UNESCO World Heritage Sites in China

Great Wall of China

China is home to 55 UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Of those, there are 37 cultural sites, 14 natural sites and 4 mixed sites. China shares 1 of those sites with other countries.

The World Heritage Sites in China are:

  • Imperial Palaces of the Ming and Qing Dynasties in Beijing and Shenyang

  • Mausoleum of the First Qin Emperor

  • Mogao Caves

    Mogao Caves
    Carved into the cliffs above the Dachuan River, the Mogao Caves south-east of the Dunhuang oasis, Gansu Province, comprise the largest, most richly endowed, and longest used treasure house of Buddhist art in the world.
  • Mount Taishan

  • Peking Man Site at Zhoukoudian

  • The Great Wall

    Great Wall of China
    The Great Wall was continuously built from the 3rd century BC to the 17th century AD on the northern border of the country as the great military defence project of successive Chinese Empires, with a total length of more than 20,000 kilometers. Photo credit: Vined/Pixaby
  • Mount Huangshan

  • Huanglong Scenic and Historic Interest Area

  • Jiuzhaigou Valley Scenic and Historic Interest Area

  • Wulingyuan Scenic and Historic Interest Area

  • Ancient Building Complex in the Wudang Mountains

  • Historic Ensemble of the Potala Palace, Lhasa8

  • Mountain Resort and its Outlying Temples, Chengde

  • Temple and Cemetery of Confucius and the Kong Family Mansion in Qufu

  • Lushan National Park

  • Mount Emei Scenic Area, including Leshan Giant Buddha Scenic Area

  • Ancient City of Ping Yao

  • Classical Gardens of Suzhou

  • Old Town of Lijiang

  • Summer Palace, an Imperial Garden in Beijing

  • Temple of Heaven: an Imperial Sacrificial Altar in Beijing

  • Dazu Rock Carvings

  • Mount Wuyi

  • Ancient Villages in Southern Anhui – Xidi and Hongcun

  • Imperial Tombs of the Ming and Qing Dynasties

  • Longmen Grottoes

  • Mount Qingcheng and the Dujiangyan Irrigation System

  • Yungang Grottoes

  • Three Parallel Rivers of Yunnan Protected Areas

  • Capital Cities and Tombs of the Ancient Koguryo Kingdom

  • Historic Centre of Macao

  • Sichuan Giant Panda Sanctuaries – Wolong, Mt Siguniang and Jiajin Mountains

  • Yin Xu

  • Kaiping Diaolou and Villages

  • South China Karst

  • Fujian Tulou

  • Mount Sanqingshan National Park

  • Mount Wutai

  • China Danxia

  • Historic Monuments of Dengfeng in “The Centre of Heaven and Earth”

  • West Lake Cultural Landscape of Hangzhou

  • Chengjiang Fossil Site

  • Site of Xanadu

  • Cultural Landscape of Honghe Hani Rice Terraces

  • Xinjiang Tianshan

  • Silk Roads: the Routes Network of Chang’an-Tianshan Corridor

  • The Grand Canal

  • Tusi Sites

  • Hubei Shennongjia

  • Zuojiang Huashan Rock Art Cultural Landscape

  • Kulangsu, a Historic International Settlement

  • Qinghai Hoh Xil

  • Fanjingshan

  • Archaeological Ruins of Liangzhu City

  • Migratory Bird Sanctuaries along the Coast of Yellow Sea-Bohai Gulf of China (Phase I)

  • Quanzhou: Emporium of the World in Song-Yuan China

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UNESCO World Heritage Sites Google Map
UNESCO World Heritage Sites Google Map

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