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China World Heritage Properties

(World Cultural Heritages in China, World Natural Heritages in China)    

The World Heritage List includes 35 properties in China forming part of the cultural and natural heritage which the World Heritage Committee considers as having outstanding universal value.  These include 25 cultural, 6 natural and 4 mixed properties in total.               





u        Ancient Building Complex in the Wudang Mountains (1994)

u        Ancient City of Ping Yao (1997)

u        Ancient Villages in Southern Anhui – Xidi and Hongcun (2000)

u        Capital Cities and Tombs of the Ancient Koguryo Kingdom (2004)

u        Classical Gardens of Suzhou (1997)

u        Dazu Rock Carvings (1999)

u        Historic Centre of Macao (2005)

u        Historic Ensemble of the Potala Palace, Lhasa (1994)

u        Imperial Palaces of the Ming and Qing Dynasties in Beijing and Shenyang (1987)

l          Shenyang Imperial Palace

l          Beijing Imperial Palace

u        Imperial Tombs of the Ming and Qing Dynasties (2000)

l          Filial Tomb of the Ming Dynasty

l          The Ming Tombs

u        Kaiping Diaolou and Villages (2007)

u        Longmen Grottoes (2000)

u        Lushan National Park (1996)

u        Mausoleum of the First Qin Emperor (1987)

u        Mogao Caves (1987)

u        Mount Qingcheng and the Dujiangyan Irrigation System (2000)

l          Qing Cheng Shan (Green Mountain City)

l          Du Jiang Yan Weir

u        Mountain Resort and its Outlying Temples, Chengde (1994)

l          Eight Outer Temples in Chengde

l          Imperial Summer Villa

u        Old Town of Lijiang (1997)

l          Li Jiang Scenic Area

u        Peking Man Site at Zhoukoudian (1987)

u        Summer Palace, an Imperial Garden in Beijing (1998)

u        Temple and Cemetery of Confucius and the Kong Family Mansion in Qufu (1994)

l          Confucius Forest

l          Confucius Mansions

l          Confucius Temple

u        Temple of Heaven: an Imperial Sacrificial Altar in Beijing (1998)

u        The Great Wall (1987)

u        Yin Xu (2006)

u        Yungang Grottoes (2001)



u        Huanglong Scenic and Historic Interest Area (1992)

u        Jiuzhaigou Valley Scenic and Historic Interest Area (1992)

u        Sichuan Giant Panda Sanctuaries (2006)

u        South China Karst (2007)

l          Stone Forest (Shilin)

l          Xiaoqikong

u        Three Parallel Rivers of Yunnan Protected Areas (2003)

u        Wulingyuan Scenic and Historic Interest Area (1992)



u        Mount Emei Scenic Area, including Leshan Giant Buddha Scenic Area (1996)

l          Emeishan (Mount Emei)

l          Grand Buddha of Leshan

u        Mount Huangshan (1990)

u        Mount Taishan (1987)

u        Mount Wuyi (1999)

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