A mosque complex representing the height of Ottoman architectural achievement.
The most famous monument in India, a landmark of Mughal-era architecture and a symbol of eternal love.
Two colonial-era towns where cultural exchange has created unique townscapes and local culture.
An 18-century commercial port where foreign and Chinese influences mixed and intertwined, especially evident in the unique range of architecture.
Four islands with subtropical rainforests that support a range of endemic species.
An ancient and audacious architectural marvel over 12,000 miles long.
Remains of a silver mining community that operated for centuries, important in international trade.
Ruins of the capital of the ancient Silla dynasty, rich in Buddhist artworks and architecture.
Two early temple complexes that include the oldest wooden structures in the world.
Ruins of the capital of the ancient state of Khorezm and a major stop on the medieval Silk Road.
A medieval walled city of unique gated communities and many architectural monuments in a mix of styles.
Mountain villages with unique traditional farmhouses where silkworms were cultivated.
A Confucian shrine housing the spirit tablets of Korean royal ancestors.
An unfinished mausoleum and mosque that allows an understanding of Timurid construction methods.
An excellent illustration of the traditions of Islamic architecture in Central Asia.
A massive and intricately-carved 9th-century Buddhist temple.
A summer retreat for China’s emperors, with extensive classical gardens, an artificial lake, and a collection of palace buildings.
A religious complex used by Ming and Qing dynasty emperors that is significant both symbolically and architecturally.
A beautiful high-elevation natural area known for its colorful ponds and waterfalls.
A charming traditional Chinese town that combines Naxi, Han, Bai and Tibetan influences.
Nine traditional Chinese gardens that artfully mirror the natural world in very limited spaces.
Ancient sites with large stone jars that were used in funeral rituals.
Mount Fuji and numerous natural and religious sites related to its spiritual importance.
34 stunning stone-cut caves with carved and painted images from three different religions.
A 16th-century tomb within a complex of tombs, the first garden tomb and the inspiration for the Taj Mahal.
An ancient port city with ruins from the Greek, Roman and early Christian periods.
A complex of ornate and colorful religious buildings in a lovely forest setting.
A UNESCO site for its symbolism and the hope it represents.
Three outstanding 11th-12th-century temples covered with carvings depicting elements of Hindu mythology.
The remains of what was the center of political power in Vietnam for over a thousand years.
Three national parks that protect a wide range of endemic flora and fauna, including endangered species.
A traditional communal system interconnecting natural, religious and cultural components.
A riverine wildlife refuge that is home to many rare and threatened species, including the one-horned rhinoceros.
A 14th-18th century city that served as a seat of the Siamese royal court and whose art and architecture show international influences.
A living cultural landscape that has endured for 2000 years.
Six ornate and unique forts, legacies of the Princely Rajput states.