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8. Fujian Tulou

An aerial view of the Tulou in Yongding county, Southeast China's Fujian province, on Dec 9, 2016. (Photo: China News Service/ Wang Dongming)
Fujian tulou consists of 46 buildings constructed between the 15th and 20th centuries over 120 kilometers in the south-west of Fujian province, inland from the Taiwan Strait.
They are inscribed as exceptional examples of a building tradition and their function exemplifies a particular type of communal living and defensive organization.
In terms of their harmonious relationship with their environment, they are an outstanding example of human settlement.
Tulou was added to the World Heritage list on July 6, 2008.

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9. Mausoleum of the First Qin Emperor

Mausoleum of the First Qin Emperor. (Photo/IC)

The Mausoleum of the First Qin Emperor containing terracotta warriors and horses are located in Lintong county, near Xi’an city, capital of Shaanxi province. Constructed from 246 BC to 208 BC, the mausoleum was the first of its kind in Chinese history.
With a height of 76 meters, the mausoleum is laid out in line with the dimensions of Xianyang, the capital of the Qin Dynasty. It is composed of the inner compound and the outer compound, which have perimeters of 2.5 km and 6.3 km, respectively. The tomb is located in the southwest of the inner compound.
It was listed as a cultural heritage site by UNESCO in December, 1987.

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10. Imperial Palaces of the Ming and Qing dynasties in Beijing and Shenyang

Items on display during the Treasures from the Al Thani Collection at the Meridian Gate (Wu Men) of the Palace Museum in Beijing, April 17, 2018. (Photo: China News Service/Du Yang)
The Forbidden City, located in the center of Beijing, used to be the imperial palace of the Ming and Qing dynasties. Its construction started in 1406, and was completed in 1420.
The rectangular palace covers an area of some 720,000 sq km - 961 meters in length and 760 meters in width. It has a total of 9,999.5 room spaces (an area enclosed by four poles).
In 1924, the imperial family of the Qing Dynasty was removed from the Forbidden City, and in 1925 the Palace Museum was established here.
The Imperial Palaces of the Ming and Qing dynasties in Beijing and Shenyang were added to the World Heritage List in 1987 and 2004.

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11. Ancient Villages in southern Anhui - Xidi and Hongcun

Traditional lanterns glow near centuries-old residences in Hongcun Village, near Mount Huangshan, Anhui province, in May. (Photo:China Daily/Wang Hao)
Located in Yi county, Huangshan city in south Anhui province, the two traditional villages Xidi and Hongcun are architectural complexes, with a high historical and artistic value.
The overall layout, landscape, architectural form, decoration and construction techniques all retain the original features of Anhui villages between the 14th and 20th centuries.
They were added to the World Cultural Heritage List in 2000.

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12. Yungang Grottoes

Tourists visit the Yungang Grottoes in Datong, north China's Shanxi Province, April 22, 2015. The Yungang Grottoes, listed as a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage site in 2001, will witness a tourism peak as the May Day holiday is coming. (Photo: Xinhua/Yan Yan)
Located at the southern foot of the Wuzhou Mountain, some 16 km west of Datong city, Shanxi province, the Yungang Grottoes were built against the mountain and extend about one km (0.62 miles) from east to west.
Comprising 252 caves and 51,000 statues within a carved area of 18,000 square meters, Yungang Grottoes represent the outstanding achievement of Buddhist cave art in China during the 5th and 6th centuries.
The Five Caves created by Tan Yao, with their strict unity of layout and design, constitute a classical masterpiece of the first peak of Chinese Buddhist art.
Yungang Grottoes were added to the World Cultural Heritage List in December 2001.

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13. Classical Gardens of Suzhou

European representatives attending the fourth China-Europe High-Level Political Party Forum visit Liuyuan or Lingering Garden in Suzhou, east China's Jiangsu Province, April 22, 2013. (Xinhua/Shen Peng)
Classical Chinese garden design, which seeks to recreate miniature natural landscapes, is not illustrated any better than in the nine gardens in the historic city of Suzhou, Jiangsu province.
Suzhou’s classical gardens are noted for their exquisite design and layout. Landscape and buildings are perfectly integrated to create a great harmony between man and nature.
They were added onto the World Cultural Heritage List in 1997.

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14. Mountain Resort and its outlying temples, Chengde

Photo taken on Sept. 17, 2017 shows the view of Chengde summer resort in north China's Hebei Province. (Xinhua/Liu Mancang)
In terms of the general layout, architectural styles, construction techniques, decoration details and garden landscape, the Mountain Resort, a vast complex of palaces and administrative and ceremonial buildings built between 1703 and 1792, represents the broad exchange and convergence between Han culture and the ethnic cultures - Confucianism, Buddhism and Taoism - and the architectural styles between China's north and south.
Covering a total area of 611.2 hectares, the Mountain Resort has temples of many architectural styles and imperial gardens blend effortlessly into a landscape of lakes, pastureland and forests.
The Mountain Resort was added to the list on December 15, 1994.

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