Afghanistan UNESCO has registered 2 sites on the World Heritage list and 4 on the tentative list.
Some places are so interesting that it’s relevant to keep them for future generations. This is why UNESCO has built a list of crucial classified properties in which superb places stand out for their aesthetic, natural, artistic, or cultural significance.
More than a thousand places are registered as Unesco’s World Heritage worldwide. Due to my interest in visiting World Heritage sites, I compiled the UNESCO list in Afghanistan and the corresponding map.
Afghanistan UNESCO list
- Cultural Landscape and Archaeological Remains of the Bamiyan Valley
- Minaret and Archaeological Remains of Jam
Afghanistan UNESCO Map
Click on the blue pins to view more relevant information about each World Heritage site in Afghanistan.
- Cultural Landscape and Archaeological Remains of the Bamiyan Valley: A site located in the central highlands of Afghanistan which includes two huge Buddha statues carved into the side of a cliff in the 6th century, as well as numerous caves and other Buddhist artwork.
- Minaret and Archaeological Remains of Jam: A site in western Afghanistan that features the remains of a 65-meter-tall brick minaret from the 12th century and other ruins and artifacts from the medieval city of Jam.
UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Afghanistan have protected places for their cultural and natural importance.
Sites on the Tentative List
- City of Herat
- City of Balkh
- Bagh-e Babur