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List of World Heritage Sites in Iran

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World Heritage Sites (Attractions) in Iran

Site  Location   Criteria Year of Registaration Discription
Persepolis  Fars Cultural
 1979 Persepolis (Old Persian: Pārśa, New Persian: Takht-e Jamshid or Pārseh) literal meaning "city of Persians", was the ceremonial capital of the Achaemenid Empire (ca. 550–330 BC).
Naqsh-e-Jahan Square    Isfahan  Cultural
 1979 Naqsh-e Jahan Square, known as Imam Square, formerly known as Shah Square, is a square situated at the center of Isfahan city, Iran.
 Chogha Zanbil  Khuzstan Cultural
1979  Choga Zanbil means 'basket mound'. It was built about 1250 BC by the king Untash-Napirisha, mainly to honor the great god Inshushinak.
 Takht-e-Soleiman Azerbaijan, The West  Cultural
2003  Throne of Solomon, allocated n Azerbaijan the west, originally fortified site is the most probable Zoroaster place of birth, which is located on a crater rim.  The citadel includes the remains of a Zoroastrian fire temple built during the Sassanid period and partially rebuilt during the Ilkhanid period. 
 Bam & its Cultural Landscape  Kerman Cultural
2004  Arg-e Bam is the biggest adobe structure in the world. it is the most representative example of a fortified medieval town built in vernacular technique.
Pasagadae   Fars   Cultural
2004  Pasargadae homeland of Persians was the first dynastic capital of the Achaemenid Empire, founded by Cyrus the Great, in Pars (Fars province) in the 6th century BC. 
Soltaniyeh  Zanjan  Cultural

Soltaniyeh (allocated 60 Km from Zanjan) is the world’s third largest dome. The turquoise great Soltaniyeh was built in 14 century A.D.  It has got divine inscription tile work on every single piece as the interior design. 

Bistoun   Kermanshah Cultural
2006  Bistoun Complex is home to the series of large rock reliefs from Persian Empires Achamenid, Sassanid, and Parthian such as the most famous Darius the great inscription first of all ancient Persian decoded documents in 19 century, Hercules, Parthian, and the most mysterious Farhad Tarash reliefs , Carved by Farhad of most known Persian lovers, Sassanid and Ilkhanid palace, Safavid caravanserai and eye catching lake.
Armenian Monastic Ensembles of Iran   Azerbaijan, The West  Cultural

Including: St Thaddeus MonasterySt Stepanos Monastery, Chapel of Dzordzor, Chapel of Chupan, Church of the Holy Mother of God

Black church (Saint Thaddeus Monastery), is one of the 12 Apostles of the Armenian Church, St. Thaddeus, also known as Saint Jude was martyred while spreading the Gospel. Legend has it that a church dedicated to him was first built on the present site in AD 68. But most present sandstone today dates back to 19th century by Qajar kings.

Shushtar Historical Hydraulic System  Khuzestan  Cultural
2009  The Shushtar system is a homogeneous hydraulic system, designed globally and completed in the 3rd century CE. It is as rich in its diversity of civil engineering structures and its constructions as in the diversity of its uses (urban water supply, mills, irrigation, river transport, and defensive system). 

 Sheick Safi Al-Din Khangah & Shrine

Ensembles of Ardabil

Ardabil   Cultural

Sheikh Safi-ad-din Ardabili Mausoleum allocated in Ardebil North West Iran. Sheikh Safi-ad-din Is'haq Ardabili, eponym of the Safavid dynasty has composed poems in the Iranian dialect of old Tati which is very close to Kurdish. Only a very few verses of his poetry, called Dobaytis (double verses), have survived.

Combination of red bricks and turquoise tile over the collection of domes had provided a peaceful atmosphere at the place. The spectacular inside architecture can’t be missed.

Tabriz Historic Bazar Complex Azerbaijan, the East  Cultural

The Bazaar of Tabriz is one of the most important commercial centers on the Silk Road situated in the middle of Tabriz, Iran. It is one of the oldest bazaars in the Middle East and the largest covered bazaar in the world.  

The Persian Garden  Fars  Cultural
2011 Including 9 selected gardens in Iran: Pasargadae, Chehel Sotoun, Fin, Eram, Shazdeh (Prince Garden), Dowlatabad, Abbasabad Garden, Akbarieh, Pahlevanpour
Gonbad-e Qabus  Gorgan Cultural
2012 The 53 m high tomb built in ad 1006. It was the longest minaret at the time of construction.

Isfahan Grand Mosque

(Masjed-e Jame Isfahan)

Isfahan Cultural
2012 This is one of the oldest mosques still standing in Iran, and it was built in the four-iwan architectural style, placing four gates face to face.
Golestan Palace Tehran




The Golestan Palace is the former royal Qajar complex in Iran's capital city and one of the oldest historic monuments in Tehran which has its most characteristic features from the 19th century.

Shahr-e Sukhteh Sistan & Balouchestan




Meaning ‘Burnt City’, there is the largest and richest Bronze Age sites in Iran.  Founded in 3200 BCE, the city fell into ruins in 2100 BCE after being burnt down three times and not being rebuilt after the last fire.

Behinburg Missions

World Travel Iran” staff as one of the member of Behinburg Tour & travel Company Group aims to open an unveiled and real image of Iran to all interested travelers to Iran. In your trip to Iran we always promised from the  very beginning of the time to offer a superior level of service.

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