I’ve been to 198 so far … Should hit 200 in the next few days here in Romania. Would love to have you do a guest post on my site … I could also do a guest post for you if your interested on my top 5 UNESCO sites? Let me know – You can contact me at Inspired By Maps on Facebook 🙂
Sounds like an excellent idea. Messaged you on FB!