List of World Heritage Sites in Uzbekistan

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Location of World Heritage Sites in Uzbekistan.

This is a list of World Heritage Sites in Uzbekistan with properties of cultural and natural heritage in Uzbekistan as inscribed in UNESCO's World Heritage List or as on the country's tentative list. As of 2016, five sites in Uzbekistan are included.[1] In addition to its inscribed sites, Uzbekistan also lists thirty properties on its tentative list.[1]

World Heritage Sites[edit]

Site; named after the World Heritage Committee's official designation[2]
Location; at city, regional, or provincial level and geocoordinates
Criteria; as defined by the World Heritage Committee[3]
Area; in hectares and acres. If available, the size of the buffer zone has been noted as well. A value of zero implies that no data has been published by UNESCO
Year; during which the site was inscribed to the World Heritage List
Description; brief information about the site, including reasons for qualifying as an endangered site, if applicable
  † In danger
Site Image Location Criteria Area

ha (acre)

Year Description
Historic Centre of Bukhara Le minaret et la mosquée Kalon (Boukhara, Ouzbékistan) (5658826884).jpg Province of Bukhara40°10′N 63°40′E / 40.167°N 63.667°E / 40.167; 63.667 Cultural:IrnArm


216 (530) 1993 [4]
Historic Centre of ShakhrisyabzIn danger Kok-gumbaz mosque shahrisabz.jpg Province of Kashkadarya38°50′N 66°50′E / 38.833°N 66.833°E / 38.833; 66.833 Cultural:IrnArm


240 (590) 2000 [5]
Itchan Kala (Khiva) Itchan Kala Khiva 2012.jpg Province of Khorezm41°20′N 61°0′E / 41.333°N 61.000°E / 41.333; 61.000 Cultural:IrnArm


37.5 (93) 1990 [6]
Samarkand – Crossroads of Cultures Registan square 2014.JPG Province of Samarkand39°50′N 66°15′E / 39.833°N 66.250°E / 39.833; 66.250 Cultural:IrnArm


1,123 (2,770) 2001 [7]
Western Tien-Shan Aksu Jabagly 2.JPG Province of Tashkent41°10′N 69°45′E / 41.167°N 69.750°E / 41.167; 69.750 Natural:IrnArm


- 2016 [8]

List of properties in the tentative list[edit]

In addition to sites inscribed on the World Heritage List, member states can maintain a list of tentative sites that they may consider for nomination. Nominations for the World Heritage List are only accepted if the site was previously listed on the tentative list.[9] The sites, along with the year they were included on the tentative list are:[10]

Name Date
Sheikh Mukhtar-Vali Complex 1996
Khanbandi 1996
Ak Astana-Baba 1996
Kanka 2008
Shahruhiya 2008
Abdulkhan Bandi Dam 2008
Zaamin Mountains 2008
Arab-Ata Mausoleum 2008
Historic Centre of Qoqon 2008
Shokhimardon 2008
Ahsiket 2008
Ancient Pap 2008
Gissar Mountains 2008
Andijon 2008
Siypantosh Rock Paintings 2008
Ancient Termiz 2008
Zarautsoy Rock Paintings 2008
Boysun 2008
Poykent 2008
Varakhsha 2008
Chashma-Ayub Mausoleum 2008
Chor-Bakr 2008
Bahoutdin Architectural Complex 2008
Sarmishsay 2008
Rabati Malik Caravanserai 2008
Mir-Sayid Bakhrom Mausoleum 2008
Khazarasp 2008
Desert Castles of Ancient Khorezm 2008
Minaret in Vobkent 2008
Silk Road Sites in Uzbekistan 2010


  1. ^ a b "Uzbek". UNESCO. Retrieved 20 July 2017.
  2. ^ "World Heritage List". UNESCO. Retrieved 28 May 2010.
  3. ^ "The Criteria for Selection". UNESCO. Retrieved 10 September 2011.
  4. ^ "Bukhara". UNESCO. Retrieved 20 July 2017.
  5. ^ "Shakhrisyabz". UNESCO. Retrieved 20 July 2017.
  6. ^ "ItchanKala". UNESCO. Retrieved 20 July 2017.
  7. ^ "Samarkand". UNESCO. Retrieved 20 July 2017.
  8. ^ "TianShan". UNESCO. Retrieved 20 July 2017.
  9. ^ "Tentative Lists". UNESCO. Retrieved July 12, 2014.
  10. ^ UNESCO Official page for Tentative list