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Revision as of 10:37, 22 October 2011

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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

Contents

Africa

Algeria

Benin

Botswana

Burkina Faso

Cameroon


Cape Verde

Cidade Velha, Historic Centre of Ribeira Grande (2009)

Central African Republic

Côte d'Ivoire

Democratic Republic of the Congo

Egypt

Ethiopia

Gabon

Gambia

Ghana

Guinea

Kenya


Libya

Madagascar

Malawi

Mali

Mauritania

Mauritius

Morocco

Mozambique

Namibia

Niger

Nigeria

Reunion

Pitons, cirques and remparts of Reunion Island

Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha

Senegal

Seychelles

South Africa

Sudan

Tanzania

Togo

Tunisia

Uganda

Zambia

Zimbabwe

Asia

Afghanistan

  • 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

  • Qal'at al-Bahrain - Ancient Harbour and Capital of Dilmun

Bangladesh

Cambodia

China

India


Indonesia

Iran

Iraq

Israel

Japan

Jordan

Kazakhstan

Kyrgyzstan

Laos

Lebanon

Malaysia

Mongolia

  • 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

North Korea

Oman

Pakistan

Philippines

Saudi Arabia

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

South Korea

Sri Lanka

Syria

Tajikistan

Thailand

Turkmenistan

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

United Arab Emirates

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

Uzbekistan

Vietnam

Yemen

Europe

Albania

Andorra

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

Armenia

  • 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)

Austria

  • 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

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

Belarus

Belgium

See also: France

Bosnia and Herzegovina

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

Bulgaria

Croatia

Cyprus

  • 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

Denmark

Estonia

Finland

France

Georgia

Germany

Greece

  • 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

Iceland

Ireland

Italy

Latvia

Lithuania

Luxembourg

  • City of Luxembourg: its Old Quarters and Fortifications

Macedonia

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

Malta

Moldova

Montenegro

Netherlands

Norway

Poland

Portugal

Romania

Russia

San Marino

Serbia

Slovakia

Slovenia

  • Skocjan Caves near Divača
  • Prehistoric Pile Dwellings around the Alps (Switzerland, Austria, France, Germany, Italy, Slovenia)

Spain

Sweden

Switzerland


Turkey

Ukraine

  • Kiev: Saint Sophia Cathedral and Related Monastic Buildings, Kyiv-Pechersk Lavra
  • Lviv - the Ensemble of the Historic Center
  • Struve Geodetic Arc
  • Primeval Beech Forests of the Carpathians
  • Residence of Bukovinian and Dalmatia Metropolitans

United Kingdom

Durdle Door on the Jurassic Coast
Harlech Castle

Vatican City

North America

Barbados

Belize

Bermuda

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

Canada

Moraine Lake, Banff National Park

Costa Rica

Cuba

Curaçao

  • Historic Area of Willemstad, Inner City and Harbour

Dominica

Dominican Republic

El Salvador

Greenland

Guatemala

Haiti

  • National History Park - Citadel, Sans Souci, Ramiers

Honduras

Mexico

Nicaragua

Panama

Puerto Rico

See USA.

Saint Kitts and Nevis

Saint Lucia

  • Pitons Management Area

United States of America

Oceania

Australia

Kiribati

Phoenix Islands Protected Area

Marshall Islands

  • Bikini Atoll, nuclear tests site

New Caledonia

  • Lagoons of New Caledonia

New Zealand

Papua New Guinea

Pitcairn Islands

Solomon Islands

Vanuatu

  • Chief Roi Mata’s Domain

South America

Argentina


Bolivia


Brazil

Chile

Colombia

Ecuador

Paraguay

Peru

Suriname

  • Central Suriname Nature Reserve
  • Historic Inner City of Paramaribo

Uruguay

Venezuela

Delisted Sites

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

This travel topic is an outline and should either be merged into an appropriate parent topic or else developed further. It has a template, but there is not enough information present for it to be of real use. It was last edited on 2011-10-22 and will be merged or deleted if not modified for one year. Please plunge forward and rescue it!

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