In this article we will review the last part of UNESCO World Heritage sites in Iran

UNESCO World Heritage sites in Iran

  • Golestan Palace| beautiful palace Remaining from the Qajar period

Golestan Palace| beautiful palace Remaining from the Qajar period

Golestan Palace is one of the most exclusive historical collections in Iran. This royal complex located in Tehran. The foundation of this collection dates back to the time of Shah Abbas Safavid but, Today, the works created by him are not visible. The complex has more than 10 museums and buildings.

This palace has a European Iranian face and has undergone significant changes during the Nassereddin Shah Qajar area. indeed, it was the result of the kings trip to Europe.

Registration year: 2013

Address: Tehran, 15 Khordad Avenue, Arg Square

  • Shahr-e Sukhteh | The Burnt City

Shahr-e Sukhteh | The Burnt City


The Shahr-e Sukhteh is an ancient region with an area of 151 hectares on the Zabul road to Zahedan. The city dates back to 3200 BC. The city’s name is still unknown, and it was named due to the burning on fire.

The first brain surgery, the first artificial eye, The World’s first animation, these are some of the important things that have been discovered in this city.

Registration year: 2014

Address: Sistan and Baluchestan Province, 55 km from Zabol

  • Cultural Landscape of Meymand

Cultural Landscape of Meymand

Meymand is the name of a village in Kerman province, which is one of the few architectural forms of rock architecture. The most important feature of this village is that Some of its natural and man-made caves are still used for housing and shelter. Some of stone engravings in this village date back to 10,000 years ago. The majority of residence are nomadic and shepherds.

Registration year: 2015

Address: Kerman Province, Babak Town, Meymand Village

  • The ancient city of Susa |Valuable Treasure of Khuzestan

The ancient city of Susa |Valuable Treasure of Khuzestan

Susa is an ancient city in the Khuzestan province, which is consider as one of the oldest known settlements in the world. according to studies, this city  founded in the 4000 BC but, lately the experts found the residential village dating back to 7,000 BC in this area. Among the important monuments of this city are Apadana Palace, which was the Winter Palace of the Achaemenid Kings and the main palace of Darius I. Susa has been the capital of the Achaemenid government.

Registration year: 2015

Address: Khuzestan Province, Ancient City of Susa

  • Qanat |Architectural iranian Architecture Intelligence

Qanat |Architectural iranian Architecture Intelligence

Iranian Qanat is one of the most amazing water supply systems in the world. 11 Qantas  registered as the Iranian Qanat in the UNESCO World Heritage sites.

Qanat of Gonabad as the oldest and largest qanats in the world

Baladeh-Ferdows qanat in southern Khorasan, The remains from the Sassanid era

Zarch  qanat in Yazd, the longest Iranian Qanat

Moon qanat in ardestan, the only two-story qanat in the world

Hasan abad qanat in mehriz, with the age of seven hundred years

Vezvan  qanat and mazd abad qanat in Meymand with Underground dams

Joopar qanat in kerman, with the age of 750 years.

Ibrahim abad qanat in arak, one of the oldest quants in the country

Aasem abad qanat and akbar abad  qanat in bam city, with Twin structure

Registration year: 2016

  • Dasht-e Lut l Amazing Effect of nature

Dasht-e Lut l Amazing Effect of nature

Dasht-e Lut is a desert plain with an area of about 175,000 kilometers in southeastern Iran.

This desert includes parts of the Kerman, Sistan and Baluchestan, and South Khorasan, which is the seventh largest desert in the world. Also, this is the hottest place on the earth. In 2005, in Dasht-e Lut, temperature of 159.3 degrees Fahrenheit was measured, the highest ever officially confirmed for a location on Earth.

Registration year: 2016

Address: Parts of Kerman, Sistan and Baluchestan and South Khorasan provinces

  • Sassanid Archaeological Landscape of Fars Region

Sassanid Archaeological Landscape of Fars Region

This collection includes 8 archaeological sites which is dispersed in three geographic Bishapur, Firoozabad and Sarvestan in the southeast of Fars province. Sassanid Archaeological Landscape of Fars included structures, palaces, ancient cities. Monuments in this collection date back to the earliest and latest times of the Sassanian Empire, from 224 to 658 CE.

So, this collection as follows:

Historical monuments of Firuzabad: The Palace of Ardashir, Qaleh Dokhtar, The Ancient City of Ardashir-Khurreh, The Investiture Relief of Ardashir, The Valley of Tang-i Ab, The Mehr-Narseh Bridge

Historical monuments of Bishapour: Valerian Palace, Ditch, Bishapour city, Commemorative Columns, Defensive towers, Anahita Temple, Ceremonial Hall, Fire Temple, Historical Bath, The Mosaic Ayvan, Sasanid bridge, Sasanid entrance, Shapur’s Cave, Tang-e Chogan, Reliefs of Tang-e Chogan

Sarvestan Monument

Finally, to learn more about these phenomenons and historical monuments , we need to visit them. So, In planning for travel to the destinations which contain these cases, don’t forget them








We investigated the UNESCO World Heritage sites in Iran earlier, and review a number of Iranian attractions that record in this list. In this article we will review the Continue this list.

UNESCO World Heritage sites in Iran

  • Armenian Monastic Ensembles of Iran| Legacy of ChristiansArmenian Monastic Ensembles of Iran| Legacy of Christians

A number of churches in Iran are also record on the UNESCO World Heritage List, which include:

St. Stephanus Church is the second most important Armenian church in Iran which is located between the border area of Jolfa and the republic of Azerbaijan and on the edge of the Aras river.

St. Thaddeus Monastery also known as the Black Church (Qare Kelisa), located near the Chaldoran region in Maku, West Azerbaijan province.

Chapel of Dzordzor, it is small but amazing. this church  built in 1315 CE and Located in Maku, West Azerbaijan Province

Registration year: 2008

Address: West Azerbaijan Province and East Azerbaijan Province

  • Shushtar Historical Hydraulic System | Iran’s Historic Engineering Masterpiece

Shushtar Historical Hydraulic System | Iran's Historic Engineering Masterpiece

Shushtar Historical Hydraulic System is a complex irrigation system which based on evidence dating back to the time of Darius, an Achaemenid king of Iran at the 5th century BC. This system included water mills, dams, tunnels, and canals. GarGar weir built on the watermills and waterfalls.

The site has been recorded as a masterpiece of creative genius by UNESCO

Registration year: 2009

Address: Khuzestan Province, Shushtar, Taleghani Street

  • Historic City of Yazd |the wind-catcher city

Historic City of Yazd |the wind-catcher city

Yazd is considered as an ancient and historical city of Iran. Yazd is the first mud brick town in the world and the second most historic city in the world after Venice in Italy. This city is known to wind-catcher and bicycle and further, called as jewel of desert.

Some of the Yazd city attractions included: Dolat Abad garden, Zoroastrian Fire Temple (Ateshkadeh), Amir Chakhmaq Mosque Complex, Masjed-e Jameh, old city with its numerous badgirs (windtowers), water museum, khan-e Lari (Qajar house), Zoroastrian Towers of Silence (dakhmeh-ye zartoshtiyan), Alexander’s Prison, Chak Chak, Kharanaq village.

  • Bazaar of Tabriz |The largest Bazaar in Iran

Bazaar of Tabriz |The largest Bazaar in Iran

If we assume the city center of Tabriz is a quadrangle, the Tabriz bazaar is located precisely in the center of this quadrangle.

It is the largest market in Iran and the largest covered bazaar in the world. Tabriz Historic Bazaar Complex consists of a series of interconnected, covered, brick structures, buildings, and enclosed spaces for different functions.

Registration year: 2010

Address: East Azerbaijan Province, Tabriz, Islamic Republic Street

  • Sheikh Safi al-Din Khānegāh and Shrine Ensemble

Sheikh Safi al-Din Khānegāh and Shrine Ensemble

This Khānegāh and Shrine Ensemble is a masterpiece of art and architecture and a rare example of Islamic architecture in the middle ages. Sheikh Safi, an eminent leader of an Islamic Sufi, built his Khānegāh in a beautiful garden in Ardebil. This place used for teaching and raising of Sheikh Safi’s students. And after his death, he buried in this place. Moreover, the grave of the first king of the Safavid (Ismail I) is in this place.

Registration year: 2010

Address: Ardabil, Ardabil, Sheikh Safi Avenue, Ali Qapu Square

  • Persian gardens

Persian gardens

Persian Gardens are gardens with special architecture and elements such as geometric structure, water and trees and pavilion, which are mostly built on the Iranian plateau and surrounding areas.

Three structures and designs distinguish Iranian garden from other gardens

  •  located along the waterway
  •  surrounded by long walls
  • it has pavilion and pool

There are 9 Persian gardens which is record on the UNESCO Heritage List, as follows:

Pasargad garden, Chehel Sotoun, fin garden, Eram garden, Shazeh garden, Dowlat abad garden, Abbasabad garden, Akbarieh garden, Pahlevanpour garden.

Registration year: 2011

  • Jameh Mosque of Isfahan|Ancient memorial in Isfahan

Jameh Mosque of Isfahan|Ancient memorial in Isfahan

Jameh Mosque of Isfahan is one of the most important and oldest monuments in Iran. Also this mosque known as Atiq Mosque. This 1000-year-old mosque  built with recommendation of Nezam-al-Mulk, Minister of the Seljuq ruler (Malek-Shah), probably between 1070 and 1075.

Taj Al Molk dome, Soffe – ye – Ostad, the winter gallery (BEIT AL SHETA) and Oljeitu prayer niche are the most fantastic parts of this mosque.

Registration year: 2012

Address: Esfahan, Isfahan, Majlesi St

  • Gonbad-e Qabus | Mysterious building

UNESCO World Heritage sites in Iran

Gonbad-e Qabus is a brick structure with an impressive height, known as the world’s tallest brick tower. The architecture of this historic structure is so amazing therefore, many of the world’s most renowned architects call it the best engineering work for human history. This tower was constructed in 1006 A.D on the orders of Amir Qabus-ibn Wushmgir – the ruler of Gorgan

Registration year: 2012

Address: Golestan Province, Gonbad Kavoos, North Imam Khomeini St.