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China Obtains One More World Natural Heritage! 53 in Total

Up to now, in the World Heritage List, China has 53 items, including 36 world cultural heritages, 4 world cultural and natural heritages, and 13 world natural heritage sites.

World Cultural Heritage

China’s 36 World Cultural Heritage List:

  1. Great Wall (Heilongjiang, Jilin, Liaoning, Hebei, Tianjin, Beijing, Shandong, Henan, Shanxi, Shaanxi, Gansu, Ningxia, Qinghai, Inner Mongolia, Xinjiang)
  2. Mogao Grottoes (Gansu)
  3. Ming and Qing Palace Museum (Beijing Forbidden City, Shenyang Imperial Palace)
  4. The Mausoleum of the First Qin Emperor and the Terracotta Warriors and Horses (Shaanxi)
  5. Zhoukoudian Peking Man Site (Beijing)
  6. Historic buildings of the Potala Palace in Lhasa (Jokhang Temple, Norbulingka (Tibet))
  7. Chengde Mountain Resort and its surrounding temples (Hebei)
  8. Qufu Confucius Temple, Konglin and Confucius (Shandong)
  9. Wudang Mountain Ancient Building Complex (Hubei)
  10. Lushan National Geopark (Jiangxi)
  11. Lijiang Ancient City (Yunnan)
  12. Pingyao Ancient City (Shanxi)
  13. Suzhou Classical Garden (Jiangsu)
  14. Beijing Royal Altar – Temple of Heaven (Beijing)
  15. Beijing Royal Garden – Summer Palace (Beijing)
  16. Dazu Rock Carving (Chongqing)
  17. Longmen Grottoes (Henan)
  18. Royal Tombs of the Ming and Qing Dynasties (Existing Mausoleum (Hubei), Qingdong Mausoleum (Hebei), Qing Xiling (Hebei), Ming Xiaoling Mausoleum (Jiangsu), Ming Tombs (Beijing), Shengjing Sanling (Liaoning)
  19. Qingcheng Mountain – Dujiangyan (Sichuan)
  20. Southern Anhui Ancient Village – Xidi, Hongcun (Anhui)
  21. Yungang Grottoes (Shanxi)
  22. Gaogouli Wangcheng, Wangling and noble tombs (Jilin, Liaoning)
  23. Macau’s Historic District (Macau)
  24. Anyang Yinxu (Henan)
  25. Kaiping Diaolou and Village (Guangdong)
  26. Fujian Tulou (Fujian)
  27. Wutai Mountain (Shanxi)
  28. Dengfeng “between heaven and earth” historical monument (Henan)
  29. Hangzhou West Lake Cultural Landscape (Zhejiang)
  30. Yuanshangdu Site (Inner Mongolia)
  31. Honghe Hani Terraced Field Cultural Landscape (Yunnan)
  32. Grand Canal (Beijing, Tianjin, Hebei, Shandong, Henan, Anhui, Jiangsu, Zhejiang)
  33. Silk Road: Chang’an-Tianshan Corridor Road Network (Henan, Shaanxi, Gansu, Xinjiang)
  34. Toast ruins (Hunan, Hubei, Guizhou)
  35. Zuojiang Huashan Rock Painting Cultural Landscape (Guangxi)
  36. Gulangyu: Historical International Community (Fujian)

Among them

Lushan, Wutaishan, Hangzhou West Lake, Hani Terrace and Huashan Rock Painting are the only five cultural landscape heritages in China’s World Heritage Site.

Mogao Grottoes
Suzhou Classical Garden
Qingcheng Mountain – Dujiangyan
Kaiping Diaolou and Village

World Natural Heritage

China’s 13 World Natural Heritage List:

  1. Huanglong Scenic Area (Sichuan)
  2. Jiuzhaigou Scenic Area (Sichuan)
  3. Wulingyuan Scenic Area (Hunan)
  4. Yunnan Sanjiang Parallel Conservation Area (Yunnan)
  5. Sichuan Giant Panda Habitat (Sichuan)
  6. South China Karst (Yunnan, Guizhou, Chongqing, Guangxi)
  7. Sanqingshan World Geopark (Jiangxi)
  8. China Danxia (Guizhou, Fujian, Hunan, Guangdong, Jiangxi, Zhejiang)
  9. Chengjiang Fossil Site (Yunnan)
  10. Xinjiang Tianshan (Xinjiang)
  11. Hubei Shennongjia (Hubei)
  12. Qinghai Hoh Xil (Qinghai)
  13. Fanjing Mountain (Guizhou)
Qinghai Hoh Xil
Hubei Shennongjia
Sichuan Giant Panda Habitat
South China Karst

Yunnan Stone Forest

Guilin Lijiang

Wulong Tiankeng

World Cultural and Natural Merger Heritage

China’s four World Heritage and Natural Merger Heritage List

  1. Taishan (Shandong)
  2. Huangshan (Anhui)
  3. Emeishan-Leshan Giant Buddha (Sichuan)
  4. Wuyishan (Fujian)
Taishan Mountain
Emeishan-Leshan Giant Buddha
Huangshan Mountain
Wuyishan Mountain

Images are from《中国国家地理》 <China National Geographic>

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