The UNESCO World Heritage List

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Across the borders of countries, through the tracts of natural beauty and in the constructions of man, the world reveals itself. As I’ve travelled I’ve seen the marks of human history, experienced the varieties of our cultures and marvelled at the landscapes that have been organically created.

Without realising it, I had visited many of the sites that UNESCO, the cultural arm of the United Nations, has declared to be world heritage sites. Now, as I continue my journey, I have made it a mission to visit as many as possible – perhaps even all of them one day.

There are a lot but this isn’t a race. This isn’t a goal just to be ticked off a checklist. This will be a framework to see some of the most significant places on our planet.

You can follow my progress with the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites below. Or to read my articles about the ones I’ve visited, click here.

What is a World Heritage Site?

Total number of World Heritage Sites: 1007

Sites I’ve been to in my life: 134

Sites I’ve blogged about: 106

Afghanistan

  • Minaret and Archaeological Remains of Jam
  • Cultural Landscape and Archaeological Remains of the Bamiyan Valley

Albania

  • Butrint
  • Historic Centres of Berat and Gjirokastra

Algeria

  • Al Qal’a of Beni Hammad
  • Djémila
  • M’Zab Valley
  • Tassili n’Ajjer
  • Timgad
  • Tipasa
  • Kasbah of Algiers

Andorra

  • Madriu-Perafita-Claror Valley

Argentina

Armenia

  • Monasteries of Haghpat and Sanahin
  • Cathedral and Churches of Echmiatsin and the Archaeological Site of Zvartnots
  • Monastery of Geghard and the Upper Azat Valley

Australia

  • Great Barrier Reef
  • Kakadu National Park
  • Willandra Lakes Region
  • Lord Howe Island Group
  • Tasmanian Wilderness
  • Gondwana Rainforests of Australia
  • Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
  • Wet Tropics of Queensland
  • Shark Bay, Western Australia
  • Fraser Island
  • Australian Fossil Mammal Sites (Riversleigh / Naracoorte)
  • Heard and McDonald Islands
  • Macquarie Island
  • Greater Blue Mountains Area
  • Purnululu National Park
  • Royal Exhibition Building and Carlton Gardens
  • Sydney Opera House
  • Australian Convict Sites
  • Ningaloo Coast

Austria

  • Historic Centre of the City of Salzburg
  • Palace and Gardens of Schönbrunn
  • Hallstatt-Dachstein / Salzkammergut Cultural Landscape
  • Semmering Railway
  • City of Graz – Historic Centre and Schloss Eggenberg
  • Wachau Cultural Landscape
  • Fertö / Neusiedlersee Cultural Landscape
  • Historic Centre of Vienna
  • Prehistoric Pile dwellings around the Alps

Azerbaijan

  • Walled City of Baku with the Shirvanshah’s Palace and Maiden Tower
  • Gobustan Rock Art Cultural Landscape

Bahrain

  • Qal’at al-Bahrain – Ancient Harbour and Capital of Dilmun
  • Pearling, testimony of an island economy

Bangladesh

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

Barbados

  • Historic Bridgetown and its Garrison

Belarus

  • Belovezhskaya Pushcha / Białowieża Forest
  • Mir Castle Complex
  • Architectural, Residential and Cultural Complex of the Radziwill Family at Nesvizh
  • Struve Geodetic Arc

Belgium

  • Flemish Béguinages
  • La Grand-Place, Brussels
  • The Four Lifts on the Canal du Centre and their Environs, La Louvière and Le Roeulx (Hainault)
  • Belfries of Belgium and France
  • Historic Centre of Brugge
  • Major Town Houses of the Architect Victor Horta (Brussels)
  • Neolithic Flint Mines at Spiennes (Mons)
  • Notre-Dame Cathedral in Tournai
  • Plantin-Moretus House-Workshops-Museum Complex
  • Stoclet House
  • Major Mining Sites of Wallonia

Belize

  • Belize Barrier Reef Reserve System

Benin

  • Royal Palaces of Abomey

Bolivia

  • City of Potosí
  • Jesuit Missions of the Chiquitos
  • Historic City of Sucre
  • Fuerte de Samaipata
  • Noel Kempff Mercado National Park
  • Tiwanaku: Spiritual and Political Centre of the Tiwanaku Culture
  • City of Potosi
  • Qhapac Ñan, Andean Road System

Bosnia and Herzegovina

  • Old Bridge Area of the Old City of Mostar
  • Mehmed Paša Sokolović Bridge in Višegrad

Botswana

  • Tsodilo

Brazil

  • Historic Town of Ouro Preto
  • Historic Centre of the Town of Olinda
  • Jesuit Missions of the Guaranis: San Ignacio Mini, Santa Ana, Nuestra Señora de Loreto and Santa Maria Mayor (Argentina), Ruins of Sao Miguel das Missoes (Brazil)
  • Historic Centre of Salvador de Bahia
  • Sanctuary of Bom Jesus do Congonhas
  • Iguaçu National Park
  • Brasilia
  • Serra da Capivara National Park
  • Historic Centre of São Luís
  • Atlantic Forest South-East Reserves
  • Discovery Coast Atlantic Forest Reserves
  • Historic Centre of the Town of Diamantina
  • Central Amazon Conservation Complex
  • Pantanal Conservation Area
  • Brazilian Atlantic Islands: Fernando de Noronha and Atol das Rocas Reserves
  • Cerrado Protected Areas: Chapada dos Veadeiros and Emas National Parks
  • Historic Centre of the Town of Goiás
  • São Francisco Square in the Town of São Cristóvão
  • Rio de Janeiro: Carioca Landscapes between the Mountain and the Sea

Bulgaria

  • Boyana Church
  • Madara Rider
  • Rock-Hewn Churches of Ivanovo
  • Thracian Tomb of Kazanlak
  • Ancient City of Nessebar
  • Pirin National Park
  • Rila Monastery
  • Srebarna Nature Reserve
  • Thracian Tomb of Sveshtari

Burkina Faso

  • Ruins of Loropéni

Cambodia

Cameroon

  • Dja Faunal Reserve
  • Sangha Trinational

Canada

  • L’Anse aux Meadows National Historic Site
  • Nahanni National Park
  • Dinosaur Provincial Park
  • Kluane / Wrangell-St Elias / Glacier Bay / Tatshenshini-Alsek
  • Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump
  • SGang Gwaay
  • Wood Buffalo National Park
  • Canadian Rocky Mountain Parks
  • Historic District of Old Québec
  • Gros Morne National Park
  • Old Town Lunenburg
  • Waterton Glacier International Peace Park
  • Miguasha National Park
  • Rideau Canal
  • Joggins Fossil Cliffs
  • Landscape of Grand Pré
  • Red Bay Basque Whaling Station

Cape Verde

  • Cidade Velha, Historic Centre of Ribeira Grande

Central African Republic

  • Manovo-Gounda St Floris National Park
  • Sangha Trinational

Chad

  • Lakes of Ounianga

Chile

China

  • Imperial Palaces of the Ming and Qing Dynasties in Beijing and Shenyang
  • Mausoleum of the First Qin Emperor
  • Mogao Caves
  • Mount Taishan
  • Peking Man Site at Zhoukoudian
  • The Great Wall
  • Mount Huangshan
  • Huanglong Scenic and Historic Interest Area
  • Jiuzhaigou Valley Scenic and Historic Interest Area
  • Wulingyuan Scenic and Historic Interest Area
  • Ancient Building Complex in the Wudang Mountains
  • Historic Ensemble of the Potala Palace, Lhasa
  • Mountain Resort and its Outlying Temples, Chengde
  • Temple and Cemetery of Confucius and the Kong Family Mansion in Qufu
  • Lushan National Park
  • Mount Emei Scenic Area, including Leshan Giant Buddha Scenic Area
  • Ancient City of Ping Yao
  • Classical Gardens of Suzhou
  • Old Town of Lijiang
  • Summer Palace, an Imperial Garden in Beijing
  • Temple of Heaven: an Imperial Sacrificial Altar in Beijing
  • Dazu Rock Carvings
  • Mount Wuyi
  • Ancient Villages in Southern Anhui – Xidi and Hongcun
  • Imperial Tombs of the Ming and Qing Dynasties
  • Longmen Grottoes
  • Mount Qingcheng and the Dujiangyan Irrigation System
  • Yungang Grottoes
  • Three Parallel Rivers of Yunnan Protected Areas
  • Capital Cities and Tombs of the Ancient Koguryo Kingdom
  • Historic Centre of Macao
  • Sichuan Giant Panda Sanctuaries – Wolong, Mt Siguniang and Jiajin Mountains
  • Yin Xu
  • Kaiping Diaolou and Villages
  • South China Karst
  • Fujian Tulou
  • Mount Sanqingshan National Park
  • Mount Wutai
  • China Danxia
  • Historic Monuments of Dengfeng in “The Centre of Heaven and Earth”
  • West Lake Cultural Landscape of Hangzhou
  • Chengjiang Fossil Site
  • Site of Xanadu
  • Cultural Landscape of Honghe Hani Rice Terraces
  • Xinjiang Tianshan
  • Silk Roads: the Routes Network of Chang’an-Tianshan Corridor
  • The Grand Canal

Colombia

  • Port, Fortresses and Group of Monuments, Cartagena
  • Los Katíos National Park
  • Historic Centre of Santa Cruz de Mompox
  • National Archeological Park of Tierradentro
  • San Agustín Archaeological Park
  • Malpelo Fauna and Flora Sanctuary
  • Coffee Cultural Landscape of Colombia
  • Qhapac Ñan, Andean Road System

Congo

  • Sangha Trinational

Costa Rica

  • Talamanca Range-La Amistad Reserves / La Amistad National Park
  • Cocos Island National Park
  • Area de Conservación Guanacaste
  • Precolumbian chiefdom settlements with stone spheres of the Diquís

Côte d’Ivoire

  • Mount Nimba Strict Nature Reserve
  • Taï National Park
  • Comoé National Park
  • Historic town of Grand-Bassam

Croatia

  • Historical Complex of Split with the Palace of Diocletian
  • Old City of Dubrovnik
  • Plitvice Lakes National Park
  • Episcopal Complex of the Euphrasian Basilica in the Historic Centre of Poreč
  • Historic City of Trogir
  • The Cathedral of St James in Šibenik
  • Stari Grad Plain

Cuba

  • Old Havana and its Fortifications
  • Trinidad and the Valley de los Ingenios
  • San Pedro de la Roca Castle, Santiago de Cuba
  • Desembarco del Granma National Park
  • Viñales Valley
  • Archaeological Landscape of the First Coffee Plantations in the South-East of Cuba
  • Alejandro de Humboldt National Park
  • Urban Historic Centre of Cienfuegos
  • Historic Centre of Camagüey

Cyprus

  • Paphos
  • Painted Churches in the Troodos Region
  • Choirokoitia

Czech Republic

  • Historic Centre of Český Krumlov
  • Historic Centre of Prague
  • Historic Centre of Telč
  • Pilgrimage Church of St John of Nepomuk at Zelená Hora
  • Kutná Hora: Historical Town Centre with the Church of St Barbara and the Cathedral of Our Lady at Sedlec
  • Lednice-Valtice Cultural Landscape
  • Gardens and Castle at Kroměříž
  • Holašovice Historical Village Reservation
  • Litomyšl Castle
  • Holy Trinity Column in Olomouc
  • Tugendhat Villa in Brno
  • Jewish Quarter and St Procopius’ Basilica in Třebíč

Democratic Republic of the Congo

  • Virunga National Park
  • Kahuzi-Biega National Park
  • Garamba National Park
  • Salonga National Park
  • Okapi Wildlife Reserve

Denmark

  • Jelling Mounds, Runic Stones and Church
  • Roskilde Cathedral
  • Kronborg Castle
  • Ilulissat Icefjord
  • Stevns Klint
  • The Wadden Sea

Dominica

  • Morne Trois Pitons National Park

Dominican Republic

  • Colonial City of Santo Domingo

Ecuador

  • City of Quito
  • Galápagos Islands
  • Sangay National Park
  • Historic Centre of Santa Ana de los Ríos de Cuenca
  • Qhapac Ñan, Andean Road System

Egypt

  • Abu Mena
  • Ancient Thebes with its Necropolis
  • Historic Cairo
  • Memphis and its Necropolis – the Pyramid Fields from Giza to Dahshur
  • Nubian Monuments from Abu Simbel to Philae
  • Saint Catherine Area
  • Wadi Al-Hitan (Whale Valley)

El Salvador

  • Joya de Cerén Archaeological Site

Estonia

  • Historic Centre (Old Town) of Tallinn
  • Struve Geodetic Arc

Ethiopia

  • Simien National Park
  • Rock-Hewn Churches, Lalibela
  • Fasil Ghebbi, Gondar Region
  • Aksum
  • Lower Valley of the Awash
  • Lower Valley of the Omo
  • Tiya
  • Harar Jugol, the Fortified Historic Town
  • Konso Cultural Landscape

Fiji

  • Levuka Historical Port Town

Finland

  • Fortress of Suomenlinna
  • Old Rauma
  • Petäjävesi Old Church
  • Verla Groundwood and Board Mill
  • Bronze Age Burial Site of Sammallahdenmäki
  • High Coast / Kvarken Archipelago
  • Struve Geodetic Arc

France

  • Chartres Cathedral
  • Mont-Saint-Michel and its Bay
  • Palace and Park of Versailles
  • Prehistoric Sites and Decorated Caves of the Vézère Valley
  • Vézelay, Church and Hill
  • Amiens Cathedral
  • Arles, Roman and Romanesque Monuments
  • Cistercian Abbey of Fontenay
  • Palace and Park of Fontainebleau
  • Roman Theatre and its Surroundings and the “Triumphal Arch” of Orange
  • From the Great Saltworks of Salins-les-Bains to the Royal Saltworks of Arc-et-Senans, the Production of Open-pan Salt
  • Abbey Church of Saint-Savin sur Gartempe
  • Gulf of Porto: Calanche of Piana, Gulf of Girolata, Scandola Reserve
  • Place Stanislas, Place de la Carrière and Place d’Alliance in Nancy
  • Pont du Gard (Roman Aqueduct)
  • Strasbourg – Grande île
  • Cathedral of Notre-Dame, Former Abbey of Saint-Rémi and Palace of Tau, Reims
  • Paris, Banks of the Seine
  • Bourges Cathedral
  • Historic Centre of Avignon: Papal Palace, Episcopal Ensemble and Avignon Bridge
  • Canal du Midi
  • Historic Fortified City of Carcassonne
  • Pyrénées – Mont Perdu
  • Historic Site of Lyons
  • Routes of Santiago de Compostela in France
  • Belfries of Belgium and France
  • Jurisdiction of Saint-Emilion
  • The Loire Valley between Sully-sur-Loire and Chalonnes
  • Provins, Town of Medieval Fairs
  • Le Havre, the City Rebuilt by Auguste Perret
  • Bordeaux, Port of the Moon
  • Fortifications of Vauban
  • Lagoons of New Caledonia: Reef Diversity and Associated Ecosystems
  • Episcopal City of Albi
  • Pitons, cirques and remparts of Reunion Island
  • Prehistoric Pile dwellings around the Alps
  • The Causses and the Cévennes, Mediterranean agro-pastoral Cultural Landscape
  • Nord-Pas de Calais Mining Basin
  • Decorated cave of Pont d’Arc, known as Grotte Chauvet-Pont d’Arc, Ardèche

Gabon

  • Ecosystem and Relict Cultural Landscape of Lopé-Okanda

Gambia

  • Kunta Kinteh Island and Related Sites
  • Stone Circles of Senegambia

Georgia

  • Bagrati Cathedral and Gelati Monastery
  • Historical Monuments of Mtskheta
  • Upper Svaneti

Germany

  • Aachen Cathedral
  • Speyer Cathedral
  • Würzburg Residence with the Court Gardens and Residence Squar
  • Pilgrimage Church of Wies
  • Castles of Augustusburg and Falkenlust at Brühl
  • St Mary’s Cathedral and St Michael’s Church at Hildesheim
  • Roman Monuments, Cathedral of St Peter and Church of Our Lady in Trier
  • Frontiers of the Roman Empire
  • Hanseatic City of Lübeck
  • Palaces and Parks of Potsdam and Berlin
  • Abbey and Altenmünster of Lorsch
  • Mines of Rammelsberg, Historic Town of Goslar and Upper Harz Water Management System
  • Maulbronn Monastery Complex
  • Town of Bamberg
  • Collegiate Church, Castle and Old Town of Quedlinburg
  • Völklingen Ironworks
  • Messel Pit Fossil Site
  • Bauhaus and its Sites in Weimar and Dessau
  • Cologne Cathedral
  • Luther Memorials in Eisleben and Wittenberg
  • Classical Weimar
  • Museumsinsel (Museum Island), Berlin
  • Wartburg Castle
  • Garden Kingdom of Dessau-Wörlitz
  • Monastic Island of Reichenau
  • Zollverein Coal Mine Industrial Complex in Essen
  • Historic Centres of Stralsund and Wismar
  • Upper Middle Rhine Valley
  • Dresden Elbe Valley Delisted 2009
  • Muskauer Park / Park Mużakowski
  • Town Hall and Roland on the Marketplace of Bremen
  • Old town of Regensburg with Stadtamhof
  • Primeval Beech Forests of the Carpathians and the Ancient Beech Forests of Germany
  • Berlin Modernism Housing Estates
  • The Wadden Sea
  • Fagus Factory in Alfeld
  • Prehistoric Pile dwellings around the Alps
  • Margravial Opera House Bayreuth
  • Bergpark Wilhelmshöhe
  • Carolingian Westwork and Civitas Corvey

Ghana

  • Forts and Castles, Volta, Greater Accra, Central and Western Regions
  • Asante Traditional Buildings

Greece

Guatemala

  • Antigua Guatemala
  • Tikal National Park
  • Archaeological Park and Ruins of Quirigua

Guinea

  • Mount Nimba Strict Nature Reserve

Haiti

  • National History Park – Citadel, Sans Souci, Ramiers

Holy See

  • Historic Centre of Rome, the Properties of the Holy See in that City Enjoying Extraterritorial Rights and San Paolo Fuori le Mura
  • Vatican City

Honduras

  • Maya Site of Copan
  • Río Plátano Biosphere Reserve

Hungary

Iceland

  • Þingvellir National Park
  • Surtsey

India

  • Agra Fort
  • Ajanta Caves
  • Ellora Caves
  • Taj Mahal
  • Group of Monuments at Mahabalipuram
  • Sun Temple, Konârak
  • Kaziranga National Park
  • Keoladeo National Park
  • Manas Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Churches and Convents of Goa
  • Fatehpur Sikri
  • Group of Monuments at Hampi
  • Khajuraho Group of Monuments
  • Elephanta Caves
  • Great Living Chola Temples
  • Group of Monuments at Pattadakal
  • Sundarbans National Park
  • Nanda Devi and Valley of Flowers National Parks
  • Buddhist Monuments at Sanchi
  • Humayun’s Tomb, Delhi
  • Qutb Minar and its Monuments, Delhi
  • Mountain Railways of India
  • Mahabodhi Temple Complex at Bodh Gaya
  • Rock Shelters of Bhimbetka
  • Champaner-Pavagadh Archaeological Park
  • Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus (formerly Victoria Terminus)
  • Red Fort Complex
  • The Jantar Mantar, Jaipur
  • Western Ghats
  • Hill Forts of Rajasthan
  • Great Himalayan National Park
  • Rani-ki-Vav (the Queen’s Stepwell) at Patan, Gujarat

Indonesia

Iran

  • Meidan Emam, Esfahan
  • Persepolis
  • Tchogha Zanbil
  • Takht-e Soleyman
  • Bam and its Cultural Landscape
  • Pasargadae
  • Soltaniyeh
  • Bisotun
  • Armenian Monastic Ensembles of Iran
  • Shushtar Historical Hydraulic System
  • Sheikh Safi al-din Khānegāh and Shrine Ensemble in Ardabil
  • Tabriz Historic Bazaar Complex
  • The Persian Garden
  • Gonbad-e Qābus
  • Masjed-e Jāmé of Isfahan
  • Golestan Palace
  • Shahr-i Sokhta

Iraq

  • Hatra
  • Ashur (Qal’at Sherqat)
  • Samarra Archaeological City
  • Erbil Citadel

Ireland

  • Archaeological Ensemble of the Bend of the Boyne
  • Skellig Michael

Israel

  • Masada
  • Old City of Acre
  • White City of Tel-Aviv — the Modern Movement
  • Biblical Tels – Megiddo, Hazor, Beer Sheba
  • Incense Route – Desert Cities in the Negev
  • Bahá’i Holy Places in Haifa and the Western Galilee
  • Sites of Human Evolution at Mount Carmel: The Nahal Me’arot / Wadi el-Mughara Caves
  • Caves of Maresha and Bet-Guvrin in the Judean Lowlands as a Microcosm of the Land of the Caves

Italy

Japan

Jerusalem (Site proposed by Jordan)

  • Old City of Jerusalem and its Walls

Jordan

  • Petra
  • Quseir Amra
  • Um er-Rasas (Kastrom Mefa’a)
  • Wadi Rum Protected Area

Kazakhstan

  • Mausoleum of Khoja Ahmed Yasawi
  • Petroglyphs within the Archaeological Landscape of Tamgaly
  • Saryarka – Steppe and Lakes of Northern Kazakhstan
  • Silk Roads: the Routes Network of Chang’an-Tianshan Corridor

Kenya

  • Lake Turkana National Parks
  • Mount Kenya National Park/Natural Forest
  • Lamu Old Town
  • Sacred Mijikenda Kaya Forests
  • Fort Jesus, Mombasa
  • Kenya Lake System in the Great Rift Valley

Kiribati

  • Phoenix Islands Protected Area

North Korea

  • Complex of Koguryo Tombs
  • Historic Monuments and Sites in Kaesong

South Korea

  • Haeinsa Temple Janggyeong Panjeon, the Depositories for the Tripitaka Koreana Woodblocks
  • Jongmyo Shrine
  • Seokguram Grotto and Bulguksa Temple
  • Changdeokgung Palace Complex
  • Hwaseong Fortress
  • Gochang, Hwasun and Ganghwa Dolmen Sites
  • Gyeongju Historic Areas
  • Jeju Volcanic Island and Lava Tubes
  • Royal Tombs of the Joseon Dynasty
  • Historic Villages of Korea: Hahoe and Yangdong
  • Namhansanseong

Kyrgyzstan

  • Sulaiman-Too Sacred Mountain
  • Silk Roads: the Routes Network of Chang’an-Tianshan Corridor

Lao People’s Democratic Republic

  • Town of Luang Prabang
  • Vat Phou and Associated Ancient Settlements within the Champasak Cultural Landscape

Latvia

  • Historic Centre of Riga
  • Struve Geodetic Arc

Lebanon

  • Anjar
  • Baalbek
  • Byblos
  • Tyre
  • Ouadi Qadisha (the Holy Valley) and the Forest of the Cedars of God (Horsh Arz el-Rab)

Libya

  • Archaeological Site of Cyrene
  • Archaeological Site of Leptis Magna
  • Archaeological Site of Sabratha
  • Rock-Art Sites of Tadrart Acacus
  • Old Town of Ghadamès

Lithuania

  • Vilnius Historic Centre
  • Curonian Spit
  • Kernavė Archaeological Site (Cultural Reserve of Kernavė)
  • Struve Geodetic Arc

Luxembourg

Madagascar

  • Tsingy de Bemaraha Strict Nature Reserve
  • Royal Hill of Ambohimanga
  • Rainforests of the Atsinanana

Malawi

  • Lake Malawi National Park
  • Chongoni Rock-Art Area

Malaysia

  • Gunung Mulu National Park
  • Kinabalu Park
  • Melaka and George Town, Historic Cities of the Straits of Malacca
  • Archaeological Heritage of the Lenggong Valley

Mali

  • Old Towns of Djenné
  • Timbuktu
  • Cliff of Bandiagara (Land of the Dogons)
  • Tomb of Askia

Malta

Marshall Islands

  • Bikini Atoll Nuclear Test Site

Mauritania

  • Banc d’Arguin National Park
  • Ancient Ksour of Ouadane, Chinguetti, Tichitt and Oualata

Mauritius

  • Aapravasi Ghat
  • Le Morne Cultural Landscape

Mexico

  • Historic Centre of Mexico City and Xochimilco
  • Historic Centre of Oaxaca and Archaeological Site of Monte Albán
  • Historic Centre of Puebla
  • Pre-Hispanic City and National Park of Palenque
  • Pre-Hispanic City of Teotihuacan
  • Sian Ka’an
  • Historic Town of Guanajuato and Adjacent Mines
  • Pre-Hispanic City of Chichen-Itza
  • Historic Centre of Morelia
  • El Tajin, Pre-Hispanic City
  • Historic Centre of Zacatecas
  • Rock Paintings of the Sierra de San Francisco
  • Whale Sanctuary of El Vizcaino
  • Earliest 16th-Century Monasteries on the Slopes of Popocatepetl
  • Historic Monuments Zone of Querétaro
  • Pre-Hispanic Town of Uxmal
  • Hospicio Cabañas, Guadalajara
  • Archaeological Zone of Paquimé, Casas Grandes
  • Historic Monuments Zone of Tlacotalpan
  • Archaeological Monuments Zone of Xochicalco
  • Historic Fortified Town of Campeche
  • Ancient Maya City of Calakmul, Campeche
  • Franciscan Missions in the Sierra Gorda of Querétaro
  • Luis Barragán House and Studio
  • Islands and Protected Areas of the Gulf of California
  • Agave Landscape and Ancient Industrial Facilities of Tequila
  • Central University City Campus of the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM)
  • Monarch Butterfly Biosphere Reserve
  • Protective town of San Miguel and the Sanctuary of Jesús Nazareno de Atotonilco
  • Camino Real de Tierra Adentro
  • Prehistoric Caves of Yagul and Mitla in the Central Valley of Oaxaca
  • El Pinacate and Gran Desierto de Altar Biosphere Reserve

Moldova, Republic of

  • Struve Geodetic Arc

Mongolia

  • Uvs Nuur Basin
  • Orkhon Valley Cultural Landscape
  • Petroglyphic Complexes of the Mongolian Altai

Montenegro

Morocco

Mozambique

  • Island of Mozambique

Myanmar

Namibia

  • Twyfelfontein or /Ui-//aes
  • Namib Sand Sea

Nepal

  • Kathmandu Valley
  • Sagarmatha National Park
  • Chitwan National Park
  • Lumbini, the Birthplace of the Lord Buddha

Netherlands

New Zealand

  • Te Wahipounamu – South West New Zealand
  • Tongariro National Park
  • New Zealand Sub-Antarctic Islands

Nicaragua

  • Ruins of León Viejo
  • León Cathedral

Niger

  • Air and Ténéré Natural Reserves
  • W National Park of Niger
  • Historic Centre of Agadez

Nigeria

  • Sukur Cultural Landscape
  • Osun-Osogbo Sacred Grove

Norway

  • Bryggen
  • Urnes Stave Church
  • Røros Mining Town and the Circumference
  • Rock Art of Alta
  • Vegaøyan — The Vega Archipelago
  • Struve Geodetic Arc
  • West Norwegian Fjords – Geirangerfjord and Nærøyfjord

Oman

  • Bahla Fort
  • Archaeological Sites of Bat, Al-Khutm and Al-Ayn
  • Arabian Oryx Sanctuary Delisted 2007
  • Land of Frankincense
  • Aflaj Irrigation Systems of Oman

Pakistan

  • Archaeological Ruins at Moenjodaro
  • Buddhist Ruins of Takht-i-Bahi and Neighbouring City Remains at Sahr-i-Bahlol
  • Taxila
  • Fort and Shalamar Gardens in Lahore
  • Historical Monuments at Makli, Thatta
  • Rohtas Fort

Palau

  • Rock Islands Southern Lagoon

Palestine

  • Birthplace of Jesus: Church of the Nativity and the Pilgrimage Route, Bethlehem
  • Palestine: Land of Olives and Vines – Cultural Landscape of Southern Jerusalem, Battir

Panama

  • Fortifications on the Caribbean Side of Panama: Portobelo-San Lorenzo
  • Darien National Park
  • Talamanca Range-La Amistad Reserves / La Amistad National Park
  • Archaeological Site of Panamá Viejo and Historic District of Panamá
  • Coiba National Park and its Special Zone of Marine Protection

Papua New Guinea

  • Kuk Early Agricultural Site

Paraguay

Peru

Philippines

  • Baroque Churches of the Philippines
  • Tubbataha Reefs Natural Park
  • Rice Terraces of the Philippine Cordilleras
  • Historic Town of Vigan
  • Puerto-Princesa Subterranean River National Park
  • Mount Hamiguitan Range Wildlife Sanctuary

Poland

  • Cracow’s Historic Centre
  • Wieliczka Salt Mine
  • Auschwitz Birkenau
  • Belovezhskaya Pushcha / Białowieża Forest
  • Historic Centre of Warsaw
  • Old City of Zamość
  • Castle of the Teutonic Order in Malbork
  • Medieval Town of Toruń
  • Kalwaria Zebrzydowska: the Mannerist Architectural and Park Landscape Complex and Pilgrimage Park
  • Churches of Peace in Jawor and Świdnica
  • Wooden Churches of Southern Little Poland
  • Muskauer Park / Park Mużakowski
  •  Centennial Hall in Wrocław
  • Wooden Tserkvas of the Carpathian Region in Poland and Ukraine

Portugal

  • Central Zone of the Town of Angra do Heroismo in the Azores
  • Convent of Christ in Tomar
  • Monastery of Batalha
  • Monastery of the Hieronymites and Tower of Belém in Lisbon
  • Historic Centre of Évora
  • Monastery of Alcobaça
  • Cultural Landscape of Sintra
  • Historic Centre of Oporto
  • Prehistoric Rock Art Sites in the Côa Valley and Siega Verde
  • Laurisilva of Madeira
  • Alto Douro Wine Region
  • Historic Centre of Guimarães
  • Landscape of the Pico Island Vineyard Culture
  • Garrison Border Town of Elvas and its Fortifications
  • University of Coimbra – Alta and Sofia

Qatar

  • Al Zubarah Archaeological Site

Romania

  • Danube Delta
  • Churches of Moldavia
  • Monastery of Horezu
  • Villages with Fortified Churches in Transylvania
  • Dacian Fortresses of the Orastie Mountains
  • Historic Centre of Sighişoara
  • Wooden Churches of Maramureş

Russian Federation

  • Historic Centre of Saint Petersburg and Related Groups of Monuments
  • Kizhi Pogost
  • Kremlin and Red Square, Moscow
  • Cultural and Historic Ensemble of the Solovetsky Islands
  • Historic Monuments of Novgorod and Surroundings
  • White Monuments of Vladimir and Suzdal
  • Architectural Ensemble of the Trinity Sergius Lavra in Sergiev Posad
  • Church of the Ascension, Kolomenskoye
  • Virgin Komi Forests
  • Lake Baikal
  • Volcanoes of Kamchatka
  • Golden Mountains of Altai
  • Western Caucasus
  • Curonian Spit
  • Ensemble of the Ferrapontov Monastery
  • Historic and Architectural Complex of the Kazan Kremlin
  • Central Sikhote-Alin
  • Citadel, Ancient City and Fortress Buildings of Derbent
  • Uvs Nuur Basin
  • Ensemble of the Novodevichy Convent
  • Natural System of Wrangel Island Reserve
  • Historical Centre of the City of Yaroslavl
  • Struve Geodetic Arc
  • Putorana Plateau
  • Lena Pillars Nature Park
  • Bolgar Historical and Archaeological Complex

Saint Kitts and Nevis

  • Brimstone Hill Fortress National Park

Saint Lucia

  • Pitons Management Area

San Marino

Saudi Arabia

  • Al-Hijr Archaeological Site (Madâin Sâlih)
  • At-Turaif District in ad-Dir’iyah
  • Historic Jeddah, the Gate to Makkah

Senegal

  • Island of Gorée
  • Niokolo-Koba National Park
  • Djoudj National Bird Sanctuary
  • Island of Saint-Louis
  • Stone Circles of Senegambia
  • Saloum Delta
  • Bassari Country: Bassari, Fula and Bedik Cultural Landscapes

Serbia

Seychelles

  • Aldabra Atoll
  • Vallée de Mai Nature Reserve

Slovakia

  • Historic Town of Banská Štiavnica and the Technical Monuments in its Vicinity
  • Levoča, Spišský Hrad and the Associated Cultural Monuments
  • Vlkolínec
  • Caves of Aggtelek Karst and Slovak Karst
  • Bardejov Town Conservation Reserve
  • Primeval Beech Forests of the Carpathians and the Ancient Beech Forests of Germany
  • Wooden Churches of the Slovak part of the Carpathian Mountain Area

Slovenia

Solomon Islands

  • East Rennell

South Africa

  • Fossil Hominid Sites of Sterkfontein, Swartkrans, Kromdraai, and Environs
  • iSimangaliso Wetland Park
  • Robben Island
  • uKhahlamba / Drakensberg Park
  • Mapungubwe Cultural Landscape
  • Cape Floral Region Protected Areas
  • Vredefort Dome
  • Richtersveld Cultural and Botanical Landscape

Spain

  • Alhambra, Generalife and Albayzín, Granada
  • Burgos Cathedral
  • Historic Centre of Cordoba
  • Monastery and Site of the Escurial, Madrid
  • Works of Antoni Gaudí
  • Cave of Altamira and Paleolithic Cave Art of Northern Spain
  • Monuments of Oviedo and the Kingdom of the Asturias
  • Old Town of Ávila with its Extra-Muros Churches
  • Old Town of Segovia and its Aqueduct
  • Santiago de Compostela (Old Town)
  • Garajonay National Park
  • Historic City of Toledo
  • Mudejar Architecture of Aragon
  • Old Town of Cáceres
  • Cathedral, Alcázar and Archivo de Indias in Seville
  • Old City of Salamanca
  • Poblet Monastery
  • Archaeological Ensemble of Mérida
  • Route of Santiago de Compostela
  • Royal Monastery of Santa María de Guadalupe
  • Doñana National Park
  • Historic Walled Town of Cuenca
  • La Lonja de la Seda de Valencia
  • Las Médulas
  • Palau de la Música Catalana and Hospital de Sant Pau, Barcelona
  • Pyrénées – Mont Perdu
  • San Millán Yuso and Suso Monasteries
  • Prehistoric Rock Art Sites in the Côa Valley and Siega Verde
  • Rock Art of the Mediterranean Basin on the Iberian Peninsula
  • University and Historic Precinct of Alcalá de Henares
  • Ibiza, Biodiversity and Culture
  • San Cristóbal de La Laguna
  • Archaeological Ensemble of Tárraco
  • Archaeological Site of Atapuerca
  • Catalan Romanesque Churches of the Vall de Boí
  • Palmeral of Elche
  • Roman Walls of Lugo
  • Aranjuez Cultural Landscape
  • Renaissance Monumental Ensembles of Úbeda and Baeza
  • Vizcaya Bridge
  • Teide National Park
  • Tower of Hercules
  • Cultural Landscape of the Serra de Tramuntana
  • Heritage of Mercury. Almadén and Idrija

Sri Lanka

  • Ancient City of Polonnaruwa
  • Ancient City of Sigiriya
  • Sacred City of Anuradhapura
  • Old Town of Galle and its Fortifications
  • Sacred City of Kandy
  • Sinharaja Forest Reserve
  • Golden Temple of Dambulla
  • Central Highlands of Sri Lanka

Sudan

  • Gebel Barkal and the Sites of the Napatan Region
  • Archaeological Sites of the Island of Meroe

Suriname

  • Central Suriname Nature Reserve
  • Historic Inner City of Paramaribo

Sweden

  • Royal Domain of Drottningholm
  • Birka and Hovgården
  • Engelsberg Ironworks
  • Rock Carvings in Tanum
  • Skogskyrkogården
  • Hanseatic Town of Visby
  • Church Village of Gammelstad, Luleå
  • Laponian Area
  • Naval Port of Karlskrona
  • Agricultural Landscape of Southern Öland
  • High Coast / Kvarken Archipelago
  • Mining Area of the Great Copper Mountain in Falun
  • Varberg Radio Station
  • Struve Geodetic Arc
  • Decorated Farmhouses of Hälsingland

Switzerland

  • Benedictine Convent of St John at Müstair
  • Convent of St Gall
  • Old City of Berne
  • Three Castles, Defensive Wall and Ramparts of the Market-Town of Bellinzona
  • Swiss Alps Jungfrau-Aletsch
  • Monte San Giorgio
  • Lavaux, Vineyard Terraces
  • Rhaetian Railway in the Albula / Bernina Landscapes
  • Swiss Tectonic Arena Sardona
  • La Chaux-de-Fonds / Le Locle, Watchmaking Town Planning
  • Prehistoric Pile dwellings around the Alps

Syrian Arab Republic

  • Ancient City of Damascus
  • Ancient City of Bosra
  • Site of Palmyra
  • Ancient City of Aleppo
  • Crac des Chevaliers and Qal’at Salah El-Din
  • Ancient Villages of Northern Syria

Tajikistan

  • Proto-urban site of Sarazm
  • Tajik National Park (Mountains of the Pamirs)

Tanzania, United Republic of

  • Ngorongoro Conservation Area
  • Ruins of Kilwa Kisiwani and Ruins of Songo Mnara
  • Serengeti National Park
  • Selous Game Reserve
  • Kilimanjaro National Park
  • Stone Town of Zanzibar
  • Kondoa Rock-Art Sites
  • Ruins of Kilwa Kisiwani and Ruins of Songo Mnara

Thailand

  • Historic City of Ayutthaya
  • Historic Town of Sukhothai and Associated Historic Towns
  • Thungyai-Huai Kha Khaeng Wildlife Sanctuaries
  • Ban Chiang Archaeological Site
  • Dong Phayayen-Khao Yai Forest Complex

the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia

  • Natural and Cultural Heritage of the Ohrid region

Togo

  • Koutammakou, the Land of the Batammariba

Tunisia

  • Amphitheatre of El Jem
  • Archaeological Site of Carthage
  • Medina of Tunis
  • Ichkeul National Park
  • Punic Town of Kerkuane and its Necropolis
  • Kairouan
  • Medina of Sousse
  • Dougga / Thugga

Turkey

  • Göreme National Park and the Rock Sites of Cappadocia
  • Great Mosque and Hospital of Divriği
  • Historic Areas of Istanbul
  • Hattusha: the Hittite Capital
  • Nemrut Dağ
  • Hierapolis-Pamukkale
  • Xanthos-Letoon
  • City of Safranbolu
  • Archaeological Site of Troy
  • Selimiye Mosque and its Social Complex
  • Neolithic Site of Çatalhöyük
  • Bursa and the Cumalikizik: the Birth of the Ottoman Empire
  • Pergamon and its Multi-Layered Cultural Landscape

Turkmenistan

  • State Historical and Cultural Park “Ancient Merv”
  • Kunya-Urgench
  • Parthian Fortresses of Nisa

Uganda

  • Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
  • Rwenzori Mountains National Park
  • Tombs of Buganda Kings at Kasubi

Ukraine

  • Kiev: Saint-Sophia Cathedral and Related Monastic Buildings, Kiev-Pechersk Lavra
  • L’viv – the Ensemble of the Historic Centre
  • Struve Geodetic Arc
  • Primeval Beech Forests of the Carpathians and the Ancient Beech Forests of Germany
  • Residence of Bukovinian and Dalmatian Metropolitans
  • Ancient City of Tauric Chersonese and its Chora
  • Wooden Tserkvas of the Carpathian Region in Poland and Ukraine

United Arab Emirates

  • Cultural Sites of Al Ain (Hafit, Hili, Bidaa Bint Saud and Oases Areas)

United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

United States of America

  • Mesa Verde National Park
  • Yellowstone National Park
  • Everglades National Park
  • Grand Canyon National Park
  • Independence Hall
  • Kluane / Wrangell-St Elias / Glacier Bay / Tatshenshini-Alsek
  • Redwood National and State Parks
  • Mammoth Cave National Park
  • Olympic National Park
  • Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site
  • Great Smoky Mountains National Park
  • La Fortaleza and San Juan National Historic Site in Puerto Rico
  • Statue of Liberty
  • Yosemite National Park
  • Chaco Culture
  • Hawaii Volcanoes National Park
  • Monticello and the University of Virginia in Charlottesville
  • Pueblo de Taos
  • Carlsbad Caverns National Park
  • Waterton Glacier International Peace Park
  • Papahānaumokuākea
  • Monumental Earthworks of Poverty Point

Uruguay

Uzbekistan

  • Itchan Kala
  • Historic Centre of Bukhara
  • Historic Centre of Shakhrisyabz
  • Samarkand – Crossroads of Cultures

Vanuatu

  • Chief Roi Mata’s Domain

Venezuela

  • Coro and its Port
  • Canaima National Park
  • Ciudad Universitaria de Caracas

Vietnam

  • Complex of Hué Monuments
  • Ha Long Bay
  • Hoi An Ancient Town
  • My Son Sanctuary
  • Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park
  • Central Sector of the Imperial Citadel of Thang Long – Hanoi
  • Citadel of the Ho Dynasty
  • Trang An Landscape Complex

Yemen

  • Old Walled City of Shibam
  • Old City of Sana’a
  • Historic Town of Zabid
  • Socotra Archipelago

Zambia

  • Mosi-oa-Tunya / Victoria Falls

Zimbabwe

  • Mana Pools National Park, Sapi and Chewore Safari Areas
  • Great Zimbabwe National Monument
  • Khami Ruins National Monument
  • Mosi-oa-Tunya / Victoria Falls
  • Matobo Hills