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  • Mixed
  • Tentative

World Heritage Sites

SiteInscribedCategoryReviewsRating
Ancient Tea Plantations of Pu'er 2023 Cultural 2 2.42
Chengjiang Fossil Site 2012 Natural 6 1.71
China Danxia 2010 Natural 2 3.32
Classical Gardens of Suzhou 1997 Cultural 7 3.8
Dazu Rock Carvings 1999 Cultural 9 3.9
Dengfeng 2010 Cultural 5 3.51
Fanjingshan 2018 Natural 1 3.58
Fujian Tulou 2008 Cultural 6 3.83
Grand Canal 2014 Cultural 7 3.08
Great Wall 1987 Cultural 13 4.49
Hani Rice Terraces 2013 Cultural 4 3.91
Huanglong 1992 Natural 4 4.11
Huangshan 1990 Mixed 6 4.07
Hubei Shennongjia 2016 Natural 2 2.78
Imperial Palace 1987 Cultural 10 4.25
Imperial Tombs 2000 Cultural 10 3.27
Jiuzhaigou Valley 1992 Natural 3 4.41
Kaiping Diaolou 2007 Cultural 6 3.41
Koguryo Kingdom 2004 Cultural 2 2.97
Kulangsu 2017 Cultural 4 2.98
Liangzhu Archaeological Site 2019 Cultural 3 3.23
Longmen Grottoes 2000 Cultural 5 3.98
Lushan National Park 1996 Cultural 3 3.03
Macao 2005 Cultural 12 3.17
Mausoleum of the First Qin Emperor 1987 Cultural 7 4.15
Migratory Bird Sanctuaries 2019 Natural 2 2.67
Mogao Caves 1987 Cultural 5 4.25
Mount Emei, including Leshan Giant Buddha 1996 Mixed 6 3.92
Mount Qingcheng and Dujiangyan 2000 Cultural 4 3.43
Mount Sanqingshan 2008 Natural 2 3.85
Mount Taishan 1987 Mixed 7 3.88
Mount Wutai 2009 Cultural 4 3.77
Mount Wuyi 1999 Mixed 2 3.58
Mountain Resort, Chengde 1994 Cultural 4 3.77
Old Town of Lijiang 1997 Cultural 10 3.65
Peking Man Site 1987 Cultural 7 2.32
Ping Yao 1997 Cultural 7 3.62
Potala Palace 1994 Cultural 11 4.37
Qinghai Hoh Xil 2017 Natural 2 3.01
Quanzhou 2021 Cultural 3 3.65
Sichuan Giant Panda Sanctuaries 2006 Natural 4 3.48
Silk Roads Chang'an-Tianshan Corridor 2014 Cultural 8 3.14
Site of Xanadu 2012 Cultural 2 2.26
South China Karst 2007 Natural 7 4.03
Summer Palace 1998 Cultural 8 3.92
Temple of Heaven 1998 Cultural 11 3.79
Temple, Mansion and Cemetery of Confucius 1994 Cultural 7 3.54
Three parallel rivers of Yunnan 2003 Natural 6 3.59
Tusi Sites 2015 Cultural 3 2.72
West Lake 2011 Cultural 6 3.39
Wudang Mountains 1994 Cultural 3 3.74
Wulingyuan 1992 Natural 4 4.32
Xidi and Hongcun 2000 Cultural 6 3.62
Xinjiang Tianshan 2013 Natural 2 3.47
Yin Xu 2006 Cultural 2 3.37
Yungang Grottoes 2001 Cultural 3 4.16
Zuojiang Huashan Rock Art 2016 Cultural 3 2.39

Tentative List

SiteAddedScheduledCategoryReviewsRating
Ancient Porcelain Kiln Site in China: The Yue-Kiln Site at Shanglin Lake 2008 Cultural 1 N/A
Ancient Residences in Shanxi and Shaanxi Provinces 2008 Cultural 1 N/A
Archaeological Sites of the Ancient Shu State: Site at Jinsha and Joint Tombs of Boat- shaped Coffins in Chengdu City, S 2008 Cultural 2 100%
Badain Jaran Desert—Towers of Sand and Lakes 2019 2024 Natural 0 N/A
Baiheliang Ancient Hydrological Inscription 2008 Cultural 2 100%
China Altay 2010 Natural 1 100%
Chinese Section of the Silk Road 2008 Cultural 1 90%
City Walls of the Ming and Qing Dynasties 2008 Cultural 2 82%
Dali Chanshan Mountain and Erhai Lake Scenic Spot 2001 Mixed 1 71%
Diaolou Buildings and Villages for Tibetan and Qiang Ethnic Groups 2008 Cultural 1 50%
Dong Villages 2013 Cultural 1 100%
Dongzhai Port Nature Reserve 1996 Natural 1 N/A
Dunhuang Yardangs 2015 Natural 1 100%
Expansion Project of Imperial Tombs of the Ming and Qing Dynasties: King Lujian's Tombs 2008 Cultural 0 0%
Fenghuang Ancient City 2008 Cultural 3 67%
Fujian Minjiang River Estuary: The ecotone between marine and terrestrial biogeographical regions 2022 Natural 0 N/A
Guancen Mountain -- Luya Mountain 2017 Natural 0 N/A
Guizhou Triassic Fossil Sites 2019 Natural 1 0%
Hainan Tropical Rainforest and the Traditional Settlement of Li Ethnic Group 2022 2026 Cultural 0 100%
Haitan Scenic Spots 2001 Mixed 1 0%
Heaven Pit and Ground Seam Scenic Spot 2001 Natural 1 0%
Hua Shan Scenic Area 2001 Mixed 1 75%
Huangguoshu Scenic Area 2019 Mixed 1 100%
Hulun Buir Landscape & Birthplace of Ancient Minority 2017 Mixed 0 N/A
Imperial Kiln Sites of Jingdezhen 2017 2027 Cultural 1 100%
Jinfushan Scenic Spot 2001 Natural 1 N/A
Jinggangshan--North Wuyishan (Extension of Mount Wuyi) 2015 Mixed 0 N/A
Karakorum-Pamir 2010 Natural 0 100%
Karez Wells 2008 Cultural 1 0%
Lingqu Canal 2008 Cultural 1 0%
Maijishan Scenic Spots 2001 Mixed 1 67%
Miao Nationality Villages in Southeast Guizhou Province 2008 Cultural 1 100%
Nanxi River 2001 Mixed 1 67%
Poyang Nature Reserve 1996 Natural 1 0%
Qinghai Lake 2017 Natural 1 N/A
SanFangQiXiang 2013 Cultural 1 0%
Scenic and historic area of Sacred Mountains and Lakes 2017 Mixed 0 N/A
ShuDao 2015 Mixed 1 100%
Site of Southern Yue State 2008 Cultural 1 75%
Sites for Liquor Making in China 2008 Cultural 1 100%
Sites of Hongshan Culture: The Niuheliang Archaeological Site, the Hongshanhou Archaeological Site, and Weijiawopu Archa 2013 Cultural 1 N/A
Slender West Lake and Historic Urban Area in Yangzhou 2008 Cultural 2 50%
Taihang Mountain 2017 Mixed 1 100%
Taklimakan Desert-Populus euphratica Forests 2010 Natural 0 N/A
The Alligator Sinensis Nature Reserve 1996 Natural 1 N/A
The Ancient Waterfront Towns in the South of Yangtze River 2008 Cultural 2 100%
The Central Axis of Beijing (including Beihai) 2013 2024 Cultural 2 62%
The Chinese Section of the Silk Roads 2016 Cultural 2 78%
The Coast of the Bohai Gulf and the Yellow Sea of China 2017 2024 Natural 0 N/A
The Four Sacred Mountains as an Extension of Mt. Taishan 2008 Mixed 1 67%
The Lijiang River Scenic Zone at Guilin 1996 Natural 0 83%
Tianzhushan 2015 Mixed 1 100%
Tulin-Guge Scenic and Historic Interest Areas 2015 Mixed 0 N/A
Vertical Vegetation Landscape and Volcanic Landscape in Changbai Mountain 2017 Natural 1 N/A
Western Xia Imperial Tombs 2013 2025 Cultural 1 100%
Wooden Structures of Liao Dynasty - Wooden Pagoda of Yingxian County, Main Hall of Fengguo Monastery of Yixian County 2013 Cultural 1 100%
Wudalianchi Scenic Spots 2001 Natural 1 N/A
Xinjiang Yardang 2015 Natural 1 100%
Yalong, Tibet 2001 Mixed 0 100%
Yandang Mountain 2001 Mixed 1 100%
Yangtze Gorges Scenic Spot 2001 Mixed 1 50%

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Official Name
China
Region
Asia and the Pacific
WHC location
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