World Heritage Sites in China

China is duly proud of its rich cultural and natural heritage and its role in the universal legacy of mankind. China is among the leading nations in the world with landmarks listed as UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Its 52 sites include the Forbidden City and Great Wall, temples, ancient cities, fossil finds, panda sanctuaries and segments of the Old Silk Road. This series will take a closer look at this heritage that the world wants to cherish and protect.

Tourism aside, holy site retains the solemnity of ages

In the mountains of Sichuan Province, an ancient seat of Taoism reveals the myths and relics of worship dating back 2,000 years.  

The stunning land where earthquakes are nature's artists

Earthquakes make and break the stunning scenery of Jiuzhaigou, creating a kaleidoscope of breathtaking colors and formations.

A thousand Buddhas, a thousand years of history

Magnificent desert grottoes unlock secrets of an old Silk Road crossroads of trade, culture, art and religion.

Looking up, looking down at an ethereal world of wonder

Of all the memorable sights in China, Zhangjiajie ranks among the unforgettable. From glass bridge to a "forest" of karst pinnacles, this is a journey into an astounding world.

Cliff coffins add mystery to Wuyi Mountain

Ancient coffins on sheer cliffs. How did they get there? Tourists marvel at the mystery as they enjoy the stunning scenery and history of Wuyi Mountain.

No visitor wants to miss these famous heritage sites in Beijing

China's capital is at the top of tourist itineraries because it sits at the heart of the nation's dynastic past. Its sites are perhaps familiar to all.

Unearthed fossils reveal important clues to evolution of man

Zhoukoudian Ruins in Beijing, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is composed of two parts. One is a museum; the other are the caves where relics and fossils were unearthed.

China's imperial past is enshrined in Beijing sites

The imperial burial site in the Chinese capital where 13 emperors of the Ming Dynasty and their empresses were laid to rest is now commonly known as the Ming Tombs.