On a gentle slope in the foothills of the Himalayas, where wooded hills give way to alluvial grasslands and tropical forests, the Manas sanctuary is home to a great variety of wildlife, including many endangered species, such as the tiger, pygmy hog, Indian rhinoceros and Indian elephant.
Criteria for inclusion as a World Heritage Site
|ix||To be outstanding examples representing significant on-going ecological and biological processes in the evolution and development of terrestrial, fresh water, coastal and marine ecosystems and communities of plants and animals.||All|
|vii||To contain superlative natural phenomena or areas of exceptional natural beauty and aesthetic importance.||All|
|x||To contain the most important and significant natural habitats for in-situ conservation of biological diversity, including those containing threatened species of outstanding universal value from the point of view of science or conservation.||All|
|Punakha Suspension Bridge||2019||149.8km||site_ao|
|Ogyen Choling Palace and Museum||2019||99.7km||site_ao|
|The Burning Lake||2018||93.1km||site_ao|
|Khamsum Yulley Namgyal Chorten||2018||157.2km||site_ao|
|Royal Textile Academy of Bhutan||2018||161.5km||site_ao|
|Dochula Pass Meditation Caves||2017||152.6km||site_ao|
|This Giant Buddha Is Filled With 125,000 Smaller Buddhas||2017||158.7km||site_ao|
|Motithang Takin Preserve||2018||163.7km||site_ao|
|Garden of Phallus||2017||161.5km||site_ao|
About the source: UNESCO
Within UNESCO's broad remit, this specialised agency of the UN works towards international cooperation agreements to secure the world's cultural and natural heritage, designating venues of exceptional value as World Heritage Sites.