West Lake Cultural Landscape of Hangzhou

Brief description

The West Lake Cultural Landscape of Hangzhou has inspired famous poets, scholars and artists since the 9th century. It comprises numerous temples, pagodas, pavilions, gardens and ornamental trees, as well as causeways and artificial islands.

Unesco WHS list ref:  1334

I haven’t visited this site in China

From my collection

china-duo

Thanks Wenting for this lovely 2-for-1 card. Hangzhou on the right, and the Mogao grottos are part of the silk road serial site (as well as being a site in their own right)

Cards to swap

No cards available from this site.

Hubei Shennongjia

Brief description

This site consists of two components: Shennongding/Badong to the west and Laojunshan to the east. It protects the largest primary forests remaining in Central China and provides habitat for many rare animal species, such as the Chinese Giant Salamander, the Golden or Snub-nosed Monkey, the Clouded Leopard, Common Leopard and the Asian Black Bear. Hubei Shennongjia is one of three centres of biodiversity in China.

Unesco WHS list ref:  1509

I have never visited this site.

From my collection

I don’t have any cards to represent this site yet.

Cards to swap

No spare cards available from this site.

Zuojiang Huashan Rock Art Cultural Landscape

Brief description

Located on the steep cliffs in the border regions of southwest China, these 38 sites of rock art illustrate the life and rituals of the Luoyue people. They date from the period around the 5th century BCE to the 2nd century CE. In a surrounding landscape of karst, rivers and plateaux, they depict ceremonies which have been interpreted as portraying the bronze drum culture once prevalent across southern China.

Unesco WHS list ref:  1508

I have never visited this site.

From my collection

I don’t have any cards to represent this site yet.

Cards to swap

No spare cards available from this site.

Historic Centre of Macao

Brief description

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

I haven’t visited this site.

From my collection

old-macao-gate1

Cards to swap

No spare cards available from this site.

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

Brief description

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

I haven’t visited this site in China

From my collection

I don’t have any cards from this site yet.

Cards to swap

No spare cards available from this site.

Mount Wutai

Brief description

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

I haven’t visited this site in China

From my collection

I don’t have any cards from this site yet

Cards to swap

No spare cards available from this site.