When it comes to tourism offerings, a lot has opened in China over the last few years. Now that the country is welcoming back tourists, Maggie Hiufu Wong has rounded up a few of the top new attractions on offer.
Ruins of Suoyang City in NW China’s Gansu; Xinhua; Global Times
Ruins of Suoyang City in NW China’s Gansu…
Canadian spot makes list of 25 most beautiful places in the world; Daily Hive Canada
CNN has just rounded up the top 25 most beautiful places around the world and one Canadian spot made the list.
Source: Canadian spot makes list of 25 most beautiful places in the world | Canada
25 of the world’s most beautiful places; Joe Minihane; CNN
Anyang’s cultural and historical treasures displayed at a conference; Luo Jingxiangzi; China Daily
The Anyang Cultural Tourism Promotion Conference was held in Beijing on Friday.
Source: Anyang’s cultural and historical treasures displayed at a conference
20 best things to do in Beijing according to locals; Kriti Nayyar; Lifestyle Asia
Kriti Nayyar has curated a list of the 20 best places to visit and things to do in Beijing to explore the city’s heart and soul.
In Pictures: The Exquisite Heritage Gardens Of Suzhou In China; Vartika Srivastava; Outlook India
A collection of gardens in Suzhou, Jiangsu, China, known as the Classical Gardens of Suzhou, have been inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List.
Source: In Pictures: The Exquisite Heritage Gardens Of Suzhou In China
Applying modern methods to keep the past alive; China Daily
Fixing a leaky roof is possibly an easy job for many people, but not for 51-year-old Hao Yongming who lives in Pingyao, one of the best-preserved ancient walled cities in China and a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Huizhou heritage comes to life; Wang Ru; China Daily
It was a natural choice for veteran Huang Yu, after serving in the army and owning a business in Hangzhou, Zhejiang province, for years, to go back to his hometown in Xidi village, Huangshan, Anhui province, in 2016. He took over the homestay his parents opened when he was a middle school student.
Source: Huizhou heritage comes to life
The peak of imagination; Fang Aiqing; China Daily
Editor’s note: China is home to 56 UNESCO World Heritage sites. To find out how these natural and cultural gems still shine and continue to inspire the nation in this new era of development, China Daily is running a series of reports covering 10 groups of selected sites from across the country. In this installment, China Daily visits the southern part of Anhui province to explore a world above the clouds and traditions steeped in history.
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China’s world heritage sites convey country’s profound civilization; Global Times
China has launched a series of events marking the 50th anniversary of the World Heritage Convention, which was adopted on November 16, 1972. Now ratified by 194 countries, the Convention has produced a list of over 1,100 various heritage sites, 56 of which are in China.
Source: China’s world heritage sites convey country’s profound civilization
Millennia-old road sheds new light on Central China’s UNESCO site; Xinhua
Archaeologists recently discovered a city road dating back over 3,000 years in Yinxu, or the Yin Ruins, in Anyang city of Central China’s Henan province, offering new insight on archaeological studies of the UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Source: Millennia-old road sheds new light on Central China’s UNESCO site
Countries with most number of UNESCO World Heritage sites; Panchali Dey; Times of India
Italy and China take away all the limelight as the countries with the most UNESCO World Heritage Sites in the world. But, do you know which other countries also boast of a significant number of such prominent sites?Well, here we are with the list of countries that are home to a big number of UNESCO World Heritage Sites. How many did you know of?
Source: Countries with most number of UNESCO World Heritage sites
The peak of popularity; Xu Lin & Yang Jun; China Daily
Fanjing Mountain nature reserve attracts visitors with its stunning scenery and upgraded facilities.
Source: The peak of popularity
5 trips to immerse yourself in history and heritage in 2023; Andrew Nelson; National Geographic
Venture off the beaten path to explore places lost in time, from Italy to Egypt.
Source: 5 trips to immerse yourself in history and heritage in 2023
Millennia-old Liangzhu relics brought to life with 3D digital technology; Global Times
When Zhang Han set foot inside the Liangzhu Museum in Hangzhou, capital of East China’s Zhejiang Province, the 10-year-old put on a pair of augmented reality (AR) glasses and embarked on a tour that took him back more than 5,000 years.
Source: Millennia-old Liangzhu relics brought to life with 3D digital technology
Discover Jiangsu: ancient gateway to the Maritime Silk Road; National Geographic
Embark on a journey of discovery through Jiangsu Province and experience the history and legacy of China’s Maritime Silk Road.
Source: Discover Jiangsu: ancient gateway to the Maritime Silk Road
The sentinels of Shuanglin; Yan Feiyue & Sun Ruisheng; China Daily
Home to more than 2,000 incredibly rare and sublimely carved Buddhist painted statues, the fascinating Shuanglin Temple in the ancient town of Pingyao, Shanxi province, made it to UNESCO’s World Heritage List in 1997. Behind the coveted glory, however, lies the arduous efforts of curators and preservationists who went beyond their call of duty to protect the over 1,400-year-old edifice from crumbling.
Source: The sentinels of Shuanglin
Path of history; Yang Feiyue & Sun Ruisheng; China Daily
Pingyao is a fine example of the well-preserved Han civilization. Plans are afoot to further protect local heritage, report Yang Feiyue in Beijing and Sun Ruisheng in Taiyuan.
Source: Path of history
Xinhua Silk Road: World heritage site Quanzhou strives to be model in cultural heritage protection, utilization; Cision; PR Newswire
It has been one year since “Quanzhou: Emporium of the World in Song-Yuan China” was added to the UNESCO World Cultural Heritage List, and Quanzhou, a coastal city in east China’s Fujian Province, has made great efforts throughout the year to build itself into a model in world heritage site protection and utilization.
Source: Xinhua Silk Road: World heritage site Quanzhou strives to be model in cultural heritage protection, utilization