Travel Tuesday: World Heritage Site Bucket List

Happy Travel Tuesday everyone! This week the lovely link-up sponsors have come up with an awesome theme – share your travel bucket list! I can pretty much sum up that list in one word – “anywhere” – but that wouldn’t be much of a post (smile). I consolidated my Travel Bucket List when I started this blog as a way to prioritize my travel planning. However, I’ve recently gotten on board with tracking visits to UNESCO World Heritage Sites (thanks to Stacey over at One Trip at a Time for the inspiration!). So I thought for today, I’d list my World Heritage Site-specific bucket list!

There are currently 1,007 properties listed on the UNESCO World Heritage Site list. New sites are proposed every year and undergo a thorough review process before being added to the list. To be included on the World Heritage List, sites must be of outstanding universal value and meet at least one out of ten selection criteria.

By my count, I’ve been fortunate enough to see 25 of these amazing sites (admittedly, most by happy accident). Recently, however, I’ve decided to take a more active interest in the list and the sites that are included and/or nominated. Quite a few of these sites aren’t necessarily found on the tourist maps (some are), so it’s good to be aware in case I’m close enough for a side trip (smile). Here are my top 5 dream sites from the World Heritage List:

1. Rock-Hewn Churches, Lalibela, Ethiopia


2. Primeval Beech Forests of the Carpathians and the Ancient Beech Forests of Germany, Germany, Slovakia, Ukraine

3. Bru na Boinne (Newgrange), Ireland

4. Namib Sand Sea, Namibia

5. Hill Forts of Rajasthan, India

 Have you visited a World Heritage Site? Which one(s)??

Come join the fun with BonnieKaeleneSammy, and Van!!

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