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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.

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

Historic Monuments of Dengfeng in The Centre of Heaven and Earth

Mount Songshang is considered to be the central sacred mountain of China. At the foot of this 1500 metre high mountain, close to the city of Deng ...Read More

Huanglong Scenic and Historic Interest Area

Located in the north-west of Sichaun Province, the Huanglong valley is made up of snow-capped peaks and the easternmost of all the Chinese glacie ...Read More

Hubei Shennongjia

Located in Hubei Province, in central-eastern China, the site consists of two components: Shennongding/Badong to the west and Laojunshan to the e ...Read More

Imperial Palaces of the Ming and Qing Dynasties in Beijing and Shenyang

The seat of supreme power for more than five centuries (1416-1911), the Forbidden City in Beijing, with its landscaped gardens and many buildings ...Read More

Imperial Tombs of the Ming and Qing Dynasties

They represents the addition of three Imperial Tombs of the Qing Dynasty in Liaoning to the Ming tombs inscribed in 2000 and 2003. The Three Impe ...Read More

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