World Heritage Sites Video in Asia and the Pacific

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Afganistan

Ancient Buddhist Kingdom: Bamiyan Valley

Australia

The Story of a Tropical Forest: Kakadu National Park

Where Ancient Spirits Dwell: Uluru – Kata-Tjuta

A Forest of Rare and Unique Birds: Gondowana Rainforest

The Eucalyptus Valley: Greater Blue Mountains Area

The Mysterious World of the Great Barrier Reef

The Cassowary’s Forest: Wet Tropics of Queensland 

The Dugongs’ Ocean: Shark Bay

A National ParkMarvel of Nature: The Tasmanian Wilderness

Cambodia

Khmer Smile: Angkor 

China

an Imperial Garden in Beijing: Summer Palace

A Colossal Buddha Statue Carved into a Cliff: Mount Emei Scenic Area

A Rich Repository of Buddhist Art: Mogao Caves

Supreme Beauty of Shan-Shui Landscape: Mount Wuyi

Giant Panda Sanctuary: Sichuan Giant Panda Sanctuaries

Discovery of our Ancestors: The Peking Man Site 

Buddhas on the Cliff Side:  Longmen grottoes

Ancient Buildings Complex in the Wudang Mountains

The Wall Street of the East: The Ancient City of Ping Yao 

Stairs to Perpetual Youth and Longevity: Tai Shan (Mount Tai)

The Lying Dragon The Great Wall of China

An Army for the Afterlife: Qin Shi Huang Di’s Mausoleum

Ancient city of the minorities: Old Town of Lijiang

Earthly Paradise: Classical Gardens of Suzhou 

Legend in the rock pillars: Wulingyuan

Springs of God: Huanglong Scenic and Historic Interest Area

The Landscape of God: Three Parallel Rivers of Yunnan

The Mystic World of Shanshui: Mount Huangshan

The splendour of forests and lakes: The Jiuzhaigou Valley

The Historic Center of Macao

Democratic People's Republic of Korea

Visions of a horseback people: Complex of Koguryo Tombs

India 

For the Love of the Emperor: Humayun’s Tomb

Xavier’s Mission: Churches and Convents of Goa

The Vanquished Sanctuary: Champaner-Pavagadh Archaeological Park

A Heavenly Flower Garden: Nanda Devi and Valley of Flower National Parks 

The White Palace in the Red Fort: Agra Fort

1000 Years of Faith: Group of Monuments at Pattadakal

Chugging Up the Mountain: Darjeeling Himalayan Railway

Monument for the beloved: Taj Mahal

The City of Prophecy: Fatehpur Sikri

Shiva, God of destruction and Creation: Elephanta Caves

Qutb Minar and its Monuments

Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus

The Temple of Kama: The Khajuraho Group of Monuments

Symbolic Representations of Buddha: Buddhist Monuments of Sanchi

Indonesia

Buddhist Cosmology: The Borobudur Temple Compound

Islamic Republic of Iran

The Blue Dome: The Royal Square of Esfahan

An Empire that Perished in Flames: Persepolis

Pride and Hope: Reviving Bam and its Cultural Landscape

Japan 

Instant Devastation: Hiroshima Peace Memorial (Genbaku Dome)

The Mountain Which Generates Wealth: The Iwami Ginzan Silver Mine 

Gusuku Sites and Related Properties of the Kingdom of Ryukyu

To-ji: The World of Kukai: Historic Monuments of Ancient Kyoto

Great Buddha Statue (Tōdai-ji Temple): Historic Monuments of Ancient Nara

Everlasting Water Cycle: Yakushima (Yaku Island)

Life under the Ice Flows: The Shiretoko Peninsula in Hokkaido

Master Artisanship: The Shrines and Temples of Nikko

Preserving the Gassho Style: The Historic Villages of Shirakawa-go and Gokayama

Rich life in the forest: The Shiretoko Peninsula in Hokkaido

The Four Seasons of Shirakami-Sanchi

The Magnificent Floating Shrine: Itsukushima Shinto Shrine

The White Fortress: Himeji-jo

Pilgrimage Routes in the Kii Mountain Range

Lao People's Democratic Republic

A Town of alms giving: Luang Prabang

Nestled Under the Sacred Mountain: Vat Phou within the Champasak Cultural Landscape

Malaysia

Cave of the Black Dragon: Gunung Mulu National Park

New Zealand

Sacred Mountain of the Maoris: Tongariro National Park

The Southernmost Forests in the World: New Zealand Sub-Antarctic Islands
Te Wahipounamu

Pakistan

The Earliest Planned City: Archaeological Ruins at Moenjodaro

Philippines

Standing through War and Earthquakes: Baroque Churches 

Stairways to Heaven: The Rice Terraces of the Philippine Cordilleras

The love that saved a town: The Historic Town of Vigan

Republic of Korea

A Dream of the New Capital: Hwaseong Fortress

Buddhist Art of the Silla Kingdom: Seokguram Grotto and Bulguksa Temple

The Rock Island: Jeju Volcanic Island and Lava Tubes

The Political Stage of the Choson Dynasty: Changdeokgung Palace Complex

Imperial Mausoleum of the Choson Dynasty: Jongmyo Shrine

Stone Buddhas: Gyeongju Historic Site

Russia (Federation of)

The Water Emperor: The Historic Centre of Saint Petersburg

The Land of Fire and Ice:  The Volcanoes of Kamchatka

Sri Lanka 

The Old Town of Galle and its Fortifications

Procession of the Buddhist Tooth: Sacred City of Kandy

Thailand

Buddhist Towers with Remains of Kings: The Historic City of Ayutthaya and Associated Historic Towns

Buried Civilization: Ban Chiang Archaeological Site

The Origins of Theravada Buddhism: The Historic Town of Sukhotai and Associated Towns

Turkey

An Ancient Roman Spa Resort: Hierapolis-Pamukkale

The Fall of Constantinople: Historic Areas of Istanbul

Underground Towns: Göreme National Park and the Rock Sites of Cappadocia

Viet Nam

Recollections of an Imperial Court Musician: Complex of Hué Monuments

The Japanese Bridge in Vietnam: Hoi An - Ancient Town

The Lost Tower-Temples: My Son Sanctuary

Where the Dragon Descended: Ha Long Bay