World Heritage Sites In China

World Heritage Sites In China


As of 2008, 37 noteworthy Chinese sites were inscribed on UNESCO's World Heritages List. 26 of these were inscribed as World Cultural Heritage Sites, while seven were inscribed as World Natural Heritage Sites, and four were inscribed as both Cultural and Natural Heritage Sites. To focus the foreign visitor's attention on these heritage sites, a catalogue of all of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites located in China is listed below, with links to specific web pages that provide in-depth information concerning each heritage site.

Name Year of Recognition Category Location
Great Wall of China 1987 Cultural Heritage Beijing
Mogao Grottoes 1987 Cultural Heritage Dunhuang
Forbidden City, Shenyang Imperial Palace 1987 Cultural Heritage Beijing
Chengde Summer Palace 1994 Cultural Heritage Chengde
Temple and Cemetery of Confucius and the Kong Family Mansion 1994 Cultural Heritage Shandong
Lion Grove, Humble Administrator Garden, Lingering Garden, Garden of Master of the Nets 1997 Cultural Heritage Suzhou
Old Town Lijiang 1997 Cultural Heritage Lijiang
Temple of Heaven 1998 Cultural Heritage Beijing
Xidi Village and Hongcun Village 2000 Cultural Heritage Anhui
Longmen Grottoes 2000
Cultural Heritage Luoyang
Yungang Grottoes 2001 Cultural Heritage Datong
Historic Centre of Macau 2005 Cultural Heritage Macau
Kaiping Diaolou and Villages 2007 Cultural Heritage Jiangmen
Huanglong Scenic and historic Interest Area 1992 Natural Heritage Sichuan
Wulingyuan Scenic and Historic Interest Area 1992 Natural Heritage Zhangjiajie
Sichuan Giant Panda Sanctuaries: Wolong , Mt Siguniang and Jiajin Mountains 2006 Natural Heritage Chengdu
Mount Sanqingshan National Park 2008 Natural Heritage Shangrao
Mount Huangshan (Yellow Mountain) 1990 Cultural and Natural Heritage Anhui
Mount Wuyi 1999 Cultural and Natural Heritage Xiamen
Terracotta Army 1987 Cultural Heritage Xi'an
Peking Man Site at Zhoukoudian 1987 Cultural Heritage Beijing
Potala Palace 1994 Cultural Heritage Lhasa
Ancient Building Complex in the Wudang Mountains 1994 Cultural Heritage Hubei
Lushan National Park 1996 Cultural Heritage Jiujiang
Pingyao Ancient Town 1997 Cultural Heritage Pingyao
Summer Palace 1998 Cultural Heritage Beijing
Dazu Rock Carvings 1999 Cultural Heritage Chongqing
Imperial Tombs of the Ming and Qing Dynasties 2000 Cultural Heritage Beijing
Qingchengshan Mountain and Dujiangyan Irrigation Project
2000
Cultural Heritage Sichuan
Capital Cities and Tombs of the Ancient Koguryo Kingdom 2004 Cultural Heritage Jilin
Yin Xu 2006 Cultural Heritage Henan
Fujian Tulou 2008 Cultural Heritage Fujian
Jiuzhaigou Valley Scenic and Historic Interest Area 1992 Natural Heritage Jiuzhaigou
Three Parallel Rivers of Yunnan Protected Areas 2003 Natural Heritage Yunnan
South China Karst 2007 Natural Heritage South China
Mount Taishan 1987 Cultural and Natural Heritage Shandong
Mount Emei Scenic Area and Leshan Giant Buddha 1992 Cultural and Natural Heritage Sichuan


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