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World Heritage in China


By the end of 2013, China boasts 4 UNESCO Natural & Cultural heritage sites, 10 UNESCO Natural Heritage sites, 31 UNESCO Cultural Heritages Sites and 48 properties inscribed on the Tentative List.
 
 


Photography: South China Karst, Yuanyang Rice Terraces

Outdoor Adventure: South China Karst (Guangxi)

panda: Sichuan Giant Pangda Sanctuaries

Archeology: Chengyang Fossil Site, Site of Xanadu, Yin Xu Mausoleum of the First Qin Emperor, Peking Man Site at Zhoukoudian , Capital Cities and Tombs of the Ancient Koguryo Kingdom, Temple and Cemetery of Confucius and the Kong Family Mansion in Qufu , Historic Centre of Macao

Hiking: The Great Wall, Mt Huangshan, Wutai Mountain, Wudang Mountain, Mt. Lushan, Three Parallel Rivers, Mount Taishan, Mount Huangshan, Mount Emei and Mount Wuyi, Mount Sanqingshan, Mount Tianshan, Huanglong Scenic Area, Jiuzhagou, Wulingyuan

Villages and Towns: Old Town of Lijiang, Ancient City of Ping Yao,Ancient Villages in Southern Anhui – Xidi and Hongcun

Honeymoon: West Lake

The Splendor of Royal China: Summer Palace, Imperial Palaces of the Ming and Qing Dynasties in Beijing and Shenyang, Mountain Resort and its Outlying Temples, Chengde, Temple of Heaven: an Imperial Sacrificial Altar in Beijing

Pilgrimage: Historic Ensemble of the Potala Palace, Lhasa

Folk Architecture: Kaiping Diaolou and Villages, Fujian Tulou, Classical Gardens of Suzhou, Mount Qingcheng and the Dujiangyan Irrigation System

Buddhism Art
: Longmen Grottoes (2000) Yungang Grottoes (2001) Dazu Rock Carvings (1999) Mogao Caves (1987) Ancient Building Complex in the Wudang Mountains (1994) ,Wutai Mountain
 
 


What are World Heritage Sites: According to the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) Convention, a property is justified as world heritage if it is of outstanding universal value from the point of view of history, art, science, aesthetics, ethnology, anthropology, natural beauty, conservation etc.

What is the mission of UNESCO's World Heritage: Protect natural and cultural heritage; encourage establish management plans and set up reporting systems; help States Parties safeguard World Heritage properties by providing technical assistance and professional training; provide emergency assistance for World Heritage sites in immediate danger; support States Parties' public awareness-building activities for World Heritage conservation; encourage participation of the local population in the preservation of their cultural and natural heritage; encourage international cooperation in the conservation of the world's cultural and natural heritages.

 

 



 

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