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List of UNESCO’s World Heritage in Asia

Below is a list of world heritage of UNESCO in the continent of Asia. Check countryaah to view all Asian countries.

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Vietnam

  • Old Town of Hue (1993)
  • Ha Long Bay (1994, 2000)
  • City of Hôi An (1999)
  • My So迂n Shrine from Champariket (1999)
  • Phong Nha – Ke Bang National Park (2003)
  • Thang Long’s Imperial Citadel in Hanoi, built on 1000 century (2010)
  • Citadel of the Hod dynasty, built in 1397 in stone according to Fengshui principles. The building is located in the Thanh Hoa region in the north of the country (2011)
  • The karst landscape Trang An with archaeological remains and cave formations (2014)

Uzbekistan

  • The Old Town of Itchan Kala (1990)
  • The Old Town of Buchara (1993)
  • The Old Town of Sjachrisabz (2000)
  • The City of Samarkand (2001)
  • The unique landscapes of the western part of the Tian Shan mountain range (together with Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan, 2016)

Turkmenistan

  • Merv, historical site (1999)
  • Kunya-Urgench historic city (2005)
  • Nisa’s fortification ruins (2007)

Turkey

  • Historic city parties in Istanbul (1985)
  • The Grand Mosque and the hospital in Divriği (1985)
  • Göreme national park with rocky houses in Cappadocia (1985)
  • The ruins of Hattusa (1986)
  • The excavation site at Nemrud dağı (1987)
  • The ruins of Xanthos- Letoon (1988)
  • The ruins of Hierapolis in Pamukkale (1988))
  • The city of Safranbolu (1994)
  • The archeology of Troja (1998)
  • Selim II’s mosque complex with four high, narrow minarets in the city of Edirne (2011)
  • Çatal H邦y邦k, excavated settlement from the Neolithic (younger Stone Age) (2012)
  • Buildings in Bursa and Cumalikizik that were central to the growth of the Ottoman Empire (2014)
  • Ancient city of Pergamon in northwestern Turkey (2014)
  • The fortified city of Diyarbakır and Hevsel’s gardens connecting the city with the river Tigris (2015)
  • The ancient city of Ephesus (2015)
  • Ancient ruins in the ruin city of Ani in eastern Turkey (2016)
  • The ancient city of Aphrodisias and ancient remains north of the city (2017)
  • Archaeological remains at Göbekli Tepe (2018)

Thailand

  • Thungyai Huai Kha Khaeng Nature Reserve (1991)
  • Sukhothai City (1991)
  • Ayutthaya City (1991)
  • Ban Chiang’s Renowned Area (1992)
  • Dong Phayayen – Khao Yai Forest Area (2005)

Tajikistan

  • Sarazm, Ancient City and Archaeological Site (2010)
  • Tajikistan National Park in the Pamir Mountains in the Eastern Region (2013)

Syria

  • The Old Town of Damascus (1979)
  • The Old Town of Bosra (1980)
  • The Ruins City of Palmyra (1980)
  • The Old Town of Aleppo (1986)
  • The Castles of Krak des Chevaliers and the Castle of Saladin (Qal’at Salah EL-Din) (2006)
  • Some 40 years old Villages, abandoned during the 700-900 AD, in the northwest of the country (2011)

South Korea

  • Buddhist Temple Sokkuramgrottan (1995)
  • Satemplet Changgyong P’Ango (1995)
  • Chongmyohelgedomen (1995)
  • complex of the palace Ch’angdokkung (1997)
  • Fortress Hwaseong Fortress (1997),
  • Stone Age graves in Gochang, Hwasun and Kanghwa (2000)
  • Historical sites and monuments in and around the city of Kyongju (2000)
  • Cheju, volcanic island off the south coast (2007)
  • The royal tombs of the Chosond dynasty, built 1408-1966 (2009)
  • The villages of Hahoe and Yangdong, founded in the 1300’s and 1400’s, with preserved architecture and popular tradition (2010)
  • The fortification town of Namhansanseong, 25 km southeast on Seoul (2014)
  • Eight archaeological sites from the Paecher Empire (18 BC – 660) in western South Korea (2015)
  • Seven Buddhist Temple Mountains in South Korea (2018)
  • Nine Neoconfucian Educational Institutions in the Central and Southern Parts of South Korea (2019)

Sri Lanka

  • Ruined city of Anuradhapura (1982)
  • ruined city Polonnaruva (1982)
  • ruined city of Sigiriya (1982)
  • Sinharaja Rainforest (1988)
  • The sacred city of Kandy (1988)
  • Old Town of Galle and its fortifications (1988)
  • The Golden Temple in Dambulla (1991)
  • Central highlands, up to 2,500 meters high, with varied flora and fauna (2010)

Singapore

  • Singapore Botanical Garden (2015)

Saudi Arabia

  • Al-Hijr, archaeological site (2008)
  • Saud dynasty’s first center of power ad-Diriya, northwest of Riyadh, with clay architecture from the 14th century (2010)
  • The historical center of the city of Jeddah (2014)
  • Rock paintings in the Hail region (2015)
  • Al Ahsa oasis with developed irrigation systems and a number of archaeological remains in eastern Saudi Arabia (2018)

Qatar

  • al-Zubara, abandoned town and archaeological site on the coast of northwestern Qatar, former center for pearl fishing and commerce (2013)

Pakistan

  • The ruins of Mohenjo-Daro (1980)
  • The ruins of Taxila (1980)
  • Ruins of the Takht-i-Bahi Buddhist monastery and of the city of Sahr-i-Bahlol (1980)
  • Remains after the city of Thatta and its burial ground (1981)
  • The fort and the garden plant Shalamar Bagh in Lahore (1981)
  • The Fort Complex of Rohtas (1997)

Oman

  • Bahla Fort in the Bahlaoasen (1987)
  • Bat al-Khutm’s and al-Ayn’s ancient sites (1988)
  • The trade route for Olibanum (2000)
  • Oman’s irrigation system (2006)
  • The ruin city of Qalhat in northeastern Oman (2018)

North Korea

  • Archaeological remains from the Kogury kingdom (together with China) (2004)
  • Historical monuments and sites in the city of Kaesong, in the southern part of the country, which testify to the history and culture of the medieval kingdom of Koryo (2013)

Nepal

  • Sagarmatha National Park (1979)
  • Kathmandu Valley (1979, 2006)
  • Chitwan National Park (1984)
  • Lumbini, Buddha’s Birthplace (1997)

Mongolia

  • Uvsbäckenet (together with the Russian Federation) (2003)
  • Orchondalen’s cultural landscape (2004)
  • Three finds with a large number of rock carvings and tombs in the Mongolian Altaj mountain range (2011)
  • The holy mountain of Burkhan Khaldun and its surroundings (2015)
  • The Dauri region’s natural landscape (together with the Russian Federation) (2017)

Malaysia

  • Gunung Mulu National Park (2000)
  • Kinabalu National Park (2000)
  • Melaka and George Town, historic cities (2008)
  • Four archaeological sites in the Lenggong Valley in northern western Malaysia (2012)

Lebanon

  • Ruins of Anjar (1984)
  • Ruins of Baalbek (1984)
  • Ruins of Byblos (1984)
  • Ruins of Tyros (1984)
  • The Sacred Valley and God’s Cedar Forest at Horsh Arz el-Rab (1998)

Laos

  • City of Luang Prabang (1995)
  • Temple complex Vat Phou and the surrounding cultural landscape (2001)
  • Area of megalithic urns on Kruks Plain in central Laos (2019)

Kyrgyzstan

  • Sulamain-Too, sacred mountain used for worship for thousands of years (2009)
  • Remains of buildings, cave temples and roads along the Silk Road stretch between the city of Xi’an in northern China and southeastern Kazakhstan (along with Kazakhstan and China, 2014)

Kazakhstan

  • Khoja Ahmad Yasawi’s Mausoleum in Turkestan (2003)
  • Rock paintings on Lake Tamgali (2004)
  • Saryarka area with steppe and lakes in the northern part of the country (2008)
  • Remains of buildings, cave temples and roads along the Silk Road stretch between the city of Xi’an in northern China and southeast Kazakhstan (together with China and Kyrgyzstan, 2014)
  • The unique landscapes in the western part of the Tian Shan mountain range (together with Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan, 2016)

Cambodia

  • The temples in Angkor (1992)
  • Preah Viheart Temple from the 11th century (2008)
  • Ancient remains in and around Prei Kouk’s temple area (2017)

Jordan

  • Ruins of Petra (1985)
  • Qusayr Amra Palace (1985)
  • The ancient remains of Um er-Rasas (2004)
  • Wadi Rum, a desert area in the southern part of the country with caves, cliffs and over 25,000 rock carvings (2011)
  • Archaeological remains from churches and baptisms the lower Jordan River, linked to the works of John the Baptist (2015)

Yemen

  • The Old City of Shibam (1982)
  • The Old City of Sana (1986)
  • The City of Zabid (1993)
  • The Socotraarchy Act, with rich flora and fauna (2008)

Japan

  • Yakyshima (1993)
  • Shirakami-Sanchi (1993)
  • Temple Building in Horyuji (1993)
  • Palace Area in Himeji (1993)
  • Historical Buildings and Monuments in Ancient Kyoto (1994)
  • The Villages of Shirakawa-go and Gokayama (1995)
  • Peace Monument in Hiroshima (Genbakudomen) (1996)
  • Shinto shrine on the island of Itsukushima in lake Seto (1996)
  • Historical monuments in Nara (1998)
  • Temples of Nikko (1999)
  • Ryukyurikets holy places (2000)
  • the sacred sites and pilgrimage routes in Kiibergen (2004)
  • Shiretokohalvön (2005)
  • Silver mine Iwami Ginzan (2007)
  • Boninöarna, some 30 islands in the Pacific Ocean, about 1,000 km south of Tokyo, with rich and varied ecosystem (2012)
  • Hiraizumi, area of northeastern Japan with temples, gardens, archaeological sites and the sacred mountain Kinkei (2012)
  • Volcano Fuji, Japan’s highest mountain, which has long inspired cultural and religious practitioners. The World Heritage includes 25 areas representing the great religious significance of the mountain (2013)
  • The environment around the silk production in Tomioka in central Honshu (2014)
  • Meiji restaurant’s industrial landscape in southwestern Japan (2015)
  • One of 17 architectural works by Le Corbusier (2016)
  • The holy island of Okinoshima and more the related places in the Munakara region (2017)
  • Twelve places reminiscent of the Hidden Christian Mission 1500-1900 in the Nagasaki region (2018)
  • Kofun burial mounds at Fujiidera and Sakai cities in southern Honshu (2019)

Israel

  • Masada, hard-rocked cliff with ancient fortress (2001)
  • The Old Town of Akko (2001)
  • Tel Aviv’s White City (2003)
  • The Biblical Counts (Ruins) of Megiddo, Hasor and Beer Sheva (2005)
  • The Incense Path with Desert Cities in Negev (2005)
  • Bahai Saints locations in Haifa and western Galilee (2008)
  • Four caves, Tabun, Jamal, el-Wad and Skhul, in the Carmel rock massif, with numerous discoveries of human development history during 500,000 years (2012)
  • The caves of Maresha and Beit-Guvrin in Judea (2014)
  • Necropolis Bet Shearim with a large number of cave tombs (2015)

Iran

  • The ruins of Tchogha-Zambil (1979)
  • The ruins of Persepolis (1979)
  • Mosques and palaces at Meidam-i Shah Square in Esfahan (1979)
  • The great fire sanctuary in Takht-i Suleiman (2003)
  • The city of Bams cultural landscape (2004, 2007)
  • The ancient Persian city of Pasargadae (2004)
  • Uljaitus mausoleum in Sultaniye (2005)
  • The ancient remains in Bisutun (2006)
  • Three Armenian monasteries in the northwestern part of the country (2008)
  • Shushtar, comprehensive historical water supply system with canals and tunnels (2009)
  • Mausoleum for Sheikh Safi al-Din Khanegah in Ardabil(2010)
  • Historic Bazaar area of Tabriz (2010)
  • Nine Persian gardens, located in nine of the country’s provinces (2011)
  • Gunbad-e Qabus, 53 m high tomb from 1006 in the northeastern part of the country (2012)
  • Friday Mosque, Masjid-i-Jami, in Esfahan. Its architecture was modeled on the mosque building throughout Central Asia (2012)
  • Golestan Palace in Tehran, who in 1779 became the seat of qajardynastin and a center of art and architecture (2013)
  • Archaeological place of Shahr-e Sokhta (2014)
  • Meymandregionens cultural landscape shaped by people’s semi-nomadic lifestyle (2015)
  • The ruin city of Susa in southwestern Iran (2015)
  • Eleven underground canal system, called Kanat, for water supply (2016)
  • desert Dasht-e Lut with a rich selection of spectacular rock formations formed by wind erosion (2016)
  • The city Yazds historical parts (2017)
  • Eight archaeological places that recall sasanidernas kingdom in southwestern Iran 226-651 AD (2018)
  • Hyrcanic forests, a rich forest area that extends along the southern coast of the Caspian Sea (2019)

Iraq

  • Ruins of Hatra (1985)
  • Ashur’s Ancient City (2003)
  • The Samarra City Center from the 8th Century (2007)
  • The Citadel of Erbil (2014)
  • Wetland Area and the Ancient Cities of Uruk, Ur and Eridu in Southern Iraq (2016)
  • The Ruins of Babylon City in Central Iraq (2019)

Indonesia

  • Ujung Kulon National Park (1991)
  • Komodo National Park (1991)
  • Prambanan Temple Area (1991)
  • Borobudur Temple Area (1991)
  • Sangiran, Homo erectus Finding Site (1996)
  • Lorentz National Park, New Guinea (1999)
  • Sumatra Rainforests with the three National Parks Gunung Leuse, Kerinci Seblat and Bukit Barisan Selatan (2004)
  • Bali’s cultural landscape with its unique water supply system subak (2012)
  • Ombilin’s mining area reminiscent of Dutch coal mining near the town of Sawahlunto in central Sumatra (2019)

Bangladesh

  • The historic mosque area of Bagherhat (1985)
  • Buddhist temple ruins in Paharpur (1985)
  • The mangrove forests of Sundarbans (1997)

Burma

  • Remains from the cities of Halin, Beikthano and Sri Ksetra which flourished during the Pyur empire. All are located in the river Irrawaddy’s delta (2014)
  • Pagan, ruin area at Irrawaddy’s middle race (2019)

Cyprus

  • Paphos Archaeological Site (1980)
  • Churches with murals in the Troodos region (1985, 2001)
  • Archaeological site with remains after the Neolithic settlement in Khirokitia (1998)

United Arab Emirates

  • The desert city of al-Ayn (in Abu Dhabi) and its surroundings; inter alia six oases, historic irrigation systems and archaeological sites (2011)

Georgia

  • Museum area in the city of Mtskheta (1994)
  • The Bagratika Cathedral and the Gelatico Monastery (1994)

Afghanistan

  • Minarets and the archaeological remains in Jam (2002)
  • Bamian Valley’s cultural landscape (2003)

Armenia

  • The Monasteries in Haghpat and Sanain (1996, 2000)
  • The Monastery in Geghard and the Upper Azat Valley (2000)

Azerbaijan

  • Baku’s historic center (2000)
  • The rock carvings in Gobustan (2007)
  • The historic center of the city of Cheki (2019)

Bahrain

  • Archaeological remains in Qal at al-Bahrain (2005, 2008)
  • Remains (buildings, sea area, oyster banks) that relate to pearl fishing that were previously the basis of the island’s economy (2012)
  • Dilmun’s burial mounds on the northern part of the island of Bahrain (2019)

India

  • Ajanta Caves (1983)
  • Elur Caves (1983)
  • Fort in Agra (1983)
  • Taj Mahal (1983)
  • Sun Temple in Konarak (1984)
  • Buildings Group in Mahabalipuram (1984)
  • Kaziranga National Park (1985)
  • Manas Nature Reserve (1985)
  • Keoladeo National Park (1985)
  • Churches and Monasteries in Goa (1986) Development Group
  • in Khajuraho (1986)
  • Development Group in Hampi (1986)
  • City of Fatehpur Sikri (1986)
  • Sundarban National Park (1987)
  • Development Group in Pattadakal (1987)
  • Elefantagrottorna (1987)
  • Three temples from Cholariket in southern India: Brihadishvaratemplet in Thanjavur, Brihadishvaratemplet in Gangaikondacholisvaram and Airavatesvaratemplet in Darasuram (1987, 2004)
  • Nanda Devi National Park (1988, 2005)
  • Buddhist Monuments at Sanchi (1989)
  • Humayun tomb in Delhi (1993)
  • Qutb Minar and its monuments in Delhi (1993)
  • The Darjeeling Railway (1999, 2005, 2008)
  • The Mahabodi Temple in Buddh Gaya (2002)
  • Bimbetka’s Rock Shelter (2003)
  • Archaeological remains around Champans in the state of Gujarat (2004)
  • Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus (Victoria Terminus) in Mumbai (2004)
  • The Red Fort in Delhi (2007)
  • Jantar Mantar in the city of Jaipur (Jaipur Observatory), astronomical observatory with about 20 instruments from the 18th century (2010)
  • The Western Ghats mountain range with unique geological formations, tropical rainforest and at least 325 globally endangered plants and animals (2012)
  • Six mountain forts in Rajasthan state, built during the 17th-17th centuries (2013)
  • Great Himalayan National Park which consists of two areas of Himachal Pradesh state in northern India. The area consists of Himalayan western offshoot (2014)
  • Trapp well Rani-ki-Vav (2014)
  • Ancient remains inNalanda in Northeast India (2016)
  • One of 17 architectural works by Le Corbusier (2016)
  • Kanchenjunga National Park in Northeast India (2016)
  • Historic city of Ahmadabad (2017)
  • Public buildings in New Gothic style and art deco in Mumbai (2018)
  • Jaipur city in Northwest India (2019)

China

  • Chinese mu internationaleren (1987)
    Imperial Palace, Forbidden City, the Ming and Qing Dynasties (1987, 2004)
  • Mogao Caves (1987)
  • First Qinkejsarens Mausoleum (1987)
  • The site of discovery of Peking Man at Zhoukoudian (1987)
  • Mount Tai Shan (1987)
  • Mountain Huangshan (1990)
  • Jiuzhaigou Valley (1992)
  • Huanglong area (1992)
  • Wulingyuan area (1992)
  • Mountain residence and temples in Chengde (1994)
  • Confucius Temple and tomb and the family of Kong’s residence in Qufu (1994)
  • Potala Palace in Lhasa (1994, 2000, 2001)
  • Palace and Temple Complex in Wudang Mountains (1994)
  • Lushan National Park (1996)
  • Mount Emei, the site of China’s first Buddhist temple and the world’s largest Buddha statue (1996)
  • Old Town of Pingyao (1997)
  • The classic gardens of Suzhou (1997, 2000)
  • Old City of Lijiang (1997)
  • Temple of Heaven in Beijing (1998)
  • Summer Palace with Gardens in Beijing (1998)
  • Rock Sculptures in Dazu (1999)
  • Wuyi Shan Mountain (1999)
  • Qincheng Mountain and Duijang Yan’s Irrigation System (2000)
  • The Villages Xidi and Hongcun in southern Anhui (2000)
  • Longmen Temple area with cave temples and rock sculptures (2000)
  • Imperial tombs from the Ming and Qing dynasties (2000)
  • The Yungang caves, the rock temples in Yungang (2001)
  • Nature reserve on the Mekong, Salween and Chang Jiang rivers in Yunnan Province (2003)
  • Archaeological remains of the Kogury kingdom (together with the North Korea) (2004)
  • Macao’s historical center (2005)
  • Sichuan’s protected area for the giant panda (2006)
  • Archaeological remains from the Shang dynasty in two finds near Anyang (2006)
  • Kaiping Diaolou, multi-storey defense tower, etc. in Guangdong (2007)
  • Karst landscape in Yunnan, Guizhou and Guangxi (2007, 2014)
  • Fujian Tulou, 46 buildings (2008)
  • Sanqingshanberg National Park (2008)
  • Wutai Mountains with 53 Buddhist monasteries (2009)
  • Historic monuments, including observatory and temple, at the sacred mountain of Songshan in Henan Province (2010)
  • Danxia, natural area in southern China, with valleys and rock formations in red sandstone, formed by erosion and land elevation (2010)
  • Lake landscape west of Hangzhou city in eastern China (2011)
  • Fossil sites from the geological period Cambrian in Chengjiang in Yunnan Province (2012)
  • Xanadu, the remains of the lavish capital during Khubilai khan’s reign (2012)
  • The Honghe Hani Cultural Landscape, with its unique terraces for irrigation and rice cultivation on mountain slopes (2013)
  • Xinjiang Tian Shan, four valuable natural areas in the part of the Tian Shan mountain range located in Xinjiang in the northwest China (2013)
  • Remains of buildings, cave temples and roads along the Silk Road stretch between the city of Xi’an in northern China and southeast Kazakhstan (along with Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan, 2014)
  • The Grand Canal (2014)
  • Mountain area in southwestern China with remains from several ethnic groups (2014)
  • Rock paintings on the Zuojiang River in Guangxi Autonomous Region (2016)
  • Shennongding and Laojunshan National Parks with unique plant and wildlife, located in Hubei Province (2016)
  • Qinghai Plateau Nature Landscape (2017) Kulangsu Island International Settlement (2017)
  • Fanjing Shan Mountain Range in Wuling Mountains (2018)
  • Liangzhu Rui Town (2019 Chang River)
  • Resting place for migratory birds on the Yellow Sea coast (2019)

Russia

  • St. Petersburg’s historical center (1990)
  • The wooden church on the island of Kizji in Onega (1990)
  • Kremlin and Red Square in Moscow (1990)
  • Historic buildings in Novgorod (1992)
  • Cultural environment of the Solovetsky Islands (1992)
  • Historic buildings in Vladimir and Suzdal (1992)
  • The building environment around Sergijev Posad Monastery (1993)
  • Church of the Assumption in Kolomenskoje (1994)
  • Komiskogarna (1995)
  • Kamchatka Volcanoes (1996, 2001)
  • Lake Baikal (1996)
  • Altaj Mountains in Southern Siberia (1998)
  • WesternCaucasus (1999)
  • Ferapontov Monastery in Vologda County (2000)
  • Kuršiųnerija Peninsula (together with Lithuania) (2000)
  • Kazan Kremlin (2000)
  • Valley of the Bikin River and Central Sichote-Alin (2001, 2018)
  • Derbents Citadel, Old Town and Fortress (2003)
  • Uvsbäckenet (2003) together with Mongolia) (2003)
  • Wrangel Island and Herald Island with surrounding sea (2004)
  • Novodevichy Monastery in Moscow (2004)
  • Yaroslavl’s historic center (2005)
  • Two measuring points in Struve’s meridian arch (2005)
  • Putoran Plateau in Siberia, 100 km north of Arctic Circle, isolated mountain range with subarctic and arctic ecosystems (2010)
  • The river Lena’s natural park with, among other things, spectacular stone pillars, located in the autonomous republic of Jakutia (2012)
  • Remains after the medieval town of Bolgar on the beach of Volga (2014)
  • Dauri region’s natural landscape (together with Mongolia) (2017)
  • Cathedral and monastery in the city of Svijazjsk on an island in Volga (2017)
  • The historic monument of Pskov (2019)

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