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.
North of the Great Wall, the Site of Xanadu encompasses the remains of Kublai Khanís legendary capital city, designed by the Mongol rulerís Chi ...Read More
The South China Karst region extends over a surface of half a million km2 lying mainly in Yunnan, Guizhou and Guangxi provinces. It represents on ...Read More
The Summer Palace in Beijing ñ first built in 1750, largely destroyed in the war of 1860 and restored on its original foundations in 1886 ñ is ...Read More
The temple, cemetery and family mansion of Confucius, the great philosopher, politician and educator of the 6thñ5th centuries B.C., are located ...Read More
The Temple of Heaven, founded in the first half of the 15th century, is a dignified complex of fine cult buildings set in gardens and surrounded ...Read More