UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Uzbekistan

World Heritage Site status is awarded by UNESCO to places of outstanding universal value. There are five World Heritage Sites in Uzbekistan, four of which are cultural sites, and one of which is a natural wonder. Visiting any one of these magnificent locations in Uzbekistan is guaranteed to take your breath away, and you will come away with a greater understanding of our shared global heritage, and the role which Uzbekistan plays within it.

In addition to these five internationally recognised sites, Uzbekistan has 30 equally remarkable places which are on UNESCO’s Tentative List. This means that they have been nominated for World Heritage Status, and may be granted it in the future.

Amongst the natural and cultural marvels on UNESCO’s Tentative List for World Heritage State in Uzbekistan are: the Khanbandi Dam, a series of 680 dams built in Samarkand Region between the 10th and 13th centuries AD; the Siypantosh Rock Paintings in Qashqadaryo Region; Ancient Termez in Surxondaryo; the Chashma Ayub Mausoleum in Bukhara; the Rabati Malik Caravanserai in Navoi Region; and and the unforgettable Desert Castles of Ancient Khorezm in Karakalpakstan.