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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.

Kaiping, Guangdong

Kaiping Diaolou and Villages

Kaiping Diaolou and Villages feature the Diaolou, multi-story defensive village houses in Kaiping, which display a complex and flamboyant fusion ...Read More

Longmen Grottoes

Longmen Grottoes

The grottoes and niches of Longmen contain the largest and most impressive collection of Chinese art of the late Northern Wei and Tang Dynasties ...Read More

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Lushan National Park

Mount Lushan, in Jiangxi, is one of the spiritual centres of Chinese civilization. Buddhist and Taoist temples, along with landmarks of Confucian ...Read More

Mausoleum of the first Qin

Mausoleum of the First Qin Emperor

No doubt thousands of statues still remain to be unearthed at this archaeological site, which was not discovered until 1974. Qin (d. 210 B.C.), t ...Read More

Mogao Caves

Mogao Caves

Situated at a strategic point along the Silk Route, at the crossroads of trade as well as religious, cultural and intellectual influences, the 49 ...Read More

Leshan Giant Buddha (1)

Mount Emei Scenic Area, including Leshan Giant Buddha Scenic Area

The first Buddhist temple in China was built here in Sichuan Province in the 1st century A.D. in the beautiful surroundings of the summit Mount E ...Read More

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