Five World Heritage Sites in Sichuan

Authors: Go Chengdu


Sichuan has varied topography, landscapes and unique culture.
Fanjing Mountain in Southwest China's Guizhou province on July 2 was added to UNESCO's World Natural Heritage list at the 42nd session of the World Heritage Committee. China now has 53 sites inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage list, which was established to safeguard unique and irreplaceable cultural and natural sites around the world.
And we introduce to you the UNESCO's World Heritage sites in Sichuan province.
Built in the 3rd century BC, Dujiangyan Irrigation System is located on the northwest edge of Chengdu Plain and is a world famous irrigation project. Mount Qingcheng is major Taoist site in China. They were added to the list in November, 2000.
Mount qingcheng
Huanglong is a scenic and historic interest area in the northwest part of Sichuan province, noted for its mountain landscape, diverse forest ecosystems, spectacular limestone formations, waterfalls and hot springs. It is also home to endangered animals.
Huanglong in Sichuan
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Jiuzhaigou Valley on the edge of the Qinghai-Tibet plateau, known for its many waterfalls, colorful lakes and snow-capped peaks. Huanglong and Jiuzhaigou Valley were inscribed in UNESCO's World Natural Heritage Site list.
Jiuzhaigou Valley
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Sichuan Giant Panda Reserves
Home to more than 30% of the world's giant pandas, the area is located in southwest Sichuan. It is also a refuge to some endangered species. In 2006, it was added to the World Natural Heritage List.
Located on the western rim of the Sichuan Basin, Mount Emei is one of the four famous Buddhist mountains of China. The Giant Buddha of Leshan is the tallest and most remarkable Buddha sculpture (71 meters in height) in the world. They were listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1996.
mount emei in sichuan

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