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UNESCO Sites in Australia, NZ and Asia

 

I would love to try to get the Vagabond Kids to all of them, but click on the links to see where we have been  so far, those in Blue are Vagabond Parent visits only, those in Green have seen but not yet blogged or posted on Flickr.

Australia

  • Great Barrier Reef
  • Kakadu National Park
  • Willandra Lakes Region
  • Lord Howe Island Group
  • Tasmanian Wilderness
  • Gondwana Rainforests of Australia 1
  • Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park 2
  • Wet Tropics of Queensland
  • Shark Bay, Western Australia
  • Fraser Island
  • Australian Fossil Mammal Sites (Riversleigh / Naracoorte)
  • Heard and McDonald Islands
  • Macquarie Island
  • Greater Blue Mountains Area
  • Purnululu National Park
  • Royal Exhibition Building and Carlton Gardens
  • Sydney Opera House
  • Australian Convict Sites

 

Bangladesh

  • Historic Mosque City of Bagerhat
  • Ruins of the Buddhist Vihara at Paharpur
  • The Sundarbans

 

Cambodia

  • Angkor
  • Temple of Preah Vihear

 

China

  • Imperial Palaces Ming and Qing Dynasties in Beijing/ Shenyang
  • Mausoleum of the First Qin Emperor
  • Mogao Caves
  • Mount Taishan
  • Peking Man Site at Zhoukoudian
  • The Great Wall
  • Mount Huangshan
  • Huanglong Scenic and Historic Interest Area
  • Jiuzhaigou Valley Scenic and Historic Interest Area
  • Wulingyuan Scenic and Historic Interest Area
  • Ancient Building Complex in the Wudang Mountains
  • Historic Ensemble of the Potala Palace, Lhasa 7
  • Mountain Resort and its Outlying Temples, Chengde
  • Temple & Cemetery of Confucius and the Kong Family Mansion in Qufu
  • Lushan National Park
  • Mount Emei Scenic Area, including Leshan Giant Buddha Scenic Area
  • Ancient City of Ping Yao
  • Classical Gardens of Suzhou
  • Old Town of Lijiang
  • Summer Palace, an Imperial Garden in Beijing
  • Temple of Heaven: an Imperial Sacrificial Altar in Beijing
  • Dazu Rock Carvings
  • Mount Wuyi
  • Ancient Villages in Southern Anhui – Xidi and Hongcun
  • Imperial Tombs of the Ming and Qing Dynasties
  • Longmen Grottoes
  • Mount Qingcheng and the Dujiangyan Irrigation System
  • Yungang Grottoes
  • Three Parallel Rivers of Yunnan Protected Areas
  • Capital Cities and Tombs of the Ancient Koguryo Kingdom
  • Historic Centre of Macao
  • Sichuan Giant Panda Sanctuaries – Wolong, Mt Siguniang and Jiajin Mountains
  • Yin Xu
  • Kaiping Diaolou and Villages
  • South China Karst
  • Fujian Tulou
  • Mount Sanqingshan National Park
  • Mount Wutai
  • Danxia
  • Historic Monuments of Dengfeng in “The Centre of Heaven and Earth”

 

India

  • Agra Fort
  • Ajanta Caves
  • Ellora Caves
  • Taj Mahal
  • Group of Monuments at Mahabalipuram
  • Sun Temple, Konârak
  • Manas Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Kaziranga National Park
  • Keoladeo National Park
  • Churches and Convents of Goa
  • Fatehpur Sikri
  • Group of Monuments at Hampi
  • Khajuraho Group of Monuments
  • Elephanta Caves
  • Great Living Chola Temples 12
  • Group of Monuments at Pattadakal
  • Sundarbans National Park
  • Nanda Devi and Valley of Flowers National Parks
  • Buddhist Monuments at Sanchi
  • Humayun’s Tomb, Delhi
  • Qutb Minar and its Monuments, Delhi
  • Mountain Railways of India
  • Mahabodhi Temple Complex at Bodh Gaya
  • Rock Shelters of Bhimbetka
  • Champaner-Pavagadh Archaeological Park
  • Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus (formerly Victoria Terminus)
  • Red Fort Complex
  • The Jantar Mantar, Jaipur
 

Indonesia

 
  • Borobudur Temple Compounds
  • Komodo National Park
  • Prambanan Temple Compounds
  • Ujung Kulon National Park
  • Sangiran Early Man Site
  • Lorentz National Park
  • Tropical Rainforest Heritage of Sumatra

 

Japan

  • Buddhist Monuments in the Horyu-ji Area
  • Himeji-jo
  • Shirakami-Sanchi
  • Yakushima
  • Historic Monuments of Ancient Kyoto (Kyoto, Uji and Otsu Cities)
  • Historic Villages of Shirakawa-go and Gokayama
  • Hiroshima Peace Memorial (Genbaku Dome)
  • Itsukushima Shinto Shrine
  • Historic Monuments of Ancient Nara
  • Shrines and Temples of Nikko
  • Gusuku Sites and Related Properties of the Kingdom of Ryukyu
  • Sacred Sites and Pilgrimage Routes in the Kii Mountain Range
  • Shiretoko
  • Iwami Ginzan Silver Mine and its Cultural Landscape

 

Korea, Democratic People’s Republic of

  • Complex of Koguryo Tombs

 

Korea, Republic of

  • Haeinsa Temple Janggyeong Panjeon,
  • The Depositories for the Tripitaka Koreana Woodblocks
  • Jongmyo Shrine
  • Seokguram Grotto and Bulguksa Temple
  • Changdeokgung Palace Complex
  • Hwaseong Fortress
  • Gochang, Hwasun and Ganghwa Dolmen Sites
  • Gyeongju Historic Areas
  • Jeju Volcanic Island and Lava Tubes
  • Royal Tombs of the Joseon Dynasty
  • Historic Villages of Korea: Hahoe and Yangdong

 

Kyrgyzstan

  • Sulaiman-Too Sacred Mountain

 

Lao People’s Democratic Republic

  • Town of Luang Prabang
  • Vat Phou and Associated Ancient Settlements within the
  • Champasak Cultural Landscape

 

Malaysia

  • Gunung Mulu National Park
  • Kinabalu Park
  • Melaka and George Town, Historic Cities of the Straits of Malacca

 

Mongolia

  • Uvs Nuur Basin *
  • Orkhon Valley Cultural Landscape

 

New Zealand

  • Te Wahipounamu – South West New Zealand 17
  • Tongariro National Park #
  • New Zealand Sub-Antarctic Islands

 

Pakistan

  • Archaeological Ruins at Moenjodaro
  • Buddhist Ruins of Takht-i-Bahi and Neighbouring City Remains at Sahr-i-Bahlol
  • Taxila
  • Fort and Shalamar Gardens in Lahore
  • Historical Monuments at Makli, Thatta
  • Rohtas Fort

 

Philippines

  • Baroque Churches of the Philippines
  • Tubbataha Reefs Natural Park
  • Rice Terraces of the Philippine Cordilleras
  • Historic Town of Vigan
  • Puerto-Princesa Subterranean River National Park

 

Solomon Islands

  • East Rennell

 

Sri Lanka

  • Ancient City of Polonnaruwa
  • Ancient City of Sigiriya
  • Sacred City of Anuradhapura
  • Old Town of Galle and its Fortifications
  • Sacred City of Kandy
  • Sinharaja Forest Reserve 28
  • Golden Temple of Dambulla
  • Central Highlands of Sri Lanka

 

Tajikistan

  • Proto-urban site of Sarazm

 

Thailand

  • Historic City of Ayutthaya
  • Historic Town of Sukhothai and Associated Historic Towns
  • Thungyai-Huai Kha Khaeng Wildlife Sanctuaries
  • Ban Chiang Archaeological Site
  • Dong Phayayen-Khao Yai Forest Complex

 

Togo

  • Koutammakou, the Land of the Batammariba

 

Turkey

  • Göreme National Park and the Rock Sites of Cappadocia
  • Great Mosque and Hospital of Divriği
  • Historic Areas of Istanbul
  • Hattusha: the Hittite Capital
  • Nemrut Dağ
  • Hierapolis-Pamukkale
  • Xanthos-Letoon
  • City of Safranbolu
  • Archaeological Site of Troy

 

Turkmenistan

  • State Historical and Cultural Park “Ancient Merv”
  • Kunya-Urgench
  • Parthian Fortresses of Nisa

 

Vanuatu

  • Chief Roi Mata’s Domain

 

 Viet Nam

  • Complex of Hué Monuments
  • Ha Long Bay
  • Hoi An Ancient Town
  • My Son Sanctuary
  • Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park
  • Central Sector of the Imperial Citadel of Thang Long – Hanoi

 

UNESCO Asia Pacific Heritage Awarded Sites

 

Excellence Awards:

  • Cheong Fatt Tze Mansion, Malaysia
  • National Archives Building, Indonesia
  • Ahhichatragarh, The Fort of Nagaur, India
  • Guang Yu Ancestral Hall, China
  • Baltit Fort, Karimabad, Hunza Valley, Pakistan
  • Houkeng Timber-Arched Corridor Bridge, Qingyuan County, Zhejiang Province, China
  • Dr. Bhau Daji Lad Museum, Mumbai, India
  • Shigar Fort Palace, Skardu, Northern Areas, Pakistan
  • Maitreya Temple, Ladakh, India
  • Hong San See Temple, Singapore
  • Herat Old City, Afghanistan
  • Sangiin Dalai Monastery, South Gobi Aimaq, Republic of Mongolia
  • Stadium Merdeka, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

 

 Award of Distinction

  • Sideng Market Square and Theatre (Shaxi Rehabilitation Project), Yunnan Province, China
  • Mehrangarh Fort, Rajasthan, India
  • Water Towns of the Yangtze River, China
  • Chanwar Palkhiwalon-ki-Haveli, India
  • Hoi An Preservation Cooperation Project, Viet Nam
  • Bushell’s Tea Warehouse. Australia
  • Krishan Temple, India
  • Ahhichatragarh, The Fort of Nagaur, India
  • Yarikutz, Rupikutz, Kuyokutz, Mamorukutz Mosques, Pakistan
  • Astana Syed Mir Muhammad, Pakistan
  • Church of Our Lady of Mount Carmel, Mullewa, Western Australia
  • Lakhpat Gurudwara, Lakhpat Village, Kuchchh District, Gujarat
  • St Ascension Cathedral, Almaty Kazakstan
  • Chanwar Palkhiwalon-ki-Haveli, India
  • Hoi An Preservation Cooperation Project, Viet Nam
  • Bund 18, Shanghai, China
  • Uch Monument Complex, Punjab, Pakistan
  • The Convocation Hall, Mumbai, India
  • Altit Settlement, Gilgit, Pakistan
  • Galle Fort Hotel, Galle, Sri Lanka
  • National Pass Walking Track, Wentworth Falls, Blue Mountains, NSW, Australia
  • Fujian Earth Buildings, Yongding County, Fujian Province, China
  • Suffolk House, Penang, Malaysia
  • M24 Midget Submarine Wreck, Sydney, Australia
  • Ali Gohar House, Hunza, Pakistan
  • Hanok Regeneration in Bukchon, Seoul, Republic of Korea
  • Red Brick Warehouses in Yokohama, Japan
  • Gulabpur Khanqah in Skardu, Pakistan.

 

 Award of Merit

  • Dadabhai Naoroji Road Heritage Streetscape Project, Mumbai, India
  • Dorje Chenmo Temple, Shey Village, Ladakh, India
  • Phra Racha Wang Derm, Thonburi, Thailand
  • St. Thomas Cathedral, Mumbai, India
  • Vietnamese Traditional Folkhouses, Bac Ninh, Quang Nam, Dong Nai, Nam Dinh, Thanh Hoa and Tien Giang Provinces, Viet Nam
  • Cangqiao Historical Street, Shaoxing China
  • The Medina Grand Adelaide Treasury, Australia
  • Virtuous Bridge, Medan Indonesia
  • DBS House, India
  • King Law Ka Shuk Temple, Hong Kong SAR
  • Xijin Ferry Project, China
  • Cheng Hoon Teng Main Temple, Malaysia
  • Zhongshan Road, Quanzhou China
  • Tea Factory Hotel, Sri Lanka
  • Convent of The Holy Infant Jesus, Singapore
  • Polsheer House, Iran
  • Sydney Conservatorium of Music, Australia
  • Wat Sratong (Sratong Temple), Thailand
  • St. Joseph’s Chapel, Hong Kong SAR, China
  • Tung Wah Coffin Home, Hong Kong SAR, China
  • Ayuguthi Sattal, Lalitpur, Kathmandu, Nepal
  • Amburiq Mosque, Skardu, Baltistan, Pakistan
  • Dutch Reformed Church, Galle, Sri Lanka
  • Hotel de l’Orient, India
  • Hung Shing Old Temple, Hong Kong SAR
  • Ohel Leah Synagogue, Hong Kong SAR
  • Residence of Dr Zhang Yunpen
  • St Patrick’s College, Australia
  • St. Andrew’s Church, Hong Kong SAR, China
  • Sir JJ School of Art Building, Mumbai, India
  • Han Jiang Ancestral Temple, Penang, Malaysia
  • The Bonython Hall, Adelaide, Australia
  • Lijiang Ancient Town, Yunnan, China
  • Little Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR, China
  • Astana of Syed Mir Yahya, Skardu, Pakistan
  • Vysial Street, Pondicherry, India
  • Shigar Historic Settlements, Baltistan, Northern Area, Pakistan
  • Wat Pongsanuk, Lampang, Thailand
  • Huai Hai Lu 796, Shanghai, China
  • YMCA Students Branch, Mumbai, India
  • Waterworks Building, Auckland, New Zealand
  • Samchuk Community and Old Market District, Suphanburi, Thailand
  • Fu’long Taoist Temple in Sichuan, China;
  • Chowmahalla Palace in Hyderabad, India
  • Old Houses in the World Heritage Fort of Galle in Sri Lanka.

 

 Honorable Mention

  • Catholic Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Hong Kong SAR
  • Dalongdong Baoan Temple, China
  • Gota de Leche, Manila Philippines
  • Elphinstone College, Mumbai, India
  • Female Orphan School, Sydney, Australia
  • Gong’zi’ting, Beijing, China
  • Namura Ghar, Bhaktapur, Nepal
  • Suzhou River Warehouse, Shanghai, China
  • Tak Seng On Pawnshop, Macao SAR, China
  • Zargar-e-Yadzi House, Yazd, Iran
  • Zhangzhou City Historic Streets, Fujian Province, China
  • Jin Lan Tea House, China
  • University of Mumbai Library Building, India
  • Neilson Tower (The Filipinas Heritage Library), Philippines
  • St. Joseph’s Seminary Church, Macao SAR
  • Thian Hock Temple, Singapore
  • Pingjiang Historic Block, Suzhou, Jiangsu Province, China
  • Zhaoxiang Huang Ancestral Hall, Foshan, Guangdong Province, China
  • Zain-ad-din Karavansara, Yazd, Iran
  • Far Eastern University, Manila, Philippines
  • Tamnak Yai, Devavesm Palace, Bangkok, Thailand
  • 125 Huajue Alley, Xian China
  • Broken Hill Heritage and Cultural Tourism Programme, Australia
  • Centre for Khmer Studies, Cambodia
  • Jaisalmer Streetscape Revitalization Project, India
  • Kow Plains Homestead, Australia
  • Harischandra Building, India
  • Mawson’s Huts Historic Site, Antartica
  • Residence of Charles Schoemaker, Indonesia
  • Liu Ying Lung Study Hall, Hong Kong SAR, China
  • Arakkal Kettu, Kerala, India
  • Leh Old Town, Ladakh, India
  • Liu Family’s Civil Residence, Shanxi, China
  • The Old St. Andrew’s School, Singapore
  • The Béthanie, Hong Kong SAR, China
  • Archiepiscopal Palace, Goa, India
  • Craigie Burn Bungalow, Matheran, India
  • Bach 38, Auckland, New Zealand
  • Amphawa Canal Community, Thailand
  • Academy of Visual Arts (Former Royal Air Force Officers’ Mess), Hong Kong Baptist University, Hong Kong SAR, China
  • Heritage Buildings in Cicheng Historic Town, Zhejiang Province, China
  • YWCA Lady Willingdon Hostel, Mumbai, India
  • Tang Family Chapel, Hoi An, Viet Nam
  • Ballaarat Mechanics’ Institute in Ballarat, Australia;
  • North Xinjiao Street in Zhejiang, China
  • Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya (Prince of Wales Museum) in Mumbai, India.
  • Crown Property Bureau Building, Chachoengsao Province, Chachoengsao, Thailand