China World Cultural & Natural Heritage List

China has many attractions on the World Cultural & Natural Heritage List. Have you ever come to China to enjoy its wonders? No matter what you are interested in, whether it is cultural relics, natural heritages or the combinations of both, you will unexpectedly find pleasant surprise in the country.

Time Location Cultural and Natural Heritage
1987 Beijing Great Wall
1987 Beijing Forbidden City (Imperial Palace of the Ming and Qing Dynasties)
1987 Beijing Peking Man Site at Zhoukoudian
1987 Xi'an Mausoleum of the First Qin Emperor
1987 Shandong Mount Taishan
1987 Dunhuang Mogao Caves
1990 Anhui Yellow Mountain
Great Wall Great Wall
Forbidden City Forbidden City
Terracotta Army Terracotta Army
1992 Chengdu Jiuzhaigou Valley Scenic and Historic Interest Area
1992 Chengdu Huanglong Scenic Area
1992 Zhangjiajie Wulingyuan Scenic and Historic Interest Area
1994 Chengde Chengde Mountain Resort and its Eight Outer Temples
1994 Shandong Confucius Temple and Cemetery of Confucius, and the Kong Family Mansion in Qufu
1994 Hubei Ancient Building Complex in the Wudang Mountains
1994, 2000, 2001 Tibet Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, Norbulingka, Lhasa
1996 Jiangxi Lushan National Park
1996 Sichuan Mount Emei Scenic Area, including Leshan Giant Buddha
1997 Yunnan Old Town of Lijiang
1997 Shanxi Ancient City of Ping Yao
1997, 2000 Jiangsu Classical Gardens of Suzhou
1998 Beijing Summer Palace, an Imperial Garden in Beijing
1998 Beijing Temple of Heaven: an Imperial Sacrificial Altar in Beijing
1999 Fujian Mount Wuyi
1999 Chongqing Dazu Rock Carvings
2000 Chengdu Mount Qingcheng and the Dujiangyan Irrigation System
2000 Huangshan Ancient Villages in Southern Anhui - Xidi and Hongcun
2000 Luoyang Longmen Grottoes
2000 Beijing Imperial Tombs of the Ming and Qing Dynasties (Ming Tombs, Eastern Qing Tombs, Western Qing Tombs)
Mogao CavesMogao Cave
Potala PalacePotala Palace
Jiuzhai ValleyJiuzhai Valley
2001 Datong Yungang Grottoes
2003 Yunnan Three Parallel Rivers of Yunnan Protected Areas
2004 Liaoning Shenyang Imperial Palace (Imperial Palace of the Ming and Qing Dynasties)
2004 Liaoning, Jilin Capital Cities and Tombs of the Ancient Koguryo Kingdom
2005 Macao Historic Centre of Macao
2006 Sichuan Sichuan Giant Panda Sanctuaries (Wolong Panda Reserve)
2006 Henan Yin Xu
2007 Yunnan, Guizhou, Chongqing South China Karst (comprising Shilin Karst, Libo Karst and Wulong Karst)
2007 Guangdong Kaiping Diaolou and Villages
2008 Fujian The Earth Buildings
2008 Jiangxi Sanqing Mountain
2009 Shanxi Mt. Wutai
2010 Dengfeng, Henan Historic Monuments of Dengfeng in 'The Centre of Heaven and Earth' (including Shaolin Temple, the Observatory, Songyang Academy, Taishi Towers, Zhongyue Temple, etc. )
2010 Fujian, Hunan, Guangdong, Jiangxi, Zhejiang, Guizhou China Danxia Landform (comprising Taining County of Fujian, Langshan Mountain of Hunan, Danxia Mountain of Guangdong, Dragon and Tiger Mountain of Jiangxi, Jianglang Mountain of Zhejiang, Chishui of Guizhou )
Giant PandasSichuan Panda Base
Shaoling TempleShaolin Temple
Silk RoadSilk Road
2011 Hangzhou, Zhejiang Hangzhou West Lake Cultural Landscape (with an area of 43.3 square meters including 'The Ten Attractions of West lake', ten important cultural remains, Dragon Well Tea Garden, etc)
2012 Inner Mongolia Site of Xanadu of Yuan Dynasty (1271 - 1368)
2012 Yunnan Chengjiang Fossil Site
2013 Xinjiang Tianshan Mountain
2013 Yunnan Hani Terraces, Yuanyang

Beijing, Tianjin, Hebei, Henan, Shandong, Anhui, Jiangsu, Zhejiang

  Grand Canal


Shaanxi, Henan, Gansu, Xinjiang

  Silk Road

2014 Guangxi, Guizhou, Chongqing South China Karst (second group comprising Guilin and Huanjiang in Guangxi, Shibing in Guizhou, and Golden Buddha Mountain in Chongqing)
2015 Hunan, Hubei, Guizhou Tusi Chieftain Sites (including Yongshun Tusi Site in Hunan, Tangya Tusi Site in Hubei, and Hailongtun Tusi Fortress in Guizhou)
2016 Guangxi Rock Painting of Mountain Huashan
2016 Hubei Shennongjia Nature Reserve
2017 Qinghai Hoh Xil Nature Reserve
2017 Fujian Gulangyu Island in Xiamen
2018 Guizhou Fanjing Mountain National Nature Reserve
2019 Zhejiang Archaeological Ruins of Liangzhu City
2019 Jiangsu Migratory Bird Sanctuaries along the Coast of Yellow Sea-Bohai Gulf of China (Phase I)
2021 Quanzhou, Fujian Quanzhou: Emporium of the World in Song-Yuan China

 Recommended China Tours including the Visit to World Heritage Sites:

Best Group Tour: 8 Days Small Group of Beijing - Xi'an - Shanghai
Wonders of China: 10 Days Private Tour of Beijing - Xi'an - Guilin – Shanghai
 More China Tour Packages

- Last updated on May. 31, 2023 by Catherine He -
Questions & Answers on China World Cultural & Natural Heritage
Asked by Mr.Sam from THAILAND | Apr. 03, 2011 22:13Reply
I am planning to go to Zhengzhou in Apr., I will have two days for travell in Zhengzhou, could you please advise where to go and how to go, however, the limitation is I have to stay in Zhengzhou city, so it might be good if you can advise the one-day tour for two options.

Looking forward to hearing from you.
Answers (1)
Answered by Mr.Steve | Apr. 04, 2011 00:58

You can take a bus from Zhengzhou general bus station opposite to Zhengzhou Railway station to Shaolin Temple, or you may also just visit the attractions in and near Zhengzhou city like Yin Xu (Yin Ruins) or Yellow River Scenic Area.
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