With the inclusion of Gulangyu Island, called Kulangsu in the local dialect and known for its well-preserved historical buildings, and Hol Xil, a plateau famous for its natural beauty and biodiversity, China now has 52 sites inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage list, which was established to safeguard unique and irreplaceable cultural and natural sites around the world. Let’s recap on the 52 heritage sites in China, which may give you some clues on your next travel plan.
1. Ancient Building Complex in the Wudang Mountains
Located in the piedmont of the Wudang Mountains in Hubei province, the Ancient Building Complex was built in Ming Dynasty. The structure consists of palaces and temples, and the Taoist buildings date back to the 7th century.
The complex was added onto the World Heritage List on December 15, 1994.
2 Ancient City of Ping Yao