UNESCO World Heritages Sites in Iran

UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Iran

IRAN with 24 UNESCO World Heritage Sites is one of the 10 countries with the most Cultural Heritage Sites in the UNESCO’s World Heritage list.

24 heritage sites in Iran have already been registered in the UNESCO’s list of World Heritage: Armenian Monastic Ensembles of Iran, Bam and its Cultural Landscape, Bisotun, Cultural Landscape of Maymand, Golestan Palace, Gonbad-e Qabus, Masjed-e Jame of Isfahan, Meidan-e Emam, Pasargadae , Persepolis , Shahr-i Sokhta, Sheikh Safi al-din Khanegah and Shrine Ensemble in Ardabil, Shushtar Historical Hydraulic System, Soltaniyeh Dome, Susa, Tabriz Historic Bazaar Complex, Takht-e Soleyman, Tchogha Zanbil, The Persian Qanat, Lut desert,The Persian Garden, Sassanid Archeological Landscape of Fars Region as well as Historic City of Yazd, Hyrcanian Forests.

Sheikh Safi al-Din Khanegah and Shrine Ensemble
Date of Inscription: 2010

Sheikh Safi al-Din (a famous poet and theosophist) Khānegāh and Shrine Ensemble is the largest, the most complete and prominent monastery inspired by Islamic theosophical philosophy and constructed us...

Tabriz Historic Bazaar Complex
Date of Inscription: 2010

Known as the largest enclosed complex in Iran and anywhere around the world, Tabriz Historic Bazaar Complex is, as a city block, the most important and completed social organization among Iran bazaars...

The Persian Garden
Date of Inscription: 2010

Diversity of designs and exclusive architectural styles in Persian gardens symbolizes the image of Eden with four Zoroastrian elements of sky, earth, water and plants. Persian garden with three certai...

Gonbad-e Qabus
Date of Inscription: 2012

The historical tower of Gonbad-e Qabus is one of the outstanding architectures of the Islamic era dating back to 4th century AD. Despite of limited use of decorating elements, the tower has a harmonio...

Golestan Palace
Date of Inscription: 2013

Golestan palace is one of the exclusive historical complexes of Iran established in different times and for different functions. The name is derived from the Golestan Hall, located in the exterior edi...

Shahr-i Sokhta (Burnt City)
Date of Inscription: 2014

Shahr-i Sokhta, one of the wonders in the ancient world, a unique sample of the first, the biggest and the most advanced urban establishments in the southeast of Iran, had been founded along the direc...

Date of Inscription: 2015

The ancient city of Susa was founded as one of the most important and glorious settlements in the world dated back to 4000 BC (according to some theorists, it dated back to ca. 7000 BC). This histo...

Cultural Landscape of Maymand
Date of Inscription: 2015

Meymand is a rocky and dugout village and one of the primary habitats of man in Iran with approximately 2 - 3 thousand years history. The close relationship between the life and the surrounding nature...

Lut Desert
Date of Inscription: 2016

Getting confused with "Dahst-e Kavir" and called "Kavir-e Lut", due to their similarities, Lut Desert is the first wide desert in the south-east of Iran and one of the hyper-hot and arid deserts aroun...

The Persian Qanat
Date of Inscription: 2016

Qanat is a symbol of civilization, tradition and culture in desert regions with arid climate and an outstanding example of using architectural complicated systems in Iran. In fact, Qanat is a tunnel-l...