A world heritage site is a site (natural or cultural) recognized by the international community (in the shape of the World Heritage Convention founded by the General Conference of UNESCO in 1972) as possessing universal value, and coming under a collective responsibility. A country nominates a site to the Convention, and a decision on whether to include it in the world heritage list is made by an 21-member international committee.

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Albania [Back to Top]


Argentina [Back to Top]

Los Glaciares
Iguazu National Park

Argentina and Brazil [Back to Top]

Jesuit Missions of the Guaranis: San Ignacio Mini, Santa Ana, Nuestra Senora de Loreto and Santa Maria Mayor (Argentina) ruins of Sao Miguel das Missoes (Brazil)

Australia [Back to Top]

Kakadu National Park
Great Barrier Reef
Willandra Lakes Region
Tasmanian Wilderness
Lord Howe Island Group
Australian East Coast Temperate and Sub-Tropical Rainforest Parks
Uluru National Park
Wet Tropics of Queensland
Shark Bay, Western Australia
Fraser Island

Bangladesh [Back to Top]

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

Belarus/Poland [Back to Top]

Belovezhskaya Pushcha/Bialowieza Forrest

Benin [Back to Top]

Royal Palaces of Abomey

Bolivia [Back to Top]

City of Potosi
Jesuit Missions of the Chiquitos
Historic City of Sucre

Brazil [Back to Top]

Historic town of Ouro Preto
Historic centre of the town of Olinda
Historic centre of Salvador de Bahia
Sanctuary of Bom Jesus do Congonhas
Iguacu National Park
Serra da Capivara National Park

Bulgaria [Back to Top]

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

Cambodia [Back to Top]


Cameroon [Back to Top]

Dja Faunal Reserve

Canada [Back to Top]

L'Anse aux Meadows National Historic Park
Nahanni National Park
Dinosaur Provincial Park
Anthony Island
Head-Smashed-in Buffalo Jump
Wood Buffalo National Park
Canadian Rocky Mountains Parks (Burges Shale, previously inscribed on the Wood Heritage List, is part of this site)
Quebec (historic area)
Giros Morne National Park

Canada and United States of America [Back to Top]

Kluane National Park/Wrangell-Saint Elias National Park and Preserve, and Glacier Bay National Park

Central African Republic [Back to Top]

Parc, national du Manovo-Gounda Saint Floris

China (People's Republic of) [Back to Top]

Mount Taishan
The Great Wall
Imperial Palace of the Ming and Qing Dynasties
Mogao Caves
The Mausoleum of the First Qin Emperor
Peking Man Site at Zhoukoudian
Mount Huangshan
Wulingyuan scenic and historic interest area
Jiuzhaigou Valley scenic and historic interest area
Huanglong scenic and historic area

Columbia [Back to Top]

Port, fortresses and group of monuments, Cartagena

Costa Rica/Panama [Back to Top]

Talamanca Range-La Amistad Reserves/La Amistad National Park

Cote d'Ivoire [Back to Top]

Tai National Park
Como National Park

Croatia [Back to Top]

Old city of Dubrovnik
Historical complex of Split with the Palace of Diocletian
Plitvice Lakes National Park

Cuba [Back to Top]

Old Havana and its fortifications
Trinidad and the Valley de los Ingenios

Cyprus [Back to Top]

Painted churches in the Troodos region

Czech and Slovak Federal Republics [Back to Top]

Historic centre of Prague
Historic centre of Cesky Krumlov
Historic centre of Telc

Dominican Republic [Back to Top]

Colonial city of Santo Domingo

Ecuador [Back to Top]

Galapagos Islands
City of Quito
Sangay National Park

Egypt [Back to Top]

Memphis and its necropolis - the Pyramid fields from Giza to Dahshur
Ancient Thebes with its necropolis
Nubian monuments from Abu Simbel to Philae
Islamic Cairo
Abu Mena

Ethiopia [Back to Top]

Simen National Park
Rock-hewn churches, Lalibela
Fasil Ghebbi, Gondar Region
Lower valley of the Awash
Lower valley of the Omo

Finland [Back to Top]

Old Rauma
Fortress of Suomenlinna

France [Back to Top]

Mont-Saint Michel and its bay
Chartres Cathedral
Palace and park of Versailles
Vezela, church and hill
Decorated grottoes of the Vezere Valley
Palace and park of Fontainebleau
Chateau and estate of Chambord
Amiens Cathedral
The Roman theatre and its surroundings and the Triumphal Arch of Orange
Roman and romanesque monuments of Aries
Cistercian abbey of Fontenay
Royal Saltworks of Arc-et-Senans
Place Stanislas, Place de la Carriere and Place d'Alliance in Nancy
Church of Saint-Savin sur Gartempe
Cape Girolata, Cape Porto and Scandola Nature Reserve in Corsica
Pont du Gard (Roman aqueduct)
Strasbourg - Grande Ile
Paris, banks of the Seine
Cathedral of Notre-Dame, former Abbey of Saint-Remi and Tau Palace, Cathedral of Reims
Bourges Cathedral

Germany [Back to Top]

Aachen Cathedral
Speyer Cathedral
Wurzburg Residence with the court gardens and Residence Square
Pilgrimage church of Wies
The Castles of Augustusburg and Falkenlust at Bruhl
St. Mary's Cathedral and St. Michael's Church at Hildesheim
Roman monuments, cathedral and Liebfrauen-Church in Trier
Hanseatic city of Lubeck
Palaces and parks of Potsdam and Berlin
Abbey and Altenmunster of Lorsch
Mines of Rammelsberg and the historic town of Goslar

Ghana [Back to Top]

Forts and castles, Volta, Greater Accra, Central and Western Regions
Ashante traditional buildings

Greece [Back to Top]

Temple of Apollo Epicurius at Bassae
Archaeological site of Delphi
The Acropolis, Athens
Mount Athos
Paleochristian and Byzantine monuments of Thessalonika
Archaeological site of Epidaurus
Mediaeval city of Rhodes
Archaeological site of Olympia
Monasteries of Daphni, Hossios Lukas, and Nea Moni of Chios
Pythagoreion and Heraion of Samos

Guatemala [Back to Top]

Tikal National Park
Antigua Guatemala
Archaeological park and ruins of Quirigua

Guinea and Cote d'Ivoire [Back to Top]

Mount Nimba Strict Nature Reserve

Haiti [Back to Top]

National History Park - Citadel, Sans Souci, Ramiers

Holy See [Back to Top]

Vatican City

Honduras [Back to Top]

Maya site of Copan
Rio Platano Biosphere Reserve

Hungary [Back to Top]

Budapest, the banks of the Danube with the district of Buda Castle

India [Back to Top]

Ajanta Caves
Ellora Caves
Agra Fort
Taj Mahal
The Sun Temple, Konarak
Group of monuments at Mahabalipuram
Kaziranga National Park
Manas Wildlife Sanctuary
Keoladeo National Park
Churches and convents of Goa
Khajuraho group of monuments
Group of monuments at Hampi
Fatehpur Sikri
Group of monuments at Pattadakal
Elephanta Caves
Brihadisvara Temple, Thanjavur
Sundarbans National Park
Nanda Devi National Park
Buddhist monuments at Sanchi

Indonesia [Back to Top]

Komodo National Park
Ujung Kulon National Park
Borobudur Temple compound
Prambanan Temple compound

Iran [Back to Top]

Tchogha Zanbil
Meidan Emam, Esafahan

Iraq [Back to Top]


Italy [Back to Top]

Rock Drawings in Valcamonica
The Church and Dominican convent of Santa Maria delle Grazie with 'The Last Supper' by Leonardo da Vinci
Historic centre of Florence
Venice and its lagoon
Piazza del Duomo, Pisa
Historic centre of San Gimignano

Italy/Holy See (each according to its jurisdiction) [Back to Top]

Historic Centre of Rome, the properties of the Holy See in that city enjoying extraterritorial rights, and San Paolo fuori la Mura

Jordan [Back to Top]

Old City of Jerusalem and its walls
Quseir Amra

Lebanon [Back to Top]


Libyan Arab Jamahiriya [Back to Top]

Archaeological site of Leptis Magna
Archaeological site of Sabratha
Archaeological site of Cyrene
Rock-art sites of Tadrart Acacus
Old town of Ghadames

Madagascar [Back to Top]

Tsingy Bemaraha Strict Nature Reserve

Malawi [Back to Top]

Lake Malawi National Park

Mali [Back to Top]

Old towns of Djenne
Cliff of Bandiagara (Land of the Dogons)

Malta [Back to Top]

Hal Saflieni Hypogeum
City of Valetta
Megalithic temples of Malta

Mauritania [Back to Top]

Banc d'Arguin National Park

Mexico [Back to Top]

Sian Ka'an
Pre-Hispanic city and national park of Palenque
Historic centre of Mexico City and Xochimilco
Pre-Hispanic city of Teotihuacan
Historic centre of Oaxaca and archaeological site of Monte Alban
Historic centre of Puebla
Historic town of Guanajuato and adjacent mines
Pre-Hispanic city of Chichen-Itza
Historic centre of Morelia
El Tajin, Pre-Hispanic City

Morocco [Back to Top]

Medina of Fez
Medina of Marrakesh
Ksar of Ait-Ben-Haddou

Mozambique [Back to Top]

Island of Mozambique

Nepal [Back to Top]

Sagarmatha National Park
Kathmandu Valley
Royal Chitwan National Park

New Zealand [Back to Top]

Te Wahipounamu - South West New Zealand (Westland/Mount Cook National Park and Fiordland National Park, previously inscribed on the World Heritage List, are part of this site)
Tongariro National Park

Niger [Back to Top]

Air-Tenere Reserve

Norway [Back to Top]

Urnes Stave Church
Rock drawings of Alta

Oman [Back to Top]

Bahla Port
Archaeological sites of Bat, Al-Khutm, and Al-Ayn

Pakistan [Back to Top]

Archaeological ruins of Moenjodaro
Buddhist ruins of Takht-i-Bahi and neighbouring city remains at Sahr-i-Bahlol
Historical monuments of Thatta
Fort and Shalamar Gardens in Lahore

Panama [Back to Top]

The fortifications on the Caribbean side of Portobelo-San Lorenzo Darien National Park


Peru [Back to Top]

City of Cuzco
Historic sanctuary of Machu Picchu
Chavin (archaeological site)
Huascaran National Park
Chan Chan Archaeological Zone
Manu National Park
Rio Abisco National Park
Historic centre of Lima

Poland [Back to Top]

Krakow's historic centre
Wieliczka Salt Mine
Auschwitz Concentration Camp
Historic centre of Warsaw
Old City of Zamosc

Portugal [Back to Top]

Central zone of the Town of Angra do Heroismo in the Azores
Monastery of the Hieronymites and Tower of Belem in Lisbon
Monastery of Batalha
Convent of Christ in Tomar
Historic centre of Evora
Monastery of Alcobaca

Romania [Back to Top]

Danube Delta

Russian Federation [Back to Top]

Historic centre of Saint Petersburg and related groups of monuments
Khizi Pogost
Kremlin and Red Square in Moscow
Historic monuments of Novgorod and surroundings
Cultural and historic ensemble of Solovetsky Islands
The White Monuments of Vladimir and Suzdal

Senegal [Back to Top]

Island of Goree
Niokolo-Koba National Park
Djoudj National Bird Sanctuary

Seychelles [Back to Top]

Aldabra Aroll
Vallee de Mai Nature Reserve

Slovenia [Back to Top]

Skocjan Caves

Spain [Back to Top]

The Mosque of Cordoba
The Alhambra and the Generalife, Granada
Burgos Cathedral
Monastery and site of the Escorial, Madrid
Parque Guell, Palacio Guell and Casa Mila, in Barcelona
Altamira Cave
Old town of Segovia and its aqueduct
Churches of the Kingdom of the Asturias
Santiago de Compostela (Old Town) Old Town of Avila with its extra muros churches
Mudejar architecture of Teruel
Historic city of Toledo
Garajonay National Park
Old town of Caceres
The Cathedral, the Alcazar and the Archivo de Indias, in Seville
Old city of Salamanca
Poblet Monastery

Sri Lanka [Back to Top]

Sacred city of Anuradhapura
Ancient city of Polonnaruva
Ancient city of Sigiriya
Sinharaja Forest Reserve
Sacred city of Kandy
Old town of Galle and its fortifications
Golden Temple of Dambulla

Sweden [Back to Top]

Royal Domain of Drottningholm

Switzerland [Back to Top]

Convent of Saint Gall
Benedictine convent of Saint John at Mustair
Old city of Berne

Syrian Arab Republic [Back to Top]

Ancient city of Damascus
Ancient city of Bosra
Site of Palmyra
Ancient city of Aleppo

Thailand [Back to Top]

Thungyai-Huai Kha Khaseng wildlife sanctuaries
Historic town of Sukhothai and associated historic towns
Historic city of Ayutthaya and associated historic towns
Ban Chiang archaeological site

Tunisia [Back to Top]

Medina of Tunis
Site of Carthage
Amphitheatre of El Djem
Ichkeul National Park
Punic town of Kerkuane and its necropolis
Medina of Sousse

Turkey [Back to Top]

Historic area of Istanbul
Goreme National Park and the rock sites of Cappadocia
Great Mosque and hospital of Divrigi
Nemrut Dag

Ukraine [Back to Top]

Kiev: Saint Sophia Cathedral and related monastic buildings, and Lavra of Kiev-Pechersk

United Kingdom [Back to Top]

The Giant's Causeway and Causeway Coast
Durham Castle and Cathedral
Ironbridge Gorge
Studley Royal Park including the ruins of Fountains Abbey
Stonehenge, Avebury and associated sites
The castles and town walls of King Edward in Gwynedd
Saint Kilda
Bienheim Palace
City of Bath
Hadrian's Wall
Palace of Westminister, Abbey of Westminister, and Saint Margaret's Church
Henderson Island
The Tower of London
Canterbury Cathedral, Saint Augustine's Abbey, and Saint Martin's Church

United Republic of Tanzania [Back to Top]

Ngorongoro Conservation Area
Ruins of Kilwa Kisiwani and ruins of Songo Minara
Serengeti National Park
Selous Game Reserve
Kilimanjaro National Park

United States of America [Back to Top]

Mesa Verde
Grand Canyon National Park
Everglades National Park
Independence Hall
Redwood National Park
Mammoth Cave National Park
Olympic National Park
Cahokia Mounds State historic site
Great Smoky Mountains National Park
La Fortaleza and San Juan historic site in Puerto Rico
The Statue of Liberty
Yosemite National Park
Chaco Culture National Historical Park
Monticello and University of Virginia in Charlottesville
Hawaii Volcanoes National Park
Pueblo de Taos

Uzbekistan [Back to Top]

Itchan Kala

Yemen [Back to Top]

Old walled city of Shibam
Old city of Sana'a

Yugoslavia [Back to Top]

Stari Ras and Sopocani
Ohrid Region with its cultural and historical aspect and its natural environment (situated in Macedonia)
Natural and culturo-historical region of Kotor
Durmitor National Park
Studenica Monastery

Zaire [Back to Top]

Virunga National Park
Garamba National Park
Kahuzi-Biega National Park
Salonga National Park

Zambia/Zimbabwe [Back to Top]

Victoria Falls/Mosi-oa-Tunya

Zimbabwe [Back to Top]

Mana Pools National Park, Sapi, and Chewore Safari Areas
Great Zimbabwe National Monument
Khami Ruins National Monument