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UNESCO World Heritage
 

 

 

Date of Ratification of the Convention:
Thursday, December 12, 1985

 

Properties inscribed on the World Heritage List
Cultural
 
  • Ancient Building Complex in the Wudang Mountains (1994)
  • Ancient City of Ping Yao (1997)
  • Ancient Villages in Southern Anhui – Xidi and Hongcun (2000)
  • Capital Cities and Tombs of the Ancient Koguryo Kingdom (2004)
  • Classical Gardens of Suzhou (1997)
  • Dazu Rock Carvings (1999)
  • Historic Centre of Macao (2005)
  • Historic Ensemble of the Potala Palace, Lhasa (1994)
  • Imperial Palaces of the Ming and Qing Dynasties in Beijing and Shenyang (1987)
  • Imperial Tombs of the Ming and Qing Dynasties (2000)
  • Kaiping Diaolou and Villages (2007)
  • Longmen Grottoes (2000)
  • Lushan National Park (1996)
  • Mausoleum of the First Qin Emperor (1987)
  • Mogao Caves (1987)
  • Mount Qingcheng and the Dujiangyan Irrigation System (2000)
  • Mountain Resort and its Outlying Temples, Chengde (1994)
  • Old Town of Lijiang (1997)
  • Peking Man Site at Zhoukoudian (1987)
  • Summer Palace, an Imperial Garden in Beijing (1998)
  • Temple and Cemetery of Confucius and the Kong Family Mansion in Qufu (1994)
  • Temple of Heaven: an Imperial Sacrificial Altar in Beijing (1998)
  • The Great Wall (1987)
  • Yin Xu (2006)
  • Yungang Grottoes (2001)
  • Natural
     
  • Huanglong Scenic and Historic Interest Area (1992)
  • Jiuzhaigou Valley Scenic and Historic Interest Area (1992)
  • Sichuan Giant Panda Sanctuaries (2006)
  • South China Karst (2007)
  • Three Parallel Rivers of Yunnan Protected Areas (2003)
  • Wulingyuan Scenic and Historic Interest Area (1992)
  • Mixed
     
  • Mount Emei Scenic Area, including Leshan Giant Buddha Scenic Area (1996)
  • Mount Huangshan (1990)
  • Mount Taishan (1987)
  • Mount Wuyi (1999)
  • Properties submitted on the Tentative List
     
  • The Sakyamuni Pagoda at Fogong Temple (#) (1996)
  • Anji Bridge (1996)
  • Foguang Temple (1996)
  • The Ruins of Jiaohe Ancient City (1996)
  • Shennongjia Nature Reserve (1996)
  • Dongzhai Port Nature Reserve (1996)
  • The Alligator Sinensis Nature Reserve (1996)
  • Poyang Nature Reserve (1996)
  • The Lijiang River Scenic Zone at Guilin )(1996
  • Lunan Stone Forest Scenic Zone (1996)
  • West Lake Scenic Zone in Hangzhou (1996)
  • The Ruins of Daming Palace of the Tang Dynasty (1996)
  • The Remains of Chang'an City of the Han Dynasty (1996)
  • The Forest of Steles in Xi'an (1996)
  • The City Wall of Xi'an (1996)
  • Chengyang Yongji Bridge (1996)
  • Kaiyuan Temple Pagoda of Dingzhou City (1996)
  • Dule Temple (1996)
  • Historical Residential Courtyards in Dingcun (1996)
  • Liangzhu Archaeological Sites (1996)
  • Beihai Park (1996)
  • Yunju Temple Pagoda and its Stone Scriptures (1996)
  • Beijing Ancient Observatory (1996)
  • Lugou Bridge (1996)
  • Tonglushan Ancient Copper Mine Sites (1996)
  • Sakya Tower of Fogong Monastery (1996)
  • Foguang Monastery (1996)
  • Yongle Palace (1996)
  • Niuheliang Archaeological Site (1996)
  • Historical Remains at Yuan Shangdu (1996)
  • The Silk Road (Chinese Section) (1996)
  • The Ancient Town of Tongli (1998)
  • The Ancient Town of Zhouzhuang (1998)
  • Norbulingka (2000)
  • The Ancient Venetian Township in the South of Yangtze River - Luzhi (2001)
  • The Ancient Venetian Township in the South of Yangtze River - Nanxun (2001)
  • The Ancient Venetian Township in the South of Yangtze River - Wuzhen (2001)
  • The Ancient Venetian Township in the South of Yangtze River - Xitang (2001)
  • Mount Wutai Administrative Bureau (2001)
  • 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)
  • Putuo Mountain Scenic Resort (2001)
  • Nanxi River (2001)
  • Songshan Area (2001)
  • Maijishan Scenic Spots (2001)
  • Wudalianchi Scenic Spots (2001)
  • Haitan Scenic Spots (2001)
  • Dali Chanshan Mountain and Erhai Lake Scenic Spot (2001)
  • Honghe Hani Terraced Fields (2002)
  • Fujian Tulou (#) (2002)
  • The protection zone of Chengjiang fossil lagerstätte (2005)
  • Sanqingshan National Park (2005)
  • News
     
  • Oct 26, 2007
    Nine new members elected to World Heritage Committee
  • Oct 24, 2007
    Members elected to World Heritage Committee
  • Jun 29, 2007
    Twenty-two new sites inscribed on UNESCO’s World Heritage List, and one deleted during Committee meeting in Christchurch
  • Jun 27, 2007
    Natural sites in Madagascar, China and Korea inscribed on UNESCO World Heritage List
  • May 16, 2007
    Inauguration of a World Heritage Training and Research Institute for Asia and the Pacific Region in China
  • Sep 16, 2005
    China's Pingyao forms yoke of friendship with Provins of France
  • Jun 21, 2005
    New findings from Peking Man site
  • Apr 4, 2005
    Paper Series N°12 "The State of World Heritage in the Asia-Pacific Region (2003)"
  • Sep 18, 1997
    Publication Of The Proceedings Of The International Symposium In Hildesheim, Germany: World Cultural Heritage - A Global Challenge
  • Events
     
  • Nov 5, 2007 - Nov 8, 2007
    3rd International Conference on Natural World Heritage in the Asia and Pacific Region
  • Jun 9, 2007 - Oct 9, 2007
    World Heritage Expo to be Held in Northeastern China
  • Jun 3, 2007 - Jun 14, 2007
    Planning for Sustainable Management: Perspectives from Kaiping and Macao SAR
  • Apr 16, 2007 - Apr 21, 2007
    Central Asian and China Sub-regional Workshop on Serial World Heritage Nomination of the Silk Road
  • Oct 16, 2006 - Oct 20, 2006
    12th Int'l Conference on Virtual Systems & Multimedia (VSMM 2006), Xi'an, China
  • Aug 1, 2006 - Aug 8, 2006
    UNESCO Stakeholders Consultation Workshop on the Silk Road World Heritage nomination
  • May 31, 2006 - Jun 2, 2006
    Heritage Conservation and Sustainable Development
  • Dec 12, 2005 - Dec 16, 2005
    UNESCO Regional Workshop on Periodic Reporting Follow-up for North-East and South-East Asia
  • Nov 22, 2005 - Dec 2, 2005
    UNESCO World Heritage Mentoring Programme for Chinese Experts and World Heritage site managers
  • Mandates to the World Heritage Committee
     
  • 1991 - 1997
  • 1999 - 2005
  • 2007 - 2011
  • Mandates to the World Heritage Committee
     
  • 1991 - 1997
  • 1999 - 2005
  • 2007 - 2011



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