Northeast China

Capital Cities and Tombs of the Ancient Koguryo Kingdom

North China

Summer Palace, an Imperial Garden in Beijing
A summer retreat for China’s emperors, with extensive classical gardens, an artificial lake, and a collection of palace buildings.

Temple of Heaven: an Imperial Sacrificial Altar in Beijing
A religious complex used by Ming and Qing dynasty emperors that is significant both symbolically and architecturally.

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

Mountain Resort and its Outlying Temples, Chengde

Imperial Tombs of the Ming and Qing Dynasties

Ancient City of Ping Yao

Mount Wutai

Site of Xanadu

Yungang Grottoes

Peking Man Site at Zhoukoudian

East China

Ancient Villages in Southern Anhui – Xidi and Hongcun
Picture-perfect traditional rural villages, unchanged since the feudal period.

Classical Gardens of Suzhou
Nine traditional Chinese gardens that artfully mirror the natural world in very limited spaces.

Fujian Tulou
Multi-family inward-facing houses built by the Hakka minority and still used to this day.

Kulangsu, a Historic International Settlement
An 18-century commercial port where foreign and Chinese influences mixed and intertwined, especially evident in the unique range of architecture.

Mount Huangshan

Archaeological Ruins of Liangzhu City

West Lake Cultural Landscape of Hangzhou

Lushan National Park

Quanzhou: Emporium of the World in Song-Yuan China

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

Mount Sanqingshan National Park

Mount Taishan

Mount Wuyi

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

Central China

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

Hubei Shennongjia

Longmen Grottoes

Tusi Sites

Ancient Building Complex in the Wudang Mountains

Wulingyuan Scenic and Historic Interest Area

Yin Xu

South China

China Danxia

Kaiping Diaolou and Villages

Historic Centre of Macao

Zuojiang Huashan Rock Art Cultural Landscape

Northwest China

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

Mausoleum of the First Qin Emperor

Mogao Caves

Xinjiang Tianshan

Southwest China

Huanglong Scenic and Historic Interest Area
A beautiful high-elevation natural area known for its colorful ponds and waterfalls.

Jiuzhaigou Valley Scenic and Historic Interest Area
A spectacular landscape of karst landforms, lakes and waterfalls, home to a range of endangered species.

Old Town of Lijiang
A charming traditional Chinese town that combines Naxi, Han, Bai and Tibetan influences.

Chengjiang Fossil Site

Dazu Rock Carvings

Mount Emei Scenic Area, including Leshan Giant Buddha Scenic Area


Cultural Landscape of Honghe Hani Rice Terraces

Historic Ensemble of the Potala Palace, Lhasa

Mount Qingcheng and the Dujiangyan Irrigation System

Qinghai Hoh Xil

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

Three Parallel Rivers of Yunnan Protected Areas

Cultural Landscape of Old Tea Forests of the Jingmai Mountain in Pu’er

Multi-regional sites

The Great Wall

The Grand Canal

South China Karst