List of World Heritage Sites in Iran

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UNESCO has designated 19 sites in Iran as World Heritage Sites.

Inscribed sites[edit]

Site Image Location Criteria Year Description Refs
Armenian Monastic Ensembles of Iran Stone church in the mountains with two massive towers topped by a conical roof West Azerbaijan, 38°58′44″N 45°28′24″E / 38.97889°N 45.47333°E / 38.97889; 45.47333 (Armenian Monastic Ensembles of Iran) Cultural:
(ii)(iii)(vi)
2008 including: St Thaddeus Monastery, St Stepanos Monastery, Chapel of Dzordzor, Chapel of Chupan, Church of the Holy Mother of God [1]
Bam and its Cultural Landscape View over a large ruined city colored uniformly in a grey-brown tone. In the background there is a castle in overlooking the surrounding city. Kerman, 29°7′0.588″N 58°22′0″E / 29.11683000°N 58.36667°E / 29.11683000; 58.36667 (Bam and its Cultural Landscape) Cultural:
(ii)(iii)(iv)(v)
2004 Arg-e Bam is the biggest adobe structure in the world.[citation needed] [2]
Bisotun Frieze in a rock with many people. Kermanshah, 34°23′18″N 47°26′12″E / 34.38833°N 47.43667°E / 34.38833; 47.43667 (Bisotun) Cultural:
(ii)(iii)
2006 [3]
Golestan Palace Shams-ol-Emareh with the clock tower Tehran, 35°40′49.32″N 51°25′13.84″E / 35.6803667°N 51.4205111°E / 35.6803667; 51.4205111 (Golestan Palace) Cultural:
(i)(ii)(iii)(iv)
2013 [4]
Gonbad-e Qabus A tower toped with conical roof Golestan, 37°15′28.9″N 55°10′8.4″E / 37.258028°N 55.169000°E / 37.258028; 55.169000 (Gonbad-e Qabus) Cultural:
(i)(ii)(iii)(iv)
2012 It was the longest minaret at the time of construction.[citation needed] [5]
Masjed-e Jāmé of Isfahan Mosque Courtyard. Isfahan, 32°40′11″N 51°41′7″E / 32.66972°N 51.68528°E / 32.66972; 51.68528 (Masjed-e Jāmé of Isfahan) Cultural:
(ii)
2012 [6]
Meidan Emam, Esfahan Large rectangular square surrounded by buildings some of which have cuppolas. Isfahan, 32°39′27″N 51°40′40″E / 32.65750°N 51.67778°E / 32.65750; 51.67778 (Meidan Emam, Esfahan) Cultural:
(i)(v)(vi)
1979 [7]
Pasargadae A small step pyramid like structure with a house-shaped structure on top. Fars,30°11′38″N 53°10′2″E / 30.19389°N 53.16722°E / 30.19389; 53.16722 (Pasargadae) Cultural:
(i)(ii)(iii)(iv)
2004 [8]
Persepolis Ruins of a palace. Fars, 29°56′4″N 52°52′25″E / 29.93444°N 52.87361°E / 29.93444; 52.87361 (Persepolis) Cultural:
(i)(iii)(vi)
1979 [9]
Shahr-i Sokhta Shahr-i Sokhta. Sistan and Baluchestan,30°35′38″N 61°19′40″E / 30.59389°N 61.32778°E / 30.59389; 61.32778 (Shahr-i Sokhta) Cultural:
(ii)(iii)(iv)
2014 [10]
Sheikh Safi al-din Khānegāh and Shrine Ensemble in Ardabil Two cuppolas covered in blue, yellow and brown tiles. Ardabil,38°14′55″N 48°17′29″E / 38.24861°N 48.29139°E / 38.24861; 48.29139 (Sheikh Safi al-din Khānegāh and Shrine Ensemble in Ardabil) Cultural:
(i)(ii)(iv)
2010 [11]
Shushtar Historical Hydraulic System Shushtar water mills. Khuzestan, 32°1′7″N 48°50′9″E / 32.01861°N 48.83583°E / 32.01861; 48.83583 (Shushtar Historical Hydraulic System) Cultural:
(i)(ii)(v)
2009 [12]
Soltaniyeh Octagonal building with turquoise dome. Zanjan,36°26′7″N 48°47′48″E / 36.43528°N 48.79667°E / 36.43528; 48.79667 (Soltaniyeh) Cultural:
(ii)(iii)(iv)
2005 [13]
Tabriz Historic Bazaar Complex Covered arcade lined by shops. Tabriz,38°4′53″N 46°17′35″E / 38.08139°N 46.29306°E / 38.08139; 46.29306 (Tabriz Historic Bazaar Complex) Cultural:
(ii)(iii)(iv)
2010 [14]
Takht-e Soleyman Ruins of buildings near a lake. West Azerbaijan, Cultural:
(i)(ii)(iii)(iv)(vi)
2003 [15]
Tchogha Zanbil Ruins of a pyramid like structure. Khuzestan,32°5′0″N 48°32′0″E / 32.08333°N 48.53333°E / 32.08333; 48.53333 (Tchogha Zanbil) Cultural:
(iii)(iv)
1979 [16]
The Persian Garden Water basin in a garden, flowers trees and a building with open portico. Pars,30°10′0″N 53°10′0″E / 30.16667°N 53.16667°E / 30.16667; 53.16667 (The Persian Garden) Cultural:
(i)(ii)(iii)(iv)(vi)
2011 including 9 selected gardens in Iran: Pasargadae, Chehel Sotoun, Fin, Eram, Shazdeh,Dolatabad,Abbasabad Garden, Akbarieh,Pahlevanpour [17]
Cultural Landscape of Maymand Winged sphinx from the palace of Darius the Great at Susa. Kerman,30°10′5″N 55°22′32″E / 30.16806°N 55.37556°E / 30.16806; 55.37556 (Cultural Landscape of Maymand) Cultural:
(v)
2015 [18]
Susa Winged sphinx from the palace of Darius the Great at Susa. Khuzestan,32°11′22″N 48°15′22″E / 32.18944°N 48.25611°E / 32.18944; 48.25611 (Susa) Cultural:
(i)(ii)(iii)(iv)
2015 [19]

Location of sites[edit]

List of Properties in the Tentative List [20][edit]

Name Date
Naqsh-e Rostam and Naqsh-e Rajab 1997
The Ensemble of Historical Sassanian Cities (Bishabpur, Firouzabad, Sarvestan) in Fars Province 2007
Taq-e Bostan 2007
The Complex of Handmade Settlements in Iran Maymand Village 2007
Kuh-e Khuaja 2007
Persepolis and other relevant buildings 2007
The Historical–Cultural Axis of Fin, Sialk, Kashan 2007
Historical Ensemble of Qasr-e Shirin 2007
Historic Monument of Kangavar 2007
The Historical Structure of Yazd 2007
The Historical City of Maybod 2007
The Historical Port of Siraf 2007
Bazaar of Qaisariye in Laar 2007
The Historical Village of Abyaneh 2007
Bastam and Kharghan 2007
The Historical Texture of Damghan 2007
The Cultural-Natural Landscape of Ramsar 2007
Kaboud Mosque 2007
Tous Cultural Landscape 2007
The Historical City of Masouleh 2007
The Complex of Izadkhast 2007
Cultural Landscape of Alamout 2007
Qanats of Gonabad 2007
Zozan 2007
Khorramabad Valley 2007
Jiroft 2007
Ghaznavid- Seljuk Axis in Khorasan 2007
The Cultural Landscape of Uramanat 2007
Hyrcanian Forest (Caspian Forest) 2007
Qeshm Island 2007
Lut Desert 2007
Arasbaran Protected Area 2007
Sabalan 2007
Khabr National Park and Ruchun Wildlife Refuge 2007
Alisadr Cave 2007
Silk Route 2008
The Natural-Historical Landscape of Izeh 2008
The Zand Ensemble of Fars Province 2008
Kerman Historical-Cultural Structure 2008
Ecbatana 2008
The Collection of Historical Bridges 2008
Turan Biosphere Reserve 2008
Hamun Lake 2008
Harra Protected Area 2008
Mount Damavand 2008

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Armenian Monastic Ensembles of Iran". UNESCO. Retrieved 3 December 2010. 
  2. ^ "Bam and its Cultural Landscape". UNESCO. Retrieved 3 December 2010. 
  3. ^ "Bisotun". UNESCO. Retrieved 3 December 2010. 
  4. ^ "Golestan Palace". UNESCO. Retrieved 8 July 2013. 
  5. ^ "Gonbad-e Qabus". UNESCO. Retrieved 8 July 2013. 
  6. ^ "Masjed-e Jāmé of Isfahan". UNESCO. Retrieved 8 July 2013. 
  7. ^ "Meidan Emam, Esfahan". UNESCO. Retrieved 3 December 2010. 
  8. ^ "Pasargadae". UNESCO. Retrieved 3 December 2010. 
  9. ^ "Persepolis". UNESCO. Retrieved 3 December 2010. 
  10. ^ "Shahr-i Sokhta". UNESCO. Retrieved 4 July 2015. 
  11. ^ "Sheikh Safi al-din Khānegāh and Shrine Ensemble in Ardabil". UNESCO. Retrieved 3 December 2010. 
  12. ^ "Shushtar Historical Hydraulic System". UNESCO. Retrieved 3 December 2010. 
  13. ^ "Soltaniyeh". UNESCO. Retrieved 3 December 2010. 
  14. ^ "Tabriz Historic Bazaar Complex". UNESCO. Retrieved 3 December 2010. 
  15. ^ "Takht-e Soleyman". UNESCO. Retrieved 3 December 2010. 
  16. ^ "Tchogha Zanbil". UNESCO. Retrieved 3 December 2010. 
  17. ^ "The Persian Garden". UNESCO. Retrieved 3 December 2011. 
  18. ^ "Cultural Landscape of Maymand". UNESCO. Retrieved 4 July 2015. 
  19. ^ "Susa". UNESCO. Retrieved 4 July 2015. 
  20. ^ UNESCO Official page for Tentative list