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World heritage sites in Iran

·        Meidan Emam, Esfahan    

·        Persepolis    

·        Tchogha Zanbil    

·        Takht-e Soleyman    

·        Bam and its Cultural Landscape    

·        Pasargadae    

·        Soltaniyeh    

·        Bisotun    

·        Armenian Monastic Ensembles of Iran    

·        Shushtar Historical Hydraulic System   

·        (added in 2010) Sheikh Safi al-Din Khānegāh and Shrine Ensemble in Ardabil   

·        (added in 2010) Tabriz Historical Bazaar Complex  

·        (added in 2011) The Persian Garden  

·        (added in 2012) Masjed-e Jāmé of Isfahan 

·        (added in 2012) Gonbad-e Qābus 

·        (added in 2013) Golestan Palace  

·        (added in 2014) Shahr-e Sukhteh  

·        (added in 2015) Susa 

·        (added in 2015) Landscape of Maymand   

·        (added in 2016) The Persian Qanat 

·        (added in 2016) Lut Desert  

·        (added in 2017) Historic City of Yazd 

·        (added in 2018) The Ensemble of Historical Sassanian Cities in Fars Province (Bishabpur, Firouzabad, Sarvestan). 


Intangible cultural heritage (living heritage) in Iran

·        (added in 2009) The Radif of Iranian music   

·        (added in 2010) The music of the Bakhshis of Khorasan    

·        (added in 2010) The Pahlevani and Zoorkhanei rituals    

·        (added in 2010) The ritual dramatic art of Ta‘zīye    

·        (added in 2010) Traditional skills of carpet weaving in Fars    

·        (added in 2010) Traditional skills of carpet weaving in Kashan 

·        (added in 2011) Naqqāli, Iranian dramatic story-telling  

·        (added in 2011) Traditional skills of building and sailing Iranian Lenj boats in the Persian Gulf  

·        (added in 2012) Qālišuyān rituals of Mašhad-e Ardehāl in Kāšān   

·        (added in 2016) Flatbread making and sharing culture: Lavash, Katyrma, Jupka, Yufka  

·        (added in 2016) Novruz (Nowrouz, Nooruz, Navruz, Nauroz, & Nevruz) in Azerbaijan, India, Iran, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, Pakistan, and Turkey      

·        (added in 2017) Art of crafting and playing with Kamantcheh/Kamancha 

·        (added in 2017) Chogān, a horse-riding game accompanied by music and storytelling.


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