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Turkey's World Heritage Sites

Turkey has a total of 18 cultural and natural sites inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List as of 2018. Explore Turkey's wonderful historical tales at the country's eighteen world heritage sites.

Unesco World Heritage Centre

Humanity has added new value to the places it has lived, and left behind masterpieces that carry its culture to the following generations.

To affirm the values accepted as the common heritage of all humanity, and to promote and transfer them to future generations, UNESCO adopted "The Convention Concerning the Protection of the World Cultural and Natural Heritage" at its 17th General Conference held in Paris in 1972. Turkey ratified the Convention on 14 February 1983.

Turkey in World Heritage

Turkey has 18 amazing properties inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List as of 2018. You probably didn't know these sites were in our country. Turkey is a land of world heritage sites and incredible travel opportunities. Come and explore these natural, archaeological and historic wonders.


18 Incredible Unesco Sites

Unesco Cultural Sites:

Unesco Cultural/Natural Sites:

New Sites Inscribed on the Unesco List:

  • Ephesus, Izmir (2015)
  • Diyarbakir Fortress and Hevsel Gardens Cultural Landscape (2015)
  • Historic City of Ani, Kars (2016)
  • Aphrodisias, Aydin (2017)
  • Gobeklitepe, Sanliurfa (2018)


Unesco World Heritage Sites of Turkey

Aphrodisias Ancient City, Aydin


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