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Decision : 31 COM 8B.27
Nomination of natural, mixed and cultural properties to the world heritage list - Sulaiman-Too Cultural Landscape (Sacred Mountain)

The World Heritage Committee,

1. Having examined Documents WHC-07/31.COM/8B and WHC-07/31.COM/INF.8B.1,

2. Refers the nomination of Sulaiman-Too Cultural Landscape (Sacred Mountain), Kyrgyzstan, back to the State Party to allow it to:

     a) Complete the Management Plan.

     b) Complete the protection of the nominated property by incorporating the zone of planning control and zone of protected natural setting into the city plan to give it effect, and in order to preclude new interventions on the mountain, including tree planting.

     c) Extend the Buffer Zone to incorporate part of the adjoining unbuilt plain as a means of protecting the setting of Sulaiman-Too.

     d) Consider how sites on the neighbouring peaks might be incorporated in a revised buffer zone.

     e) Complete the survey of the network of paths around the mountain.

     f) Put in place a Tourism Strategy which addresses the issues of visitor access.

3. Recommends that the name of the property be changed to ‘Sulaiman-Too Sacred Mountain'.


 Decisions Report
Context of Decision
Themes: Inscriptions on the World Heritage List
States Parties: Kyrgyzstan
Year: 2007
Decision Code: 31 COM 8B.27