List of World Heritage Sites in Asia and Australasia

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This is a list of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Asia, Australia and the Pacific (Australia). Several countries from the European list are repeated here (Turkey, Cyprus,Azerbaijan, Armenia and Georgia) as well as the Asian parts of Russia and Greece, Hawaii, Easter Island and Pitcairn Islands.

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Flag of Afghanistan Afghanistan

Flag of Armenia Armenia (also under Europe)

  • Monasteries of Haghpat and Sanahin (1996, 2000)
  • Cathedral and Churches of Echmiatsin and the Archaeological Site of Zvartnots (2000)
  • Monastery of Geghard and the Upper Azat Valley (2000)

Flag of Azerbaijan Azerbaijan (also under Europe)

Flag of Australia Australia

Flag of Bangladesh Bangladesh

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

Flag of Bahrain Bahrain

  • Qal'at al-Bahrain Archaeological Site

Flag of Cambodia Cambodia

Angkor Wat Outer Entrance.
  • Angkor (1992)
  • Temple of Preah Vihear (2008)

Flag of Chile Easter Island (Chile)

Flag of People's Republic of China China

Flag of Cyprus Cyprus (also under Europe)

  • Paphos
  • Painted Churches in the Troodos Region
  • Choirokoitia

Flag of France New Caledonia (France)

Flag of Georgia (country) Georgia (also under Europe)

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

Flag of Greece Aegean Islands (Greece) (also under Europe)

  • Medieval City of Rhodes
  • Monasteries of Daphni, Monastery of Hosios Loukas and Nea Moni of Chios (Chios is an Aegean Island)
  • Pythagoreion and Heraion of Samos
  • Historic Centre (Chorá) with the Monastery of Saint John the Theologian and the Cave of the Apocalypse on the Island of Pátmos

Flag of India India

The Majestic Kandariya Mahadev Temple at The Khajuraho group of Temples

Flag of Indonesia Indonesia

Prambanan Temple Compounds.
  • Borobudur Temple Compounds
  • Komodo National Park
  • Lorentz National Park
  • Prambanan Temple Compounds
  • Sangiran Early Man Site
  • Ujung Kulon National Park
  • Tropical Rainforest Heritage of Sumatra, including Gunung Leuser National Park, Kerinci Seblat National Park and Bukit Barisan Selatan National Park

Flag of Iran Iran

Naghsh-i Jahan Square in Esfahan
  • Bam and its Cultural Landscape
  • Naghsh-i Jahan Square
  • Pasargadae
  • Persepolis
  • Chogha Zanbil
  • Takht-e Soleyman
  • Dome of Soltaniyeh
  • Bisotun
  • The Armenian Monastic Ensembles in Iran: St Thaddeus and St Stepanos and the Chapel of Dzordzor (2008) [1]

Flag of Iraq Iraq

  • Assur (Qal'at Sherqat)
  • Hatra
  • Samarra Archaeological City

Flag of Israel Israel

Shrine of the Báb in Haifa, Israel
See also: List of World Heritage Sites in the Arab States#Jerusalem
  • Baha'i Holy Places in Haifa and Western Galilee
  • Biblical Tels – Tel Megiddo, Tel Hazor, Tel Be'er Sheva
  • Incense Route - Desert Cities in the Negev – Haluza, Mamshit, Avdat and Shivta
  • Masada
  • Old City of Acre
  • Old City of Jerusalem note: not officially recognized by UNESCO as within the designation for Israel.
  • White City of Tel Aviv

Flag of Japan Japan

  • Horyu-ji
  • Gusuku (castle) Sites and Related Properties of the Kingdom of Ryūkyū
  • Himeji Castle
  • Hiroshima Peace Memorial (Genbaku Dome)
  • Historic Monuments of Ancient Kyoto (Kyoto, Uji and Otsu Cities)
  • Historic Monuments of Ancient Nara
  • Historic Villages of Shirakawa-go and Gokayama (Shirakawa-go, Gokayama)
  • Itsukushima Shrine
  • Iwami Ginzan Silver Mine and its Cultural Landscape
  • Kii Mountain Range
  • Shirakami-Sanchi
  • Shiretoko Peninsula, Hokkaidō
  • Nikkō
  • Yakushima

Flag of Jordan Jordan

  • Petra – archaeological site
  • Quseir Amra – desert castle
  • Um er-Rasas (Kastrom Mefa'a) – archaeological site

Flag of Kazakhstan Kazakhstan

The petroglyphs at Tamgaly
  • The Mausoleum of Khoja Ahmed Yasavi
  • Petroglyphs within the Archaeological Landscape of Tamgaly
  • Saryarqa—Steppe and Lakes of Northern Kazakhstan

Flag of North Korea North Korea

  • Complex of Koguryo Tombs

Flag of South Korea South Korea

Flag of Laos Lao People's Democratic Republic

Flag of Lebanon Lebanon

  • Anjar
  • Baalbek
  • Byblos
  • Ouadi Qadisha (the Holy Valley) and the Forest of the Cedars of God
  • Tyre

Flag of Malaysia Malaysia

Porta de Santiago gate of A Famosa, Malacca

Flag of Mongolia Mongolia

Flag of Nepal Nepal

Flag of New Zealand New Zealand

  • New Zealand sub-antarctic islands (Snares Islands, Bounty Islands, Antipodes Islands, Auckland Islands and Campbell Islands)
  • Te Wahipounamu - South West New Zealand (Aoraki/Mount Cook National Park, Westland/Tai Poutini National Park, Mount Aspiring National Park and Fiordland National Park)
  • Tongariro National Park

Flag of Oman Oman

Bahla Fort
  • Aflaj Irrigation System of Oman
  • Archaeological sites of Bat, Al-Khutm and Al-Ayn
  • Bahla Fort
  • The Frankincense Trail

Flag of Pakistan Pakistan

Alamgiri Gate, Lahore Fort
  • Archaeological Ruins at Moenjodaro
  • Buddhist Ruins at Takht-i-Bahi and Neighbouring City Remains at Sahr-i-Bahlol
  • Fort Lahore
  • Shalimar Gardens (Lahore) in Lahore
  • Historic Monuments of Thatta
  • Rohtas Fort
  • Taxila

Flag of Papua New Guinea Papua New Guinea

  • Kuk Early Agricultural Site

Flag of Philippines Philippines

Banaue Rice Terraces, Ifugao Province, Philippines.
  • Baroque Churches of the Philippines, including
    • San Agustin Church, Intramuros, Manila;
    • Paoay Church, Paoay, Ilocos Norte;
    • Nuestra Señora de la Asuncion (Santa Maria) Church Santa Maria, Ilocos Sur;
    • Santo Tomas de Villanueva (Miag-ao) Church, Miag-ao, Iloilo
  • Historic Town of Vigan
  • Puerto Princesa Subterranean River National Park
  • Banaue Rice Terraces
  • Tubbataha Reef Marine Park

Flag of Pitcairn Islands Pitcairn Islands (UK)

  • Henderson Island

Flag of Russia Russian Federation (Asian part)

A full list of all Russian sites can be found in the list of sites in Europe.

Flag of Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia

  • The Archaeological Site of Al-Hijr (Madâin Sâlih) [2]

Flag of Solomon Islands Solomon Islands

  • East Rennell

Flag of Sri Lanka Sri Lanka

Site #202: Ancient City of Sigiriya (Sri Lanka).

Flag of Syria Syria

  • Ancient City of Aleppo
  • Ancient City of Bosra
  • Ancient City of Damascus
  • Crac des Chevaliers and Qal'at Salah El-Din
  • Site of Palmyra

Flag of Thailand Thailand

Phra Achana hand, Sukhothai Province, Thailand
  • Ban Chiang Archaeological Site
  • Dong Phaya Yen – Khao Yai Forest Complex
  • Historic City of Ayutthaya and Associated Historic Towns
  • Historic Town of Sukhothai and Associated Historic Towns
  • Thungyai-Huai Kha Khaeng Wildlife Sanctuaries

Flag of Turkmenistan Turkmenistan

  • Ancient Merv
  • Kunya-Urgench
  • Parthian Fortress of Nisa

Flag of United States Hawaii (USA)

  • Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

Flag of Uzbekistan Uzbekistan

The Registan at Samarkand
  • Historic Centre of Bukhara
  • Historic Centre of Shahrisabz
  • Itchan Kala in Khiva
  • Samarkand - Crossroads of Cultures

Flag of Vanuatu Vanuatu

  • Chief Roi Mata’s Domain [3]

Flag of Vietnam Vietnam

Hạ Long bay

Flag of Yemen Yemen

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