List of World Heritage Sites in Mongolia

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The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) World Heritage Sites are places of importance to cultural or natural heritage as described in the UNESCO World Heritage Convention, established in 1972.

To date, 4 sites, including 3 cultural and 1 natural, have been inscribed from Mongolia. On site, the Uvs Nuur Basin, is a transboundary site including areas in both Mongolia and Russia, and is one of the largest sites inscribed as a World Heritage.

World Heritage Sites[edit]

Site Image Location Criteria Area
ha (acre)
Year Description Refs
Orkhon Valley Cultural Landscape Orchon-mongolei.JPG Orkhon River Valley (Arkhangai Province, Övörkhangai Province, Bulgan Province, Selenge Province) 47°33′24″N 102°49′53″E / 47.55667°N 102.83139°E / 47.55667; 102.83139 ii, iii, iv
121,967 ha 2004 1081
Petroglyphic Complexes of the Mongolian Altai Petroglyphic Complexes of the Altai, Mongolia.jpg Altai Mountains (Bayan-Olgii Province) 49°20′2″N 88°23′43″E / 49.33389°N 88.39528°E / 49.33389; 88.39528 iii
11,300 ha 2011 1382
Uvs Nuur Basin Uvs núr.JPG Uvs Lake (transboundary, Mongolia and Russia) 50°16′30″N 92°43′11″E / 50.27500°N 92.71972°E / 50.27500; 92.71972 ix, x
898,064 ha 2003 769
Great Burkhan Khaldun Mountain and its surrounding sacred landscape Burkhan Khaldun mount3.jpg Khentii Province 48°45′43.12″N 109°0′33.5″E / 48.7619778°N 109.009306°E / 48.7619778; 109.009306 iv, vi
443,739 ha 2015 1440

Tentative list[edit]

  • Mongolian Daurian Landscape (2012)
  • Desert Landscapes of the Mongolian Great Gobi (2014)
  • Cretaceous Dinosaur Fossil Sites in the Mongolian Gobi (2014)
  • Eastern Mongolian Steppes (2014)
  • Amarbayasgalant Monastery and its Surrounding Sacred Cultural Landscape (2014)
  • Baldan Bereeven Monastery and its Sacred Surroundings (2014)
  • Sacred Binder Mountain and its Associated Cultural Heritage Sites (2014)
  • Funeral Sites of the Xiongnu Elite (2014)
  • Archaeological Site at Khuduu Aral and Surrounding Cultural Landscape (2014)
  • Deer Stone Monuments, the Heart of Bronze Age Culture (2014)
  • Petroglyphic Complexes in the Mongolian Gobi (2014)
  • Highlands of Mongol Altai (2014)
  • Sacred Mountains of Mongolia (2015)


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