1. Armenian Monastic Ensemble. (2008)
It is located 15 Km northwest of Julfa
(Northwest of Iran) in a deep canyon along the Aras River on the Iranian side
of the border between Azerbaijan and Iran. This site protects the rich culture
of Armenian Christians. It was built in the 9th century and was rebuilt in the
Safavid era after several earthquakes damaged it.
2. Bam and its cultural Landscape (2004)
Bam is the world's largest mud brick building
near the city of Bam in Kerman province in southeastern Iran and its Cultural
Landscape is an outstanding example of a Central Asian trading settlement. The
town had its heyday from the 7th to 11th centuries. The ancient citadel of
Arg-e Bam probably has a history dating back around 2000 years ago but most
buildings were built during the Safavid dynasty Bam was almost completely
destroyed in an earthquake on December 26 2003.
3. Bisotun (2006)
It is located along a historical trade route in
the Kermanshah Province of Iran. Its primary monument is the Bisotun
Inscription made in 521 BC by Darius I the Great when he conquered the Persian
throne. The inscription is written in 3 languages: Elamite Babylonian and Old
Persian. It is to cuneiform script what the Rosetta Stone is to Egyptian
hieroglyphs: the document most crucial in the decipherment of a previously lost
script. A British army officer Sir Henry Rawlinson had the inscription
transcribed in two parts in 1835 and 1843.
4. Cultural Landscape of Maymand (2015)
Meymand is a very ancient village which is
located near Shahr-e Babak city in Kerman Province Iran.The Cultural Landscape
of Maymand covers a dry desert valley in Central Iran which is home to
semi-nomadic people. They practice a three phase transhumance system. In winter
they live in troglodytic houses carved out of soft stone rocks. The designated
area contains houses animal shelters water collection points agro-pastoral
systems and rock-art.
5. Golestan Palace (2013)
Golestan Palace Tehran relic of a historic
palace residence of the kings of the Qajar dynasty and the most beautiful and
oldest buildings in the capital of the bicentenary of the counts. The palace
buildings were built at different times. Its name is derived from the Hall of
Golestan in building output.The site comprises 8 palace complexes around a
garden. Notable features include: Marble Throne (Takht-e marmar)Hoze Khaneh a
summer chamber with cooling systemTalar-e Aineh (Hall of Mirrors)Shams-ol-Emareh
(Edifice of the Sun) Several museums.
6. Gonbade Qabus (2012)
Gonbad-e Qabus is a monumental tomb tower and is
located in Gonbad-e Qabus city Golestan province in north of iran.
The architectural style is a secret way and the
building is one of the world's tallest brick tower all over the world . The 53
metres high tower was constructed using unglazed fired bricks. Its form is
cylindrical with a conical roof and standing on a stellar plan. It became the
prototype for the construction of tomb towers in the history of Islamic
Architecture. The tower is the only part that remains of the historic town of
Jorjan. It stands on a domed hill in a park in the center of the current city
7. Masjede Jame of Isfahan (2012)
Masjed-e Jame of Isfahan represents a condensed
history of Iranian Architecture. It displays architectural styles of different
periods in the country's Islamic architecture. The mosque was built in the
four-iwan architectural style placing four gates face to face. It later became
a prototype for mosque and dome design. Located in the historic centre of
Isfahan it is the oldest Friday mosque in Iran. It was developed from the 9th
8. Meidan Imam Isfahan (1979)
Meidan Imam Isfahan is one of the largest city
squares in the world and Built by Shah Abbas I the Great at the beginning of
the 17th century .The square is surrounded by important historical buildings
from the Safavid era. The Shah Mosque is situated on the south side of this
square. On the west side you can find Ali Qapu Palace. Sheikh Lotf Allah Mosque
is situated on the eastern side of this square and the northern side opens into
the Isfahan Grand Bazaar. They are an impressive testimony to the level of
social and cultural life in Persia during the Safavid era.
9. Pasargade (2004)
Pasargadae was the first dynastic capital of the
Achaemenid Empire founded by Cyrus II the Great in Pars homeland of the
Persians in the 6th century BC. Its palaces gardens and the mausoleum of Cyrus
are outstanding examples of the first phase of royal Achaemenid art and
architecture and exceptional testimonies of Persian civilization.
10. Persepolis (1979)
Persepolis was an ancient ceremonial capital of
the second Iranian dynasty the Achaemenid Empire. Archaeological evidence
suggests that the earliest remains of Persepolis date from around 518 BC. It
was Darius the Great who built the terrace and the great palaces.
The surviving ruins of Persepolis today are a
mere shadow of Persepolis' former glory. The importance and quality of the
monumental ruins make it a unique archaeological site.
11. Shahre Sokhta (2014)
Shahr-i Sokhta ("Burnt City") is an
archaeological site of a Bronze Age urban settlement. It is associated with the
Jiroft culture an "independent Bronze Age civilization with its own
architecture and language" intermediate between Elam to the west and the
Indus Valley Civilization to the east. Covering an area of 151 hectares Shahr-i
Sokhta was one of the world's largest cities at the dawn of the urban era. In
the western part of the site is a vast graveyard. It contains between 25000 to
40000 ancient graves
The settlement appeared around 3200 BC. The city
had four stages of civilization and was burnt down three times before being
abandoned in 2100 BC. The site was discovered and investigated by Aurel Stein
in the early 1900s.
12. Sheikh Safi o din Khangah and shrine
Ensemble in Ardabil. (2010)
The Sheikh Safi al Din Khanegah and Shrine
Ensemble in Ardabil is a Sufi spiritual retreat dating from between the early
16th century and late 18th century. The complex is a fine example of medieval
Iranian architecture. The site includes a library a mosque a school a mausoleum
a cistern a hospital kitchens a bakery and some offices. The floor of the
shrine is covered with a reproduction of the most famous carpet in the world
the Ardebil Carpet.
13. Shushtar Historical Hydraulic System (2009)
Shushtar Historical Hydraulic System is an
island city from the Sassanian era with a complex irrigation system. The river
was channelled to form a moat around the city while bridges and main gates into
Shushtar were built to the east west and south. A system of subterranean
channels called Qanats which connected the river to the private reservoirs of
houses and buildings supplied water for domestic use and irrigation as well as
to store and supply water during times of war when the main gates were closed.
Traces of these Qanats can still be found in the crypts of some houses. This
complex system of irrigation degenerated during the 19th century.
14. Soltaniyeh (2005)
The ancient city of Soltaniyeh was the capital
of the Ilkhanid dynasty (13th and 14th centuries) which was founded by the
Mongols. The main feature of Soltaniyeh's several ruins is the Mausoleum of
Il-khan Oljeitu traditionally known as the Dome of Soltaniyeh. It is a key
monument in the history of Islamic architecture. The structure erected from
1302 until 1312 boasts the oldest double-shell dome in the world. The octagonal
building is crowned with a 50m-tall dome covered in turquoise blue faience and
surrounded by eight slender minarets.
15. Susa (2015)
Susa was an ancient city of the Elamite and
Achaemenid empires. It is one of the oldest-known settlements of the region
dating from as early as 4395 BCE The archeological site is located in the lower
Zagros Mountains. It comprises two components: Susa archaeological complex and
the area of Ardeshir's Palace.
16. Tabriz Historic Complex (2010)
The Tabriz Historic Bazaar Complex is one of the
oldest bazaars of the Middle East and the largest covered bazar in the world.
Tabriz has been a place of cultural exchange since antiquity and its historic
bazaar complex is one of the most important commercial centres on the Silk
17. Takhte Soleyman (2003)
Takht-e Soleyman "The Throne of
Solomon" is the holiest shrine of Zoroastrianism and the former Sassanid
Empire. The archaeological site of Takht-e Soleyman in north-western Iran is
situated in a valley set in a volcanic mountain region.
18. Tchogha Zanbil (1979)
The ruins of the holy city of the Kingdom of
Elam surrounded by three huge concentric walls are found at Tchogha Zanbil.
Founded c. 1250 B.C. the city remained unfinished after it was invaded by
Ashurbanipal as shown by the thousands of unused bricks left at the site
19. The Parsian Garden (2011)
"The Persian Garden" comprises nine gardens from different
epochs and climates. They derive from the Chahar Bagh model: the division of a
site into 4 sectors opening out into the 4 cardinal directions. This dates back
to the 6th Century BC The tradition and style in the garden design of Persian
gardens has influenced the design of gardens from Andalusia to India and
beyond. The design is dominated by geometry and the use of water as a central
element. The 9 designated gardens are: Royal Garden of Pasargadae Bagh e Eram
in Shiraz Bagh e Chehel Sotun Bagh e FinBagh e Dolat Abad in Yazd Bagh e
Pahlavanpur Bagh e Shahzadeh Bagh e Abas Abad Bagh e Akbariyeh.
20- Iranian Qanats (2016)
21- Lout Desert (2016)
Dasht-e Lut was
inscribed to the UNESCO world Heritage Sites list on July 17, 2016. Dasht-e Lut, a
large salt desert in Iran, is the world's 25th largest desert.
The surface of
the sand there has been measured at temperatures as high as 70 0C
(159 0F), and it is one of the world's driest and hottest places. One of the most
beautiful phenomena in Lut desert is Kaluts. These tall strange cliffs that are
shaped by centuries of water and soil erosion create spectacular scenery in
desert giving a real scene of isolation.
Dahte Lut is
spread in 52000 square Kilometer in east and south east of Iran.