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World Heritage SitesAthabasca Glacier, World Heritage Site, Alberta, Canada

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The fascinating and accessible Athabasca Glacier is part of the Canadian Rocky Mountain Parks and is a World Heritage Site, as this plaque proclaims.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Queens Blessing

location: British Columbia, Canada

date approved: 8/21/2011

last visited: 11/5/2013

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World Heritage SitesBurgess Shale, near Field, British Columbia, Canada

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The Burgess Shale was added to the World Heritage list in 1980. The site is located inside the Yoho National Park, part of the Canadian Rocky Mountain Park.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Queens Blessing

location: British Columbia, Canada

date approved: 8/21/2011

last visited: 9/2/2013

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World Heritage SitesLake Louise, part of The Canadian Rocky Mountain Parks, Alberta, Canada

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A large, official "World Heritage Site" monument is located at Lake Louise.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Queens Blessing

location: Alberta, Canada

date approved: 8/15/2011

last visited: 6/16/2014

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World Heritage SitesNotre-Dame Cathedral in Tournai - Belgium

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Begun in the 12th century on even older foundations, the building combines the work of three design periods with striking effect.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member RakeInTheCache

location: Hainaut, Belgium

date approved: 8/6/2011

last visited: 7/5/2014

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World Heritage SitesBelfries of Belgium and France - Beffroi de Tournai, Belgium, ID=943-032

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The belfry (French: beffroi) of Tournai, Belgium, is a freestanding bell tower of medieval origin, 72 metres in height with a 256-step stairway.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member RakeInTheCache

location: Hainaut, Belgium

date approved: 8/6/2011

last visited: 7/5/2014

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World Heritage SitesBelfries of Belgium and France - Beffroi de l’Hôtel de Ville de Loos, (Nord) France, ID=943-043

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[FR] Le beffroi se rattache au style néo-flamand présent en Flandre et en Hollande. [EN] The belfy of Loos was built by Louis Cordonnier in 1884.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member RakeInTheCache

location: Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France

date approved: 8/6/2011

last visited: never

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World Heritage SitesBelfries of Belgium and France - Beffroi de l’église St-Martin de Cambrai, France, ID=943-036

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[FR] C'est en 1395 que Cambrai obtint définitivement de l'empereur Venceslas l'autorisation de posséder un beffroi. [EN] Originally part of a church that no longer stands, the belfry is one of the most impressive pieces of architecture in the town.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member RakeInTheCache

location: Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France

date approved: 8/6/2011

last visited: never

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World Heritage SitesBelfries of Belgium and France - Beffroi de l’Hôtel de Ville de Lille, (Nord) France, ID=943-042

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[FR] Le beffroi de l'Hôtel de Ville de Lille, inauguré en 1932, est le plus haut de la région Nord-Pas-de-Calais. [EN] When it was inaugurated, this was the highest reinforced concrete tower in the world.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member RakeInTheCache

location: Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France

date approved: 8/3/2011

last visited: 7/8/2014

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World Heritage SitesWieskirche in Bavaria, Germany

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The Wieskirche, in the foothills of the Alps, is plain outside but inside is a real Rococo treasure trove.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Arkhan

location: Bayern, Germany

date approved: 7/30/2011

last visited: 5/4/2014

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World Heritage SitesFortifications of Vauban, La citadelle d’Arras

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[FR] Surnommée "la belle inutile", la citadelle dArras, fut construite selon les plans de Vauban entre 1668 et 1672.[EN] Built between 1668 and 1672, the Citadel was rapidly nicknamed 'the beautiful useless'

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member RakeInTheCache

location: Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France

date approved: 7/28/2011

last visited: 2/16/2012

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World Heritage SitesBelfries of Belgium and France - Beffroi de l’Hôtel de Ville d’Arras, ID=943-045

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[FR] Le beffroi d'Arras est un beffroi bâti sur la place des Héros à Arras. Du haut de ses 77 mètres, il domine la ville. [EN] Inspired by the Gothic style, the 75 metres tall belfry of Arras overlooks the Place des Héros.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member RakeInTheCache

location: Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France

date approved: 7/27/2011

last visited: 7/8/2014

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World Heritage SitesThe Cathedral of St James in Šibenik

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A gothic-renaissance cathedral in center of Šibenik city.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member haggaeus

location: Croatia

date approved: 7/25/2011

last visited: 8/21/2014

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World Heritage SitesCliff of Bandiagara (Land of the Dogons)

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The Cliff of Bandiagara in the Dogon Valley, Mali, West-Africa

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Dirkjogt

location: Mali

date approved: 7/14/2011

last visited: never

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World Heritage SitesOld Towns of Djenné

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The town of Djenné in Mali, West-Africa

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Dirkjogt

location: Mali

date approved: 7/14/2011

last visited: never

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World Heritage SitesDie Dolomiten - Bletterbach Schlucht

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Die geologisch interessante Bletterbach-Schlucht ist seit 2009 'World Heritage Site' der UNESCO. / The Bletterbach canyon and its interesting geological features have become a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2009.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member netdust

location: Trentino–Alto Adige , Italy

date approved: 7/11/2011

last visited: never

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World Heritage SitesBotallack Mine, nr St Just, Cornwall

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Botallack Mine is part of the Cornwall and West Devon Mining Landscape World Heritage site and situated in the St Just Mining District which is north of Land's End in the far west of Cornwall. This mine is one of the most ancient mines in the area.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Sir Lose-a-lot

location: South West England, United Kingdom

date approved: 6/10/2011

last visited: 6/10/2011

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World Heritage SitesHistoric Quarter of the Seaport City of Valparaíso - Chile

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Historic Quarter of the Seaport City of Valparaíso: World Heritage Site

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member denben

location: Chile

date approved: 6/9/2011

last visited: 8/2/2014

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World Heritage SitesArchaeological Park and Ruins of Quirigua

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Inhabited since the 2nd century A.D., Quirigua had become during the reign of Cauac Sky (723–84) the capital of an autonomous and prosperous state. The ruins of Quirigua contain some outstanding 8th-century monuments and an impressive series of carve

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member montegas

location: Guatemala

date approved: 5/19/2011

last visited: 3/16/2013

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World Heritage SitesPalau de la Música Catalana - Barcelona, Spain

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The Palau de la Música Catalana is a concert hall in Barcelona.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member razalas

location: Cataluña, Spain

date approved: 5/18/2011

last visited: 3/7/2014

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World Heritage SitesPalau Güell - Barcelona, Spain

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The Palau Güell is a mansion in Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain designed by the Catalan architect Antoni Gaudí for the Catalan industrial tycoon Eusebi Güell.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member razalas

location: Cataluña, Spain

date approved: 5/18/2011

last visited: 7/5/2014

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World Heritage SitesTemple of Heaven

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The Temple of Heaven, founded in the first half of the 15th century symbolizes the relationship between earth and heaven – the human world and God's world – which stands at the heart of Chinese cosmogony, and also the special role played by emperors within that relationship.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member sassainfl

location: China

date approved: 5/18/2011

last visited: 6/2/2014

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World Heritage SitesHistoric Centre (Old Town) of Tallinn

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Old Town Tallinn is a remarkably well-preserved medieval town that was a significant part of the Hanseatic League.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member pseudoprime

location: Estonia

date approved: 5/17/2011

last visited: 8/7/2011

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World Heritage SitesThe Trulli of Alberobello, Italy

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Distinctive trulli buildings of Alberobello - World Heritage Site

posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member neoc1

location: Puglia, Italy

date approved: 5/13/2011

last visited: 10/22/2012

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World Heritage SitesStudley Royal Park, United Kingdom

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Studley Royal Park including the Ruins of Fountains Abbey

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ToRo61

location: Northeast England, United Kingdom

date approved: 4/17/2011

last visited: 4/20/2013

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World Heritage SitesCastle of the Teutonic Order in Malbork - Malbork, Poland

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Malbork Castle is the largest castle in the world, by area. The castle was founded in 1274 by the Teutonic Knights who used it as their headquarters to help defeat Polish enemies and rule their own northern Baltic territories.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member tmob

location: Pomorskie, Poland

date approved: 4/9/2011

last visited: 6/19/2013

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