List of World Heritage Sites in Asia and Australasia

This is a list of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Asia, Australia and the Pacific (Australia). Several countries from the European list are repeated here (Turkey, Azerbaijan, Armenia and Georgia) as well as the Asian parts of Russia and Pitcairn Islands.

flagicon|Afghanistan Afghanistan

*Cultural Landscape and Archaeological Remains of the Bamyan Valley
*Minaret and Archaeological Remains of Jam

flagicon|Armenia Armenia (also under Europe)

*Monasteries of Haghpat and Sanahin (1996, 2000)
*Cathedral and Churches of Echmiatsin and the Archaeological Site of Zvartnots (2000)
*Monastery of Geghard and the Upper Azat Valley (2000)

flagicon|Azerbaijan Azerbaijan (also under Europe)

*Walled City of Baku
*Gobustan Rock Art Cultural Landscape

flagicon|Australia Australia

*Australian Fossil Mammal Sites (Riversleigh/Naracoorte)
*Central Eastern Rainforest Reserves
*Fraser Island
*Great Barrier Reef
*Greater Blue Mountains Area
*Heard and McDonald Islands
*Kakadu National Park
*Lord Howe Island
*Macquarie Island
*Purnululu National Park
*Royal Exhibition Building and Carlton Gardens
*Shark Bay
*Sydney Opera House
*Tasmanian Wilderness
*Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
*Wet Tropics of Queensland
*Willandra Lakes Region

flagicon|Bangladesh Bangladesh

*Historic Mosque city of Bagerhat
*Ruins of the Buddhist Vihara at Paharpur
*The Sundarbans

flagicon|Bahrain Bahrain

*Qal'at al-Bahrain Archaeological Site

flagicon|Cambodia Cambodia

*Angkor (1992)
*Temple of Preah Vihear (2008)

flagicon|PRC China

*The Great Wall (1987)
*Mount Taishan, Shandong province (1987)
*Imperial Palaces of the Ming and Qing Dynasties in Beijing (the Forbidden City) (1987) and Shenyang (Mukden Palace) (2004)
*Mogao Caves, 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 in 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, including the Jokhang Temple and Norbulingka, Lhasa, Tibet (1994, 2000, 2001)
*Lushan National Park, Jiangxi province (1996)
*Mount Emei Scenic Area, including Leshan Giant Buddha Scenic Area, 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, Chongqing municipality (1999)
*Mount Qingcheng and the Dujiangyan Irrigation System, Sichuan province (2000)
*Ancient Villages in Southern Anhui - Xidi and Hongcun (2000)
*Longmen Grottoes, Luoyang, Henan province (2000)
*Imperial Tombs of the Ming and Qing Dynasties, including the Ming Dynasty Tombs and the Ming Xiaoling Mausoleum (2000, 2003, 2004)
*Yungang Grottoes, Datong, Shanxi province (2001)
*Three Parallel Rivers of Yunnan Protected Areas (2003)
*Capital Cities and Tombs of the Ancient Koguryo Kingdom, Jilin and Liaoning provinces (2004)
*Historic Centre of Macau (2005)
*Sichuan Giant Panda Sanctuaries (2006)
*Yin Xu, Henan province (2006)
*Kaiping Diaolou and Villages, Guangdong province (2007)
*South China Karst, Yunnan, Guizhou and Guangxi provinces (2007)
*Fujian Tulou, Fujian province (2008)
*Sanqingshan, Jiangxi province (2008)

flagicon|France New Caledonia (France)

* The Lagoons of New Caledonia


=flagicon|Georgia Georgia (also under Europe)=

*Bagrati Cathedral in Kutaisi and Gelati Monastery
*Historical Monuments of Mtskheta
*Upper Svaneti

flagicon|India India

*Agra Fort, Agra, Uttar Pradesh
*Ajanta Caves, Maharashtra
*Basilica of Bom Jesus and other churches of Goa
*Buddhist Monuments at Sanchi, Madhya Pradesh
*Champaner-Pavagadh Archaeological Park, Gujarat
*Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus, Mumbai, Maharashtra
*Elephanta Caves, Mumbai, Maharashtra
*Ellora Caves, Maharashtra
*Fatehpur Sikri, Uttar Pradesh
*Great Living Chola Temples, Tamil Nadu
*Group of Monuments at Hampi, Karnataka
*Group of Monuments at Mahabalipuram, Tamil Nadu
*Group of Monuments at Pattadakal, Karnataka
*Humayun's Tomb, Delhi
*Kaziranga National Park, Assam
*Keoladeo National Park, Rajasthan
*Khajuraho Group of Monuments, Madhya Pradesh
*Konark Sun Temple, Konark, Orissa
*Mahabodhi Temple Complex, Bodh Gaya, Bihar
*Manas Wildlife Sanctuary, Assam
*Mountain Railways of India, Darjeeling, West Bengal
*Nanda Devi and Valley of Flowers National Park, Uttaranchal
*Nilgiri Mountain Railway [ [http://whc.unesco.org/en/news/135 NMR added as a World Heritage Site] ] , Tamil Nadu
*Qutub Minar and its monuments, Delhi
*Rock Shelters of Bhimbetka, Madhya Pradesh
*Red Fort, Delhi
*Sundarbans National Park, West Bengal
*Taj Mahal, Agra, Uttar Pradesh

flagicon|Indonesia Indonesia

*Borobudur Temple Compounds
*Komodo National Park
*Lorentz National Park
*Prambanan Temple Compounds
*Sangiran Early Man Site
*Ujung Kulon National Park
*Tropical Rainforest Heritage of Sumatra, including Gunung Leuser National Park, Kerinci Seblat National Park and Bukit Barisan Selatan National Park

flagicon|Iran Iran

*Bam and its Cultural Landscape
*Naghsh-i Jahan Square
*Pasargadae
*Persepolis
*Chogha Zanbil
*Takht-e Soleyman
*Dome of Soltaniyeh
*Bisotun
* The Armenian Monastic Ensembles in Iran: St Thaddeus and St Stepanos and the Chapel of Dzordzor (2008) [http://portal.unesco.org/en/ev.php-URL_ID=42989&URL_DO=DO_TOPIC&URL_SECTION=201.html]

Flagicon|Iraq Iraq

*Assur (Qal'at Sherqat)
*Hatra
*Samarra Archaeological City

flagicon|Israel Israel

*Baha'i Holy Places in Haifa and Western Galilee
*Biblical Tels – Tel Megiddo, Tel Hazor, Tel Be'er Sheva
*Incense Route - Desert Cities in the NegevHaluza, Mamshit, Avdat and Shivta
*Masada
*Old City of Acre
*Old City of Jerusalem "note": not officially recognized by UNESCO as within the designation for Israel.
*White City of Tel Aviv

flagicon|Japan Japan

*Horyu-ji
*Gusuku (castle) Sites and Related Properties of the Kingdom of Ryūkyū
*Himeji Castle
*Hiroshima Peace Memorial (Genbaku Dome)
*Historic Monuments of Ancient Kyoto (Kyoto, Uji and Otsu Cities)
*Historic Monuments of Ancient Nara
*Historic Villages of Shirakawa-go and Gokayama (Shirakawa-go, Gokayama)
*Itsukushima Shrine
*Iwami Ginzan Silver Mine and its Cultural Landscape
*Kii Mountain Range
*Shirakami-Sanchi
*Shiretoko Peninsula, Hokkaidō
*Nikkō
*Yakushima

flagicon|Jordan Jordan

*Petra – archaeological site
*Quseir Amra – desert castle
*Um er-Rasas (Kastrom Mefa'a) – archaeological site

flagicon|Kazakhstan Kazakhstan

*The Mausoleum of Khoja Ahmed Yasavi
*Petroglyphs within the Archaeological Landscape of Tamgaly
*Saryarqa — Steppe and Lakes of Northern Kazakhstan

flagicon|Korea, North North Korea

*Complex of Koguryo Tombs

flagicon|Korea, South South Korea

*Haeinsa Temple Janggyeong Panjeon, the Depositories for the Tripitaka Koreana Woodblocks
*Jongmyo shrine
*Seokguram Grotto and Bulguksa Temple
*Changdeokgung Palace Complex
*Hwaseong Fortress
*Gochang, Hwasun and Ganghwa Dolmen Sites
*Gyeongju Historic Areas
*Jeju Volcanic Island and Lava Tubes


=flagicon|Laos Lao People's Democratic Republic=

*Town of Luang Phrabang
*Wat Phou and Associated Ancient Settlements within the Champasak Cultural Landscape

flagicon|Lebanon Lebanon

*Anjar
*Baalbek
*Byblos
*Ouadi Qadisha (the Holy Valley) and the Forest of the Cedars of God
*Tyre

flagicon|Malaysia Malaysia

*Gunung Mulu National Park
*Kinabalu Park
*Malacca Town and George Town, historic cities of the Straits of Malacca

flagicon|Mongolia Mongolia

*Orkhon Valley Cultural Landscape
*Uvs Nuur Basin (shared with Russian Federation)

flagicon|Nepal Nepal

*Kathmandu Valley
*Lumbini, the Birthplace of the Lord Buddha
*Royal Chitwan National Park
*Sagarmatha National Park

flagicon|New Zealand 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 and Fiordland National Park)
*Tongariro National Park

flagicon|Oman Oman

*Aflaj Irrigation System of Oman
*Archaeological sites of Bat, Al-Khutm and Al-Ayn
*Bahla Fort
*The Frankincense Trail

flagicon|Pakistan Pakistan

*Archaeological Ruins at Moenjodaro
*Buddhist Ruins at Takht-i-Bahi and Neighbouring City Remains at Sahr-i-Bahlol
*Fort Lahore
*Shalimar Gardens (Lahore) in Lahore
*Historic Monuments of Thatta
*Rohtas Fort
*Taxila

flagicon|Papua New Guinea Papua New Guinea

*Kuk Early Agricultural Site

flagicon|Philippines Philippines

*Baroque Churches of the Philippines, including
**San Agustin Church, Intramuros, Manila;
**Paoay Church, Paoay, Ilocos Norte;
**Nuestra Señora de la Asuncion (Santa Maria) Church Santa Maria, Ilocos Sur;
**Santo Tomas de Villanueva (Miag-ao) Church, Miag-ao, Iloilo
*Historic Town of Vigan
*Puerto Princesa Subterranean River National Park
*Banaue Rice Terraces
*Tubbataha Reef Marine Park

flagicon|Pitcairn Islands Pitcairn Islands (UK)

*Henderson Island

flagicon|Russia Russian Federation (Asian part)

A full list of all Russian sites can be found in the list of sites in Europe.

*Central Sikhote-Alin
*Golden Mountains of Altai
*Lake Baikal
*Natural System of Wrangel Island Reserve
*Uvs Nuur Basin (shared with Mongolia)
*Volcanoes of Kamchatka
*Citadel, Ancient City and Fortress Buildings of Derbent, Dagestan (also under Europe)
*Western Caucasus (also under Europe)

flagicon|Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia

* The Archaeological Site of Al-Hijr (Madâin Sâlih) [http://portal.unesco.org/en/ev.php-URL_ID=42986&URL_DO=DO_TOPIC&URL_SECTION=201.html]

flagicon|Solomon Islands Solomon Islands

*East Rennell

flagicon|Sri Lanka Sri Lanka

*Ancient City of Polonnaruwa
*Ancient City of Sigiriya
*Golden Temple of Dambulla
*Old Town of Galle and its Fortifications
*Sacred City of Anuradhapura
*Sacred City of Kandy
*Sinharaja Forest Reserve

flagicon|Syria Syria

*Ancient City of Aleppo
*Ancient City of Bosra
*Ancient City of Damascus
*Crac des Chevaliers and Qal'at Salah El-Din
*Site of Palmyra

flagicon|Thailand Thailand

*Ban Chiang Archaeological Site
*Dong Phaya YenKhao Yai Forest Complex
*Historic City of Ayutthaya and Associated Historic Towns
*Historic Town of Sukhothai and Associated Historic Towns
*Thungyai-Huai Kha Khaeng Wildlife Sanctuaries

flagicon|Turkmenistan Turkmenistan

*Ancient Merv
*Kunya-Urgench
*Parthian Fortress of Nisa

flagicon|Uzbekistan Uzbekistan

*Historic Centre of Bukhara
*Historic Centre of Shahrisabz
*Itchan Kala in Khiva
*Samarkand - Crossroads of Cultures

flagicon|Vanuatu Vanuatu

*Chief Roi Mata’s Domain [http://whc.unesco.org/en/news/452]

flagicon|Vietnam Vietnam

*Complex of Huế Monuments
*Ha Long Bay
*Hoi An Ancient Town
*My Son Sanctuary
*Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park

flagicon|Yemen Yemen

*Historic Town of Zabid
*Old City of Sana'a
*Old Walled City of Shibam
*Socotra Archipelago

References

External links

* [http://whc.unesco.org/pg.cfm?cid=31 UNESCO World Heritage Centre] - Official site
* [http://whc.unesco.org/pg.cfm?cid=31&l=en&&&mode=table&order=region List of UNESCO World Heritage Sites] - Official site
* [http://www.vrheritage.org VRheritage.org] - documentation of World Heritage Sites
* [http://worldheritage-forum.net Worldheritage-Forum] - Information and Weblog on World Heritage Issues


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