Journey Diva Travels

My UNESCO wanderings

As a child growing up among different countries, I was given an opportunity to discover worlds of culture. I find value in learning about history, culture, understanding different people and their backgrounds. As an adult, I continue this journey, which I started as a child.

Here are the UNESCO sites I have visited:


Mt. Huangshan (Sept. 2015)

Ancient town of Hongcun (Sept. 2015)

Old Town of Lijiang (June 2015)

West Lake Cultural Landscape of Hangzhou (July 2015)

Fujian Tulou (Dec. 2014)

Imperial Tombs of the Ming and Qing Dynasties (2006)

Mausoleum of the First Qin Emperor (October 2005)

Imperial Palaces of the Ming and Qing Dynasties in Beijing and Shenyang (2005)

Summer Palace, an Imperial Garden in Beijing (1996)

Temple of Heaven: an Imperial Sacrificial Altar in Beijing (1996)

The Great Wall (1996)

Historic Center of Macao (infancy)

Asia Pacific

Changdeokgung Palace Complex (2012) South Korea

Jeju Volcanic Island and Lava Tubes (2012) South Korea

Jongmyo Shrine (2012) South Korea

Central Sector of the Imperial Citadel of Thang Long  (2011) Vietnam

Hạ Long Bay (2011) Vietnam

Angkor (2001) Cambodia

Kinabalu Park (1999) Malaysia

Rice Terraces of the Philippine Cordilleras (2000) Philippines

Melaka and George Town, Historic Cities of the Straits of Malacca (1985) Malaysia

Singapore Botanic Gardens (1984) Singapore


Meteora (2015) Greece

Thessoloniki  (2015) Greece

Acropolis (2015) Greece

Patmos (2015) Greece

Cultural Landscape of Sintra (2001) Portugal

Historic Centre of Oporto (2010) Portugal

Monastery of Batalha (2010) Portugal

Tower of Belém in Lisbon (2010) Portugal

Palace of Diocletian (2008) Croatia

Old City of Dubrovnik (2012), Croatia

Old Bridge Area of the Old City of Mostar (2008), Bosnia 

Works of Antoni Gaudí (2001), Spain

Palau de la Música Catalana and Hospital de Sant Pau, Barcelona (2001), Spain

Vatican City (1993, 2008), Italy

Banks of the Seine (1993), France

Palace and Park of Versailles (1993), France

Grand Canyon National Park (2000), United States

Independence Hall (2013), United States

Statue of Liberty (1985) United States