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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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Please upload at least one photo.
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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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World Heritage SitesChurches of Chiloé - Chile

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Chiloé... un lugar magico

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Thurkan

location: Chile

date approved: 3/16/2014

last visited: never

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World Heritage SitesBoboli Gardens - Florence, Italy

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Twelve villas and two gardens spread across the Tuscan landscape are classified as World Heritage Sites as "Medici Villas and Gardens in Tuscany", The Boboli Gardens is one of those two gardens.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member razalas

location: Toscana, Italy

date approved: 3/3/2014

last visited: never

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World Heritage SitesSangiran Early Man Site — Solo City, Java, Indonesia

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Sangiran is one of the key sites for our understanding of human evolution. Approximately, half of discovered human fossils have been obtained from this site.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Ianatlarge

location: Indonesia

date approved: 2/9/2014

last visited: never

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World Heritage SitesHistoric City of Rabat - Rabat, Morocco

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The coordinates and photos for this Waymark are for the Kasbah of the Udayas - one of the several historic sites which comprise this UNESCO World Heritage Site.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Metro2

location: Morocco

date approved: 2/2/2014

last visited: 9/4/1993

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World Heritage SitesKirstenbosch National Botanical Garden - Cape Town, South Africa

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In 2004 the Cape Floristic Region, including Kirstenbosch, was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member denben

location: Western Cape, South Africa

date approved: 1/27/2014

last visited: never

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World Heritage SitesParque Nacional del Teide (Teide National Park) — Tenerife, Spain

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The Parque Nacional del Teide is a national park located in Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain. The largest national park in Spain was declared a national park on January 22, 1954 and was named a World Heritage Site by UNESCO on June 29, 2007

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member prussel

location: Islas Canarias, Spain

date approved: 1/24/2014

last visited: 10/13/2010

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World Heritage SitesArcheological site of Paestum - Italy

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Paestum (Paestum Italian) is a recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage archaeological site in the region of Campania in the province of Salerno in Italy. The place belongs to the municipality of Capaccio.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member KaPsTeam

location: Campania, Italy

date approved: 1/23/2014

last visited: never

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World Heritage SitesUpper Middle Rhine Valley

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The Middle Rhine Valley, a 65 km section of the River Rhine between Koblenz and Bingen, was added to the UNESCO list of World Heritage Sites in June 2002 for a combination of geological, historical, cultural and industrial reasons.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Eibacher Kuckuck

location: Hessen, Germany

date approved: 1/22/2014

last visited: 4/1/2013

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World Heritage SitesForte da Graça - Elvas, Portalegre, Portugal

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In the 18th century the Fort of Graça was constructed in response to the development of longer-range artillery, as well as four fortlets to the west.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member paulohercules

location: Portalegre, Portugal

date approved: 1/13/2014

last visited: 8/16/2008

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World Heritage SitesGrube Messel

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Die Grube Messel wurde 1995 zum UNESCO-Weltnaturerbe ernannt | The Messel Pit was declared a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1995

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Eibacher Kuckuck

location: Hessen, Germany

date approved: 1/8/2014

last visited: never

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World Heritage SitesWartburg Castle

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Die Wartburg gehört seit 1999 zum Weltkulturerbe | Since 1999 the Wartburg belongs to the world cultural heritage

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Eibacher Kuckuck

location: Thüringen, Germany

date approved: 1/4/2014

last visited: 4/10/2014

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World Heritage SitesBergpark Wilhelmshöhe - Kassel

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Der Bergpark Wilhelmshöhe in Kassel wurde am 23. Juni 2013 als UNESCO-Weltkulturerbe anerkannt | 23 June 2013, the mountain park Wilhelmshöhe in Kassel was recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Eibacher Kuckuck

location: Hessen, Germany

date approved: 1/4/2014

last visited: never

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World Heritage SitesAachen Cathedral

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Der Aachener Dom gehört seit 1978 zum UNESCO-Weltkulturerbe | Since 1978 the Aachen cathedral belongs to the UNESCO world cultural heritage

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Eibacher Kuckuck

location: Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany

date approved: 1/4/2014

last visited: never

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World Heritage SitesDinosaur Provincial Park - Alberta, Canada

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Southeastern Alberta, about 200 kilometres more or less straight east of Calgary is where one will find this World Heritage Site, in the badlands of the Red Deer River.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BK-Hunters

location: Alberta, Canada

date approved: 1/1/2014

last visited: 1/7/2014

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World Heritage SitesUluru-Kata Tjuta National Park - Northern Territory, Australia

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Uluru is an inselberg, literally "island mountain".

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Metro2

location: Northern Territory, Australia

date approved: 12/22/2013

last visited: 1/17/2014

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World Heritage Sites# 1273 - Wooden Churches of the Slovak part of the Carpathian Mountain Area - St. Michael tserkwa, Ladomirová, SK

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The Wooden Churches of the Slovak part of Carpathian Mountain Area inscribed on the World Heritage List consist of two Roman Catholic, three Protestant and three Greek Orthodox churches built between the 16th and 18th centuries.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Noe1

location: Prešovský kraj, Slovakia

date approved: 12/15/2013

last visited: 8/12/2013

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World Heritage SitesTwyfelfontein, Namibia, Damaraland, Kunene Region

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Spectacular rock engravings in the desert.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member g300td

location: Namibia

date approved: 12/9/2013

last visited: 12/3/2009

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World Heritage SitesMount Etna - Sicily (Italy)

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Sicilian Mount Etna, one of the most active volcanoes in the world in an almost constant state of activity, is also treasure of biodiversity and one of the most important European natural monuments.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Dorcadion Team

location: Sicilia, Italy

date approved: 11/3/2013

last visited: 3/15/2014

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World Heritage SitesCape Point, Table Moutain Natl Park, South Africa

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Cape Point (or Cape of Good Hope) is part of the World Heritage Site known as Table Mountain State Park.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Queens Blessing

location: Western Cape, South Africa

date approved: 10/13/2013

last visited: 8/15/2004

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