Ancient Residences in Shanxi and Shaanxi Provinces

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Ancient Residences in Shanxi and Shaanxi Provinces is part of the Tentative list of China in order to qualify for inclusion in the World Heritage List.

Two locations, Dingcun Village and Dingcun Village, boast ancient residences constructed during the Ming and Qing Dynasty. These houses are on a grand scale, in an imposing manner, and puffed up with self-importance, which shows its owners show off their wealth while looking down upon the poor. Dingcun Village has the remains of 40 dwellings. These domiciles are divided into three groups, and are arranged in a compact and symmetrical design.

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The coordinates shown for all tentative sites were produced as a community effort. They are not official and may change on inscription.

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Bei Zhao

China - 29-Nov-12 -

4 largest and well-protected courtyards among tens were selected as tentative WH sites. Some of them are used as site of movie industry sometimes. They are not too far away from each other. Suggest to pick-up 1~2 to visit ans you may feel repetitive to go through each of them.


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Full Name
Ancient Residences in Shanxi and Shaanxi Provinces
Country
China
Added
2008
Type
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2008 Revision

Includes former TWHS Historical Residential Courtyards in Dingcun (1996)

2008 Revision

Includes former TWHS Shanxi Businessmens Courtyard Houses(2008)

2008 Added to Tentative List

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Ancient Residences in Shanxi and Shaanxi Provinces (T)
Ancient Residences in Shanxi and Shaanxi Provinces: Ancient Building Cluster in Dingcun Village (T)
Ancient Residences in Shanxi and Shaanxi Provinces: Ancient Building Cluster in Dangjiacun Village (T)

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