Afghanistan has 3 World Heritage Sites:
The Minaret of Jam is a 65-meter (213-foot) tall minaret in the Ghor Province of Afghanistan. It was built in the 12th century by the Ghurid dynasty. The minaret is one of the tallest in the world and is considered to be a masterpiece of Islamic architecture.
Minaret of Jam in Afghanistan
The Bamiyan Valley is a valley in the central highlands of Afghanistan. It is home to a number of Buddhist monuments, including the Great Buddha of Bamiyan, which was destroyed by the Taliban in 2001. The valley is also home to a number of other historical monuments, including the cliff-side niches that once housed the Buddhas.
Bamiyan Valley in Afghanistan
Band-e Amir National Park is a national park in the central highlands of Afghanistan. It is home to six interconnected lakes, which are surrounded by mountains. The lakes are fed by snowmelt and rainfall, and they are home to a variety of fish species.
Band-e Amir National Park in Afghanistan
Afghanistan has 24 Tentative Lists:
UNESCO has been working in Afghanistan since 1948 to protect its cultural and natural heritage. The organization has provided technical assistance to the Afghan government on a number of projects, including the restoration of the Minaret of Jam and the Bamiyan Valley. UNESCO has also helped to raise awareness of the importance of Afghanistan’s cultural heritage.