World Heritage Sites

World Heritage Sites

Iran has been a member of World Heritage Sites of UNESCO since 1978, with 12 sites has been already registered and 57 sites are tentative candidates.

  • Site Name Entered
  • Chogha Zanbil 1979
  • Meidan Emam, Esfahan 1979
  • Persepolis 1979
  • Takht-e Soleyman 2003
  • Bam and its Cultural Landscape 2004
  • Pasargadae 2004
  • Soltaniyeh 2005
  • Bisotun 2006
  • The Armenian Monastic Ensembles in Iran 2008
  • Shushtar, Historical Hydraulic System 2009
  • Tabriz Historic Bazaar Complex 2010
  • Sheikh Safi al-Din Khanegah and Shrine Ensemble in Ardabil 2010
  • Tentative Site list of Iran
  • Alisadr Cave
  • Arasbaran Protected Area
  • Bagh-e Fin (Fin Garden), Kashan
  • Bastam and Kharghan
  • Bazaar of Qaisariye in Laar
  • Cultural Landscape of Alamout
  • Damavand
  • Firuzabad Ensemble
  • Ghaznavi- Seljukian Axis in Khorasan
  • Golestan National Park
  • Hamoun Lake
  • Hegmataneh
  • Historic ensemble of Qasr-e Shirin
  • Historic Monument of Kangavar
  • Historic-Natural Axis of Isfahan City
  • Historical Ensemble of Qasr-e Shirin
  • Hyrcanian Forest (Caspian Forest)
  • Jame' (Congregational) Mosque of Esfahan
  • Jiroft
  • Kaboud Mosque
  • Kerman Historical-Cultural Structure
  • Khabr National Park and Ruchun Wildlife Refuge
  • Khorramabad Valley
  • Kuh-e Khuaja
  • Lut Desert (the vicinity of Shahdad)
  • Mangrove Forest (Harra Reserve)
  • Nasqsh-e Rostam and Naqsh-e Rajab
  • Persepolis and other relevant buildings
  • Qanats of Gonabad
  • Qeshm Island
  • Sabalan
  • Shahr-e Sukhteh
  • Shush
  • Silk Route (Also as Silk Road)
  • Susa
  • Tape Sialk
  • Taq-e Bostan
  • Tehran Historical – Cultural Axis (Golestan Palace)
  • The Collection of Historical Bridges
  • The Complex of Handmade Settlements in Iran (Maymand Village)
  • The Complex of Izadkhast
  • The Cultural Landscape of Uramanat
  • The Cultural-Natural Landscape of Ramsar
  • The Ensemble of Historical Sassanian Cities in Fars Province (Bishabpur, Firouzabad, Sarvestan)
  • The Historical City of Masouleh
  • The Historical City of Maybod
  • The Historical Port of Siraf
  • The Historical Structure of Yazd
  • The Historical Texture of Damghan
  • The Historical Village of Abyaneh
  • The Historical–Cultural Axis of Fin, Sialk, Kashan
  • The Natural-Historical Landscape of Izeh
  • The Sepulcher Towers (Gonbad-e Ghabous)
  • The Zandiyeh Ensemble of Fars Province
  • Touran Biosphere Reserve
  • Tous Cultural Landscape
  • Zozan