Total Eclipses of the Sun:
120 Countries Visited by
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|The country number is the order of the visits|
|Countries in Red no longer exist|
When a country splits, the new country that contains the capital is considered to 'inherit' the old country
|Countries in Green have disputed sovereignty or are a colony claimed by another country|
|Only legal visits are counted|
|Multiple visits during one trip count as a single visit|
|Airport transit stops (including USA which has no transit facilities) are not counted as visits|
|Country of residence (United Kingdom) is not included|
Including Iraqi Kurdistan
|Iraqi Kurdistan : Lalish : |
The temple at Lalish is the holiest site for the minority Yazidi religion.
|119||Saudi Arabia||Asir Region : Rijal al-Ma : |
The houses are unique to the region.
|118||Kuwait||Kuwait City : Kuwait Towers : |
Kuwait Towers are the symbol of the city.
|117||Canada||Toronto : Old Toronto : |
The Flat Iron building.
|116||Iceland||Golden Circle : Gullfoss : |
Gullfoss double waterfall.
|115||Andorra||Coloma : |
Santa Coloma Church dates from the 12th century.
|114||Brunei||Bander Seri Begawan : Omar Ali Saiffudien Mosque : |
The Omar Ali Saiffudien Mosque sits next to a small lake.
|113||Lebanon||Chouf Mountains : Beiteddine Palace : |
The beautiful courtyard of the Dar el-Wousta, the inner palace.
|112||Ireland||Dublin : Christchurch Cathedral : |
Christchurch Cathedral is on the site of Dublin's oldest church.
Independent but claimed by Serbia
|Prizren : |
The centre of the old town with the 16th century Ura e Gurit (Stone Bridge).
|110||Malta||Mdina : |
|109||Qatar||Doha : Falcon Souq : |
Qatari man with falcon.
|108||Uganda||Bwindi National Park : |
Young gorilla in a tree.
|107||Liechtenstein||Balzers : Gutenberg Castle : |
View of Gutenberg Castle from the edge of town.
|106||Australia||Northern Territory : Uluru Kata-Tjuta National Park : Uluru : |
Since 1993 the monolith has had dual names: Uluru / Ayres Rock.
|105||Armenia||Lake Sevan : Sevanavank : Astvatsatsin Church : |
Lighting candles in the Astvatsatsin Church.
|104||Georgia||Military Highway : Kazbegi : Tsminda Sameba Church : |
The Tsminda Sameba church and Mount Kazbegi (5033m).
|103||Azerbaijan||Sheki : Nukha Fortress : Xan Serai : |
The Xan Serai is the 18th century palace of Haji Chelabi.
|102||Ethiopia||Lalibela : Bet Giyorgis : |
The rock hewn church of Bet Giyorgis stands in a pit of excavated rock.
|101||Bahrain||Muharraq Island : Sheikh Isa Bin Ali House : |
Entrance to a room on the upper level.
|100||Iran||Esfahan : Naqsh-e Jahan Square : Ali Qapu Palace : |
View from the terrace over the southern end of Imam Square.
|99||Moldova||Chisinau : |
Detail of a blue domed Orthodox church, typical of Moldova.
|98||Ukraine||Kiev : Monastery of the Caves : Trinity Gate Church : |
The Trinity Gate Church is the 12th century entrance to the Monastery.
|97||Monaco||Monaco : Monte Carlo : Casino : |
The famous Casino at Monte Carlo.
|96||Uzbekistan||Samarkand : Registan : Ulugbek Madressa : |
The madressa is the oldest structure in the Registan, dating from 1420, and built by Ulugbek, the grandson of Timur.
|95||Tajikistan||Khorog : Afghan Market : |
Women at the market.
|94||Kyrgyzstan||Sari Tash : |
Rural scene overlooked by the Pamir Mountains.
|93||Kazakhstan||Siberia to Almaty Railway : Zharma : |
Islamic cemetary north of Zharma. The steppe is dotted with many examples.
|92||Yemen||Wadi Dhahr : Dar al-Hajar : |
The Dar al-Hajar (Rock Palace).
|91||Oman||Muscat : Old City : |
The Al-Mirani Fort overlooks the tiled Al Khor Mosque.
|90||Montenegro||Kotor : |
Kotor is set in Europe's most southerly fjord.
|89||Albania||Berati : Kalasa : St Theodor's Church : |
The stone 14th century St Theodor's Church is Orthodox.
Previously known as the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia
|Ohrid : Sveti Jovan at Kaneo Church : |
The 13th Century Sveti Jovan at Kaneo Church at Lake Ohrid.
|87||Bulgaria||Rila : Rila Monastery : |
The Nativity Church is set in a multi-cloistered irregularly shaped courtyard.
|86||Lithuania||Trakai : Trakai Castle : |
The castle on Pilies Sala Island dates from around 1400.
|85||Latvia||Riga : Old Town : |
St Peter's Church and the House of the Blackheads.
|84||Finland||Turku : Turku Castle : |
Turku Castle once guarded Finland's former capital.
|83||Estonia||Tallinn : Raekojaplats : |
Raekojaplats (town hall square) dates from the 11th Century.
|82||Tunisia||Monastir : Mausoleum of Habib Bourguiba : |
The Mausoleum of Habib Bourguiba, Tunisia's first president.
|81||Namibia||Namib Desert : Sossusvlei : Dune 45 : |
Dune 45 is 197m high.
|80||Botswana||Okavango Delta : |
Boy on a mokorro.
|79||Tanzania||Serengeti National Park : |
Lion blending into the Serengeti Plains.
|78||Kenya||Southern Kenya : |
Maasai herdsmen in the south of Kenya.
|77||Zambia||Mosi-o-Tunya National Park : |
White Rhino by the Zambezi River.
|76||Zimbabwe||Great Zimbabwe : Imba Huru : |
The entrance to the 11th Century site.
|75||South Africa||Winelands : Boschendal : |
The Dutch style manor house at Boschendal dates from 1812. Boschendal is a large wine growing estate.
Including the Srpska Republic
|Mostar : Stari Most : |
Stari Most is an Ottoman bridge dating from 1566.
|73||Croatia||Dubrovnik : |
The spectacular old city of Dubrovnik from its walls.
|72||Slovenia||Lake Bled : Church of the Assumption : |
The Church of the Assumption and Bled Castle.
|71||Slovakia||Bratislava : Hlavne Square : Old Town Hall : |
The courtyard of the old town hall.
|70||Portugal||Lisbon : Alfama : |
|69||Uruguay||Colonia del Sacramento : |
Classic cars in the quiet streets of Colonia.
|68||Paraguay||Jesus : Jesus Mission : |
Ruins of the main church.
|67||Argentina||Buenos Aires : La Boca : |
The entrance to El Caminito in 1998.
|66||Brazil||Parana : Iguazu Falls : |
Iguazu means "great waters" in the local Guarani language.
|65||Venezuela||Gran Sabana : Canaima : |
Canaima is surrounded by tepuis (the local word for table mountains or mesas).
|64||Norway||Naeroyfjord : |
Naeroyfjord is the narrowest in Norway.
|63||Sweden||Stockholm : Vasa Museum : |
Wooden carvings from the Vasa ship which sunk on its maiden voyage in the 17th Century.
Including the Faroe Islands
|Zealand : Copenhagen : Nyhavn : |
The Nyhavn Canal is famous for its herring bars.
|61||El Salvador||Cerro Verde National Park : Coatepeque Lake : |
Coatepeque Lake, set in an ancient volcanic crater, is 6km wide.
|60||Honduras||Copan : Ball Court : |
The Mayan Ball Court built by King 18 Rabbit in 738 is the second largest in Central America.
|59||Nicaragua||Granada : |
Street scene with horse carriage.
|58||Costa Rica||Monteverde Cloud Forest : |
Hummingbird in the cloud forest.
|57||Panama||Boquette : |
Horseman in the coffee-growing region of Boquette at dusk.
|56||Colombia||Villa De Leyva : |
Villa De Leyva is a pretty colonial town at 2140m.
Including the Galapagos Islands
|Galapagos Islands : Fernandina : Cumbre Volcano : |
Lava flowing into the sea.
|54||Peru||Nazca : Nazca Lines : Hummingbird : |
The Hummingbird is 50m long and dates from 3rd Century BCE.
|53||Bolivia||Lake Titicaca : |
Grazing animals overlooking Lake Titicaca, the world's highest navigable lake.
Including Easter Island
|Atacama Desert : Salar de Atacama : |
Flamingos against a volcano.
|51||San Marino||San Marino : |
Cloudy street scene from 1994.
|50||Cambodia||Angkor : Angkor Thom : Bayon Temple : |
A relief carving showing the preparation of food.
|49||Vietnam||Halong Bay : |
The spectacular bay is north of Hanoi.
|48||Luxembourg||Luxembourg : |
View over the old city state of Luxembourg.
|47||Guatemala||Lake Atitlan : Panajachel : |
Woman wearing the distinctive head-dress of Santa Catarina.
|46||Belize||The Cayes : Geoff's Caye : |
A manatee (sea cow) in the sea off the coast of Belize.
|45||Mexico||Chiapas : Palenque : Temple of the Inscriptions : |
The magnificent Temple of the Inscriptions is the highlight of Mayan architecture.
|44||United States of America
California, Colorado, Wyoming, South Dakota, Utah, Arizona, Nevada
|Utah : Canyonlands National Park : Mesa Arch : |
Mesa Arch is the largest in the national park.
|43||Bangladesh||Pahapur : |
|42||United Arab Emirates
|Emirate of Dubai : Dubai : |
The Diwan (the offices of the Emir) and its mosque.
UK colony claimed by Spain
|The Rock : |
The Rock of Gibraltar dominates the colony. The name is from the Arabic, Gebil Tariq (Tariq's Rock), named after the Moorish general who conquered Spain.
|40||Spain||Andalusia : Granada : Alhambra Palace : |
The beautiful Moorish style Alhambra Palace. The south of Spain was once ruled by the Moors of Morocco.
Former Portuguese colony returned to China in 1999
|Taipa Island : Macao : Sao Paolo : |
Children at the cathedral.
Including Hong Kong (post 1997)
|Guangxi : Yangshuo County : |
Rural scene with limestone hills, bamboo, and a river.
Former UK colony returned to China in 1997
|Kowloon : |
Busy street scene in Kowloon, once a British colony.
Independent but claimed by China
|Taipei : Tomb of Chiang Kai Shek : |
Memorial for former ruler, Chiang Kai Shek.
Including Cheju Island
|Kyongju : Anapji Pond : |
Newly married couple.
|34||Japan||Kyoto : Higashi Honganji Temple : |
The temple buildings are elegant and made of wood.
|33||Philippines||Luzon : Cagsawa : |
The steeple is all that is left of Cagsawa Church after an eruption by Mayon Volcano in 1814.
|32||Vatican City||The Vatican : Sistine Chapel : |
The ceiling of the Sistine Chapel, painted by Michelangelo. The Vatican City is the world's smallest republic, totally surrounded by Italy but separate from it.
|31||Egypt||Luxor : Temple of Hatshepsut : |
The magnificent Temple of Hatshepsut.
|30||Israel / Palestine
Including the Golan Heights (Syria) and the Palestinian territories of the West Bank and Gaza
|West Bank : Hebron : Harem-el-Halil : |
Harem-el-Halil contains the tomb of Abraham and other patriarchs in Hebron. This is a holy site for Jews, Christians and Muslims.
|29||Jordan||Petra : |
Bedouin nomads amongst the ruins.
|28||Syria||Palmyra : |
The city was once ruled by one of the ancient world's rare queens, Zenobia.
|27||Turkey||Lake Van : Akdamar Island : Armenian Church : |
The island is famous for its 10th century Armenian church.
|26||Morocco||Fez : Royal Palace : |
View of the palace from the courtyard.
|25||Pakistan||Sindh : Sehwan Sharif : Shrine of Lal Qalandar Shahbaz : |
A Sindhi musician.
|24||India||Jammu and Kashmir : Srinagar : Dal Lake : |
The beautiful Dal Lake.
|23||Nepal||Annapurna Trek : Jhang Khola Valley : |
A Tibetan horseman.
Previously known as Burma
|Pagan : Dhammayangyi Temple : |
The Dhammayangyi Temple was built in 1160.
|21||Thailand||Ayutthaya : |
Buddhist monks at Wat Na Phra Meru (1503).
|20||Malaysia||Peninsular : Marang : |
The idyllic East Coast fishing village of Marang.
Java, Bali, Sumatra, Sulawesi
|Sumatra : Lake Toba : Samosir Island : Simanindo : |
Row of Batak houses.
|18||Singapore||Singapore : Chinatown : |
Carving a temple figure.
|17||Sri Lanka||Polonnaruwa : Gal Vihara : |
The stone carved Reclining Buddha is one of the most beautiful in the world.
Broke up into two separate states in 1993
|Prague : Charles Bridge : |
A misty Charles Bridge in 1982.
|15||Hungary||Budapest : Parliament Building : |
The parliament is the world's second largest.
|14||Romania||Transylvania : Bran : Bran Castle : |
The castle in Transylvania dates from 1382 and is perched on a hilly outcrop.
Broke up into fifteen separate states in 1991
|Moscow : Red Square : |
Red Square is the iconic centre of Moscow.
|12||Poland||Gdansk : |
The old city of Gdansk.
Absorbed by Germany in 1990
|East Berlin Pre-Unification : Berlin : Museum Island : |
The cobbled streets of Museum Island.
|10||Cyprus||Nicosia : |
Monument commemorating the independence of Cyprus from the UK.
|9||Belgium||Bruges : |
Typical scene in Bruges, city of canals.
|8||Netherlands||Den Haag : Mauritshuis Museum : |
"Girl With A Pearl Earring" by Jan Vermeer.
Became Germany after absorbing East Germany in 1990
1992 2013 2022
|Baden-Wurttemberg : Heidelberg : Castle : |
View of Heidelberg from the castle.
|6||Austria||Salzburg : |
View of the castle and the old city from the Monchsberg Cliff.
Including Hydra, Kos, Aegina islands
|Meteora : Agia Triada Monastery : |
Agia Triada has a spectacular setting.
Broke up into seven separate states (1990-2008)
|Belgrade : Kalemegdan Citadel : |
The Clocktower Gate.
|3||Switzerland||Sion : Majorie Castle : |
View of the Alps from the castle.
|2||France||Cagnes : Renoir House : |
The hilltop town of Haut Cagnes viewed from the painter's garden.
|Veneto : Venice : St Mark's Square : St Mark's Basilica : |
The spectacular mosaics in the interior.