UNESCO World Heritage Site Rankings

#41 Piazza Del Duomo, Pisa (37/100) [Pisa, Tuscany, Italy] (Full Article)

Piazza Del Duomo, Pisa

#42 Jongmyo Shrine (34/100) [Seoul, South Korea] (Full Article)

Jongmyo Shrine

#43 Hwaseong Fortress (33/100) [Suwon, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea] (Full Article)

Hwaseong Fortress Flood Gate

#44 City of Cuzco (32/100) [Cusco Region, Peru] (Full Article)

While not very big, there are some interesting twists and turns throughout the city.

#45 Historic Centre of Lima (31/100) [Lima, Peru] (Full Article)

Lima Center

#46 Hospicio Cabañas, Guadalajara (30/100) [Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico] (Full Article)

Jose Orozco Painting

#47 Namhansanseong (21/100) [Gyeonggi-do, South Korea] (Full Article)

Stunning view Namhansanseong

#48 Pyu Ancient Cities (19.5/100) [Pyay, Bago State, Myanmar] (Full Article)

Pagoda Sri Ksetra - Pyu City

#49 Sydney Opera House (15/100) [Sydney, New South Wales, Australia] (Full Article)

Opera House

#50 Church and Dominican Convent of Santa Maria delle Grazie with “The Last Supper” by Leonardo da Vinci (11/100) [Milan, Lombardy, Italy] (Full Article)

Church and Dominican Convent of Santa Maria delle Grazie with 'The Last Supper' by Leonardo da Vinci

#51 Australian Convict Sites (9/100) [Sydney, New South Wales, Australia] (Full Article)

Australian Convict Sites 3


This is the list so far. Keep in mind that even 5/100 doesn’t mean you shouldn’t go as ALMOST all UNESCO WHS have been worth a look. It just goes to show that when you give extreme evaluation criteria, some places are simply more amazing than others. While I have only evaluated these sites, I have been to many more. Check out the complete list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites I have visited. Stay tuned as this list gets updated every now and again.

19 thoughts on “UNESCO World Heritage Site Rankings

  • November 1, 2014 at 6:23 pm

    Your rankig is not fair.you have forgotten many more imprtant sites in iran.

    • November 1, 2014 at 8:36 pm

      I have not been to Iran, so I have not evaluated the sites there yet. Which would you recommend?

      • July 18, 2015 at 4:32 pm

        Your ranking is very very unfair. You forgot all heritage sites of Indian subcontinent.

        • July 18, 2015 at 5:08 pm

          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?

          • April 30, 2016 at 10:47 am

            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!!

    • April 30, 2016 at 2:23 pm

      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

  • October 16, 2015 at 11:41 am

    have yku visit india.come to the india and watch UNESCO world heritage

    • October 16, 2015 at 2:44 pm

      I have not but I really want to. What is your favorite site in India?

  • February 4, 2016 at 12:57 am

    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

  • April 30, 2016 at 6:00 pm

    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!!!!

    • April 30, 2016 at 6:48 pm

      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?

  • May 27, 2016 at 1:04 am

    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…

      • August 9, 2016 at 11:15 pm

        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 🙂


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