Huanglongsi Scenic Spot was added into World Heritage List in December 1992. Huanglongsi Scenic Spot, with an average altitude of more than 3,000 meters, is situated in Aba Tibetan and Qiang Autonomous Prefecture of Sichuan Province.
World Heritage in China
The Summer Palace, located in the west suburb of Beijing and covering an area of about 290 hectares, is at the top in the list of the ancient parks in China, and ranks among the broadest imperial gardens and the most noted parks in the World.
Located in the south of Beijing, the Temple of Heaven is the place for Ming and Qing emperors to worship heaven and earth as well as to pray for harvest. It is deemed as the most exquisite and marvelous ancient building complex for its architectural precision, peculiarity and magnificence.
Lying about 2 kilometers northwest of Anyang City, the Yin Ruins covers an area of 30 square km. It was once the capital of the Shang Dynasty empire 3,300 years ago and is the first capital ruins with a historical record confirmed by oracles and archaeological excavations. “Yin” was the ancient name for the Shang Dynasty (1600 BC -1100 BC).
People lived in the vicinity of Pingyao during the New Stone Age. According to legend, an official from the village became Emperor Yao and gave the town the names of Gutao and Pingtao.
Rested on the upper reach of Jinshajiang River in the southeast corner of the Lijiang Naxi Autonomous County with snow-capped Jade Dragon Mountain as its backdrop, Lijiang ancient town covers an area about 3.8 square kilometers at an altitude of 2.410 meters.
Yixian County in the south of Anhui Province is noted as “a haven of peace” with footpath meandering, pavilions stretching and tiny bridges across streams. Xidi and Hongcun Villages in Yixian country boasts ancient buildings which are worldwide renowned.
In 2000. the 24th World Heritage Committee Conference held in Cairns, Australia, decided that three imperial Mausoleums of Ming and Qing dynasties in China be listed as world cultural heritage sites, namely Xianling Mausoleum of the Ming Dynasty (Zhongxiang city, Hubei Province), Dongling Mausoleum (Zunhua city, Hebei Province) and Xiling Mausoleum of the Qing Dynasty (Yi County, Hebei Province).
The city of Hangzhou is well known to the world for the beauty of West Lake and the landscape around it. The saying, “Suzhou and Hangzhou are paradise on the earth”, is a fair reflection of people’s admiration for this lovely city.
Located in the south suburb of Jiujiang City, Jiangxi Province, west of the Poyang Lake, the biggest freshwater lake in China, facing the Yangtze River to the north, Mount Lushan is among the most popular tourist attractions in China. It enjoys the acclaim of “unparalleled beauty on the globe” since ancient time.