Historic Ensemble of the Potala Palace, Lhasa

Brief description

The winter palace of the Dalai Lama since the 7th century symbolizes Tibetan Buddhism and its central role in the traditional administration of Tibet.

Unesco WHS list ref:  707

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Historic Centre of Macao

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Macao, a lucrative port of strategic importance in the development of international trade, was under Portuguese administration from the mid-16th century until 1999, when it came under Chinese sovereignty.

Unesco WHS list ref:  1110

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Historic Monuments of Dengfeng in “The Centre of Heaven and Earth”

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Mount Songshang is considered to be the central sacred mountain of China. At the foot of this 1500 metre high mountain, close to the city of Dengfeng in Henan province and spread over a 40 square-kilometre circle, stand eight clusters of buildings and sites, including three Han Que gates – remains of the oldest religious edifices in China -, temples, the Zhougong Sundial Platform and the Dengfeng Observatory.

Unesco WHS list ref:  1305

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Mount Wutai

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With its five flat peaks, Mount Wutai is a sacred Buddhist mountain. The cultural landscape is home to forty-one monasteries and includes the East Main Hall of Foguang Temple, the highest surviving timber building of the Tang dynasty

Unesco WHS list ref:  1279

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Jiuzhaigou Valley Scenic and Historic Interest Area

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Stretching over 72,000 ha in the northern part of Sichuan Province, the jagged Jiuzhaigou valley reaches a height of more than 4,800 m, thus comprising a series of diverse forest ecosystems. Its superb landscapes are particularly interesting for their series of narrow conic karst land forms and spectacular waterfalls.

Unesco WHS list ref:  637

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