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Capital Cities and Tombs of the Ancient Koguryo Kingdom
Remains of three cities and 40 tombs: Wunu Mountain City, Guonei City and Wandu Mountain City, 14 tombs...
Three Parallel Rivers National Park
The Jinsha, Lancang, and Nujiang, form together in an unmatched natural miracle, a geographical accident of the Himalayan orogeny...
Mausoleum of the First Qin Emperor
The small figures, all different, with their horses, chariots and weapons, are masterpieces of realism and also hold great historical interest.
The 492 cells and cave sanctuaries in Mogao are famous for their statues and wall paintings, spanning a thousand years of Buddhist art...
Its superb landscapes are especially interesting for their series of narrow conic karst landforms and spectacular waterfalls...
Mount Qingcheng and the Dujiangyan Irrigation System
The long-established water conservation works and the birthplace of Taoism...
Ancient Villages of Xidi and Hongcun
The villages of Xidi and Hongcun preserve the appearance of rural settlements of a type that has largely disappeared or has been transformed...
The largest and most impressive collection of the plastic art of China in the late period of the Northern Wei Dynasty to the Tang Dynasty (493-907)...
Temple of Heaven
Founded in the first half of the 15th century; a dignified complex of fine cult buildings set in gardens and surrounded by historic pine woods...
The most outstanding area for biodiversity conservation in south-east China and a refuge for a large number of ancient, relict species, many of them endemic to China...
The Dazu Rock Carvings
Exceptional rock carvings dating from the 9th to 13th centuries, remarkable for their high aesthetic qualitiesand rich diversity of subject matter.
Temple and Cemetery of Confucius and the Kong Family Mansion in Qufu
The Temple, Cemetery and Family mansion of Confucius, the great philosopher, politi-cian and educator of ancient China.
The Yungang Grottoes, with their 252 caves and 51,000 statues, represent the outstanding achievement of Buddhist cave art in China in the 5th and 6th centuries.
Imperial Tombs of the Ming and Qing Dynasties
The Imperial Tombs of the Ming and Qing Dynasties illustrate the continuity over five centuries of a concept of power.
The world's largest group of intact palace structures make largely of timber; a priceless testimony to Chinese civilization during the Ming and Qing Dynasties.
Historic Center of Macao
China's largest clump of urban historical properties, as it had nearly five centuries of uninterrupted contact between East and West...
Peking Man Site at Zhoukoudian
An exceptional reminder of the pre-historical human societies of the Asian continent and an illustration of the process of evolution.
The Great Wall
The Great Wall is the world's largest military structure, whose historic and strategic importance is matched only by its architectural value.
Mount Taishan has been the object of an imperial pilgrimage for nearly two thousand years, and the artistic masterpieces contained within it are in perfect harmony with the natural landscape.
Known as "the loveliest mountain of China", the mountain was acclaimed through art and literature during a good part of Chinese history.
Huanglong Scenic Area
The Huanglong Valley is made up of snow-capped peaks and the easternmost of all the Chinese glaciers.
Wulingyuan Scenic Area
The site is distinguished by more than 3,000 narrow sandstone pillars and peaks, many over 200 meters high.
An organized complex during the Ming dynasty, it represents the highest standards of Chinese art and architecture over a period of nearly one thousand years.
Historic Ensemble of the Potala Palace
One of the most typical areas of the country in terms of their ancient buildings and their role as the political, economic, cultural, and religious center of Tibet.
Lushan National Park
Buddhist and Taoist temples, along with landmarks of Confucianism, blend well into a strikingly beautiful landscape...
Chengde Mountain Resort
The Mountain Resort is a vast complex of palaces and administrative and ceremonial buildings. It is a rare historic vestige of the final development of feudal society in China.
Mt. Emei and Leshan Giant Buddha
The first Buddhist temple in China was built here in Sichuan province in the first century in very beautiful surroundings atop Mt. Emei...
The Old Town of Lijiang
A historic townscape of high quality and authenticity. Architecture with a blending of elements from several cultures. And an ancient water-supply system...
The Ancient City of Ping Yao
A well-preserved example of a traditional Han Chinese city, founded in the 14th century. Its urban fabric is an epitome of the evolution of architectural styles and town planning...
Classical Gardens of Suzhou
Classical Chinese garden design, which seeks to recreate natural landscapes in miniature, is nowhere better illustrated than in the nine gardens in the historic city of Suzhou...
The Summer Palace
A masterpiece of Chinese landscape garden design, integrating the natural landscape of hills and open water with manmade features such as pavilions, halls, palaces, temples...
Producer: Chu Daye
Pagemaker: Li Meng
Designer: Zhang Nan