List of World Heritage Sites in Southern Asia

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The UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) has designated 59 World Heritage Sites in six countries (also called "state parties") of Southern Asia: Afghanistan, India, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh. Bhutan and Maldives, which are also located within the region, do not have any World Heritage Sites.[1][2]

In this region, India is home to the most inscribed sites (sixth globaly) with 36 sites.[3] Besides India, the first sites from the Country Nepal were the Sagarmatha National Park and Kathmandu Valley.[4] Nepal has a total of four sites. Sri Lanka has eight sites and Bangladesh has three sites. Pakistan has six sites. Two sites are located in Afghanistan, both of which are enlisted as endangered. Each year, UNESCO's World Heritage Committee may inscribe new sites on the list or delist sites that no longer meet the criteria. Selection is based on ten criteria: six for cultural heritage (i–vi) and four for natural heritage (vii–x).[5] Some sites, designated "mixed sites," represent both cultural and natural heritage. In Southern Asia, there are 45 cultural, 12 natural, and 1 mixed site.[6]

The World Heritage Committee may also specify that a site is endangered, citing "conditions which threaten the very characteristics for which a property was inscribed on the World Heritage List." Two sites in this region are currently listed as endangered.[7]

Legend[edit]

The table is sortable by column by clicking on the Sort both.gif at the top of the appropriate column; alphanumerically for the Site, Area, and Year columns; by state party for the Location column; and by criteria type for the Criteria column. Transborder sites sort at the bottom.

Site; named after the World Heritage Committee's official designation[3]
Location; at city, regional, or provincial level and geocoordinates
Criteria; as defined by the World Heritage Committee[5]
Area; in hectares and acres. If available, the size of the buffer zone has been noted as well. A value of zero implies that no data has been published by UNESCO
Year; during which the site was inscribed to the World Heritage List
Description; brief information about the site, including reasons for qualifying as an endangered site, if applicable

Inscribed sites[edit]

  † In danger
Site Image Location Criteria Area
ha (acre)
Year Description Refs
Agra Fort
Decorated gate to a fortress of red stone.
Agra, Uttar Pradesh,  India
27°11′0″N 78°2′0″E / 27.18333°N 78.03333°E / 27.18333; 78.03333 (Agra Fort)
Cultural:
(iii)
1983 [8]
Ajanta Caves A line of caves, some with columns on the outside, along a rock face. Aurangabad District, Maharashtra,  India
20°33′12″N 75°42′0″E / 20.55333°N 75.70000°E / 20.55333; 75.70000 (Ajanta Caves)
Cultural:
(i), (ii), (iii), (vi)
1983 [9]
Ancient City of Polonnaruwa Upper part of a reclining Buddha. Polonnaruwa District, North Central Province,  Sri Lanka
7°54′57″N 81°0′2″E / 7.91583°N 81.00056°E / 7.91583; 81.00056 (Ancient City of Polonnaruwa)
Cultural:
(ii), (iii), (vi)
1982 [10]
Ancient City of Sigiriya Sigiriya.jpg Matale District, Central Province,  Sri Lanka
7°57′0″N 80°45′0″E / 7.95000°N 80.75000°E / 7.95000; 80.75000 (Ancient City of Sigiriya)
Cultural:
(ii), (iii), (iv)
1982 [11]
Archaeological Ruins at Moenjodaro Other side of Moenjodaro by Usman Ghani.jpg Sindh,  Pakistan
27°19′45″N 68°8′20″E / 27.32917°N 68.13889°E / 27.32917; 68.13889 (Archaeological Ruins at Moenjodaro)
Cultural:
(ii), (iii)
240 (590) 1980 [12]
Archaeological Site of Nalanda Mahavihara (Nalanda University) at Nalanda, Bihar Nalanda-1017 (4396710763).jpg Nalanda District, Bihar,  India
25°8′12″N 85°26′38″E / 25.13667°N 85.44389°E / 25.13667; 85.44389 (Archaeological Site of Nalanda Mahavihara (Nalanda University) at Nalanda, Bihar)
Cultural:
(iv), (vi)
2016
Buddhist Monuments at Sanchi Sanchi Great Stupa Torana.jpg Raisen District, Madhya Pradesh,  India
23°28′46″N 77°44′23″E / 23.47944°N 77.73972°E / 23.47944; 77.73972 (Buddhist Monuments at Sanchi)
Cultural:
(i), (ii), (iii), (iv), (vi)
1989 [13]
Buddhist Ruins of Takht-i-Bahi and Neighbouring City Remains at Sahr-i-Bahlol Takht-e-bahi.jpg Khyber Pakhtunkhwa,  Pakistan
34°19′15″N 71°56′45″E / 34.32083°N 71.94583°E / 34.32083; 71.94583 (Buddhist Ruins of Takht-i-Bahi and Neighbouring City Remains at Sahr-i-Bahlol)
Cultural:
(iv)
1980 [14]
Central Highlands of Sri Lanka Adam's Peak 3.jpg  Sri Lanka
7°27′9″N 80°48′8″E / 7.45250°N 80.80222°E / 7.45250; 80.80222 (Central Highlands of Sri Lanka)
Natural:
(ix), (x)
56,844 (140,460); buffer zone 72,645 (179,510) 2010 [15]
Champaner-Pavagadh Archaeological Park Jama Mosque,PMS.jpg Panchmahal district, Gujarat,  India
22°29′0″N 73°32′0″E / 22.48333°N 73.53333°E / 22.48333; 73.53333 (Champaner-Pavagadh Archaeological Park)
Cultural:
(iii), (iv), (v), (vi)
1,329 (3,280); buffer zone 2,912 (7,200) 2004 [16]
Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus (formerly Victoria Terminus) Large building of reddish stone with columns, cupolas and turrets. The main cupola is topped by a human sculpture. Mumbai, Maharashtra,  India
18°56′24″N 72°50′10″E / 18.94000°N 72.83611°E / 18.94000; 72.83611 (Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus (formerly Victoria Terminus))
Cultural:
(ii), (iv)
2.85 (7.0) 2004 [17]
Chitwan National Park A lake with tree trunks in the water. Chitwan District, Narayani Zone,    Nepal
27°30′0″N 84°20′0″E / 27.50000°N 84.33333°E / 27.50000; 84.33333 (Chitwan National Park)
Natural:
(vii), (ix), (x)
93,200 (230,000) 1984 [18]
Churches and Convents of Goa
A stone church.
Goa,  India
15°30′8″N 73°54′42″E / 15.50222°N 73.91167°E / 15.50222; 73.91167 (Churches and Convents of Goa)
Cultural:
(ii), (iv), (vi)
1986 [19]
Cultural Landscape and Archaeological Remains of the Bamiyan Valley
A large niche in a rock with the outline of a human figure.
Bamyan,  Afghanistan
34°49′55″N 67°49′36″E / 34.83194°N 67.82667°E / 34.83194; 67.82667 (Cultural Landscape and Archaeological Remains of the Bamiyan Valley)
Cultural:
(i), (ii), (iii), (iv), (vi)
159 (390) 2003 [20]
[21]
Elephanta Caves
Sculpture of a three-headed figure.
Elephanta Island, Kolaba district, Maharashtra,  India
18°58′0″N 72°56′9″E / 18.96667°N 72.93583°E / 18.96667; 72.93583 (Elephanta Caves)
Cultural:
(i), (iii)
1987 [22]
Ellora Caves Heavily decorated religious structure cut from dark rock. Verul, Aurangabad District, Maharashtra,  India
20°1′35″N 75°10′45″E / 20.02639°N 75.17917°E / 20.02639; 75.17917 (Ellora Caves)
Cultural:
(i), (iii), (vi)
1983 [23]
Fatehpur Sikri Fatehpur Sikri 175.JPG Agra district, Uttar Pradesh,  India
27°5′40″N 77°39′51″E / 27.09444°N 77.66417°E / 27.09444; 77.66417 (Fatehpur Sikri)
Cultural:
(ii), (iii), (iv)
1986 [24]
Fort and Shalamar Gardens in Lahore Entrance gate to a fort flanked by two large towers. Punjab,  Pakistan
31°35′25″N 74°18′35″E / 31.59028°N 74.30972°E / 31.59028; 74.30972 (Fort and Shalamar Gardens in Lahore)
Cultural:
(i), (ii), (iii)
1981 The site has been listed as endangered since 2000 because of the destruction of historic water tanks in 1999 to widen a road and deteriorating perimeter walls of the Garden, listed on request of the Pakistan government [25]
[26]
Golden Temple of Dambulla Stupa and statues of bodhisattvas inside a cave. Matale District, Central Province,  Sri Lanka
7°51′24″N 80°38′57″E / 7.85667°N 80.64917°E / 7.85667; 80.64917 (Golden Temple of Dambulla)
Cultural:
(i), (vi)
1991 [27]
Great Himalayan National Park Rakhundi Top.jpg Kullu region, Himachal Pradesh, India
31°44′N 77°33′E / 31.733°N 77.550°E / 31.733; 77.550 (Great Himalayan National Park)
Natural:
(x)
117,100 (289,000) 2014 [28]
Great Living Chola Temples "A beauty of World Heritage Monument Airavatesvara Temple".JPG Tamil Nadu,  India
10°46′59″N 79°7′57″E / 10.78306°N 79.13250°E / 10.78306; 79.13250 (Great Living Chola Temples)
Cultural:
(ii), (iii)
22 (54); buffer zone 17 (42) 1987[nb 1] Composed by three sites: [29]
Group of Monuments at Hampi
Ruins of a large decorated building.
Bellary district, Karnataka,  India
15°18′52″N 76°28′18″E / 15.31444°N 76.47167°E / 15.31444; 76.47167 (Group of Monuments at Hampi)
Cultural:
(i), (iii), (iv)
1986 [30]
Group of Monuments at Mahabalipuram
Ruins of a sandstone building with columns.
Chingleput district, Tamil Nadu,  India
12°37′0″N 80°11′30″E / 12.61667°N 80.19167°E / 12.61667; 80.19167 (Group of Monuments at Mahabalipuram)
Cultural:
(i), (ii), (iii), (vi)
1984 [31]
Group of Monuments at Pattadakal Godly Elegance.jpg Badami, Bijapur district, Karnataka,  India
15°56′54″N 75°49′0″E / 15.94833°N 75.81667°E / 15.94833; 75.81667 (Group of Monuments at Pattadakal)
Cultural:
(iii), (iv)
5.56 (13.7); buffer zone 113 (280) 1987 [32]
Hill Forts of Rajasthan Jaisalmer ki haweliyan.jpg Rajasthan,  India
24°53′00″N 74°38′46″E / 24.883333°N 74.646111°E / 24.883333; 74.646111 (Hill Forts of Rajasthan)
Cultural:
(ii), (iii)
2013 [33]
Historic City of Ahmadabad Ahmedabad2007-055.JPG Ahmedabad, Ahmedabad District, Gujarat,  India
23°08′06″N 72°21′06″E / 23.135°N 72.3517°E / 23.135; 72.3517 (Historic City of Ahmadabad)
Cultural:

(ii), (v)

535.7 (1323); buffer zone 395 (976) 2017 [34]
Historical Monuments at Makli, Thatta Ruins of an octagonal building crowned by a cupola. Sindh,  Pakistan
24°46′0″N 67°54′0″E / 24.76667°N 67.90000°E / 24.76667; 67.90000 (Historical Monuments at Makli, Thatta)
Cultural:
(iii)
1981 [35]
Historic Mosque City of Bagerhat
Building of red bricks with a roof consisting of many white domes. There are small round towers on the corners of the building each crowned by a white cupola.
Bagerhat District, Khulna Division,  Bangladesh
22°40′0″N 89°48′0″E / 22.66667°N 89.80000°E / 22.66667; 89.80000 (Historic Mosque City of Bagerhat)
Cultural:
(iv)
1985 [36]
Humayun's Tomb, Delhi Fountain at the centre of the Charbagh, surrounding Humayun's Tomb.jpg Delhi,  India
28°35′36″N 77°15′2″E / 28.59333°N 77.25056°E / 28.59333; 77.25056 (Humayun's Tomb, Delhi)
Cultural:
(ii), (iv)
1993 [37]
Kathmandu Valley Streetscene with various characteristically shaped temple buildings. Kathmandu Valley,    Nepal
27°42′14″N 85°18′31″E / 27.70389°N 85.30861°E / 27.70389; 85.30861 (Kathmandu Valley)
Cultural:
(iii), (iv), (vi)
167 (410); buffer zone 70 (170) 1979[nb 2] The site has been listed as endangered 2003–2007 due to the partial or substantial loss of the traditional elements of six out of seven monument zones and resulting general loss of authenticity and integrity of the whole property. [38]
Kaziranga National Park Asiatic buffalo.jpg Assam,  India
26°40′N 93°25′E / 26.667°N 93.417°E / 26.667; 93.417 (Kaziranga National Park)
Natural:
(ix), (x)
42,996 (106,250) 1985 [39]
Keoladeo National Park Siberian Cranes (Grus leucogeranus) (19810170143).jpg Rajasthan,  India
27°9′32″N 77°30′31″E / 27.15889°N 77.50861°E / 27.15889; 77.50861 (Keoladeo National Park)
Natural:
(x)
2,873 (7,100) 1985 [40]
Khajuraho Group of Monuments Khajuraho, Lakshmana-Tempel, Skulpturen1 (1999).jpg Madhya Pradesh,  India
24°51′8″N 79°55′20″E / 24.85222°N 79.92222°E / 24.85222; 79.92222 (Khajuraho Group of Monuments)
Cultural:
(i), (iii)
1986 [41]
Khangchendzonga National Park A scene from Kanchendzonga National Park, Sikkim (3).jpg Sikkim,  India
27°45′53″N 88°22′38″E / 27.76472°N 88.37722°E / 27.76472; 88.37722 (Khangchendzonga National Park)
Mixed:

(iii), (vi), (vii), (x)

178,400 (440.8); buffer zone 114,712 (283.459) 2016 [42]
Lumbini, the Birthplace of the Lord Buddha A large tree next to a water filled pool. Rupandehi District, Lumbini Zone,    Nepal
27°28′8″N 83°16′34″E / 27.46889°N 83.27611°E / 27.46889; 83.27611 (Lumbini, the Birthplace of the Lord Buddha)
Cultural:
(iii), (vi)
1.95 (4.8); buffer zone 23 (57) 1997 [43]
Mahabodhi Temple Complex at Bodh Gaya Mahabodhi in Bodhgaya.jpg Bihar,  India
24°41′43″N 84°59′38″E / 24.69528°N 84.99389°E / 24.69528; 84.99389 (Mahabodhi Temple Complex at Bodh Gaya)
Cultural:
(i), (ii), (iii), (iv), (vi)
4.86 (12.0) 2002 [44]
Manas National Park Spectacular view of the mountains from Manas National Park.jpg Assam,  India
26°43′30″N 91°1′50″E / 26.72500°N 91.03056°E / 26.72500; 91.03056 (Manas National Park)
Natural:
(vii), (ix), (x)
39,100 (97,000) 1985 [45]
Minaret and Archaeological Remains of Jam A tall minaret in a river valley. At the top of the nearby mountains there are other, smaller structures. Ghōr,  Afghanistan
34°23′48″N 64°30′58″E / 34.39667°N 64.51611°E / 34.39667; 64.51611 (Minaret and Archaeological Remains of Jam)
Cultural:
(ii), (iii), (iv)
70 (170) 2002 The site has been listed as endangered since its inscription due to lack of legal protection, lack of protection measure or management plan and the generally poor condition of the site. [46]
[47]
Mountain Railways of India
A small steam locomotive with three blue carriages.
 India
11°30′37″N 76°56′9″E / 11.51028°N 76.93583°E / 11.51028; 76.93583 (Mountain Railways of India)
Cultural:
(ii), (iv)
89 (220); buffer zone 645 (1,590) 1999[nb 3] Composed by three lines: [48]
[49]
[50]
Nanda Devi and Valley of Flowers National Parks Valley of flowers uttaranchal full view.JPG Uttarakhand,  India
30°43′N 79°40′E / 30.717°N 79.667°E / 30.717; 79.667 (Nanda Devi and Valley of Flowers National Parks)
Natural:
(vii), (x)
71,783 (177,380); buffer zone 514,286 (1,270,830) 1988[nb 4] [51]
Old Town of Galle and its Fortifications Galle Fort, Sri Lanka.JPG Galle, Southern Province,  Sri Lanka
6°1′17″N 80°13′7″E / 6.02139°N 80.21861°E / 6.02139; 80.21861 (Old Town of Galle and its Fortifications)
Cultural:
(iv)
1988 [52]
Qutb Minar and its Monuments, Delhi Alai Gate and Qutub Minar.jpg Delhi,  India
28°31′33″N 77°11′7″E / 28.52583°N 77.18528°E / 28.52583; 77.18528 (Qutb Minar and its Monuments, Delhi)
Cultural:
(iv)
1993 [53]
Rani-ki-Vav (the Queen’s Stepwell) at Patan, Gujarat Rani ki vav 04.jpg Patan, Gujarat,  India
23°51′32″N 72°06′06″E / 23.858889°N 72.101667°E / 23.858889; 72.101667 (Rani-ki-Vav (the Queen’s Stepwell) at Patan, Gujarat)
Cultural:
(i)(iv)
4.68 ha 2014 [54]
Red Fort Complex Red Fort, Delhi by alexfurr (2).jpg Delhi,  India
28°39′20″N 77°14′27″E / 28.65556°N 77.24083°E / 28.65556; 77.24083 (Red Fort Complex)
Cultural:
(ii), (iii), (vi)
98 (240); buffer zone 100 (250) 2007 [55]
Rock Shelters of Bhimbetka Cave Paintings Bhembetika (22)e.jpg Madhya Pradesh,  India
22°55′40″N 77°35′0″E / 22.92778°N 77.58333°E / 22.92778; 77.58333 (Rock Shelters of Bhimbetka)
Cultural:
(iii), (v)
1,893 (4,680); buffer zone 10,280 (25,400) 2003 [56]
Rohtas Fort Ruins of the gate to a fortress. Jhelum, Punjab,  Pakistan
32°57′45″N 73°35′20″E / 32.96250°N 73.58889°E / 32.96250; 73.58889 (Rohtas Fort)
Cultural:
(ii), (iv)
1997 [57]
Ruins of the Buddhist Vihara at Paharpur
Ruins of a structure of red stone now resembling a small hill or mound.
Naogaon District, Rajshahi Division,  Bangladesh
25°2′0″N 88°59′0″E / 25.03333°N 88.98333°E / 25.03333; 88.98333 (Ruins of the Buddhist Vihara at Paharpur)
Cultural:
(i), (ii), (vi)
1985 [58]
Sacred City of Anuradhapura Dagobah (25275619151).jpg Anuradhapura District, North Central Province,  Sri Lanka
8°20′0″N 80°23′0″E / 8.33333°N 80.38333°E / 8.33333; 80.38333 (Sacred City of Anuradhapura)
Cultural:
(ii), (iii), (vi)
1982 [59]
Sacred City of Kandy Administrative or religious building. Central Province,  Sri Lanka
7°17′37″N 80°38′25″E / 7.29361°N 80.64028°E / 7.29361; 80.64028 (Sacred City of Kandy)
Cultural:
(iv), (vi)
1988 [60]
Sagarmatha National Park Sagarmatha National Park-Gorak Shep to Pheriche 2013-05-06 11-46-32.jpg Solukhumbu District, Sagarmatha Zone,    Nepal
27°57′55″N 86°54′47″E / 27.96528°N 86.91306°E / 27.96528; 86.91306 (Sagarmatha National Park)
Natural:
(vii)
124,400 (307,000) 1979 [61]
Sinharaja Forest Reserve Sinharaja Forest waterfall3.JPG Sabaragamuwa and Southern Province,  Sri Lanka
6°25′N 80°30′E / 6.417°N 80.500°E / 6.417; 80.500 (Sinharaja Forest Reserve)
Natural:
(ix), (x)
8,864 (21,900) 1988 [62]
Sundarbans National Park Forest near Sudhanyakhali Camp Sundarbans National Park in India.jpg West Bengal,  India
21°56′42″N 88°53′45″E / 21.94500°N 88.89583°E / 21.94500; 88.89583 (Sundarbans National Park)
Natural:
(ix), (x)
133,010 (328,700) 1987 [63]
Sun Temple, Konârak Decorated wheel in stone relief. Puri district, Odisha,  India
19°53′15″N 86°5′41″E / 19.88750°N 86.09472°E / 19.88750; 86.09472 (Sun Temple, Konârak)
Cultural:
(i), (iii), (vi)
11 (27) 1984 [64]
Taj Mahal A white building with a big and several smaller cupolas framed by four white minarets at each corner. Agra, Uttar Pradesh,  India
27°10′27″N 78°2′32″E / 27.17417°N 78.04222°E / 27.17417; 78.04222 (Taj Mahal)
Cultural:
(i)
1983 [65]
Ancient Taxila ((By @ibnAzhar))0DharmaRajika Stupa-Taxila-Pakistan (100).JPG Punjab,  Pakistan
33°46′45″N 72°53′15″E / 33.77917°N 72.88750°E / 33.77917; 72.88750 (Taxila)
Cultural:
(iii), (vi)
1980 [66]
The Architectural Work of Le Corbusier, an Outstanding Contribution to the Modern Movement Open Hand monument of Chandigarh Capitol Complex.jpg Chandigarh,  India
30°45′32″N 76°48′18″E / 30.75889°N 76.80500°E / 30.75889; 76.80500 (The Architectural Work of Le Corbusier, an Outstanding Contribution to the Modern Movement)
Cultural:

(i)(ii)(vi)

2016 [67]
The Jantar Mantar, Jaipur Jantar Mantar, Jaipur - panoramio.jpg Jaipur, Rajasthan,  India
26°55′29″N 75°49′30″E / 26.92472°N 75.82500°E / 26.92472; 75.82500 (The Jantar Mantar, Jaipur)
Cultural:
(iii), (iv)
1.87 (4.6); buffer zone 15 (37) 2010 [68]
The Sundarbans
Boat on a river in a densely forested plain.
Khulna Division,  Bangladesh
21°57′0″N 89°11′0″E / 21.95000°N 89.18333°E / 21.95000; 89.18333 (The Sundarbans)
Natural:
(ix), (x)
139,500 (345,000) 1997 [69]
Western Ghats
Western Ghats at Kudremukh National Park, Karnataka.
 India
8°31′47″N 77°14′59″E / 8.529722°N 77.249722°E / 8.529722; 77.249722 (Western Ghats)
Natural:
(ix), (x)
16,000,000 (40,000,000) 2012 [70]

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Extended in 2004 to include the Brihadisvara Temple Complex in Gangaikondacholapuram and the Airavatesvara Temple Complex in Darasuram and name change from Brihadisvara Temple, Thanjavur to the present name.
  2. ^ Minor modification of boundaries in 2006.
  3. ^ Extended in 2005 to include the Nilgiri Mountain Railway and in 2008 to include the Kalka–Shimla Railway. Name change in 2005 from Darjeeling Himalayan Railway to the present name.
  4. ^ Extended in 2005???

References[edit]

General
Notes
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  10. ^ "Ancient City of Polonnaruwa". UNESCO. Retrieved 28 May 2010. 
  11. ^ "Ancient City of Sigiriya". UNESCO. Retrieved 28 May 2010. 
  12. ^ "Archaeological Ruins at Moenjodaro". UNESCO. Retrieved 28 May 2010. 
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  14. ^ "Buddhist Ruins of Takht-i-Bahi and Neighbouring City Remains at Sahr-i-Bahlol". UNESCO. Retrieved 28 May 2010. 
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  18. ^ "Chitwan National Park". UNESCO. Retrieved 28 May 2010. 
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  20. ^ "Cultural Landscape and Archaeological Remains of the Bamiyan Valley". UNESCO. Retrieved 28 May 2010. 
  21. ^ 27th session 2003, pp. 122–123
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