Published: Nov./Dec. 20082008 DESTINATIONS RATED
Historic Places Rated: The List

1. Austria: Wachau/Melk Abbey (score: 88)

2. Ontario: Rideau Canal corridor (score: 84)

3. Belgium: Historic Center of Ghent (score: 81)

4. Japan: Nikko historic areas (score: 81)

5. Austria: Graz (score: 80)

6. Sweden: Stockholm's Gamla Stan (score: 80)

7. France: Aix-en-Provence (score: 80)

8. Germany: Potsdam historic areas (score: 80)

9. France: Dijon and Bourgogne region (score: 80)

10. Argentina: Mendoza wine estancias (score: 79)

11. Indiana: Columbus (score: 78)

12. Japan: Ancient Nara (score: 78)

13. Mexico: Querétaro City & Sierra Gordo (score: 78)

14. France: Lyon historic areas (score: 77)

15. South Carolina: Charleston (score: 77)

16. Czech Republic: Medieval Cesky Krumlov (score: 76)

17. Scotland: Edinburgh historic areas (score: 76)

18. Brazil: Paratí, RJ (score: 76)

19. Oregon: Ashland (score: 75)

20. England: York (score: 75)

21. Australia: Sydney Harbor (score: 75)

22. Croatia: Korcula (score: 74)

23. Minnesota: Red Wing (score: 74)

24. Washington: Port Townsend (score: 74)

25. Japan: Kamakura (score: 74)

26. New Hampshire: Portsmouth (score: 73)

27. Nova Scotia: Lunenburg (score: 73)

28. Greece: Meteora (score: 73)

29. Italy: San Gimignano (score: 73)

30. Germany: Munich historic areas (score: 72)

31. Virginia: Charlottesville and Monticello (score: 72)

32. Quebec: Montréal historic areas (score: 72)

33. North Carolina: Asheville (score: 71)

34. Georgia (U.S.): Savannah (score: 71)

35. Arizona: Hopi Villages (score: 70)

36. Germany: Dresden historic areas (score: 70)

37. Massachusetts: Historic Boston (score: 70)

38. Florida: Winter Park (score: 70)

39. Italy: Bologna historic areas (score: 70)

40. Mississippi: Natchez (score: 70)

41. Maine: Portland historic downtown (score: 70)

42. Estonia: Medieval Tallinn (score: 70)

43. Germany: Aachen old town (score: 69)

44. Lithuania: Vilnius historic center (score: 69)

45. Illinois: Galena (score: 69)

46. Kentucky: Old Lexington, horse country (score: 69)

47. Virginia: Alexandria (score: 68)

48. Alaska: Sitka (score: 68)

49. Ecuador: Cuenca (score: 68)

50. Mexico: Morelia historic areas (score: 68)

51. West Virginia: Harpers Ferry (score: 67)

52. Ontario: Niagara-on-the-Lake (score: 67)

53. Poland: Warsaw Stare Mjasto (score: 67)

54. Guatemala: Antigua (score: 66)

55. Turkey: Istanbul historic areas (score: 66)

56. Colombia: Colonial Cartagena (score: 65)

57. Mexico: Colonial Campeche (score: 65)

58. Kenya: Lamu (score: 65)

59. England: Canterbury (score: 65)

60. Indonesia: Ubud (score: 65)

61. Greece: Olympia (score: 65)

62. Hungary: Budapest historic areas (score: 64)

63. Australia: Ballarat, Victoria (score: 64)

64. India: Khajuraho (score: 64)

65. New Jersey: Cape May (score: 64)

66. Pennsylvania: Philadelphia historic areas (score: 64)

67. Sri Lanka: Galle (score: 64)

68. Malaysia: Georgetown (score: 64)

69. Peru: Colonial Arequipa (score: 64)

70. Massachusetts: Lowell (score: 63)

71. Syria: Old City of Damascus (score: 63)

72. Ireland: Dublin historic areas (score: 63)

73. France: Fortified Carcassonne (score: 63)

74. Maryland: Annapolis (score: 63)

75. New Mexico: Santa Fe (score: 62)

76. Italy: Verona historic areas (score: 62)

77. Connecticut: Mystic Seaport (score: 62)

78. Rhode Island: Newport (score: 62)

79. India: Medieval Orchha (score: 61)

80. Uzbekistan: Bukhara (score: 61)

81. Virginia: Richmond historic area (score: 61)

82. Vietnam: Hoi An (score: 61)

83. Florida: St. Augustine (score: 61)

84. India: Puducherry (Pondicherry) (score: 61)

85. North Carolina: Wilmington (score: 60)

86. New York: Lower Hudson Valley (score: 59)

87. Romania: Sighisoara & Saxon Transylvania (score: 59)

88. Uzbekistan: Samarkand (score: 59)

89. Laos: Luang Prabang (score: 59)

90. India: Blue City of Jodhpur historic areas (score: 58)

91. Colorado: Telluride Valley (score: 58)

92. South Africa: Cape Town historic areas (score: 57)

93. Massachusetts: Salem (score: 56)

94. Vietnam: Hanoi historic areas (score: 56)

95. China: Macao historic areas (score: 54)

96. England: Stratford upon Avon (score: 54)

97. Thailand: Ayutthaya (score: 53)

98. Malaysia: Old port of Malacca (score: 50)

99. India: Amritsar historic areas (score: 50)

100. Louisiana: New Orleans historic areas (score: 47)

101. India: Golden City of Jaisalmer (score: 46)

102. Georgia (U.S.): Atlanta historic areas (score: 46)

103. South Dakota: Deadwood (score: 45)

104. Pennsylvania: Lancaster County (score: 45)

105. Pennsylvania/Maryland/Virginia: "Hallowed Ground" US 15 corridor (score: 45)

106. Turkey: Hierapolis-Pamukkale (score: 45)

107. Arizona: Tombstone (score: 39)

108. Cambodia: Phnom Penh historic areas (score: 36)

109. Colorado: Central City (score: 34)

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