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UNESCO World Heritage List

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A UNESCO World Heritage Site [1] is a site that has been nominated for the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization's International World Heritage program. The program aims to catalogue and preserve sites of outstanding importance, either cultural or natural, to the common heritage of humankind.

See also UNESCO Creative Cities, describing a recently instituted program recognizing entire cities with some similar characteristics, and the UNESCO Global Geoparks Network [2], for parks of great geological interest.

If you would like to help expanding Wikitravel's coverage of world heritage sites, like starting new guides etc., please check the Wikitravel:World Heritage Expedition


Africa[edit]

Algeria[edit]

Benin[edit]

Botswana[edit]

Burkina Faso[edit]

Cameroon[edit]

  • Dja Faunal Reserve
  • Sangha Trinational (Cameroon, Central African Republic, Congo) (2012)

Cape Verde[edit]

Cidade Velha, Historic Centre of Ribeira Grande (2009)

Central African Republic[edit]

Chad[edit]

  • Lakes of Ounianga (2012)

Congo[edit]

  • Sangha Trinational (Cameroon, Central African Republic, Congo) (2012)

Côte d'Ivoire[edit]

Democratic Republic of the Congo[edit]

Egypt[edit]

Ethiopia[edit]

Gabon[edit]

Gambia[edit]

Ghana[edit]

Guinea[edit]

Kenya[edit]


Libya[edit]

Madagascar[edit]

Malawi[edit]

Mali[edit]

Mauritania[edit]

Mauritius[edit]

Morocco[edit]

Mozambique[edit]

Namibia[edit]

Niger[edit]

Nigeria[edit]

Reunion[edit]

Pitons, cirques and remparts of Reunion Island

Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha[edit]

Senegal[edit]

Seychelles[edit]

South Africa[edit]

Sudan[edit]

Tanzania[edit]

Togo[edit]

Tunisia[edit]

Uganda[edit]

Zambia[edit]

Zimbabwe[edit]

Asia[edit]

Afghanistan[edit]

  • Minaret and Archaeological Remains of Jam
  • Cultural Landscape and Archaeological Remains of the Bamiyan Valley: Bamiyan Cliff including niches of the 38 meter Buddha, seated Buddhas, 55 meter Buddha and surrounding caves | Kakrak Valley caves including the niche of the standing Buddha | Qoul-I Akram Caves in the Fuladi Valley | Kalai Ghamai Caves in the Fuladi Valley | Shahr-i-Zuhak | Qallay Kaphari A | Qallay Kaphari B | Shahr-i-Ghulghulah

Bahrain[edit]

  • Qal'at al-Bahrain - Ancient Harbour and Capital of Dilmun
  • Pearling, Testimony of an Island Economy (2012)

Bangladesh[edit]

Cambodia[edit]

China[edit]

India[edit]

Indonesia[edit]

Iran[edit]

Iraq[edit]

Israel[edit]

Japan[edit]

Jordan[edit]

Kazakhstan[edit]

Kyrgyzstan[edit]

Laos[edit]

Lebanon[edit]

Malaysia[edit]

Mongolia[edit]

  • Orkhon Valley Cultural Landscape (2004)
  • Uvs Nuur Basin (2003)
  • Petroglyph Complexes of the Mongolian Altai (Aral Tolgoi, Upper Tsagaan Gol, Tsagaan Salaa-Baga Oigor)


Nepal[edit]

North Korea[edit]

Oman[edit]

Pakistan[edit]

Palestinian Territories[edit]

  • Birthplace of Jesus: Church of the Nativity and the Pilgrimage Route, Bethlehem (2012)

Philippines[edit]

Qatar[edit]

  • Al Zubarah Archaeological Site (2013)

Saudi Arabia[edit]

  • The Archaeological Site of Al-Hijr (Madâin Sâlih)
  • At-Turaif District in ad-Dir'iyah

South Korea[edit]

Sri Lanka[edit]

Syria[edit]

Tajikistan[edit]

  • Proto-urban site of Sarazm
  • Tajik National Park (2013)

Thailand[edit]

Turkmenistan[edit]

  • Kunya-Urgench
  • State Historical and Cultural Park "Ancient Merv"
  • The Parthian Fortresses of Nisa

United Arab Emirates[edit]

  • Cultural Sites of Al Ain (Hafit, Hili, Bidaa Bint Saud and Oases Areas)

Uzbekistan[edit]

Vietnam[edit]

Yemen[edit]

Europe[edit]

Albania[edit]

Andorra[edit]

  • Madriu-Perafita-Claror Valley (which lies to the south and east of Andorra La Vella) (2004, 2006)

Armenia[edit]

  • The monasteries of Haghpat and Sanahin in Armenia's Lori Province (1996, 2000)
  • The monastery of Geghard and the upper Azat Valley in Armenia's Kotayk Province (2000)
  • The cathedral and churches of Echmiadzin and the archaeological site of Zvartnots (2000)
  • Armenian Apostolic- Originally rebuilt in 301-303 as the oldest state-built church in the world. It still functions as a church and is the centre of the Armenian Apostolic Church.
  • Etchmiadzin Cathedral

Austria[edit]

  • Historic centre of the city of Salzburg (1996)
  • Palace and gardens of Schönbrunn (Vienna) (1996)
  • Hallstatt-Dachstein Salzkammergut cultural landscape (1997)
  • Semmering railway (1998)
  • City of Graz - Historic Centre and Schloss Eggenberg
  • The Wachau cultural landscape, between Melk and Krems (2000)
  • Historic centre of Vienna (2001)
  • Fertö/Neusiedlersee cultural landscape (2001)
  • Prehistoric Pile Dwellings around the Alps (Switzerland, Austria, France, Germany, Italy, Slovenia)

Azerbaijan[edit]

  • The Walled city of Baku with the Shirvanshah's Palace and Maiden Tower (2000)
  • Gobustan Rock Art Cultural Landscape (2007)

Belarus[edit]

Belgium[edit]

See also: France

Bosnia and Herzegovina[edit]

  • Old Bridge Area of the Old City of Mostar
  • Mehmed Paša Sokolović Bridge in Višegrad

Bulgaria[edit]

Croatia[edit]

Cyprus[edit]

  • Paphos
  • Painted churches in the Troodos region: Church of Ayios Nikolaos (St. Nicholas) tis Steyis, Kakopetria | Ayios Ionannis (St. John) Lambadhistis Monastery, Kalopanayiotis | Church of Panayia (the Virgin) Phorviotissa (Asinou), Nikitart | Church of Panayia (the Virgin) tou Arakou, Lagoudhera | Church of Panayia (the Virgin), Moutoullas | Church of Archangelos Michael (Archangel Michael), Pedhoulas | Church of Timios Stavros (Holy Cross), Pelendria | Church of Panayia (the Virgin) Podhithou, Galata | Church of Stavros (Holy Cross) Ayiasmati, Platanistasa | Church of Ayia Sotira (of the transfiguration of the Savior) tou Soteros, Palaichori
  • Choirokoitia

Czech Republic[edit]

Denmark[edit]

Estonia[edit]

Finland[edit]

France[edit]

Georgia[edit]

Germany[edit]

Greece[edit]

  • Temple of Apollo Epicurius at Bassae
  • Archaeological Site of Delphi
  • Acropolis, Athens
  • Mount Athos
  • Meteora
  • Paleochristian and Byzantine Monuments of Thessaloniki
  • Archaeological Site of Epidaurus
  • Medieval City of Rhodes
  • Mystras, Sparta
  • Archaeological Site of Olympia
  • Delos, Cyclades
  • Monasteries of Daphni, Hossios Luckas and Nea Moni of Chios
  • Pythagoreion and Heraion of Samos
  • Archaeological Site of Vergina
  • Archaeological Sites of Mycenae and Tiryns, Corinth
  • Historic Centre (Chorá) with the Monastery of Saint John "the Theologian" and the Cave of the Apocalypse on the Island of Pátmos
  • The Old Town of Corfu

Hungary[edit]

Iceland[edit]

Ireland[edit]

Italy[edit]

Latvia[edit]

Lithuania[edit]

Luxembourg[edit]

  • City of Luxembourg: its Old Quarters and Fortifications

Macedonia[edit]

  • Ohrid Region with its Cultural and Historic Aspect and its Natural Environment

Malta[edit]

Moldova[edit]

Montenegro[edit]

Netherlands[edit]

Norway[edit]

Poland[edit]

Portugal[edit]

Romania[edit]

Russia[edit]

San Marino[edit]

Serbia[edit]

Slovakia[edit]

Slovenia[edit]

  • Skocjan Caves near Divača
  • Prehistoric Pile Dwellings around the Alps (Switzerland, Austria, France, Germany, Italy, Slovenia)
  • Heritage of Mercury Almadén and Idrija (Slovenia, Spain) (2012)

Spain[edit]

Sweden[edit]

Switzerland[edit]


Turkey[edit]

Ukraine[edit]

  • Kiev: Saint Sophia Cathedral and Related Monastic Buildings, Kyiv-Pechersk Lavra
  • Lviv: the Ensemble of the Historic Center
  • Primeval Beech Forests of the Carpathians around Rakhiv in Western Ukraine
  • Residence of Bukovinian and Dalmatia Metropolitans in Chernivtsi
  • Struve Geodetic Arc
  • Wooden Tserkvas of the Carpathian Region in Poland and Ukraine (2013)
  • Ancient City of Tauric Chersonese and its Chora

United Kingdom[edit]

Durdle Door on the Jurassic Coast
Harlech Castle

Vatican City[edit]

North America[edit]

Barbados[edit]

Belize[edit]

Bermuda[edit]

  • Historic Town of St. George and Related Fortifications, Bermuda

Canada[edit]

Moraine Lake, Banff National Park

Costa Rica[edit]

Cuba[edit]

Curaçao[edit]

  • Historic Area of Willemstad, Inner City and Harbour

Dominica[edit]

Dominican Republic[edit]

El Salvador[edit]

Greenland[edit]

Guatemala[edit]

Haiti[edit]

  • National History Park - Citadel, Sans Souci, Ramiers

Honduras[edit]

Mexico[edit]

Nicaragua[edit]

Panama[edit]

Puerto Rico[edit]

See USA.

Saint Kitts and Nevis[edit]

Saint Lucia[edit]

  • Pitons Management Area

United States of America[edit]

Oceania[edit]

Australia[edit]

Fiji[edit]

  • Levuka Historical Port Town (2013)

Kiribati[edit]

Phoenix Islands Protected Area

Marshall Islands[edit]

  • Bikini Atoll, nuclear tests site

New Caledonia[edit]

  • Lagoons of New Caledonia

New Zealand[edit]

Papua New Guinea[edit]

Palau[edit]

Pitcairn Islands[edit]

Solomon Islands[edit]

Vanuatu[edit]

  • Chief Roi Mata’s Domain

South America[edit]

Argentina[edit]


Bolivia[edit]


Brazil[edit]

Chile[edit]

Colombia[edit]

Ecuador[edit]

Paraguay[edit]

Peru[edit]

Suriname[edit]

  • Central Suriname Nature Reserve
  • Historic Inner City of Paramaribo

Uruguay[edit]

Venezuela[edit]

Delisted Sites[edit]

The following are sites that were once registered World Heritage Sites but have since been taken off the list:

  • Arabian Oryx Sanctuary in Oman NB: Site became first to be removed from List in 2007 for reduction in the habitat of the Oryx
  • Dresden Elbe Valley in Germany Site was delisted in 2009 because a road was constructed through it.

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