China has a glorious ancient civilisation and an enormous amount of precious material and non-material cultural sites that have survived until now and become the common treasure of all humanity. They include grand ancient projects, such as the world-famous Great Wall and the Dujiangyan Irrigation System near Moutn Qingcheng; uniquely designed and well-preserved ancient towns and villages, such as the old town of Lijiang, the ancient city of Pingyao, and the ancient villages of Xidi and Hongcun; graceful and delicate clasical gardens, such as those in Suzhou; cultural sites revered by Chinese people, such as the Temple and Cemetery of Confucius, and the Kong Family Mansion in Qufu; rare remains of primitive man, such as those of Peking Man site at Zhoukoudian; and uniquely charming examples of non-material heritage, such as Kunqu opera and ancient Chinese guqin music. The relics and sites mentionned, including two forms of non-material culture, are among the 10 cultural sites that the UNESCO World Heritage Committee had approved for inclusion in the World Heritage List by November 2003. Discover these 10 cultural sites listed on the UNESCO World Heritage in this pocket-sized book with great photography in Cultural Sites in the World Heritage of China series from Foreign Language Press.
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