As a contribution to protecting, studying and giving publicity to the world’s cultural and artistic heritages, the Foreign Language Press has produced this small album which introduces sites in China which have been recognized by UNESCO as being worthy of inclusion in its list of the common cultural and artistic wealth of mankind.
Harmony between nature and human beings is the essence of traditional Chinese culture. Numerous examples can be found of the perfect combination of nature and culture in China’s mountains and rivers. As of November 2003, the Chinese natural and cultural heritage sites approved by the UNESCO World Heritage Committee for inclusion on the World Heritage List included the Taishan, Huangshan and Wuyi mountains, which possess unparalleled scenery, long histories and abundant mountain-related culture and are therefore among the few heritage sites that are both cultural and natural. Huanglong, Jiuzhaigou, the Three Parallel Rivers and Wulingyuan have been included in the World Heritage List because of their wonderful scenery, rare geological formations and unique topography. Mount Lushan has been included in the World Heritage List because of its delicate scenery and especially its cultural variety. These scenic heritage sites symbolize the intimate relationship between human beings and nature, with their graceful scenery and abundant culture enhancing each other’s radiance and beauty.
- Mount Taishan
- Mount Huangshan
- Jiuzhaigou Valley Scenic and Historic Interest Area
- Huanglong Scenic and Historic Interest Area
- Wulingyuan Scenic and Historic Interest Area
- Lushan National Park
- Mount Wuyi
- The Three Parallel Rivers of Yunnan Protected Areas
Order No.: 40.0071