O Uzbequistão is one of the great countries of Central Asia 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 Itchan Kala - the walled city of Khiva - to the historical centers of Samarkand and Bukhara, passing through the lesser-known old town of Shakhrisyabz, there are plenty of historical sites in Uzbek territory. Not to mention the incredible Tien-Shan mountains - which alone are reason enough to visit Uzbekistan and neighboring countries that share that wonder of nature.
Here is the list of places classified by UNESCO as World Heritage Sites in Uzbekistan:
- Itchan Kala (Khiva) (1990)
- Bukhara Historical Center (1993)
- Shakhrisyabz Historical Center (2000)
- Samarkand - Crossing Cultures (2001)
- Tien-Shan (2016) (cross-border site with Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan)
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