Asia UNESCO World Heritage Sites

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This is a complete list of Asia UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Click on them for a detailed trip report. Not every site is covered yet but this will be somewhere in the future! Note that tentative sites are not included in this list. Have you visited any of the Asian UNESCO sites then please leave a comment on this page.

Afghanistan

  • Minaret and Archaeological Remains of Jam
  • Cultural Landscape and Archaeological Remains of the Bamiyan Valley

Armenia

  • Monasteries of Haghpat and Sanahin
  • Cathedral and Churches of Echmiatsin and the Archaeological Site of Zvartnots
  • Monastery of Geghard and the Upper Azat Valley

Azerbaijan

  • Walled City of Baku with the Shirvanshah’s Palace and Maiden Tower
  • Gobustan Rock Art Cultural Landscape
  • Historic Centre of Sheki with the Khan’s Palace
If you are visiting Asia then make sure to read also:
Complete Asia Travel Guide

Bahrain

Bangladesh

  • Historic Mosque City of Bagerhat
  • Ruins of the Buddhist Vihara at Paharpur
  • The Sundarbans

Cambodia

China

Democratic People’s Republic of Korea

Georgia

  • Gelati Monastery
  • Historical Monuments of Mtskheta
  • Upper Svaneti
If you are visiting Asia then make sure to read also:
Complete Asia Travel Guide

India

  • Agra Fort
  • Ajanta Caves
  • Ellora Caves
  • Taj Mahal
  • Group of Monuments at Mahabalipuram
  • Sun Temple, Konârak
  • Kaziranga National Park
  • Keoladeo National Park
  • Manas Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Churches and Convents of Goa
  • Fatehpur Sikri
  • Group of Monuments at Hampi
  • Khajuraho Group of Monuments
  • Elephanta Caves
  • Great Living Chola Temples
  • Group of Monuments at Pattadakal
  • Sundarbans National Park
  • Nanda Devi and Valley of Flowers National Parks
  • Buddhist Monuments at Sanchi
  • Humayun’s Tomb, Delhi
  • Qutb Minar and its Monuments, Delhi
  • Mountain Railways of India
  • Mahabodhi Temple Complex at Bodh Gaya
  • Rock Shelters of Bhimbetka
  • Champaner-Pavagadh Archaeological Park
  • Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus (formerly Victoria Terminus)
  • Red Fort Complex
  • The Jantar Mantar, Jaipur
  • Western Ghats
  • Hill Forts of Rajasthan
  • Great Himalayan National Park Conservation Area
  • Rani-ki-Vav (the Queen’s Stepwell) at Patan, Gujarat
  • Archaeological Site of Nalanda Mahavihara at Nalanda, Bihar
  • Khangchendzonga National Park
  • The Architectural Work of Le Corbusier, an Outstanding Contribution to the Modern Movement
  • Historic City of Ahmadabad
  • Victorian Gothic and Art Deco Ensembles of Mumbai
  • Jaipur City, Rajasthan

Indonesia

Iran (Islamic Republic of)

  • Meidan Emam, Esfahan
  • Persepolis
  • Tchogha Zanbil
  • Takht-e Soleyman
  • Bam and its Cultural Landscape
  • Pasargadae
  • Soltaniyeh
  • Bisotun
  • Armenian Monastic Ensembles of Iran
  • Shushtar Historical Hydraulic System
  • Sheikh Safi al-din Khānegāh and Shrine Ensemble in Ardabil
  • Tabriz Historic Bazaar Complex
  • The Persian Garden
  • Gonbad-e Qābus
  • Masjed-e Jāmé of Isfahan
  • Golestan Palace
  • Shahr-i Sokhta
  • Cultural Landscape of Maymand
  • Susa
  • Lut Desert
  • The Persian Qanat
  • Historic City of Yazd
  • Sassanid Archaeological Landscape of Fars Region
  • Hyrcanian Forests

Iraq

  • Hatra
  • Ashur (Qal’at Sherqat)
  • Samarra Archaeological City
  • Erbil Citadel
  • The Ahwar of Southern Iraq: Refuge of Biodiversity and the Relict Landscape of the Mesopotamian Cities
  • Babylon

Israel

Japan

  • Buddhist Monuments in the Horyu-ji Area
  • Himeji-jo
  • Shirakami-Sanchi
  • Yakushima
  • Historic Monuments of Ancient Kyoto (Kyoto, Uji and Otsu Cities)
  • Historic Villages of Shirakawa-go and Gokayama
  • Hiroshima Peace Memorial (Genbaku Dome)
  • Itsukushima Shinto Shrine
  • Historic Monuments of Ancient Nara
  • Shrines and Temples of Nikko
  • Gusuku Sites and Related Properties of the Kingdom of Ryukyu
  • Sacred Sites and Pilgrimage Routes in the Kii Mountain Range
  • Shiretoko
  • Iwami Ginzan Silver Mine and its Cultural Landscape
  • Hiraizumi – Temples, Gardens and Archaeological Sites Representing the Buddhist Pure Land
  • Ogasawara Islands
  • Fujisan, sacred place and source of artistic inspiration
  • Tomioka Silk Mill and Related Sites
  • Sites of Japan’s Meiji Industrial Revolution: Iron and Steel, Shipbuilding and Coal Mining
  • The Architectural Work of Le Corbusier, an Outstanding Contribution to the Modern Movement
  • Sacred Island of Okinoshima and Associated Sites in the Munakata Region
  • Hidden Christian Sites in the Nagasaki Region
  • Mozu-Furuichi Kofun Group: Mounded Tombs of Ancient Japan

Jordan

Kazakhstan

  • Mausoleum of Khoja Ahmed Yasawi
  • Petroglyphs within the Archaeological Landscape of Tamgaly
  • Saryarka – Steppe and Lakes of Northern Kazakhstan
  • Silk Roads: the Routes Network of Chang’an-Tianshan Corridor
  • Western Tien-Shan

Kyrgyzstan

  • Sulaiman-Too Sacred Mountain
  • Silk Roads: the Routes Network of Chang’an-Tianshan Corridor
  • Western Tien-Shan

Lao People’s Democratic Republic

  • Town of Luang Prabang
  • Vat Phou and Associated Ancient Settlements within the Champasak Cultural Landscape
  • Megalithic Jar Sites in Xiengkhuang – Plain of Jars

Lebanon

  • Anjar
  • Baalbek
  • Byblos
  • Tyre
  • Ouadi Qadisha (the Holy Valley) and the Forest of the Cedars of God (Horsh Arz el-Rab)

Malaysia

  • Gunung Mulu National Park
  • Kinabalu Park
  • Melaka and George Town, Historic Cities of the Straits of Malacca
  • Archaeological Heritage of the Lenggong Valley

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