Category: China

Millennia-old road sheds new light on Central China’s UNESCO site; Xinhua

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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

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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 sentinels of Shuanglin; Yan Feiyue & Sun Ruisheng; China Daily

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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

Xinhua Silk Road: World heritage site Quanzhou strives to be model in cultural heritage protection, utilization; Cision; PR Newswire

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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