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.
Mausoleum of Khoja Ahmed Yasawi, 2003
Petroglyphs within the Archaeological Landscape of Tamgaly 2004
Saryarka — Steppe and Lakes of Northern Kazakhstan, 2008
Sulaiman-Too Sacred Mountain, 2009
Proto-urban Site of Sarazm, 2010
Tajik National Park (Mountains of the Pamirs), 2013
State Historical and Cultural Park “Ancient Merv”, 1999
Parthian Fortresses of Nisa, 2007
Itchan Kala, Khiva, 1990
Historic Centre of Bukhara, 1993
Historic Centre of Shakhrisyabz, 2000
Samarkand – Crossroad of Cultures, 2001
Cross-Border UNESCO World Heritage Sites
Western Tien-Shan, 2016
Mountain range of exceptional beauty and rich biodiversity located in Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, and Uzbekistan.
Silk Roads: the Routes Network of Chang’an-Tianshan Corridor, 2014
A network of 33 sites in China, Kazakhstan, & Kyrgyzstan.
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