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World Heritage Sites in China (45, up to 2013)

  • The 37th session of UNESCO's World Heritage Committee (WHC) inscribed northwest China's Xinjiang Tianshan natural site on the World Heritage List on June 21, 2013. The next day, China's cultural landscape of Honghe Hani Rice Terraces was inscribed on the list, bringing the total number of World Heritage Sites in China to 45.


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China Focus: China strengthens cultural heritage protection

China has made extra effort in protecting its cultural heritage, both unmovable and intangible ones, during its rapid urbanization process.

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World Heritage Sites in China (In reverse chronological order)

  1. China's Hani TerracesChina's Hani Terraces
  2. Natural Heritage: Xinjiang TianshanNatural Heritage: Xinjiang Tianshan
  3. Chengjiang Fossil SiteChengjiang Fossil Site
  4. Cultural Heritage: Site of XanaduCultural Heritage: Site of Xanadu
  5. West Lake Cultural LandscapeWest Lake Cultural Landscape
  6. World Natural Heritage: China DanxiaWorld Natural Heritage: China Danxia
  7. Historic Dengfeng MonumentsHistoric Dengfeng Monuments
  8. Cultural Landscape Heritage: Mount WutaiCultural Landscape Heritage: Mount Wutai
  9. Natural Heritage: Mount SanqingshanNatural Heritage: Mount Sanqingshan
  10. Cultural Heritage: Fujian TulouCultural Heritage: Fujian Tulou
  11. Kaiping Diaolou and VillagesKaiping Diaolou and Villages
  12. Natural Heritage: South China KarstNatural Heritage: South China Karst
  13. World Cultural Heritage: Yin XuWorld Cultural Heritage: Yin Xu
  14. Sichuan Giant Panda SanctuariesSichuan Giant Panda Sanctuaries
  15. The Historic Centre of MacaoThe Historic Centre of Macao
  16. Ancient Koguryo KingdomAncient Koguryo Kingdom
  17. Three Parallel Rivers of YunnanThree Parallel Rivers of Yunnan
  18. Mausoleum of Ming and Qing EmperorMausoleum of Ming and Qing Emperor
  19. Cultural Heritage: Yungang GrottoesCultural Heritage: Yungang Grottoes
  20. Ancient Villages in Southern AnhuiAncient Villages in Southern Anhui
  21. The Gardens of SuzhouThe Gardens of Suzhou
  22. The Potala Palace and the Jokhang Temple The Potala Palace and the Jokhang Temple
  23. The Longmen GrottoesThe Longmen Grottoes
  24. Mt. Qingcheng and DujiangyanMt. Qingcheng and Dujiangyan
  25. The Mount Wuyi(Wu Yi Shan)The Mount Wuyi(Wu Yi Shan)
  26. The Dazu Rock CarvingsThe Dazu Rock Carvings
  27. Cultural Heritage: The Temple of HeavenCultural Heritage: The Temple of Heaven
  28. The Summer Palace in BeijingThe Summer Palace in Beijing
  29. The Ancient City of Ping YaoThe Ancient City of Ping Yao
  30. The Old Town of LijiangThe Old Town of Lijiang
  31. Mt. Emei and Leshan Giant BuddhaMt. Emei and Leshan Giant Buddha
  32. Lushan National ParkLushan National Park
  33. Ancient Building in the Wudang MountainsAncient Building in the Wudang Mountains
  34. Kong Family Mansion in QufuKong Family Mansion in Qufu
  35. Chengde Mountain Resort and TemplesChengde Mountain Resort and Temples
  36. Huanglong Scenic AreaHuanglong Scenic Area
  37. Jiuzhaigou Valley Scenic AreaJiuzhaigou Valley Scenic Area
  38. Wulingyuan Historic Interest AreaWulingyuan Historic Interest Area
  39. Mount HuangshanMount Huangshan
  40. Mount TaishanMount Taishan
  41. Peking Man Site at ZhoukoudianPeking Man Site at Zhoukoudian
  42. Cultural Heritage: The Mogao CavesCultural Heritage: The Mogao Caves
  43. Mausoleum of the First Qin EmperorMausoleum of the First Qin Emperor
  44. The Imperial PalaceThe Imperial Palace
  45. Cultural Heritage: The Great WallCultural Heritage: The Great Wall