List of World Heritage Sites in China
The List of World Heritage Sites in China is a group of places chosen by UNESCO, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization.
History[change | change source]
UNESCO was created for the "conservation and protection of the world’s inheritance of books, works of art and monuments of history and science". The constitution of UNESCO was ratified in 1946 by 26 countries.
China agreed to take part in the World Heritage Convention in 1985.
Map[change | change source]
Following is a map of the World Heritage Sites in China.
Numbered sites around Beijing: 1. Great Wall; 2. Forbidden City; 3. Zhoukoudian; 4. Summer Palace; 5. Temple of Heaven; 6. Ming Dynasty Tombs; 7. Eastern Qing Tombs; 8. Western Qing Tombs
Legend: Cultural Heritage site; Natural Heritage site; Mixed site
List[change | change source]
The World Heritage Site (WHS) list has developed over time. It is part of a process; and the list continues to grow.
There are 43 WHS places in China.
- * = World Cultural Heritage Site
- † = World Natural Heritage Site
- *† = World Cultural and Natural Heritage Site (Mixed)
Tentative list[change | change source]
The Tentative List consists of sites which have been nominated. The evaluation process is not yet completed..
- Dongzhai Port Nature Reserve (1996)
- The Alligator Sinensis Nature Reserve (1996)
- Poyang Nature Reserve (1996)
- The Lijiang River Scenic Zone at Guilin (1996)
- Yalong, Tibet (2001)
- Yangtze Gorges Scenic Spot (2001)
- Jinfushan Scenic Spot (2001)
- Heaven Pit and Ground Seam Scenic Spot (2001)
- Hua Shan Scenic Area (2001)
- Yandang Mountain (2001)
- Nanxi River (2001)
- Maijishan Scenic Spots (2001)
- Wudalianchi Scenic Spots (2001)
- Haitan Scenic Spots (2001)
- Dali Cangshan Mountain and Erhai Lake Scenic Spot (2001)
- Sites for Liquor Making in China (2008)
- Ancient Residences in Shanxi and Shaanxi Provinces (2008)
- City Walls of the Ming and Qing Dynasties (2008)
- Slender West Lake and Historic Urban Area in Yangzhou (2008)
- Ancient Water Towns South of the Yangtze River (Zhouzhuang, Luzhi, Wuzhen, and Xitang) (2008)
- Fenghuang Ancient City (2008)
- Sites of the Southern Yue State (2008)
- Baiheliang Ancient Hydrological Inscription (2008)
- Miao Nationality Villages in Southeast Guizhou Province: The villages of Miao Nationality at the Foot of Leigong Mountain in Miao Ling Mountains (2008)
- Karez Wells (2008)
- Expansion Project of Imperial Tombs of the Ming and Qing Dynasties: King Lujian’s Tombs (2008)
- The Four Sacred Mountains as an Extension of Mt. Taishan (2008)
- Taklimakan Desert—Populus euphratica Forests (2010)
- China Altay (2010)
- Karakorum-Pamir (2010)
- The Central Axis of Beijing (including Beihai) (2013)
- Wooden Structures of Liao Dynasty—Wooden Pagoda of Yingxian County，Main Hall of Fengguo Monastery of Yixian County (2013)
- Sites of the Hongshan Culture: Niuheliang, Hongshanhou, and Weijiawopu (2013)
- Liangzhu Archaeological Site (2013)
- Ancient Porcelain Kiln Site in China (2013)
- Sanfang Qixiang (2013)
- Ancient Tea Plantations of Jingmai Mountain in Pu'er (2013)
- Western Xia Imperial Tombs (2013)
- Dong Villages (2013)
- Lingqu Canal (2013)
- Diaolou Buildings and Villages for Tibetan and Qiang Ethnic Groups (2013)
- Archaeological Sites of the Ancient Shu State: Jinsha site and Joint Tombs of Boat- shaped Coffins in Chengdu, Sichuan; Sanxingdui site in Guanghan, 29th - 5th century BC (2013)
- Fanjingshan (2015)
- Xinjiang Yardang (2015)
- Dunhuang Yardangs (2015)
- Tianzhushan (2015)
- Jinggangshan—North Wuyishan (Extension of Mount Wuyi) (2015)
- Shudao (2015)
- Tulin-Guge Scenic and Historic Interest Areas (2015)
- Historic Monuments and Sites of Ancient Quanzhou (Zayton) (2016)
- The Chinese Section of the Silk Roads (2016)
- Guancen Mountain—Luya Mountain (2017)
- Hulun Buir Landscape & Birthplace of Ancient Minority (2017)
- Qinghai Lake (2017)
- Scenic and historic area of Sacred Mountains and Lakes (Gang Rinpoche, Naimona'nyi, Lake Manasarovar and Lhanag-tso) (2017)
- Taihang Mountain (2017)
- The Coast of the Bohai Gulf and the Yellow Sea of China (2017)
- Vertical Vegetation Landscape and Volcanic Landscape in Changbai Mountain (2017)
Related pages[change | change source]
- World Heritage Committee
- UNESCO World Heritage Site
- Table of World Heritage Sites by country
- List of World Heritage Sites in Asia
References[change | change source]
- ↑ UNESCO, "Constitution"; retrieved 2012-7-18.
- ↑ UNESCO, "States Parties: Ratification Status"; retrieved 2012-7-18.
- ↑ WHS is an acronym. WHS stands for "World Heritage Site".
- ↑ UNESCO, "China"; retrieved 2012-7-18.
- ↑ Centre, UNESCO World Heritage. "UNESCO World Heritage Centre - Tentative Lists". whc.unesco.org. Retrieved 2017-06-16.
Other websites[change | change source]
- Media related to World Heritage Sites in China at Wikimedia Commons
- List of biosphere reserves which are wholly or partially world heritage sites