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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.

Three Parallel Rivers of Yunnan

Three Parallel Rivers of Yunnan Protected Areas

Consisting of eight geographical clusters of protected areas within the boundaries of the Three Parallel Rivers National Park, in the mountainous ...Read More

Tusi

Tusi Sites

Located in the mountainous areas of south-west China, this property encompasses remains of several tribal domains whose chiefs were appointed by ...Read More

West Lake

West Lake Cultural Landscape of Hangzhou

The West Lake Cultural Landscape of Hangzhou, comprising the West Lake and the hills surrounding its three sides, has inspired famous poets, scho ...Read More

Wulinyuan Scenic

Wulingyuan Scenic and Historic Interest Area

A spectacular area stretching over more than 26,000 ha in China's Hunan Province, the site is dominated by more than 3,000 narrow sandstone pilla ...Read More

Tianshan Mountains

Xinjiang Tianshan

Xinjiang Tianshan†comprises four componentsóTomur, Kalajun-Kuerdening, Bayinbukuke and Bogdaó that total 606,833 hectares. They are part of t ...Read More

Yin Xu

Yin Xu

The archaeological site of Yin Xu, close to Anyang City, some 500 km south of Beijing, is an ancient capital city of the late Shang Dynasty (1300 ...Read More

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