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World Heritage

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This is a whole world locationless virtual cache.
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The Convention Concerning the Protection of the World Cultural and Natural Heritage (the World Heritage Convention) was adopted by the General Conference of UNESCO in 1972. To date, more than 170 countries have adhered to the Convention, making it one of the most universal international legal instruments for the protection of the cultural and natural heritage.

Definition of a World Heritage site by UNESCO:
"Cultural heritage" is a monument, group of buildings or site of historical, aesthetic, archaeological, scientific, ethnological or anthropological value. "Natural heritage" designates outstanding physical, biological, and geological features; habitats of threatened plants or animal species and areas of value on scientific or aesthetic grounds or from the point of view of conservation.

I challenge the geocachers all around the world to visit these places respecting the value of the site. Normal locationless cache rules should be obeyed:
1. One log per site or cacher.
2. No virtual logs. Evidence of a physical visit on a site required; upload a photo showing GPSr with coordinates on screen. Do not violate any local or general rules, if the access to the site is limited the log is accepted when the photo(s) shows the target and a location where it can be seen. Eg. do not climb on top of the Giza pyramid, just take the picture of it.
3. The site must be found on UNESCO world heritage list, there are more than 800 sites in all over the globe, just go out and find one.

Please be careful not to make double logs, some of the WH sites consists of several individual places. For example log numbers 46, 47, 59 etc.
The Biosphere Reserve is another UNESCO project, please do not log them.

Already found, please do NOT try these again Inscribed Country
214 Route of Santiago de Compostela 1993 Spain
213 Struve Geodetic Arc 2005 Several countries
212 Droogmakerij de Beemster (Beemster Polder) 1999 Netherlands
211 Urnes Stave Church 1979 Norway
210 High Coast 2000 Sweden
209 West Norwegian Fjords - Geirangerfjord and Nærøyfjord 2005 Norway
208 Mesa Verde 1978 USA
207 Spišský Hrad and its Associated Cultural Monuments 1993 Slovakia
206 Pilgrimage Church of St John of Nepomuk at Zelená Hora 1994 Czech Republic
205 Banská Štiavnica 1993 Slovakia
204 Old Town of Avila with its Extra-Muros Churches 1985 Spain
203 Laponian Area 1996 Sweden
202 Caves of Aggtelek Karst and Slovak Karst 1995 Hungary/Slovakia
201 Acropolis, Athens 1987 Greece
200 Itsukushima Shinto Shrine 1996 Japan
199 Škocjan Caves 1986 Slovenia
198 Naval Port of Karlskrona 1998 Sweden
197 Plitvice Lakes National Park 1979 Croatia
196 Plantin-Moretus House-Workshops-Museum Complex 2005 Belgium
195 Frontiers of the Roman Empire 1987 Germany & UK
194 Ngorongoro Conservation Area 1979 United Republic of Tanzania
193 Church and Dominican Convent of Santa Maria delle Grazie with "The Last Supper" by Leonardo da Vinci 1980 Italy
192 Vatican City 1984 Holy See
191 Val d'Orcia 2004 Italy
190 Assisi, the Basilica of San Francesco and Other Franciscan Sites 2000 Italy
189 Canterbury Cathedral, St Augustine's Abbey, and St Martin's Church 1988 UK
188 Brimstone Hill Fortress National Park 1999 Saint Kitts and Nevis
187 Yellowstone 1978 USA
186 Verla Groundwood and Board Mill 1996 Finland
185 Central Zone of the Town of Angra do Heroismo in the Azores 1983 Portugal
184 Old and New Towns of Edinburgh 1995 UK
183 Historic Centre of San Gimignano 1990 Italy
182 Hanseatic Town of Visby 1995 Sweden
181 Cathedral, Alcazar and Archivo de Indias in Seville 1987 Spain
180 Rapa Nui National Park 1995 Chile
179 Historic Centre of Ceský Krumlov 1992 Czech Republic
178 Temple of Heaven: an Imperial Sacrificial Altar in Beijing 1998 China
177 Historic Centre of Siena 1995 Italy
176 Paris, Banks of the Seine 1991 France
175 Vlkolínec 1993 Slovakia
174 Great Barrier Reef 1981 Australia
173 Royal Exhibition Building and Carlton Gardens 2004 Australia
172 Collegiate Church, Castle, and Old Town of Quedlinburg 1994 Germany
171 Petäjävesi Old Church 1994 Finland
170 Shrines and Temples of Nikko 1999 Japan
169 Historic Centre of Brugge 2000 Belgium
168 Memphis and its Necropolis - the Pyramid Fields from Giza to Dahshur 1979 Egypt
167 Historic Centre of Evora 1986 Portugal
166 Hiroshima Peace Memorial (Genbaku Dome) 1996 Japan
165 Nemrut Dag 1987 Turkey
164 Grand-Place, Brussels 1998 Belgium
163 Gusuku Sites and Related Properties of the Kingdom of Ryukyu 2000 Japan
162 San Cristóbal de La Laguna 1999 Spain
161 Monastery and Site of the Escurial, Madrid 1984 Spain
160 Greater St. Lucia Wetland Park 1999 South Africa
159 Historic Centre of the City of Salzburg 1996 Austria
158 Convent of St Gall 1983 Switzerland
157 Grand Canyon National Park 1979 USA
156 Town of Luang Prabang 1995 Laos
155 Kutná Hora: Historical Town Centre with the Church of St Barbara and the Cathedral of Our Lady at Sedlec 1995 Czech Republic
154 Old Town of Cáceres 1986 Spain
153 University and Historic Precinct of Alcalá de Henares 1998 Spain
152 Piazza del Duomo, Pisa 1987 Italy
151 Archaeological Ensemble of Mérida 1993 Spain
150 Island of Saint-Louis 2000 Senegal
149 Monastery of Alcobaça 1989 Portugal
148 Holy Trinity Column in Olomouc 2000 Czech Republic
147 Historic Centre of Oporto 1996 Portugal
146 Crespi d'Adda 1995 Italy
145 Greater Blue Mountains Area 2000 Australia
144 Hierapolis-Pamukkale 1988 Turkey
143 Historic Centre of Warsaw 1980 Poland
142 Ancient Thebes with its Necropolis 1979 Egypt
141 Historic Site of Lyons 1998 France
140 Pilgrimage Church of Wies 1983 Germany
139 Røros 1980 Norway
138 City of Cuzco 1983 Peru
137 Monastery of Batalha 1983 Portugal
136 Euphrasian Basilica in the Historic Centre of Porec 1997 Croatia
135 Three Castles, Defensive Wall and Ramparts of the Market-town of Bellinzone 2000 Switzerland
134 The Palau de la Música Catalana and the Hospital de Sant Pau, Barcelona 1997 Spain
133 Orkhon Valley Cultural Landscape 2004 Mongolia
132 Imperial Tombs of the Ming and Qing Dynasties 2000 China
131 Durham Castle and Cathedral 1986 UK
130 Kakadu National Park 1981 Australia
129 Þingvellir National Park 2004 Iceland
128 Canadian Rocky Mountain Parks 1984 Canada
127 Classical Weimar 1998 Germany
126 Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew 2003 UK
125 Central Eastern Rainforest Reserves 1986 Australia
124 Decorated Grottoes of the Vézère Valley 1979 France
123 The Agricultural Landscape of Southern Öland 2000 Sweden
122 Jelling Mounds, Runic Stones and Church 1994 Denmark
121 Muskauer Park / Park Muzakowski 2004 Germany/Poland
120 Yosemite National Park 1984 USA
119 The Trulli of Alberobello 1996 Italy
118 Historic District of Québec 1985 Canada
117 Antigua Guatemala 1979 Guatemala
116 Megalithic Temples of Malta 1980 Malta
115 The Historic Centre of Riga 1997 Latvia
114 Town Hall and Roland on the Marketplace of Bremen 2004 Germany
113 Dresden Elbe Valley 2004 Germany
112 Rock Drawings of Alta 1985 Norway
111 Varberg Radio Station 2004 Sweden
110 Bardejov Town Conservation Reserve 2000 Slovakia
109 Derwent Valley Mills 2001 UK
108 Hawaii Volcanoes National Park 1987 USA
107 Miguasha Park 1999 Canada
106 Historic Centre of Telc 1992 Czech Republic
105 The Belfries of Flanders and Wallonia 1999 Belgium
104 Statue of Liberty 1984 USA
103 Everglades National Park 1993 USA
102 Bryggen 1979 Norway
101 The Jewish Quarter and St Procopius' Basilica in Trebic 2003 Czech Republic
100 Old Town Lunenburg 1995 Canada
99 The Rock Carvings in Tanum 1994 Sweden
98 Monastic Island of Reichenau 2000 Germany
97 Old Rauma 1991 Finland
96 Old City of Berne 1983 Switzerland
95 The Alhambra, the Generalife and Albayzin, Granada 1984 Spain
94 The Fossil Hominid Sites of Sterkfontein, Swartkrans, Kromdraai, and Environs 1999 South Africa
93 Sacri Monti of Piedmont and Lombardy 2003 Italy
92 Saltaire 2001 UK
91 Historic City of Toledo 1986 Spain
90 New Lanark 2001 UK
89 Strasbourg - Grande Ile 1988 France
88 Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump 1981 Canada
87 Speyer Cathedral 1981 Germany
86 Maulbronn Monastery Complex 1993 Germany
85 Historic Centre of Prague 1992 Czech Republic
84 The Historic Centre (Old Town) of Tallinn 1997 Estonia
83 Historic Monuments of Ancient Kyoto (Kyoto, Uji, and Otsu Cities) 1994 Japan
82 Würzburg Residence with the Court Gardens and Residence Square 1981 Germany
81 The Historic Fortified City of Carcassonne 1997 France
80 Studley Royal Park including the Ruins of Fountains Abbey 1986 UK
79 Semmering Railway 1998 Austria
78 Abbey and Altenmünster of Lorsch 1991 Germany
77 St. Mary's Cathedral and St. Michael's Church at Hildesheim 1985 Germany
76 Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site 1982 USA
75 Palace and Gardens of Schönbrunn 1996 Austria
74 Cilento and Vallo di Diano National Park, the Archeological sites of Paestum and Velia, and the Certosa di Padula 1998 Italy
73 Messel Pit Fossil Site 1995 Germany
72 Ibiza, biodiversity and culture 1999 Spain
71 Churches and Convents of Goa 1986 India
70 Te Wahipounamu - South West New Zealand 1990 New Zealand
69 Mines of Rammelsberg and the Historic Town of Goslar 1992 Germany
68 Historic Sanctuary of Machu Piccu 1983 Peru
67 The Major Town Houses of the Architect Victor Horta 2000 Belgium
66 Flemish Béguinages 1998 Belgium
65 Tasmanian Wilderness 1982 Australia
64 Town of Bamberg 1993 Germany
63 Schokland and Surroundings 1995 Netherlands
62 Roskilde Cathedral 1995 Denmark
61 Pyrénées - Mont Perdu 1997 France/Spain
60 Kluane/Wrangell-St. Elias/Glacier Bay/ Tatshenshini-Alsek 1994 USA/Canada
59 The Mill Network at Kinderdijk-Elshout 1997 Netherlands
58 Blaenavon Industrial Landscape 2000 UK
57 Painted Churches in the Troodos Region 2001 Cyprus
56 Parque Güell, Palacio Güell and Casa Mila in Barcelona 1984 Spain
55 Völklingen Ironworks 1994 Germany
54 Upper Middle Rhine Valley 2002 Germany
53 Cologne Cathedral 1996 Germany
52 The Bronze Age Burial Site of Sammallahdenmäki 1999 Finland
51 Fortress of Suomenlinna 1991 Finland
50 Tongariro National Park (1990 & 1993) 1993 New Zealand
49 Independence Hall 1979 USA
48 Palaces and Parks of Potsdam and Berlin (1990, 1992 & 1999) 1999 Germany
47 Castles and Town Walls of King Edward in Gwynedd 1986 UK
46 Roman Monuments, Cathedral of St. Peter and Church of Our Lady in Trier
Attention Germany: This site includes also Igeler Säule!
1986 Germany
45 Skogskyrkogården 1994 Sweden
44 Museumsinsel (Museum Island) 1999 Germany
43 Waterton Glacier International Peace Park 1995 Canada/USA
42 Wartburg Castle 1999 Germany
41 Shark Bay, Western Australia 1991 Australia
40 Olympic National Park 1981 USA
39 Aachen Cathedral 1978 Germany
38 Himeji Castle 1993 Japan
37 Dorset and East Devon Coast 2001 UK
36 Wieliczka Salt Mine 1978 Poland
35 Jungfrau-Aletsch-Bietschhorn 2001 Switzerland
34 Wet Tropics of Queensland 1988 Australia
33 Historic Centres of Stralsund and Wismar 2002 Germany
32 D.F. Wouda Steam Pumping Station 1998 Netherlands
31 The Defence Line of Amsterdam 1996 Netherlands
30 Monticello and the University of Virginia in Charlottesville 1987 USA
29 Dinosaur Provincial Park 1979 Canada
28 Engelsberg Ironworks 1993 Sweden
27 Kronborg Castle 2000 Denmark
26 Zollverein Coal Mine Industrial Complex 2001 Germany
25 Redwood National Park 1980 USA
24 Old Havanna and its Fortifications 1982 Cuba
23 Historic Centre of Vienna 2001 Austria
22 Chaco Culture National Historical Park 1987 USA
21 City of Graz 1999 Austria
20 Royal Domain of Drottningholm 1991 Sweden
19 Tower of London 1988 UK
18 Great Smoky Mountains National Park 1983 USA
17 Cathedral of Notre-Dame 1991 France
16 The Old City of Luxembourg 1994 Luxembourg
15 Cultural Landscape of Sintra 1995 Portugal
14 City of Bath 1987 UK
13 Riversleigh/Naracoorte Fossil Mammal Sites 1994 Australia
12 Monastery of the Hieronymites and Tower of Belem 1983 Portugal
11 Stonehnge and Avebury Megaliths 1986 UK
10 Ironbridge Gorge 1986 UK
9 Castles of Augustusburg and Falkenlust 1984 Germany
8 Tikal National Park 1979 Guatemala
7 Rietveld Schrödenhuis 2000 Netherlands
6 Hadrian's Wall 1987 UK
5 Hanseatic City of Lübeck 1987 Germany
4 Mammoth Cave National Park 1981 USA
3 Historic Monuments of Ancient Nara 1998 Japan
2 Maritime Greenwich 1997 UK
1 The Great Wall 1987 China

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

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Decryption Key

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