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Added Responsibilities
Being on the list of the world heritages represents a commitment to the international community. When our landscape or culture becomes the heritage of mankind, the responsibilities on our shoulders are much heavier than before
Architecture Informs History

Henan is a province with one of the greatest concentrations of cultural relics. The successful bestowal of world heritage status this year will undoubtedly enhance the international reputation of Dengfeng, and even Henan. At the same time, it will help to change tourism patterns in Dengfeng, and greater numbers of foreign visitors are expected in the future

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Chinese Properties Inscribed on the World Heritage List
Cultural                                                                       more
- The Great Wall (Beijing, 1987)
- Lushan National Park (Jiangxi, 1996)
- Ancient City of Pingyao (Shanxi, 1997)
- Old Town of Lijiang (Yunnan, 1997)
- Dazu Rock Carvings (Chongqing, 1999)
- Historic Center of Macao (Macao, 2005)
- Yinxu (Henan, 2006)
- Fujian Tulou (Fujian, 2008)
- Wutai Mountain (Shanxi, 2009)

Natural                                                                        more
- Huanglong Scenic and Historic Interest Area (Sichuan, 1992)
- Three Parallel Rivers of Yunnan Protected Areas (Yunnan, 2003)
- Sanqing Mountain National Park (Jiangxi, 2008)

- Taishan Mountain (Shandong, 1987)
- Huangshan Mountain (Anhui, 1990)
- Emei Mountain Scenic Area (Sichuan, 1996)
- Wuyi Mountain (Fujian Province, 1999)
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- Peking Man's Birth
New technology rewrites Peking Man's history
- High and Mighty
Sacred Wutai Mountain gets World Heritage Site status
- A Growing Heritage
Two more places in China have been added to UNESCO's list of World Heritage sites
- Preserving the Past
Exposure to diverse cultures between the Eastern and Western worlds has benefited Macao in assimilating a rich cultural heritage
- Heritage for All
Protecting China's world heritage sites and making youth aware is the best way to preserve these treasures
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Recognized by the World
Besides its marvelous and stunning natural beauty, the Danxia landform has several other characteristics and values that are in accordance with qualifications for world heritage
- What is Danxia
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Protecting Heritage
China establishes a monitoring system to preserve world heritage-listed properties
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