Naše najlepše Unesco znamenitosti

Konec leta je pri marsikomu čas statistike in poglabljanja v vse pretekle izkušnje, učenja ali spomine. Čeprav nam statistika ni najbolj pri srcu, smo tudi mi pogledali naša potovanja skozi en njen vpogled. Tokrat smo se osredotočili na Unescove znamenitosti, ki se jih je v letih potepanja nabralo kar precej. Izpostavila sem tiste, ki sva jih s Petrom obiskala skupaj, čeprav jih je še par, ki sva jih obiskala ločeno. A naj tiste ostanejo za drugič. 115 skupnih Unescovih znamenitosti – uf – ni malo.

A sama številka ne pomeni nič, če ni v ozadju spomina, energije, izkušnje in ljubezni do potovanj, narave in sveta. Izkušenj je res veliko in vse so nas vsaj malo spremenile in nam pomagale svet in sebe v njem pogledati z drugačnimi, bolj zrelimi očmi. Ljubezni do potovanj prav tako še ni zmanjkalo in nič ne kaže, da bi se kaj takega lahko zgodilo 🙂 .
Prvih skupnih korakov pravijo da ne pozabiš nikoli, zato so Pariz, Istanbul in Kapadokija še vedno v mojem srcu. Posebno mesto na Unescovem seznamu imata tudi Italija in Grčija – nam najljubši in tudi največkrat obiskani državi. Prelepa Meteora, v kateri smo bili dvakrat in Dolomiti, katerih obiskov ne štejemo več. Sem se bomo zagotovo še vrnili.

Največji vtis je na nas naredil najstarejši nacionalni park na svetu – Yellowstone ter kanadski Banff – resnično pravljično. Tesno za petami so višinske riževe terase v Batadu na Filipinih ter znamenitosti Omana in Islandije. Otroka pa ne moreta pozabiti njunega prvega stika s tropi na prelepi Šri lanki s številnimi zaščitenimi Unesco območji.

Maldivi in indonezijski Sulawesi nista pod Unescovo zaščito, pa bi brez dvoma morala biti. Koralni otočki in pripadajoči koralni grebeni, živalski in rastlinski svet ter njune barve – so dih jemajoči in na žalost tudi iz leta v letu manj nedotaknjeni. Sulawesi je zgodba za sebe – Tana Toraja in pravljično otočje Togianov bi si brez dvoma zaslužilo posebno mesto.

In nenazadnje, kaj je tisto, kar bi si v prihodnosti želeli obiskati?

Želja, smeri in poti je veliko. Naslednje leto sem nam bo uresničila največja izmed njih, saj gremo končno v Afriko. Še prej pa – čez dober mesec nas pričakuje raziskovanje majevskih poti in uživanje v karibski modrini.

In dalje v letu 2018?

Na prvem mestu sanjskih kotičkov je otočje Galapagos z Ekvadorjem, tesno za petami pa mu sledita Peru in Avstralija. Vse bolj nas vleče tudi barvita Indija z Andamani. Nepal, Venezuela in Madagaskar pa bodo najbrž še nekaj let počakali 🙂 .
Bomo videli kaj nam bo življenje prineslo. Do takrat pa bomo uživali tudi in predvsem v majhnih, vsakdanjih trenutkih in bili hvaležno za vse, kar nam je dano 🙂 .

Albania
• Butrint
• Historic centres of Berat and Gjirocastra

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Australia
• Kakadu National Park
• Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
• Purnululu National Park
• Sydney Opera House

Austria
• Historic Centre of the City of Salzburg
• Palace and Gardens of Schönbrunn
• Historic Centre of Vienna
• Hallstatt-Dachstein / Salzkammergut Cultural Landscape
• Prehistoric Pile dwellings around the Alps *

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Belgium
• La Grand-Place, Brussels
• Historic Centre of Brugge
• Belfries of Belgium and France

Belize
• Belize Barrier Reef Reserve System

Bosnia
• Stećci Medieval Tombstones Graveyards

Botswana
• Okavango delta

Canada
• Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump
• Canadian Rocky Mountain Parks # 6
• Waterton Glacier International Peace Park *

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Croatia
• Historical Complex of Split with the Palace of Diocletian
• Old City of Dubrovnik
• Plitvice Lakes National Park #
• Episcopal Complex of the Euphrasian Basilica in the Historic Centre of Poreč
• Historic City of Trogir
• The Cathedral of St James in Šibenik
• Stari Grad Plain

Czech Republic
• Historic Centre of Prague

Cyprus
• Paphos
• Painted Churches in the Troodos Region

France
• Palace and Park of Versailles
• Paris, Banks of the Seine

Greece
• Acropolis, Athens
• Meteora
• Archaeological Site of Olympia
• Old Town of Corfu

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Holy See
• Historic Centre of Rome, the Properties of the Holy See in that City Enjoying Extraterritorial Rights and San Paolo Fuori le Mura * 11
• Vatican City

Hungary
• Budapest, including the Banks of the Danube, the Buda Castle Quarter and Andrássy Avenue

Iceland
• Pingvellir national park

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Italy
• Historic Centre of Rome, the Properties of the Holy See in that City Enjoying Extraterritorial Rights and San Paolo Fuori le Mura * 13
• Historic Centre of Florence
• Piazza del Duomo, Pisa
• Venice and its Lagoon
• Historic Centre of San Gimignano
• The Sassi and the Park of the Rupestrian Churches of Matera
• Historic Centre of Siena
• Historic Centre of the City of Pienza
• The Trulli of Alberobello
• Archaeological Area of Agrigento
• Archaeological Areas of Pompei, Herculaneum and Torre Annunziata
• Costiera Amalfitana
• Portovenere, Cinque Terre, and the Islands (Palmaria, Tino and Tinetto)
• Assisi, the Basilica of San Francesco and Other Franciscan Sites
• City of Verona
• Late Baroque Towns of the Val di Noto (South-Eastern Sicily)
• Val d’Orcia
• The Dolomites
• Prehistoric Pile dwellings around the Alps *
• Medici Villas and Gardens in Tuscany
• Mount Etna
• Arab-Norman Palermo and the Cathedral Churches of Cefalú and Monreale
• Ferrara, City of the Renaissance, and its Po Delta
• Early Christian Monuments of Ravenna

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Malta
• City of Valletta
• Megalithic Temples of Malta 15

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Mexico
• Sian Ka’an
• Pre-Hispanic City of Chichen-Itza

Montenegro
• Natural and Culturo – Historical Region of Kotor
• Durmitor national park
• Stećci Medieval Tombstones Graveyards

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Morocco
• Medina of Marrakesh
• Ksar of Ait-Ben-Haddou
• Medina of Essaouira (formerly Mogador)

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Namibia
• Namib Sand and Sea

Netherlands
• Defence Line of Amsterdam
• Mill Network at Kinderdijk-Elshout
• Seventeenth-Century Canal Ring Area of Amsterdam inside the Singelgracht

Oman
• Bahla fort
• Aflaj Irrigation Systems of Oman

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Philippines
• Baroque Churches of the Philippines
• Rice Terraces of the Philippine Cordilleras

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San Marino
• San Marino Historic Centre and Mount Titano

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Singapore
• Singapore Botanic Gardens

Slovenia
• Škocjan Caves #
• Prehistoric Pile dwellings around the Alps *
• Heritage of Mercury. Almadén and Idrija *

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Spain
• Works of Antoni Gaudí 23

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

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Switzerland
• Old City of Berne
• Swiss Alps Jungfrau-Aletsch
• Prehistoric Pile dwellings around the Alps *

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Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia
• Natural and Cultural Heritage of the Ohrid region 29

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Thailand
• Historic City of Ayutthaya

Turkey
• Göreme National Park and the Rock Sites of Cappadocia
• Historic Areas of Istanbul
• Hierapolis-Pamukkale
• Archaeological Site of Troy
• Bursa and Cumalıkızık: the Birth of the Ottoman Empire
• Pergamon and its Multi-Layered Cultural Landscape
• Ephesus

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United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
• The Forth Bridge
• Old and New Towns of Edinburgh
• Palace of Westminster and Westminster Abbey including Saint Margaret’s Church
• Tower of London
• Stonehenge, Avebury and Associated Sites

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United States of America
• Yellowstone National Park
• Waterton Glacier International Peace Park

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United Arab Emirates
• Cultural Sites of Al Ain (Hafit, Hili, Bidaa Bint Saud and Oases Areas)

Zambia
• Victoria falls

Zimbabwe
• Victoria falls