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Bhutan

DRAMETSE LHAKHANG

Drametse, Mongar District, Bhutan

Drametse Lhakhang, a sixteenth-century monastery straddling a steep and narrow mountain ridge in the verdant slopes of the eastern Himalayas, today houses a community of 80 monks. (Learn More)

TRASHIGANG DZONG

TRASHIGANG, TRASHIGANG DISTRICT, Bhutan

Since the mid-seventeenth century, in eastern Bhutan at the confluence of the Gamri and Drangme rivers, Trashigang Dzong has served as a regional administrative and religious center. (Learn More)

Bosnia and Herzegovina

VILLAGE OF POČITELJ

Čapljina municipality, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Počitelj, once a feudal seat on the Neretva River, is dominated by a fortress that fell to the Ottoman advance in 1471. (Learn More)

Cambodia

ANGKOR ARCHAEOLOGICAL PARK

Siem Reap, Cambodia

Angkor was once the seat of the Khmer Empire, which ruled a large portion of Southeast Asia between the ninth and fifteenth centuries A.D. (Learn More)

BANTEAY CHHMAR TEMPLE OF JAYAVARMAN VII

Thmar Puok, Cambodia

A complex of eight temples deep in the Cambodian jungle, Banteay Chhmar was commissioned by the twelfth-century Khmer ruler Jayavarman VII in honor of five heroes, including his son, who died defen (Learn More)

Canada

ST. JOHN'S ANGLICAN CHURCH

Lunenburg, Nova Scotia, Canada

The second oldest Protestant church in Canada, St. John’s was built in 1753 to serve as a meeting house for its local community in Lunenburg, Nova Scotia. (Learn More)

Croatia

DUCAL PALACE

Zadar, Croatia

From the High Middle Ages through the 20th century, the Ducal Palace of Zadar stood witness to the evolution of the city and survived countless attacks and occupations. (Learn More)

FRANCISCAN MONASTERY LIBRARY

Dubrovnik, Croatia

Founded in 1235, the Franciscan monastery in Dubrovnik was an essential visit for pilgrims traveling between Europe and the Holy Land. (Learn More)

Czech Republic

PINKAS SYNAGOGUE

Prague, Czech Republic

Pinkas Synagogue, the second oldest site in the Prague ghetto, was originally a private house of prayer for the prominent Horowitz family. (Learn More)

TEREZIN FORTRESS

Terezin, Czech Republic

Terezin Fortress, a vast military complex with a perimeter of over 12 miles (20 kilometers), guards the confluence of the Elbe and Eger rivers in the northwest Czech Republic. (Learn More)

Ecuador

BOLIVAR THEATER

Quito, Ecuador

Built in 1933 in the historic center of Quito, the 2,200-seat Bolivar Theater became the city’s most opulent movie palace and premier performance venue. (Learn More)

Georgia

TBILISI HISTORIC DISTRICT

Tbilisi, Georgia

Located at a crossroads of Europe and Asia on the famous Silk Road, Tbilisi has faced repeated invasions since its founding in the fifth century as rival powers have sought to control its strategic (Learn More)

Haiti

GINGERBREAD NEIGHBORHOOD

Port-au-Prince, Haiti

In October 2009, the gingerbread houses of Port-au-Prince were included on the 2010 World Monuments Watch in order to raise international awareness about this unique architectural heritage. (Learn More)

Indonesia

DESA LINGGA

Karo Regency, North Sumatra Province, Indonesia

Located in the Karo district west of Lake Toba in North Sumatra, the village of Desa Lingga is emblematic of the challenges of maintaining local culture and vernacular practices in a rapidly changi (Learn More)

OMO HADA

Nias, Indonesia

Omo Hada is a rare surviving eighteenth-century traditional Indonesian village. (Learn More)

PADANG HERITAGE SITES

Padang, West Sumatra, Indonesia

Since the sixteenth century, West Sumatra and particularly its capital, Padang, has been a major trade center, serving as hub for the pepper, gold, coffee, salt, and textile industries. (Learn More)

Iraq

NINEVEH AND NIMRUD PALACES

near Mosul, Iraq

More than 2,700 years ago, two Assyrian kings, Sennacherib (704-681 B.C.) and Assurnasirpal II (883-859 B.C.), recorded their successful military campaigns on the walls of their palaces at the anci (Learn More)

THE FUTURE OF BABYLON

Babylon, Iraq

Babylon’s remains date back thousands of years and were rediscovered by Robert Koldeway, a German archaeologist, at the end of the nineteenth century. (Learn More)

Italy

ABBEY OF SAN CLEMENTE A CASAURIA

Pescara, Italy

The Abbey of San Clemente a Casauria was founded in 871 by Emperor Louis II, near the city of Pescara in Abruzzo. (Learn More)

PIEVE DI SAN GREGORIO

Perugia, Italy

The rural Pieve di San Gregorio was built in 1141 in the important Italian religious and political territory of Perugia. (Learn More)

Japan

EAST JAPAN EARTHQUAKE HERITAGE SITES

Tōhoku and Kantō Regions, Japan

On March 11, 2011, a powerful earthquake struck the northeast coast of Japan. (Learn More)

Madagascar

ROYAL HILL OF AMBOHIMANGA

Ambohimanga Rova, Antananarivo Province, Madagascar

First occupied in the fifteenth century, the Royal Hill of Ambohimanga has long been one of the most important spiritual and historic sites for the Malagasy people. (Learn More)

Mexico

PALAFOXIANA LIBRARY

Puebla, Mexico

The origins of Palafoxiana Library date to 1646 when a personal collection of approximately 5,000 volumes was contributed to the Colegio de San Juan y San Pedro by Bishop Juan de Palafox y Mendoza. (Learn More)

New Zealand

CANTERBURY PROVINCIAL GOVERNMENT BUILDINGS

Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand

With a vision to build a "Better Britain," 19th century colonial settlers to New Zealand constructed government buildings reminiscent of those in London, combining the English Gothic Revival style (Learn More)

Pakistan

PETROGLYPHS IN THE DIAMER-BASHA DAM AREA

Northern Areas, Pakistan

Meandering through gorges of the Indus River valley and across high mountain passes, ancient arteries of the fabled Silk Road cut through the Diamer District of Northern Pakistan. (Learn More)

Peru

SANTA CATALINA MONASTERY

Arequipa, Peru

The Convent of Santa Catalina de Siena was built in 1579 and is located in the historical center of Arequipa, Peru. (Learn More)

Sri Lanka

HISTORIC GALLE

Galle, Sri Lanka

Seized by the Portuguese from the Sinhala kings in 1587, the historic city of Galle was the most important port in Sri Lanka for centuries. (Learn More)

Syria

CYRRHUS (NEBI HOURI)

Azaz, Syria

The ancient site of Cyrrhus is located 70 kilometers northeast of Aleppo. The city was founded in the early third-century B.C. (Learn More)

Thailand

AYUTTHAYA AND OTHER FLOODED SITES

Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya, Thailand

Ayutthaya , located in the rich agricultural flat lands in central Thailand, was the capital of Siam from 1350 to 1761. (Learn More)

WAT CHAIWATTHANARAM

Ayutthaya, Thailand

Wat Chaiwatthanaram is a Buddhist temple located within the ancient city of Ayutthaya, Thailand. (Learn More)

United States

FORT APACHE

Apache Tribal Lands, United States

Established by President Grant in 1871, the 7,500-acre Fort Apache Reservation served as operations base from which the U.S. (Learn More)

GOLDEN GATE PARK CONSERVATORY OF FLOWERS

San Francisco, California, United States

The Conservatory of Flowers is the oldest surviving structure in San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park, and one of only a few large Victorian greenhouses in the United States. (Learn More)

GREATER LITTLE ZION BAPTIST CHURCH

New Orleans, Louisiana, United States

The Greater Little Zion Baptist Church, located in the historic neighborhood of Holy Cross in New Orleans’ Ninth Ward, was founded in 1900. (Learn More)

GULF COAST AND NEW ORLEANS

Mississippi and Louisiana, United States

Beyond cuisine and music, New Orleans is known for its unique built environment of Franco-Creole. (Learn More)

HISTORIC LOWER MANHATTAN

New York, New York, United States

In 1625, Dutch settlers founded New Amsterdam on a stretch of land that would eventually grow into one of the world’s most famous and populous cities. (Learn More)

HISTORIC NEIGHBORHOODS OF NEW ORLEANS

New Orleans, Louisiana, United States

New Orleans’ Lower Ninth Ward came to international attention when it was devastated by Hurricane Katrina in 2005; it is located closer to the mouth of the Mississippi River, and downriver from the (Learn More)

MIAMI MARINE STADIUM

Miami, Florida, United States

Commodore Ralph Middleton Munroe Miami Marine Stadium was the first purpose-built venue for powerboat racing in the United States. (Learn More)