O Kazakhstan is one of the largest countries in the world in terms of territorial area, but it does not have many places classified as World Heritage by UNESCO. Fortunately, they are places with very rich and diverse historical and natural heritage.
From the Mausoleum of Khoja Ahmed Yasawi in Turkistan, to the rock engravings of the Tamgaly region, passing through the steppes of Northern Kazakhstan, there is no shortage of sites of enormous historical importance in Kazakh territory. Not to mention the incredible Tien-Shan mountains - which, by themselves, are reason enough to visit the country.
Here is the list of places classified by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site in Kazakhstan:
- Mausoleum of Khoja Ahmed Yasawi 2003
- Petroglyphs of the Tamgaly Archaeological Landscape (2004)
- Saryarka - Steppes and Lakes of Northern Kazakhstan (2008)
- Tien-Shan (2016) (cross-border site with Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan)
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