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UNESCO World Heritage Sites In China
China, officially known as the People’s Republic of China is a country in East Asia with an area coverage of approximately 3.7 million square miles.
China’s coastline along the Pacific Ocean is 9,000 miles long and is bounded by four seas namely; Bohai, Yellow, East China, and South China seas.
It is the world’s second largest state by land area and the most populated state. It is one of the cradles of civilization with its history beginning with an ancient civilization that flourished in the fertile basin of the Yellow River.
China has been recorded as having the second largest economy in the world with different phases of boom and recession in a span of several years.
Some of the following heritage sites have been recorded as contributing to this economy.
UNESCO World Heritage Sites
in the People's Republic of China
Year of Inscription; Type
Huanglong Scenic and Historic Interest Area
Mausoleum of the First Qin Emperor
Mount Emei Scenic Area (including Leshan Giant Buddha Scenic Area)
Ancient Villages in Southern Anhui – Xidi and Hongcun
Ancient Building Complex in the Wudang Mountains
Ancient City of Ping Yao
Chengde Mountain Resort and Outlying Temples
Classical Gardens of Suzhou
Chengjiang Fossil Site
Cultural Landscape of Honghe Hani Rice Terraces
Dazu Rock Carvings
Forbidden City and Imperial Palaces of the Ming and Qing Dynasties in Beijing and Shenyang
Great Wall of China
Historic Center of Macao
Historic Ensemble of the Potala Palace, Lhasa
Historic Monuments of Dengfeng in “The Center of Heaven and Earth”
Imperial Tombs of the Ming and Qing Dynasties
Capital Cities and Tombs of the Ancient Koguryo Kingdom
Jiuzhaigou Valley Scenic and Historic Interest Area
Kaiping Diaolou and Villages
Lushan National Park
Mount Qingcheng and the Dujiangyan Irrigation System
Mount Sanqingshan National Park
Old Town of Lijiang
Peking Man Site at Zhoukoudian
Routes Network of Chang'an-Tianshan Corridor on the Silk Roads
Sichuan Giant Panda Sanctuaries of Wolong, Mount Siguniang, and the Jiajin Mountains
South China Karst
Summer Palace Imperial Garden in Beijing
Temple and Cemetery of Confucius and the Kong Family Mansion in Qufu