World Heritage Sites in China

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As an ancient civilization, China has many sites that have been listed by the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) to be world heritage sites.

Cultural Sites (listed alphabetically):

  • Ancient Building Complex in the Wudang Mountains
  • Ancient City of Ping Yao
  • Ancient Villages in Southern Anhui – Xidi and Hongcun
  • Capital Cities and Tombs of the Ancient Koguryo Kingdom
  • Classical Gardens of Suzhou
  • Dazu Rock Carvings
  • Fujian Tulou
  • Historic Centre of Macao
  • Historic Ensemble of the Potala Palace, Lhasa
  • Historic Monuments of Dengfeng in "The Centre of Heaven and Earth"
  • Imperial Palaces of the Ming and Qing Dynasties in Beijing and Shenyang
  • Imperial Tombs of the Ming and Qing Dynasties
  • Kaiping Diaolou and Villages
  • Longmen Grottoes
  • Lushan National Park
  • Mausoleum of the First Qin Emperor
  • Mogao Caves
  • Mount Qingcheng and the Dujiangyan Irrigation System
  • Mount Wutai
  • Mountain Resort and its Outlying Temples, Chengde
  • Old Town of Lijiang
  • Peking Man Site at Zhoukoudian
  • Summer Palace, an Imperial Garden in Beijing
  • Temple and Cemetery of Confucius and the Kong Family Mansion in Qufu
  • Temple of Heaven: an Imperial Sacrificial Altar in Beijing
  • Terra Cotta Army Site, Lishan, Xi'an in Shaanxi.
  • The Great Wall
  • Yin Xu
  • Yungang Grottoes

Natural Sites

  • China Danxia
  • Huanglong Scenic and Historic Interest Area
  • Jiuzhaigou Valley Scenic and Historic Interest Area
  • Mount Sanqingshan National Park
  • Sichuan Giant Panda Sanctuaries - Wolong, Mt Siguniang and Jiajin Mountains
  • South China Karst
  • Three Parallel Rivers of Yunnan Protected Areas
  • Wulingyuan Scenic and Historic Interest Area

Mixed Sites

  • Mount Emei Scenic Area, including Leshan Giant Buddha Scenic Area
  • Mount Huangshan
  • Mount Taishan
  • Mount Wuyi

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