World Heritage Sites

A UNESCO World Heritage Site is a specific site (such as a forest, mountain range, lake, desert, building, complex, or city) that has been nominated for the international World Heritage program administered by UNESCO.

The program aims to catalogue, name, and preserve sites of outstanding importance, either cultural or natural, to the common heritage of humankind (exact criteria). Listed sites can obtain funds from the World Heritage Fund under certain conditions. The program was founded with the Convention Concerning the Protection of World Cultural and Natural Heritage that was adopted by the General Conference of UNESCO on 16 November 1972.

As of 2003, a total of 754 sites have been included in the list.

Table of contents
1 List of World Heritage Sites
1.1 Afghanistan
1.2 Albania
1.3 Algeria
1.4 Argentina
1.5 Argentina/Brazil
1.6 Armenia
1.7 Australia
1.8 Austria
1.9 Austria/Hungary
1.10 Azerbaijan
1.11 Bangladesh
1.12 Belarus
1.13 Belarus/Poland
1.14 Belgium
1.15 Belize
1.16 Benin
1.17 Bermuda
1.18 Bolivia
1.19 Botswana
1.20 Brazil
1.21 Bulgaria
1.22 Cambodia
1.23 Cameroon
1.24 Canada
1.25 Central African Republic
1.26 Chile
1.27 China
1.28 Colombia
1.29 Costa Rica
1.30 Costa Rica/Panama
1.31 Côte d'Ivoire
1.32 Croatia
1.33 Cuba
1.34 Cyprus
1.35 Czech Republic
1.36 Democratic Republic of the Congo
1.37 Denmark
1.38 Dominica
1.39 Dominican Republic
1.40 Ecuador
1.41 Egypt
1.42 El Salvador
1.43 Estonia
1.44 Ethiopia
1.45 Finland
1.46 France
1.47 France/Spain
1.48 Georgia
1.49 Gambia
1.50 Germany
1.51 Ghana
1.52 Greece
1.53 Guatemala
1.54 Guinea and Côte d'Ivoire
1.55 Haiti
1.56 Holy See
1.57 Honduras
1.58 Hungary
1.59 Hungary and Slovakia
1.60 India
1.61 Indonesia
1.62 Iran
1.63 Iraq
1.64 Ireland
1.65 Israel
1.66 Italy
1.67 Italy/Holy See
1.68 Japan
1.69 Jerusalem
1.70 Jordan
1.71 Kazakhstan
1.72 Kenya
1.73 Lao People's Democratic Republic
1.74 Latvia
1.75 Lebanon
1.76 Libyan Arab Jamahiriya
1.77 Lithuania
1.78 Lithuania / Russian Federation
1.79 Luxembourg
1.80 The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia
1.81 Madagascar
1.82 Malawi
1.83 Malaysia
1.84 Mali
1.85 Malta
1.86 Mauritania
1.87 Mexico
1.88 Mongolia / Russian Federation
1.89 Morocco
1.90 Mozambique
1.91 Nepal
1.92 Netherlands and Netherlands Antilles
1.93 New Zealand
1.94 Nicaragua
1.95 Niger
1.96 Nigeria
1.97 Norway
1.98 Oman
1.99 Pakistan
1.100 Panama
1.101 Paraguay
1.102 Peru
1.103 Philippines
1.104 Poland
1.105 Portugal
1.106 Republic of Korea
1.107 Romania
1.108 Russian Federation
1.109 Senegal
1.110 Serbia and Montenegro
1.111 Seychelles
1.112 Slovakia
1.113 Slovenia
1.114 Solomon Islands
1.115 South Africa
1.116 Spain
1.117 Sri Lanka
1.118 Sudan
1.119 Suriname
1.120 Sweden
1.121 Switzerland
1.122 Syria
1.123 Tanzania
1.124 Thailand
1.125 Tunisia
1.126 Turkey
1.127 Turkmenistan
1.128 Uganda
1.129 Ukraine
1.130 United Kingdom
1.131 United States of America
1.132 Uruguay
1.133 Uzbekistan
1.134 Venezuela
1.135 Viet Nam
1.136 Yemen
1.137 Zimbabwe
2 See also
3 External links

List of World Heritage Sites

Afghanistan

Albania

Algeria

Argentina

Argentina/Brazil

  • Jesuit Missions of the Guaranis

Armenia

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

Australia

Austria

Austria/Hungary

  • Cultural Landscape of Fertö/Neusiedlersee

Azerbaijan

Bangladesh

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

Belarus

Belarus/Poland

Belgium

  • Belfries of Flanders and Wallonia
  • Flemish Béguinages
  • Grand-Place, Brussels
  • Historic Centre of Bruges
  • Major Town Houses of the Architect Victor Horta (Brussels): Hôtel Tassel, Hôtel Solvay, Hôtel van Eetvelde, Maison and Atelier Horta
  • Neolithic Flint Mines at Spiennes (Mons)
  • Notre-Dame Cathedral in Tournai
  • The Four Lifts on the Canal du Centre and their Environs, La Louvière and Le Roeulx (Hainault)

Belize

  • Belize Barrier Reef Reserve System

Benin

Bermuda

  • Historic Town of St George and Related Fortifications, Bermuda

Bolivia

Botswana

  • Tsodilo

Brazil

  • Atlantic Forest Southeast Reserves
  • Brasilia
  • Brazilian Atlantic Islands: Fernando de Noronha and Atol das Rocas Reserves
  • Cerrado Protected Areas: Chapada dos Veadeiros and Emas National Parks
  • Discovery Coast Atlantic Forest Reserves
  • Historic Centre of Sao Luis
  • Historic Centre of Salvador de Bahia
  • Historic Centre of the Town of Diamantina
  • Historic Centre of the Town of Goias
  • Historic Centre of the Town of Olinda
  • Historic Town of Ouro Preto
  • Iguacu National Park
  • Jau National Park
  • Pantanal Conservation Area
  • Sanctuary of Bom Jesus do Congonhas
  • Serra da Capivara National Park

Bulgaria

  • Ancient City of Nessebar
  • Boyana Church
  • Madara Rider
  • Pirin National Park
  • Rila Monastery
  • Rock-hewn Churches of Ivanovo
  • Srebarna Nature Reserve
  • Thracian tomb of Kazanlak
  • Thracian tomb of Sveshtari

Cambodia

Cameroon

  • Dja Faunal Reserve

Canada

Central African Republic

  • Manovo-Gounda St. Floris National Park

Chile

China

  • The Great Wall (1987)
  • Mount Taishan, Shandong province (1987)
  • Imperial Palace of the Ming and Qing Dynasties, in Beijing (1987)
  • Mogao Caves, in Dunhuang, Gansu proivince (1987)
  • Mausoleum of the First Qin Emperor in Xi'an, Shaanxi province (1987)
  • Peking Man Site at Zhoukoudian, Beijing Municipality (1987)
  • Mount Huangshan, Anhui province (1990)
  • Jiuzhaigou Valley Scenic and Historic Interest Area, Sichuan province (1992)
  • Huanglong Scenic and Historic Interest Area, Sichuan province (1992)
  • Wulingyuan Scenic and Historic Interest Area, Hunan province (1992)
  • Mountain Resort and its Outlying Temples, Chengde, Hebei province (1994)
  • Temple and Cemetery of Confucius, and the Kong Family Mansion in Qufu, Shandong province (1994)
  • Ancient Building Complex in the Wudang Mountains, Hubei province (1994)
  • Historic Ensemble of the Potala Palace, Lhasa, Tibet (1994, 2000, 2001)
  • Lushan National Park, Jiangxi province (1996)
  • Mount Emei Scenic Area, including Leshan Giant Buddha Scenic Area in Sichuan province (1996)
  • Old Town of Lijiang, Yunnan province (1997)
  • Ancient City of Ping Yao, Shanxi province (1997)
  • Classical Gardens of Suzhou, Jiangsu province (1997, 2000)
  • Summer Palace, an Imperial Garden in Beijing (1998)
  • Temple of Heaven: an Imperial Sacrificial Altar in Beijing (1998)
  • Mount Wuyi, Fujian province (1999)
  • Dazu Rock Carvings, Sichuan province (1999)
  • Mount Qincheng and the Dujiangyan Irrigation System, Sichuan province (2000)
  • Ancient Villages in Southern Anhui - Xidi and Hongcun (2000)
  • Longmen Grottoes, near Luoyang, Henan province (2000)
  • Imperial Tombs of the Ming and Qing Dynasties (2000)
  • Yungang Grottoes, in Datong, Shanxi province (2001)
  • Three Parallel Rivers of Yunnan Protected Areas (2003)

Colombia

Costa Rica

  • Area de Conservación Guanacaste
  • Cocos Island National Park

Costa Rica/Panama

  • Talamanca Range-La Amistad Reserves/ La Amistad National Park

Côte d'Ivoire

  • Comoé National Park
  • Taï National Park

Croatia

Cuba

Cyprus

  • Choirokoitia
  • Painted Churches in the Troodos Region
  • Paphos

Czech Republic

Democratic Republic of the Congo

  • Garamba National Park
  • Kahuzi-Biega National Park
  • Okapi Wildlife Reserve
  • Salonga National Park
  • Virunga National Park

Denmark

Dominica

  • Morne Trois Pitons National Park

Dominican Republic

Ecuador

Egypt

El Salvador

  • Joya de Ceren Archaeological Site

Estonia

Ethiopia

  • Aksum
  • Fasil Ghebbi, Gondar Region
  • Lower Valley of the Awash
  • Lower Valley of the Omo
  • Rock-hewn Churches, Lalibela
  • Simien National Park
  • Tiya

Finland

France

France/Spain

Georgia

  • Bagrati Cathedral and Gelati Monastery
  • City-Museum Reserve of Mtskheta
  • Upper Svaneti

Gambia

  • James Island and Related Sites

Germany

Ghana

  • Asante Traditional Buildings
  • Forts and Castles, Volta, Greater Accra, Central and Western Regions

Greece

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

Guatemala

Guinea and Côte d'Ivoire

  • Mount Nimba Mount Nimba Strict Nature Reserve

Haiti

  • National History Park -- Citadel, Sans-Souci, Ramiers

Holy See

Honduras

  • Maya Site of Copan
  • Rio Platano Biosphere Reserve

Hungary

  • Budapest, the Banks of the Danube and the Buda Castle Quarter
  • Hollokö
  • Hortobágy National Park
  • Millenary Benedictine Monastery of Pannonhalma and its Natural Environment
  • Pécs (Sopianae) Early Christian Cemetery
  • Tokaji Wine Region Cultural Landscape

Hungary and Slovakia

  • Caves of the Aggtelek and Slovak Karst

India

Indonesia

  • Borobudur Temple Compounds
  • Komodo National Park
  • Lorentz National Park
  • Prambanan Temple Compounds
  • Sangiran Early Man Site
  • Ujung Kulon National Park

Iran

Iraq

Ireland

Israel

Italy

Italy/Holy See

Japan

Jerusalem

(The Old City of Jerusalem is within East Jerusalem, which has been under Israeli control since 1967, but is not recognized as Israeli territory by the UN and many countries. The site was proposed as a World Heritage site in 1981 by Jordan, which withdrew its claims to the city in 1988.)

Jordan

Kazakhstan

Kenya

Lao People's Democratic Republic

Latvia

Lebanon

Libyan Arab Jamahiriya

Lithuania

Lithuania / Russian Federation

  • Curonian Spit

Luxembourg

The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia

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

Madagascar

  • The Royal Hill of Ambohimanga
  • Tsingy de Bemaraha Strict Nature Reserve

Malawi

  • Lake Malawi National Park

Malaysia

  • Gunung Mulu National Park
  • Kinabalu Park

Mali

Malta

Mauritania

  • Ancient Ksour of Ouadane, Chinguetti, Tichitt and Oualata
  • Banc d'Arguin National Park

Mexico

Mongolia / Russian Federation

  • Uvs Nuur Basin

Morocco

Mozambique

  • Island of Mozambique

Nepal

Netherlands and Netherlands Antilles

New Zealand

  • New Zealand Sub-Antarctic Islands (Snares Islands, Bounty Islands, Antipodes Islands, Auckland Islands, and Campbell Islands)
  • Te Wahipounamu - South West New Zealand (Aoraki/Mount Cook National Park, Westland/Tai Poutini National Park, Mount Aspiring National Park, Fiordland National Park)
  • Tongariro National Park

Nicaragua

  • Ruins of León Viejo

Niger

  • Air and Ténéré Natural Reserves
  • W National Park of Niger

Nigeria

  • Sukur Cultural Landscape

Norway

Oman

Pakistan

Panama

Paraguay

  • Jesuit Missions of La Santisima Trinidad de Parana and Jesus de Tavarangue

Peru

Philippines

  • Baroque Churches of the Philippines
  • Historic Town of Vigan
  • Puerto-Princesa Subterranean River National Park
  • Rice Terraces of the Philippine Cordilleras
  • Tubbataha Reef Marine Park

Poland

Portugal

Republic of Korea

Romania

Russian Federation

Senegal

  • Djoudj National Bird Sanctuary
  • Island of Gorée
  • Island of Saint-Louis
  • Niokolo-Koba National Park

Serbia and Montenegro

Seychelles

  • Aldabra Atoll
  • Vallée de Mai Nature Reserve

Slovakia

  • Banska Stiavnica
  • Bardejov Town Conservation Reserve
  • Spišský Hrad and its Associated Cultural Monuments
  • Vlkolinec

Slovenia

  • Skocjan Caves

Solomon Islands

  • East Rennell

South Africa

Spain

Sri Lanka

Sudan

  • Gebel Barkal and the Sites of the Napatan Region

Suriname

Sweden

Switzerland

Syria

Tanzania

Thailand

Tunisia

Turkey

Turkmenistan

Uganda

Ukraine

  • Kiev: Saint-Sophia Cathedral and Related Monastic Buildings, Kiev-Pechersk Lavra
  • L'viv - the Ensemble of the Historic Centre

United Kingdom

United States of America

Uruguay

  • Historic Quarter of the City of Colonia del Sacramento

Uzbekistan

Venezuela

Viet Nam

Yemen

Zimbabwe

See also

External links


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