My first introduction with the WHS listings dates back to 1994. I was then 'obsessed' (something totally unthinkable for a highschool student then!) with the subject of Spanish Colonial architecture in my country -the Philippines- and it made me appreciate them more when four of them were included in the List. Cool.
Now,theyve finally had something nice to talk about our country aside from us being Third World and Imelda Marcos' shoes.
My interest have broadend up eversince to include WHS in Southeast and East Asia and further away, North/South America and Europe. I dont think I'll be visiting each one of those places, at least,not in my lifetime but hopefully, enough to make me appreciate the beauty and uniqueness of humanity.
WHS that I've savored:
1. the Philippines
-- Rice Terraces of the Philippine Cordilleras (aka Banawe Rice Terraces)
-- 3 of the Baroque Churches listed
-- Historic City of Vigan
-- St. Paul's underground river, Palawan
-- Historic City of Quebec (at -40 C!!!)
-- Canadian Rockies
-- Dinosaur Provincial Park, Alberta
-- Almost visited Lunenburg but never did...dang!
-- Statue of Liberty (didnt know it was part of the list till now!)
4. Macao, China
5. WHS in Spain, Portugal and Morocco.
WHS that I will soon be savroing (in the next 5 years or so!)
1. China (Beijing, Xian, Ping Yao, Suzhou etc)
2 Vietnam (Hue, Hoi An)
3. Thailand ( Ayuthaya)
4. Canada (Lunenburg- finally!)
Should any of you have any questions about Philippine world heritage sites,drop me a mail: firstname.lastname@example.org