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Capital Cities and Tombs of the Ancient Koguryo Kingdom

Brief Introduction The Capital Cities and Tombs of the Ancient Koguryo Kingdom are mainly distributed in Ji’an City of Tonghua City of Ji-lin Province and Huanren County of Benxi City of Liaoning Province. The Koguryo were an ethnic group in the borderlands of northeast China from the Western Han Dynasty … Continue Reading →


Chengde Mountain Resort and Its Outlying Temples

Comments of the World Heritage Committee The Mountain Resort (the Qing Dynasty’s Summer Palace) in Chengde, Hebei Province was built between 1703 and 1792. It is a vast complex of palaces and administrative and ceremonial buildings. Temples of various architectural styles and imperial gardens blend harmoniously into a landscape of … Continue Reading →


Classical Gardens of Suzhou

Comments of the World Heritage Committee Classical Chinese garden design, which seeks to recreate natural landscapes in miniature, is nowhere better illustrated than in the gardens in the historic city of Suzhou. They are generally acknowledged to be masterpieces of the genre. Dating from the 16th-18th century, the gardens reflect … Continue Reading →


Imperial Tombs of the Ming and Qing Dynasties

Comments of the World Heritage Committee Constructed for the emperors of the Ming and Qing dynasties (1368-1911) and their ancestors, the tombs follow the precepts of traditional Chinese geomancy and fengshui theory. They constitute the product of human efforts to change the nature, embody the ideology with regard to traditional … Continue Reading →


Peking Man Site at Zhoukoudian

Comments of the World Heritage Committee The Peking Man Site is in the Longgu Mountain to the west of Zhoukoudian Town, Fangshan District, which lies 42 kilometers southwest of Beijing. Scientific work at the site is still underway. So far, it has led to the discovery of the remains of … Continue Reading →