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Iran's UNESCO World Heritages


  • Date of Submission: 2013
  • State, Region or Province: Tehran Province
  • Category: Cultural 
  • Ref: 1422

Golestan Palace

During the reign of the Safavid Shah Abbas I, a vast Garden called Chahar Bagh (Four Gardens), a govermental residence were constructed on the present site of Golestan Palace and its surroundings in Tehran. The Arg was built during the reign of Tahmasp I (1524-1576) and was reconstructed by Karim Khan Zand (1750-1779). 

Later Karim Khan Zand ordered the construction of a citade and a number of towers in the same area. In he Qajar era some royal buildings were gradually built within the citadel. In 1813 the eastern part of the the royal Garden was extended and some other places were built around the Golestan garden. 
The group of places in the northern part of the garden, consists of the museum hall, the ivory hall, the crystal hall and Narinjestan hall.

Among all halls, 
the most famous one is the Ayineh Hall for its extraordinary mirror work. The Hall was designed by Haj Abdoul Hossein Memar bashi (Sanie-ol-Molk), with the cooperation of Yahaya Khan Moetamed-ol-Molk,the Minister of Architecture, who acted as consultant to the designer.

List of World Heritage Sites in Iran

Tentative List

   

  • Arasbaran Protected Area
  • Alisadr Cave
  • Bastam and Kharghan
  • Bazaar of Qaisariye in Laar
  • Damavand 
  • Cultural Landscape of Alamou
  • Firuzabad Ensemble
  • Ghaznavi- Seljukian Axis in Khorasan
  • Hamoun Lake 
  • Harra Protected Area
  • Hegmataneh
  • Historical Ensemble of Qasr-e Shirin
  • Historic Monument of Kangavar
  • Hyrcanian Forest (Caspian Forest)
  • Jame' (Congregational) Mosque of Esfahan 
  • Jiroft
  • Kaboud Mosque

  • Kerman Historical-Cultural Structure
  • Khabr National Park and Ruchun Wildlife Refuge
  • Khorramabad Valley
  • Kuh-e Khuaja
  • Lut Desert (the vicinity of Shahdad)
  • Nasqsh-e Rostam and Naqsh-e Rajab
  • Persepolis and other relevant buildings
  • Qanats of Gonabad
  • Qeshm Island
  • Sabalan
  • Shahr-e Sukhteh
  • Silk Route (Also as Silk Road)
  • Shush
  • Susa
  • Tape Sialk
  • Taq-e Bostan
  • The Collection of Historical Bridges
  • The Complex of Izadkhast

  • The Complex of Handmade Settlements in Iran (Maymand Village)
  • The Cultural Landscape of Uramanat
  • The Cultural-Natural Landscape of Ramsar
  • The Ensemble of Historical Sassanian Cities in Fars Province (Bishabpur, Firouzabad, Sarvestan)
  • The Historical City of Masouleh
  • The Historical City of Maybod
  • The Historical–Cultural Axis of Fin, Sialk, Kashan
  • The Historical Port of Siraf
  • The Historical Structure of Yazd
  • The Historical Texture of Damghan
  • The Historical Village of Abyaneh
  • The Natural-Historical Landscape of Izeh
  • The Zandiyeh Ensemble of Fars Province
  • Touran Biosphere Reserve
  • Tous Cultural Landscape
  • Zozan

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