Tuesday, August 16, 2011

#TTOT Round-Up: World Heritage Sites

Every Tuesday it's Travel Talk on Twitter! Follow the #TTOT hashtag to see what all the commotion and Tweets are about! There are two sessions to join, one at 9:30am GMT and the other at 9:30pm GMT.

Here's the round-up of this week's #TTOT: 

Q1 via economy_carhire: Suggest your top 3 Unmissable World Heritage Sites
  • : Of those I've seen: Iguazu Falls in Argentina/Brazil, Easter Island in Chile, Galapagos in Ecuador
  • : 1) Ancient Cairo, Egypt 2) Great Barrier Reef, Australia 3) The Mountain railways of India (quite an experience!)
  • : Bukhara (Uzbekistan), Petra (Jordan) and Cappadocia (Turkey)
  • : Angkor Wat, Machu Picchu and Underground River (Philippines) 
  • : Samarkand (Uzbekistan), Drakensberg (South Africa) and Wieliczka Salt Mine (Poland) - also one of the original 12 Unesco sites!
  • : Taj Mahal is breathtaking. Hair on neck stands up everytime I see it 
The iconic Taj Mahal
Q2 via : Nominate a NATURAL World Heritage Site that isn't already one
  • : I probably would nominate somewhere in Slovenia perhaps Bohinj or Bled, definitely beautiful enough to be a heritage site
  • : The whole of Yangshou.. The limestone karst give Halong Bay a run for their money anyday! 
  • : Route 66 should be a heritage site. It played a huge part in American automotive history
  • : The whole of Cape Town - its so naturally beautiful 
  • : English beauty at its best! Isle of Purbeck for the World Heritage List!
  • : Easy - Taroko Gorge in
  • : The whole of the Antarctic 
  • : El Valle de la Luna (Moon's Valley) in La Paz, Bolivia
  • : Surprised not to see Rocky Mountain National Park (in the US) on this list
  • : Botswana's Okavango Delta -- the largest inland river delta in the world!

Q3 via : Do you think any destination has been spoiled by becoming a World Heritage Site? Why?
  • : The Ngorongoro Crater in Tanzania. They don't care about protecting it, they just care about the profit
  • : Pompei. It's covered in garbage, collapsing and crumbling
  • : The Taj Mahal - too many people 
  • : Chichen Itza, now you can't climb the pyramid
  • : Vatican City. It doesn't need protection OR more tourist money then it already rakes in
  • : Great Wall of China is getting very commercial
  • : Yes definitely... Machu Picchu and Angkor Wat come to mind... 
A rare moment of emptiness in Machu Picchu
Q4 via : Is there a World Heritage Site you think doesn't deserve its status?
  • : In my opinion the Statue of Liberty and the Sydney Opera House don't deserve UNESCO status... sorry!
  • : ALOT of the mountains listed are like huh? I mean, ok but its a bloody mountain!
  • Personally, I don't understand why Brasilia is on the list. It was not that amazing to me, but maybe I missed its magic
  • : Also, although I love it, downtown Bridgetown, Barbados is a tourist trap, not a WHS 
  • : As long as it fulfills the criteria I'm happy for as much heritage to be protected as possible

Q5 via : Have a favorite World Heritage Site? Let's see it!

connvoyage: Venice, Italy

: ├×ingvellir National Park, Iceland

Bukhara, Uzbekistan

: Great Barrier Reef, Australia

: Edinburgh Castle, Scotland

: Iguazu Falls

: Petra, Jordan

: Easter Island (Rapa Nui)

And there you have it, "World Heritage Sites"!

Next week's #TTOT topic is: "Cruise Travel" submitted by guoster. Submit your questions HERE! And don't forget to tune follow the #TTOT every Tuesday at 9:30am and 9:30pm GMT!

As always, a HUGE travel community thank you to our #TTOT hosts and organizers: traveldudes, , , , , , and !

Have YOU got anything to add to the World Heritage Sites travel discussion? 

© Connie Hum 2011

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