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Description:
A collection of World Heritage sites as defined by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization
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Definition of a World Heritage site by UNESCO:
"Cultural heritage" is a monument, group of buildings or site of historical, aesthetic, archaeological, scientific, ethnological or anthropological value. "Natural heritage" designates outstanding physical, biological, and geological features; habitats of threatened plants or animal species and areas of value on scientific or aesthetic grounds or from the point of view of conservation.

The waymark must be found on UNESCO World Heritage list
Sites on proposal or tentative lists are not accepted.
Instructions for Posting a World Heritage Sites Waymark:
Upload a photo showing you and the target you visited, don't forget to enter the WGS-coordinates of that particular place. Include your GPSr and/or a World Heritage sign or yourself in a photo if possible.
Also required the UNESCO WH Reference number found at the WH web page
(eg. Ref: 404 is for Acropolis, Athens).

In case of multiple locations please post the full serial ID number.
Example: Struve Geodetic Arc has a reference number 1187 but the different locations spread so far from each others that you may publish a new waymark on each location.
Fuglenes, Norway, ID=1187-001
Rudi, Moldova, ID=1187-030
etc.
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World Heritage SitesAbbey Church of Saint-Savin sur Gartempe - Saint Savin, France

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[FR] L’abbaye abrite un très bel ensemble de peintures murales romanes très complet, bien conservé et unique en Europe. [EN] The Romanesque church was begun in the mid-11th century and contains many beautiful 11th- and 12th-century murals.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member RakeInTheCache

location: Poitou-Charentes, France

date approved: 9/17/2014

last visited: never

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World Heritage SitesChemins de Saint-Jacques-de-Compostelle en France - Eglise Saint-Pierre, Aulnay ID=868-068

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[FR] Elle a été édifiée sans doute au cours des années 1120-1140 à la demande des chanoines de Poitier. [EN] The Church of Saint-Pierre d'Aulnay is an important Medieval church on the way to Saint-Jacques de Compostelle.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member RakeInTheCache

location: Poitou-Charentes, France

date approved: 9/16/2014

last visited: never

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World Heritage SitesChemins de Saint-Jacques-de-Compostelle en France - Eglise Saint-Eutrope, Saintes ID=868-065

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[FR] Fondée en 1081, elle honore saint Eutrope, martyr, premier évêque et évangélisateur de la région. [EN] Dedicated to the initial evangelizer and martyr of Saintes, the church was built by Benedictine monks and consecrated by Pope Urban II.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member RakeInTheCache

location: Poitou-Charentes, France

date approved: 9/15/2014

last visited: never

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World Heritage SitesLa citadelle et l’enceinte de Saint-Martin-de-Ré, France, ID=1283-010

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[FR] Conçue dans les moindres détails par Vauban, la place forte de Saint-Martin-de-Ré est unique. [EN] The Ré island has always been of strategic import, both for its safe anchorage and its supply capacities.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member RakeInTheCache

location: Poitou-Charentes, France

date approved: 9/14/2014

last visited: never

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World Heritage SitesMonumental Earthworks of Poverty Point -- nr Pioneer LA

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Poverty Point was named a UNESCO World Heritage Site on 22 Jun 2014. When Blasters were there in Aug 2014, the plaque had not arrived yet.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz

location: Louisiana

date approved: 9/14/2014

last visited: 9/15/2014

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World Heritage SitesChemins de Saint-Jacques-de-Compostelle en France - Ancien hôpital des Pèlerins, Pons ID=868-070

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[FR] Il fut érigé au XIIe siècle afin de servir de halte aux pèlerins en route vers Saint-Jacques-de-Compostelle. [EN] Pilgrims stopped at the Hôpital Neuf (New Hospital) founded in 1160 by Geoffroy III of Pons.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member RakeInTheCache

location: Poitou-Charentes, France

date approved: 9/14/2014

last visited: never

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World Heritage SitesOld City of Salamanca, Spain

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The city with one of the oldest universities in Europe

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member g300td

location: Castilla y León, Spain

date approved: 9/11/2014

last visited: never

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World Heritage SitesAntonine Wall (Frontiers of the Roman Empire) - Falkirk, Scotland

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The Antonine Wall was built nearly 2,000 years ago in the year 142. It is a stone and turf fortification built by the Romans across what is now the Central Belt of Scotland and represents the northernmost frontier barrier of the Roman Empire.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Marine Biologist

location: Southern Scotland, United Kingdom

date approved: 9/6/2014

last visited: never

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World Heritage SitesUnesco Weltnaturerbe Wattenmeer - Germany

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Herzlich willkommen im Naturpark Niedersächsisches Wattenmeer. Welcome to the Natural Park of Lower Saxony Wadden Sea.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member kishin

location: Niedersachsen, Germany

date approved: 8/18/2014

last visited: 7/14/2012

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World Heritage SitesDessau Wörlitzer Gartenreich - Germany - ID=534

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Seit dem Jahr 2000 gehört das Gartenreich Dessau-Wörlitz zum Weltkulturerbe der UNESCO.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Team-Red-Wolf

location: Sachsen-Anhalt, Germany

date approved: 8/9/2014

last visited: never

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World Heritage SitesRoyal Botanic Gardens, Kew (London, UK)

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The Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew was awarded UNESCO World Heritage Site status in July 2003 due to its work on history and development of garden landscapes and its role in science and plant research.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Dorcadion Team

location: London, United Kingdom

date approved: 8/6/2014

last visited: 8/16/2014

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World Heritage SitesHistoric Quito, UNESCO World Heritage Site - Quito, Ecuador

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The City of Quito was one of the first UNESCO designated Heritage Sites. With hundreds of buildings dating 200-400 years old the city is an interesting example of a city struggling to preserve its heritage while adapting to modern civilization.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Trail Blaisers

location: Ecuador

date approved: 6/26/2014

last visited: never

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World Heritage SitesCentral Zone of the Town of Angra do Heroismo - Azores, Portugal

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"Situated on one of the islands in the Azores archipelago, this was an obligatory port of call from the 15th century until the advent of the steamship in the 19th century."

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member RuiJSDuarte

location: Arquipélago dos Açores, Portugal

date approved: 6/23/2014

last visited: never

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World Heritage SitesThe Banks Of The Danube And The Buda Castle Quarter - Budapest, Hungary

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A UNESCO plaque describing this heritage site stands next to a 3D Model of the view of the area described in the listing.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member dtrebilc

location: Budapest, Hungary

date approved: 6/1/2014

last visited: 8/20/2012

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World Heritage SitesWooden Churches of the Slovak part of the Carpathian Mountain Area - Hervartov, Slovakia

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Saint Francis wooden church in Hervartov (Bardejov county, Slovakia), built presumably in 15th century, is one of 8 wooden churches of the Slovak part of Carpathian Mountain Area inscribed on the World Heritage List since 2008 under ref. number 1273.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Rikitan

location: Prešovský kraj, Slovakia

date approved: 5/29/2014

last visited: never

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World Heritage SitesKairouan - Tunisia

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Founded in 670, Kairouan flourished under the Aghlabid dynasty in the 9th century. Despite the transfer of the political capital to Tunis in the 12th century, Kairouan remained the Maghreb's principal holy city.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member denben

location: Tunisia

date approved: 5/27/2014

last visited: never

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World Heritage SitesArchaeological Site of Carthage - Tunisia

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Carthage is one of the most famous historic sites of the Roman Empire. It was the centre of the Carthaginian Empire in antiquity and has existed for nearly 3,000 years, developing from a Phoenician colony into the capital of an ancient empire.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member denben

location: Tunisia

date approved: 5/27/2014

last visited: 8/7/2014

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World Heritage SitesGreat Smoky Mountains National Park - North Carolina

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The east entrance to Great Smoky Mountains National Park comes through Cherokee, NC. The North Carolina side of the park is served by the Oconaluffte Visitor Center.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member DougK

location: North Carolina

date approved: 5/19/2014

last visited: never

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World Heritage Sites[UNESCO] Germigny des prés - Vallée de la Loire

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Vallée de la Loire inscrite au patrimoine mondial de l'Unesco. Commune de Germigny des Prés.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bmarcw

location: Centre, France

date approved: 4/21/2014

last visited: 4/22/2014

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World Heritage SitesBordeaux, Port de la Lune - France

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[FR] Le Port de la Lune est le nom familièrement donné au port de Bordeaux, du fait d'un large méandre en forme de croissant que décrit la Garonne. [EN] Due to the moonshape bending of the River, Bordeaux is also called 'Port of the Moon'.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member RakeInTheCache

location: Aquitaine, France

date approved: 4/13/2014

last visited: 4/14/2014

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World Heritage SitesChemins de Saint-Jacques-de-Compostelle en France - Cathédrale Saint-André, Bordeaux ID=868-007

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[FR] La cathédrale Saint-André de Bordeaux, située sur la place Pey-Berland, est le lieu de culte le plus imposant de Bordeaux. [EN] This world heritage monument has a Plantaget-style gothic nave and a flamboyant gothic choir.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member RakeInTheCache

location: Aquitaine, France

date approved: 4/13/2014

last visited: 4/14/2014

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World Heritage Sites[UNESCO] Bou - Vallée de la Loire

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Vallée de la Loire aux méandres de Bou.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bmarcw

location: Centre, France

date approved: 4/7/2014

last visited: 4/14/2014

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World Heritage SitesAustralian Convict Site, Port Arthur, Tasmania

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Port Arthur is a penitentiary built in the mid-1800s for convicts sent from England.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member ronjean

location: Tasmania, Australia

date approved: 4/6/2014

last visited: never

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World Heritage SitesRietveld Schröderhuis - Utrecht, Netherlands

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Het Rietveld Schröderhuis is ontworpen door Gerrit Rietveld. In 2000 werd het onderdeel van de UNESCO Werelderfgoederenlijst. Rietveld Schröderhuis is designed by Gerrit Rietveld. In 2000 it became part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Arbret

location: Utrecht, Netherlands

date approved: 3/20/2014

last visited: never

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World Heritage SitesHistoric Centre of Naples - Campania, Italy

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Naples is an ancient city and an eventful history. Its overall street level vibrance and it wealth of individual masterpieces are emblematic of the important role the city has played in Europe.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Trail Blaisers

location: Campania, Italy

date approved: 3/18/2014

last visited: never

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