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Iran ratified the World Heritage Convention on 26 February, 1975. As of June 2010, it has ten World Heritage Sites, all in the cultural category. Iran also has another 60 sites on the World Heritage Tentative List.

UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Iran

  1. Meidan Emam, Esfahan
  2. Persepolis
  3. Tchogha Zanbil
  4. Takht-e Soleyman
  5. Bam and its Cultural Landscape
  6. Pasargadae
  7. Soltaniyeh
  8. Bisotun
  9. Armenian Monastic Ensembles of Iran
  10. Shushtar Historical Hydraulic System

Sites in Iran on the World Heritage Tentative List

  1. Jame' (Congregational) Mosque of Esfahan (1997)
  2. Historic ensemble of Qasr-e Shirin (1997)
  3. Firuzabad Ensemble (1997)
  4. Shush (1997)
  5. St.Tatavoos Cathedral (Qara-Kelissa) (1997)
  6. Nasqsh-e Rostam and Naqsh-e Rajab (1997)
  7. Tape Sialk (1997)
  8. Historic-Natural Axis of Isfahan City (2007)
  9. The Persian Garden (2007)
  10. Historical Ensemble of Sheikh Safi al-Din Ardebili (2007)
  11. Susa (2007)
  12. The Ensemble of Historical Sassanian Cities in Fars Province (Bishabpur, Firouzabad, Sarvestan) (2007)
  13. Taq-e Bostan (2007)
  14. The Complex of Handmade Settlements in Iran (Maymand Village) (2007)
  15. Kuh-e Khuaja (2007)
  16. Shahr-e Sukhteh (2007)
  17. Persepolis and other relevant buildings (2007)
  18. The Historical-Cultural Axis of Fin, Sialk, Kashan (2007)
  19. Historical Ensemble of Qasr-e Shirin (2007)
  20. Historic Monument of Kangavar (2007)
  21. Bazaar of Tabriz (2007)
  22. The Historical Structure of Yazd (2007)
  23. The Historical City of Maybod (2007)
  24. Tehran Historical - Cultural Axis (Golestan Palace) (2007)
  25. The Historical Port of Siraf (2007)
  26. Bazaar of Qaisariye in Laar (2007)
  27. The Historical Village of Abyaneh (2007)
  28. Bastam and Kharghan (2007)
  29. The Historical Texture of Damghan (2007)
  30. The Cultural-Natural Landscape of Ramsar (2007)
  31. Kaboud Mosque (2007)
  32. Tous Cultural Landscape (2007)
  33. The Historical City of Masouleh (2007)
  34. The Complex of Izadkhast (2007)
  35. Cultural Landscape of Alamout (2007)
  36. Qanats of Gonabad (2007)
  37. Zozan (2007)
  38. Khorramabad Valley (2007)
  39. Jiroft (2007)
  40. Ghaznavi- Seljukian Axis in Khorasan (2007)
  41. The Cultural Landscape of Uramanat (2007)
  42. Golestan National Park (2007)
  43. Hyrcanian Forest (Caspian Forest) (2007)
  44. Qeshm Island (2007)
  45. Lut Desert (the vicinity of Shahdad) (2007)
  46. Arasbaran Protected Area (2007)
  47. Sabalan (2007)
  48. Khabr National Park and Ruchun Wildlife Refuge (2007)
  49. Alisadr Cave (2007)
  50. Silk Route (Also as Silk Road) (2008)
  51. The Natural-Historical Landscape of Izeh (2008)
  52. The Zandiyeh Ensemble of Fars Province (2008)
  53. Kerman Historical-Cultural Structure (2008)
  54. Hegmataneh (2008)
  55. The Collection of Historical Bridges (2008)
  56. The Sepulcher Towers (Gonbad-e Ghabous) (2008)
  57. Touran Biosphere Reserve (2008)
  58. Hamoun Lake (2008)
  59. Harra Protected Area (2008)
  60. Damavand (2008)



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