UNESCO World Heritage Sites in China

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The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation - better known as UNESCO's stated intent is to 'contribute to peace and security by promoting international collaboration through education, science and culture in order to further universal respect and justice, the rule of law and human rights.'

To be listed is a great privilege - below is a list of some of the most important sites in China.

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Most Popular UNESCO Sites in China

  • The Forbidden City - UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Beijing

    The Forbidden City

    The Forbidden City was the centre of Imperial China during the Ming and Qing dynasties (1416 – 1911). Today, the Read More»

  • The Great Wall of China - UNESCO World Heritage Sites near Beijing

    Great Wall of China

    An undisputable symbol of ancient Chinese military power, the Great Wall is the world’s largest military defense system Read More»

  • Xi'an Terracotta Warriors & Horses

    Xi'an Terracotta Warriors

    The Terracotta Warriors signify a small portion of the eight thousand soldiers who were buried underground in front of Read More»

  • Sichuan Giant Panda Sanctuaries

    Panda Sanctuaries

    The giant panda is native to central-western and south-western China. The Sichuan Giant Panda Sanctuaries are the abode Read More»

  • Huanglong Scenic and Historic Interest Area

    Huanglong Area

    Huanglong is best known for its five main attractions – rainbow ponds, limestone sandbars, snow-capped peaks, undulating Read More»

  • The Temple of Heaven - UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Beijing

    The Temple of Heaven

    This expansive temple-and-park complex is an iconic site and possibly the second most popular landmark in Beijing. Its Read More»

More UNESCO Sites in China

Mount Emei and Leshan Giant Buddha Scenic Areas

Leshan Buddha

Leshan, home to the 70-metre-high Grand Buddha statue that towers over the river, is an easy stopover en route to or Read More...

Stone Forest

Stone Forest

The Stone Forest is a creation of prehistory. Roughly 270 million years ago, the earth flexed its muscles, caused an Read More...

Lijiang Attractions

Lijiang Attractions A-Z

Lijiang is in north western Yunnan Province. Lijiang's Old Town was listed as a World Cultural Heritage site by UNESCO Read More...

Macau Historic Center

Macau Historic Center

Macau is one of the most unique destinations in Asia with its East-Meets-West architecture and culture which coexists Read More...

Kaiping Diaolou & Villages - UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Guangzhou

Kaiping Diaolou & Villages

Calm and quiet Kaiping town is a popular tourist site as its landscape is sprinkled with a unique collection of Read More...

Ming Dynasty Tombs

Ming Dynasty Tombs

Noted as the world’s largest concentration of royal tombs, the Ming Dynasty Imperial Tombs is the final resting place of Read More...

Mount Qingcheng and the Dujiangyan Irrigation System


Located 65 kilometres west of Chengdu – southwest of the Dujiangyan Irrigation Project – Qingcheng Shan is a brilliant Read More...

Peking Man Site at Zhoukoudian - UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Beijing

Peking Man Site

The Peking man Site at Zhoukoudian, is arguably one of the most widely known excavation sites in the world due to the Read More...

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