Profile Tony H.

World Heritage fan who is trying to collect as many sites as he can!

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Recent Reviews by Tony H.

Upper Svaneti Tony H.

I'm little surprised that Upper Svaneti is one of the least visited sites in Europe on this website. I'm surprised because it is not anymore these days hard place to visit. The WHS consists of small community of Ushguli which is made up from 4 very small villages located right next to each other. 3 of these villages with surrounding landscape form the buffer zone and the core zone is the village of Chazhashi.

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Istanbul Tony H.

I feel myself lucky as I've been able to call Istanbul my home for one year. It has given me the possibility to explore the city slowly and especially it's vast historic areas on Fatih peninsula.

The World Heritage site is made up of 4 different quarters. The most famous of them is the Sultanahmet area at the tip of the peninsula. From here you can find the biggest attractions: Hagia Sophia (Ayasofya), Blue Mosque (Sultanahmet Camii), Topkapi Palace (Topkapi Sarayi) and Basilica Cistern (Yerebatan Sarayi).

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Bursa and Cumalikizik Tony H.

2 months after it's inscription to World Heritage List Bursa hasn't experienced yet big tourists masses. Actually I didn't meet any other western tourists than myself but many Arab tourists have found this city and it's bazaars. Also locals were really interested to start a conversation with me which also shows that Bursa hasn't been found by tourists.

Also Bursa doesn't seem to be yet proud of it's World Heritage status as I didn't see any signs saying that I'm in a World Heritage city.

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Central Highlands Tony H.

I was part of a field course which we conducted in Sri Lanka. During our course we visited in Meemure village which is located in Knuckles Range inside the World Heritage area. According to our guide this area gets much less tourists than Horton Plains and Peak Wilderness. Meemure village was quite easily reachable from Kandy where we left at 6am. During the ride the views of the Knuckles Range area were amazing and especially sunrise over the valleys.

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Bethlehem Tony H.

I visited in Bethlehem in January 2011 and of course the main site there is the Church of the Nativity. When I entered the church (through very small door) there was service still going and the priests (or monks) were singing and incense was smelling strongly. Because the priests were inside of the Grotto of the Nativity their singing was echoing mysteriously around the church. Very mystic atmosphere.

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Tony H.'s Lists

  1. Acropolis
  2. Amsterdam Canal Ring
  3. Anuradhapura
  4. Bagrati Cathedral and Gelati Monastery
  5. Bahá’i Holy Places
  6. Bali Subak system
  7. Belem
  8. Belfries
  9. Belovezhskaya Pushcha / Bialowieza Forest
  10. Berat and Gjirokastra
  11. Berlin Modernism Housing Estates
  12. Bethlehem
  13. Borobudur
  14. Brugge
  15. Budapest
  16. Bursa and Cumalikizik
  17. Butrint
  18. Central Highlands
  19. Cesky Krumlov
  20. Churches of Moldavia
  21. Cordoba
  22. Curonian Spit
  23. Drottningholm
  24. Dubrovnik
  25. Echmiatsin and Zvartnots
  26. Ephesus
  27. Flemish Béguinages
  28. Fortress of Suomenlinna
  29. Gardens and Castle at Kromeríz
  30. Göreme NP
  31. Granada
  32. Grand Place, Brussels
  33. Haghpat and Sanahin
  34. Historic Cairo
  35. Holy Trinity Column
  36. Istanbul
  37. Kandy
  38. Kernavë Archeological Site
  39. Kew Gardens
  40. Kotor
  41. Kremlin and Red Square
  42. L'viv
  43. Major Town Houses
  44. Maritime Greenwich
  45. Medieval Monuments in Kosovo
  46. Melaka and George Town
  47. Monasteries of Daphni, Hosios Loukas and Nea Moni of Chios
  48. Monastery of Geghard
  49. Mostar
  50. Mtskheta
  51. Museumsinsel (Museum Island)
  52. Nemrut Dag
  53. Nikko
  54. Ohrid Region
  55. Old City of Acre
  56. Old City of Jerusalem
  57. Old Rauma
  58. Oporto
  59. Paris, Banks of the Seine
  60. Petäjävesi Old Church
  61. Potsdam
  62. Prague
  63. Prambanan
  64. Pyramids (Memphis)
  65. Rhaetian Railway
  66. Rietveld Schröderhuis
  67. Riga
  68. Roskilde Cathedral
  69. Safranbolu
  70. Sammallahdenmäki
  71. Selimiye Mosque
  72. Seville
  73. Sintra
  74. Skogskyrkogarden
  75. St. Petersburg
  76. Statue of Liberty
  77. Stoclet House
  78. Struve Geodetic Arc
  79. Tallinn
  80. The Architectural Work of Le Corbusier
  81. Thessalonika
  82. Thingvellir
  83. Tower of London
  84. Troy
  85. Upper Middle Rhine Valley
  86. Upper Svaneti
  87. Verla Groundwood and Board Mill
  88. Vilnius
  89. Warsaw
  90. Westminster
  91. White City of Tel-Aviv
  1. Acropolis
  2. Altamira Cave
  3. Amsterdam Canal Ring
  4. Ancient Kyoto
  5. Ancient Thebes
  6. Angkor
  7. Anuradhapura
  8. Bali Subak system
  9. Bamiyan Valley
  10. Bethlehem
  11. Borobudur
  12. Brugge
  13. Budapest
  14. Butrint
  15. Canadian Rocky Mountain Parks
  16. Central Amazon Conservation Complex
  17. Central University City Campus of the UNAM
  18. Churches of Moldavia
  19. Cologne Cathedral
  20. Cordoba
  21. Costiera Amalfitana
  22. Curonian Spit
  23. Decorated cave of Pont d'Arc
  24. Dolomites
  25. Dubrovnik
  26. Ephesus
  27. Florence
  28. Fortress of Suomenlinna
  29. Frontiers of the Roman Empire
  30. Göreme NP
  31. Granada
  32. Grand Canyon
  33. Grand Place, Brussels
  34. Great Barrier Reef
  35. Great Himalayan National Park
  36. Great Zimbabwe Ruins
  37. Historic Cairo
  38. Imperial Palace
  39. Istanbul
  40. Kenya Lake System
  41. Kilimanjaro National Park
  42. Kotor
  43. Kremlin and Red Square
  44. L'viv
  45. Lake Baikal
  46. Laponian Area
  47. Machu Picchu
  48. Melaka and George Town
  49. Meteora
  50. Mexico City and Xochimilco
  51. Mont-Saint-Michel
  52. Mostar
  53. Mount Kenya
  54. Nemrut Dag
  55. Nubian Monuments
  56. Okavango Delta
  57. Old City of Jerusalem
  58. Paris, Banks of the Seine
  59. Petra
  60. Piazza del Duomo (Pisa)
  61. Plitvice Lakes
  62. Pompei
  63. Portovenere, Cinque Terre, and the Islands
  64. Potala Palace
  65. Potsdam
  66. Prague
  67. Prambanan
  68. Pyramids (Memphis)
  69. Qhapaq Ñan
  70. Rapa Nui
  71. Rice Terraces of the Philippine Cordilleras
  72. Rietveld Schröderhuis
  73. Riga
  74. Rock Islands
  75. Rome
  76. Sagarmatha National Park
  77. Saint Catherine Area
  78. Selimiye Mosque
  79. Seville
  80. Silk Roads
  81. Simien National Park
  82. St. Petersburg
  83. Stonehenge
  84. Swiss Alps Jungfrau-Aletsch
  85. Taj Mahal
  86. Tallinn
  87. Temple of Heaven
  88. Thessalonika
  89. Uluru
  90. Upper Middle Rhine Valley
  91. Vatican City
  92. Venice and its Lagoon
  93. Verla Groundwood and Board Mill
  94. Versailles
  95. Vézère Valley
  96. Victoria Falls
  97. Virunga National Park
  98. Volcanoes of Kamchatka
  99. West Norwegian Fjords
  100. Wieliczka and Bochnia Royal Salt Mines

Profile data

Country: Finland

Visited WHS: 91

Most impressive: - Great Pyramids of Giza - Old City of Jerusalem

Proposal for a new WHS: The rock paintings of Astuvansalmi at Ristiina, Finland.