Tuesday, January 11, 2011

China world Cultural Heritage List

China has 40 world Cultural heritage, ranking third in the world. Among the 40 of them, 28 are cultural heritage sites, 7 are natural heritage sites, and 4 are cultural and natural (mixed) sites. These sites comprise the most essential parts of China tours. And Beijing ranks the first in the world with six of world cultural heritage-the Ming Tombs, the Great Wall, the Forbidden City, the Temple of Heaven, the Summer Palace, and the Peking Man site. Besides, China has a rich non-material cultural heritage, which several of them are inscribed on UNESCO's list of Masterpieces of the Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity.

Here are some other famous World Cultural Heritage Sites in China.

Terra-cotta warriors-Burial tombs in Xian, Shaanxi
Mogao Caves-Dunhuang,Gansu Province
Mt. Taishan, Shandong Province
Mt. Huangshan,Anhui Province
Huanglong, Sichuan Province

Jiuzhaigou Vally, Sichuan Province
Zhangjiajie, Hunan Province
Wudang Mountain, Hubei Province
Potala Palace including the Jokhang Temple and Norbulingka, Lhasa,Tibet
Mountain Resort and its outlying Temples in Chengde, Hebei Province
Temple of Confucius and his family Mansion, Qufu, Shandong Province
Mountain Emei Scenic Area, including Leshan Giant Buddha, Sichuan Province
Lushan National Park, Jiangxi Province
Pingyao Ancient City, Shanxi Province
Classical Gardens of Suzhou, Jiangsu Province
Lijiang, Yunnan Provience
Dazu Rock Caving, Chongqing
Mountain Wuyi, Fujian Province
Xidi and Hongcun Ancient Villages, Anhui Province
Longmen Grottoes, Luoyang, Henan
Mountain Qingcheng and Dujiangyan irrigation system, Sichuan Province
Yungang Grottoes, Datong, Shanxi Province
Three Parallel Rivers of Yunnan Protected Areas, Yunnan Province
Capital Cities and Tombs of the Ancient Koguryo Kingdom, Jilin Province
Historic Centre of Macau, Macau
Yin Xu Ruins, Anyang, Henan Province
Sichuan Giant Panda Sanctuaries, Sichuan Province
Kaiping Diaolou and Villages, Guangdong Province
South China Karst, Yunnan and Chongqing
Fujian Tulou, Fujian Province
Sanqingshan, Jiangxi Province
Mountain Wutai, Shanxi Province
Shaolinsi (Shaoli Temple), Dengfeng, Henan Province
Danxia Topography/Landform,Hunan,Guangzhou,Fujian, Jiangxi, Zhejiang and Guizhou.

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