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World heritage sites in China

  • Imperial Palaces of the Ming and Qing Dynasties in Beijing and Shenyang  
  • Mausoleum of the First Qin Emperor  
  • Mogao Caves  
  • Mount Taishan  
  • Peking Man Site at Zhoukoudian  
  • The Great Wall  
  • Mount Huangshan  
  • Huanglong Scenic and Historic Interest Area  
  • Jiuzhaigou Valley Scenic and Historic Interest Area  
  • Wulingyuan Scenic and Historic Interest Area  
  • Ancient Building Complex in the Wudang Mountains  
  • Historic Ensemble of the PotalaPalace, Lhasa
  • Mountain Resort and its Outlying Temples, Chengde  
  • Temple and Cemetery of Confucius and the Kong Family Mansion in Qufu  
  • Lushan National Park  
  • Mount Emei Scenic Area, including Leshan Giant Buddha Scenic Area  
  • Ancient City of Ping Yao  
  • Classical Gardens of Suzhou  
  • Old Town of Lijiang  
  • Summer Palace, an Imperial Garden in Beijing  
  • Temple of Heaven: an Imperial Sacrificial Altar in Beijing  
  • Dazu Rock Carvings  
  • Mount Wuyi  
  • Ancient Villages in Southern Anhui – Xidi and Hongcun  
  • Imperial Tombs of the Ming and Qing Dynasties  
  • Longmen Grottoes  
  • Mount Qingcheng and the Dujiangyan Irrigation System  
  • Yungang Grottoes  
  • Three Parallel Rivers of Yunnan Protected Areas  
  • Capital Cities and Tombs of the Ancient Koguryo Kingdom  
  • Historic Centre of Macao  
  • Sichuan Giant Panda Sanctuaries - Wolong, Mt Siguniang and Jiajin Mountains  
  • Yin Xu  
  • Kaiping Diaolou and Villages  
  • South China Karst  
  • Fujian Tulou  
  • Mount Sanqingshan National Park  
  • Mount Wutai
  • (added in 2010) Historic Monuments of Dengfeng, in the "Centre of Heaven and Earth"
  • (added in 2010) China Danxia
  • (added in 2011) West Lake Cultural Landscape of Hangzhou   

Intangible cultural heritage (living heritage) in China 

  • Qiang New Year festival  
  • Traditional Li textile techniques: spinning, dyeing, weaving and embroidering      
  • Traditional design and practices for building Chinese wooden arch bridges  
  • China engraved block printing technique  
  • Chinese calligraphy       
  • Chinese paper-cut      
  • Chinese traditional architectural craftsmanship for timber-framed structures      
  • Farmers’ dance of China’s Korean ethnic group      
  • Gesar epic tradition      
  • Grand song of the Dong ethnic group  
  • Hua’er      
  • Manas       
  • Mongolian art of singing: Khoomei      
  • Nanyin       
  • Regong arts       
  • Sericulture and silk craftsmanship of China       
  • The Dragon Boat festival  
  • The Mazu belief and customs  
  • The art of Chinese seal engraving)      
  • The craftsmanship of Nanjing Yunjin brocade  
  • The traditional firing technology of Longquan celadon  
  • The traditional handicrafts of making Xuan paper      
  • Tibetan opera  
  • Xi’an wind and percussion ensemble      
  • Yueju opera)      
  • Kun Qu Opera  
  • The Guqin and its Music    
  • The Uyghur Muqam of Xinjiang      
  • Urtiin Duu - Traditional Folk Long Song in China and Mongolia 
  • (added in 2010) Acupuncture and moxibustion of traditional Chinese medicine  
  • (added in 2010) Meshrep  
  • (added in 2010) Peking opera  
  • (added in 2010) The watertight-bulkhead technology of Chinese junks  
  • (added in 2010) Wooden movable-type printing of China


China World Heritage
overview of china world heritage sites, (information from sino tour).
world heritage list
world heritage cities
world heritage sites: pictures, from
world heritage sites: other pictures, from
unesco: intangible cultural heritage

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