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UNESCO Sites

There are 50 UNESCO World Heritage Sites located in China as of 2017. Of these, 35 are World Cultural Heritage Sites, 11 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 47 UNESCO World Heritage Sites in China by exploring the articles below.

Suzhou Garden

Classical Gardens of Suzhou

The historic city of Suzhou is host to nine gardens with a classical Chinese design which seeks to recreate natural landscapes in miniature. They ...Read More

Yuangyang Hani Rice Terrace

Cultural Landscape of Honghe Hani Rice Terraces

The Cultural Landscape of Honghe Hani Rice Terraces covers 16,603-hectares in Southern Yunnan. Itís marked by spectacular terraces that cascade ...Read More

Chongqing

Dazu Rock Carvings

The steep hillsides of the Dazu area contain an exceptional series of rock carvings dating from the 9th to the 13th century. They are remarkable ...Read More

Yongding, Fujian

Fujian Tulou

Fujian Tulou consists of 46 buildings constructed between the 15th and 20th centuries over 120 km in south-west of Fujian province, inland from t ...Read More

Historic Centre of Macao

Macao, a lucrative port of strategic importance in the development of international trade, was under Portuguese administration from the mid-16th ...Read More

Potala Palace, Lhasa, Tibet, China

Historic Ensemble of the Potala Palace, Lhasa

The Potala Palace, winter palace of the Dalai Lama since the 7th century, symbolizes Tibetan Buddhism and its central role in the traditional adm ...Read More

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