Asian Heritage Site


The UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural  Organization) has designated 19 World Heritage Sites in six countries (also called "state parties") of Central and North Asia: Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan and the Asian part of Russia.

Each year, UNESCO's World Heritage Committee may inscribe new sites on the list, or delist sites that that no longer meet the criteria. Selection is based on ten criteria: six for cultural heritage (i–vi) and four for natural heritage (vii–x). Some sites, designated "mixed sites," represent both cultural and natural heritage.

Among Top ASIA World Heritage Site

1. China : Huang Shan & Great Wall

2. Turkmenistan : Konya-Urgench

3. India : Taj Mahal

4. Sri Lanka : Dambulla Cave Temple

5. Japan : Kiyomizu-dera

6. Uzbekistan : Samarkand



The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has recognized the unique cultural and historical value of several sites within Southeast Asia. These UNESCO World Heritage Sites are of great value, too, for visitors who seek out unique cultural experiences in the countries they visit, for no place can better encapsulate a country's past and worldview than its World Heritage Sites.



1. Natural 

* Kinabalu Park (Gazetted on 2000)
* Gunung Mulu National Park (Gazetted on 2000)

2. Cultural

* Melaka & George Town, Historic Cities of the Straits of Malacca (Gazetted on 2008)
* Archaeological Heritage of the Lenggong Valley (Gazetted on 2012)


Other ASEAN World Heritage Site


Indonesia : Borobudur, Komodo National Park, Lorentz National Park, Prambanan Temple Compounds, Sangiran Early Man Site, Tropical Rainforest Heritage of Sumatra, Ujung Kulon National Park

Philippines : Baroque Churches, Historic Town of Vigan, Puerto-Princesa Subterranean River National Park, Rice Terraces of The Philippine Cordilleras, Tubbataha Reefs Natural Park

Cambodia : Angkor Wat, Temple of Preah Vihear

Vietnam : Ha Long Bay, Hoi An Ancient City, Citadel of the Ho Dynasty, Imperial Citadel  of Thang Long,, My Son Sanctuary, Phongnha-Kebang National Park, Complex of Hue Monuments

Laos : Luang Prabang, Vat Phou and associated Ancient Settlements within  the Champasak Cultural Landcape

Thailand : Ban Chiang Archaeological Site, Dong Phayayen-Khao Yai Forext Complex, Historic Town of Sukhotai and Associated Historic Towns, Thungyai-Huai Kha Khaeng Wildlife Sanctuaries