China claims 55 of UNESCO world heritages with elected new site

China's Archaeological Ruins of Liangzhu City were on Saturday inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List as a cultural site, bringing the total number of the Asian country's sites on the list to 55.

International delegates congratulated China on the world's recognition of the exceptional site as a concrete testimony of 5,000 years of Chinese civilization and its unique contribution to world civilization.

On Friday, China's Migratory Bird Sanctuaries along the Coast of the Yellow Sea-Bohai Gulf (Phase I) was also inscribed on the World Heritage List as a natural site.

The natural site is located in the Yellow Sea ecoregion, containing the world's largest continuous mudflat seashore.

Migratory Bird Sanctuaries along the Coast of the Yellow Sea-Bohai Gulf of China (Phase I), 2019
Archaeological Ruins of Liangzhu City, 2019
Fanjing Mountain, 2018
Qinghai Hoh Xil, 2017
Kulangsu, a Historic International Settlement, 2017
Zuojiang Huashan Rock Art Cultural Landscape, 2016
Hubei Shennongjia, 2016
Tusi Sites, 2015
The Grand Canal, 2014
Silk Roads: the Routes Network of Chang'an-Tianshan Corridor, 2014
Xinjiang Tianshan, 2013
Cultural Landscape of Honghe Hani Rice Terraces, 2013
Site of Xanadu, 2012
Chengjiang Fossil Site, 2012
West Lake cultural landscape of Hangzhou, 2011
Historic Monuments of Dengfeng in the Center of Heaven and Earth, 2010
China Danxia, 2010
Mount Wutai, 2009
Mount Sanqingshan National Park, 2008
Fujian Tulou, 2008
South China Karst, 2007
Kaiping Diaolou and Villages, 2007
Yin Xu, 2006
Sichuan Giant Panda Sanctuaries - Wolong, Mt Siguniang and Jiajin Mountains, 2006
Historic Centre of Macao, 2005
Capital Cities and Tombs of the Ancient Koguryo Kingdom, 2004
Three Parallel Rivers of Yunnan Protected Areas, 2003
Yungang Grottoes, 2001
Mount Qingcheng and the Dujiangyan irrigation system, 2000
Longmen Grottoes, 2000
Imperial Tombs of the Ming and Qing dynasties, 2000
Ancient Villages in southern Anhui - Xidi and Hongcun, 2000
Mount Wuyi, 1999
Dazu Rock Carvings, 1999
Temple of Heaven: An imperial sacrificial altar in Beijing, 1998
Summer Palace, an imperial garden in Beijing, 1998
Old Town of Lijiang, 1997
Classical Gardens of Suzhou, 1997
Ancient City of Pingyao, 1997
Mount Emei Scenic Area, including Leshan Giant Buddha Scenic Area, 1996
Lushan National Park, 1996
Temple and Cemetery of Confucius and the Kong Family Mansion in Qufu, 1994
Mountain Resort and its outlying temples, Chengde, 1994
Historic Ensemble of the Potala Palace, Lhasa, 1994
Ancient Building Complex in the Wudang Mountains, 1994
Wulingyuan Scenic and Historic Interest Area, 1992
Jiuzhaigou Valley Scenic and Historic Interest Area, 1992
Huanglong Scenic and Historic Interest Area, 1992
Huangshan Mountain, 1990
The Great Wall, 1987
Peking Man site at Zhoukoudian, 1987
Taishan Mountain, 1987
Mogao caves, 1987
Mausoleum of the First Qin Emperor, 1987
Imperial Palaces of the Ming and Qing dynasties in Beijing and Shenyang, 1987

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