UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Central Asia

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Posted on: 11 January 2022

UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Central Asia

Central Asia has amazing places of important cultural value that was recognized by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). Here we present the list of the UNESCO World Heritage sites located in one or several Central Asian countries, with its date of inscription.Central Asia UNESCO World Heritage Sites


Mausoleum of Khoja Ahmed Yasawi, 2003Central Asia, UNESCO Heritage, Kazakhstan

Petroglyphs within the Archaeological Landscape of Tamgaly 2004Central Asia Unesco World Heritage site, Kazakhstan, Tamgaly

Saryarka — Steppe and Lakes of Northern Kazakhstan, 2008

Kazakhstan, UNESCO World Heritage Site


Sulaiman-Too Sacred Mountain, 2009

Kyrgyzstan,UNESCO heritage, Central Asia


Proto-urban Site of Sarazm, 2010Sarezm, Tajikistan- UNESCO World heritage

Tajik National Park (Mountains of the Pamirs), 2013 Tajikistan, UNESCO World Heritage


State Historical and Cultural Park “Ancient Merv”, 1999 Turkmenistan, UNESCO World Heritage

Kunya-Urgench, 2005Turkmenistan, UNESCO World Heritage, Central Asia

Parthian Fortresses of Nisa, 2007Turkmenistan UNESCO site, Nisa, Central Asia



Itchan Kala, Khiva, 1990 Khiva, Uzbekistan UNESCO World Heritage

Historic Centre of Bukhara, 1993Uzbekistan, UNESCO World Heritage site, Central Asia

Historic Centre of Shakhrisyabz, 2000Shakhrisyabz, Uzbekistan, UNESCO Heritage, Central Asia

Samarkand – Crossroad of Cultures, 2001

Central Asia UNESCO heritage, Samarkand


Cross-Border UNESCO World Heritage Sites

Western Tien-Shan, 2016

Mountain range of exceptional beauty and rich biodiversity located in Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, and Uzbekistan. UNESCO Heritage, Tian Shan, Central Asia

Silk Roads: the Routes Network of Chang’an-Tianshan Corridor, 2014

A network of 33 sites in China, Kazakhstan, & Kyrgyzstan.

Central Asia, Unesco World Heritage Sites

Central Asia World Heritage SitesCentral Asia has a rich cultural heritage which is reflected in its millennia-old history. To experience the cultural legacy of this region check out our group tours or send us a request for your custom private tour. Keep up with our blog to get to know the intangible heritage of Central Asia.

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