UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Kyrgyzstan

Kyrgyzstan UNESCO World Heritage Sites

The UNESCO Sites in Kyrgyzstan have resulted from the recognition of 3 cultural and natural landmarks as UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Kyrgyzstan and 2 locations on the Kyrgyzstan UNESCO tentative list. These touristic sites in Kyrgyzstan are acknowledged for their unique and valuable cultural, natural, artistic, and historical significance and are preserved for future generations.

In addition to these 3 sites in the Kyrgyzstan UNESCO list, many other places to travel to Kyrgyzstan are being considered for UNESCO recognition. These sites, listed on the tentative list, showcase the country’s rich cultural heritage and are waiting for approval to join the prestigious and famous World Heritage Sites list.

To help visitors discover these remarkable Kyrgyzstan tourist attractions, we have assembled an interactive map of the UNESCO sites in Kyrgyzstan.

Kyrgyzstan UNESCO Map

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Kyrgyzstan UNESCO Map

UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Kyrgyzstan

There are 3 UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Kyrgyzstan. All of these three sites are listed under the Cultural category.

  • Sulaiman-Too Sacred Mountain
  • Silk Roads: the Routes Network of Chang’an-Tianshan Corridor
  • Western Tien-Shan

UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Kyrgyzstan are protected locations for their cultural and natural importance.

Sulaiman-Too Sacred mountain

This ancient site in Kyrgyzstan is a sacred mountain with religious and cultural significance for the local communities. It was an important center of worship for over two thousand years and continues to be a pilgrimage site for Muslims and followers of other religions. The site has several sacred buildings, including mosques, mausoleums, and ancient inscriptions.

Silk roads

The Routes Network of Chang’an-Tianshan Corridor: The Silk Roads were a network of trade routes that connected the East and West, stretching from China to the Mediterranean. The Chang’an-Tianshan Corridor is one of the most important sections of the Silk Road and is located in China. It was a hub of cultural and commercial exchange and was crucial in developing the civilizations along the route. Today, the site features ancient cities, fortresses, tombs, and other cultural heritage sites that glimpse the rich history of the Silk Roads.

Western Tien-Shan

The Western Tien-Shan mountain range is located in Central Asia and is one of the largest mountain ranges in the world. It is a unique site combining stunning natural beauty and rich cultural and historical heritage. The area is home to several important historical sites, including ancient cities, fortresses, and religious buildings. The Western Tien-Shan also holds significant importance for the local communities, who have lived in the region for thousands of years and continue maintaining their traditional way of life.

Kyrgyzstan UNESCO tentative list

  1. Saimaly-Tash Petroglyphs
  2. Silk Roads Sites in Kyrgyzstan

Tours in Kyrgyzstan

Our choices of tours in Kyrgyzstan are divided into thematic features such as Sulaiman-Too Sacred Mountain, Silk Roads, and the Western Tien-Shan Experience.