International Council members have access to behind-the-scenes tours of WMF sites around the world while traveling independently. These visits may be scheduled to fit with your personal travel plans. An additional fee to cover expenses and access is dependent on work at the site. Other WMF site visits may be available.

Explore the Sites

Cambodia

Tour 30 years of WMF’s extensive work at Angkor Archaeological Park*, once seat of the Khmer Empire, in Siem Reap.

China

Take a private tour of the sprawling Qianlong Garden complex, an imperial private retreat in the Forbidden City* in Beijing.

Portugal

Visit Jerónimos Monastery*, a Lisbon icon and prominent example of late-Gothic Manueline architecture, and the sixteenth-century Belém Tower.

Site from the northwest, 2014

Thailand

One of the most visited sites in Thailand, explore the Wat Chaiwatthanaram Buddhist temple in the city of Ayutthaya.

The Gothic Revival style façade after conservation, 2011

United Kingdom

Explore the eighteenth-century St. George’s Church in Bloomsbury, or Horace Walpole’s “little Gothic castle” Strawberry Hill House & Garden in London.

SNDK from the northeast, February 3, 2014

Myanmar

Explore the exquisite mid-nineteenth century Shwe-nandaw Kyaung teakwood monastery of Mandalay, where WMF has been engaged for decades.

Monte Albán, Mexico

Mexico

Tour WMF’s work at Monte Albán,* one of Mesoamerica’s most stunning and important archaeological zones, just outside Oaxaca.

House on Fire, 2019.

United States

Explore WMF’s work to preserve the ancestral lands of indigenous tribes at Bears Ears National Monument in southeast Utah.

India

Discover the Mughal Gardens in Agra and the Tomb of I’timad-ud-Daulah or tour the nineteenth-century Osmania Women’s College in Hyderabad.

Erbil Citadel, photo courtesy of High Commission for Erbil Citadel Revitalization

Iraq

See WMF’s work at the 6,000 year-old Erbil Citadel,* considered one of the world's longest continuously-inhabited sites.

Spain

Take a special tour of WMF’s work at the Alhambra* palace and fortress complex in Granada, or select Gaudi-related projects in Barcelona.

South façade after conservation, 2011

Jordan

Tour WMF’s work at Qusayr ‘Amra,* a rare sixth-century desert castle with unique mural paintings outside Amman.

Sunset at the towers, 2011

Peru

Visit Chankillo, the western hemisphere’s first monumental astronomical complex, near Trujillo.

Note: 

* indicates UNESCO World Heritage Sites

There will be certain restrictions in terms of scheduling (no local holidays) and visits will need to be scheduled in advance and pending availability of the partner or representative. Additional WMF sites can be visited pending partner or representative availability.

 


For more information about traveling with us, or visiting one of our sites, please contact Jessica Glaser at jglaser@wmf.org or (646) 424-9594 x218.