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UNESCO Sites

There are 52 UNESCO World Heritage Sites located in China as of 2017. Of these, 36 are World Cultural Heritage Sites, 12 are World Natural Heritage Sites, and 4 were inscribed as Cultural and Natural (Mixed) Heritage Sites. These sites make up some of China’s most enduring and essential tourism attractions. Learn more about the 52 UNESCO World Heritage Sites in China by exploring the articles below.

Wudang

Ancient Building Complex in the Wudang Mountains

The palaces and temples which form the center of this group of secular and religious buildings exemplify the architectural and artistic achieveme ...Read More

Ancient City in Pingyao

Ancient City of Ping Yao

Ping Yao is an exceptionally well-preserved example of a traditional Han Chinese city, founded in the 14th century. Its design shows the evolutio ...Read More

Anhui Village

Ancient Villages in Southern Anhui – Xidi and Hongcun

The two traditional villages of Xidi and Hongcun preserve to a remarkable extent the appearance of non-urban settlements that have largely disapp ...Read More

Capital cities of Koguryo

Capital Cities and Tombs of the Ancient Koguryo Kingdom

The site includes archaeological remains of three cities and 40 tombs: Wunu Mountain City, Guonei City and Wandu Mountain City, 14 tombs are impe ...Read More

Chengjiang Fossil Site

Chengjiang Fossil Site

A hilly 512†hectare site in Yunnan province, Chengjiangís fossils present the most complete record of an early Cambrian marine community with ...Read More

Danxia

China Danxia

China Danxia is the name given in China to landscapes developed on continental red terrigenous sedimentary beds influenced by endogenous forces ( ...Read More

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