World Heritages in China

Great Wall of China

The Great Wall, as one of the greatest wonders of the world, it’s a must to see in a China trip. With more than 2000 years history, some sections have disappeared or in ruins, but it’s still one of the most appealing scenic spots in China. Great Wall of China

Mogao Grottoes

Mogao Grottoes, the most valuable cultural found of the 20th century,there are thousands of painted clay figures and Buddhist sutras,descript various arts and culture in different times. As some travelers said, visiting the Mogao Grottoes, is equal to see the ancient civilization of all the world Mogao Grottoes

Terracotta Army

The Terracotta Army, known as “the Eighth Wonders of the world” and the most significant archeological excavations of the 20th century . It is a splendid terracotta army of the first emperor of China, Qing Shi Huang ..Terracotta Army

Potala Palace

The Potala Palace ,an ancient palace stands at top of the Red Mountain of Lhasa, built by the Tibet King Songtsen Gampo in the 7 century. It’s the highest palace in the world and the essence of Tibetan architectural. Potala Palace

Lijiang Ancient Town

The Lijiang ancient town,located in the northwest of Yunnan province . The beautiful Jade Dragon Snow Mountain, Tiger Leaping Gorge, Lugu Lake and Mosuo People make it become one of the most appealing attractions in China. Lijiang Ancient Town


As an ancient city with more than 2,700-year history, Ping Yao is one of the four best-preserved ancient towns in China.Inside the intact Ming Dynasty city wall, there are exceptionally well-preserved buildings built in the Ming and Qing Dynasties centuries ago. Pingyao

Summer Palace

The Summer Palace is a luxury garden for royal families to rest and entertain in Qing Dynasty. The lovely landscaped gardens, halls, pavilions and corridors are set around the lake and rivers in natural harmony. It is the largest and best preserved imperial garden in China, and also a World Heritage Site. The Summer Palace

Dazu Grottoes

Dazu Grottoes, under the jurisdiction of Chongqing Municipality, it’s about 167 kilometers from Chongqing and 271 kilometers from Chengdu. With over 100,000 stone statues and rich content, it’s regard as a representative in the late Chinese grotto art. Dazu Grottoes

Wutai Mountain

In the northeast of Shanxi province, there is a Buddhist sanctuary which named Wutai Mountain .There are the earliest Buddhist temples and beautiful scenery, it is one of the four holy Buddhist Mountains in China. Wutaishan

Yongding Earth Buildings

Located at Yong Ding of Long Yan area, Yong Ding Earth Buildings is defensive, well ventilated, windproof, quakeproof, flameproof, moistureproof, and it is warm in winter and cool in summer. The Earth Buildings

Name Year of Recognition Category Location Name Year of Recognition Category Location
Great Wall of China 1987 Cultural Heritage Beijing Mausoleum of the First Qin Emperor 1987 Cultural Heritage Xi'an
Mogao Grottoes 1987 Cultural Heritage Dunhuang Peking Man Site at Zhoukoudian 1987 Cultural Heritage Beijing
Imperial Palaces of the Ming and Qing Dynasties: The Forbidden City, Shenyang Imperial Palace 1987 Cultural Heritage Beijing and Shenyang

Mount Taishan

1987 Cultural and Natural Heritag Shandong
Mount Huangshan (The Yellow Mountains) 1990 Cultural and Natural Heritage Huangshan Jiuzhaigou Valley Scenic and Historic Interest Area 1992 Natural Heritage Sichuan
Mount Emei Scenic Spot and Leshan Giant Buddha Scenic Spot 1992 Cultural and Natural Heritage Chengdu Wulingyuan Scenic and Historic Interest Area 1992 Natural Heritage Zhangjiajie
Huanglong Scenic and historic Interest Area 1992 Natural Heritage Chengdu Potala Palace 1994 Cultural Heritage Lhasa
Chengde Summer Palace 1994 Cultural Heritage Chengde Ancient Building Complex in the Wudang Mountains 1994 Cultural Heritage Hubei
Temple and Cemetery of Confucius and the Kong Family Mansion 1994 Cultural Heritage Shandong Lushan National Park 1996 Cultural Heritage Jiangxi
Suzhou Gardens:Lion Grove, Humble Administrator Garden, Lingering Garden, Garden of Master of the Nets 1997 Cultural Heritage Suzhou Pingyao Ancient Town 1997 Cultural Heritage Pingyao
Old Town Lijiang 1997
Cultural Heritage Lijiang Summer Palace 1998 Cultural Heritage Beijing
Temple of Heaven 1998 Cultural Heritage Beijing Dazu Rock Carvings 1999 Cultural Heritage Chongqing
Mount Wuyi 1999 Cultural Heritage Xiamen Xidi Village and Hongcun Village 2000 Cultural Heritage Huangshan
Imperial Tombs of the Ming and Qing Dynasties 2000 Cultural Heritage Beijing Longmen Grottoes 2000 Cultural Heritage Luoyang
Qingchengshan Mountain and Dujiangyan Irrigation Project 2000 Cultural Heritage Sichuan Yungang Grottoes 2001 Cultural Heritage Datong
Three Parallel Rivers of Yunnan Protected Areas 2003 Natural Heritage Yunnan Capital Cities and Tombs of the Ancient Koguryo Kingdom 2004 Cultural Heritage Jilin
Historic Centre of Macau 2005 Cultural Heritage Macau Sichuan Giant Panda Sanctuaries: Wolong, Mt Siguniang and Jiajin Mountains 2006 Natural Heritage Chengdu
Yin Xu 2006 Cultural Heritage Anyang South China Karst 2007 Natural Heritage South China
Kaiping Diaolou and Villages 2007 Cultural Heritage Guangdong Fujian Tulou 2008 Cultural Heritage Fujian
Mount Sanqingshan National Park 2008 Natural Heritage Jiangxi Wutai Mountain 2009 Cultural Heritage Shanxi
Shaolin Temple 2010 Cultural Heritage Zhengzhou Danxia Landform 2010 Natural Heritage South China
West Lake 2011 Cultural Heritage Hangzhou        

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