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

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