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Tentative List of UNESCO World Heritage Sites

This is a list of tentative sites in China being evaluated for inclusion in the UNESCO World Heritage Site List. They are considered very important sites in China. All of these sites offer amazing adventures for tourists and travelers. Since some sites are extremely large, or have access restricted to only some parts of the site, I have listed links to the publicly accessible attractions at each site.

  • Shennongjia Nature Reserve (1996)
  • Dongzhai Port Nature Reserve (1996)
  • The Alligator Sinensis Nature Reserve (1996)
  • Poyang Nature Reserve (1996)
  • The Lijiang River Scenic Zone at Guilin (1996)
  • Yalong, Tibet (2001)
  • Yangtze Gorges Scenic Spot (2001)
  • Jinfushan Scenic Spot (2001)
  • Heaven Pit and Ground Seam Scenic Spot (2001)
  • Hua Shan Scenic Area (2001)
  • Yandang Mountain (2001)
  • Nanxi River (2001)
  • Maijishan Scenic Spots (2001)
  • Wudalianchi Scenic Spots (2001)
  • Haitan Scenic Spots (2001)
  • Dali Chanshan Mountain and Erhai Lake Scenic Spot (2001)
  • The protection zone of Chengjiang fossil lagerstätte (2005)
  • The Grand Canal (2008)
  • Pagoda, Library Caves and Stone Tablets of sutra of Yunju Temple (2008)
  • Sites for Liquor Making in China (2008)
    • LiuLing Workshop, Xushui County, Hebei Province, N39.00534 E 115.38586
    • Lidu Workshop, Jinxian County, Jiangxi Province, N28 0941- 28 46131 E1161 0115 - 116 3338
    • Shuijingjie Workshop, Chengdu City, Sichuan Province, N30 42 E104 10
    • Cellar Cluster for Luzhou Laojiao Daqu Liquor, Luzhou City, Sichuan Province, N28 41 60 - 28 57 43 E105 19 36 - E105 33 5
    • Tianyi Workshop for Jiannanchu Alcohol, Mianzhu City, Sichuan Province, N30 09 - 31 42 E103 54 - 104 20.
  • Shanxi Businessmen’s Courtyard Houses (2008)
    • Qiao's Courtyard Houses, Qi County, N37 4 19.6 E112 5 44.7;
    • Qu's Courtyard Houses, Qi County, N37 21 E112 18;
    • Wang's Courtyard Houses, Lingshi County, N36 55 3 E110 30 15;
    • Cao's Courtyard Houses, Taigu County, N37 23 26 E112 30 23.
  • Ancient Residences in Shanxi and Shaanxi Provinces (2008)
    • Ancient Building Cluster in Dingcun Village
    • Ancient Building Cluster in Dangjiacun Village
  • City Walls of the Ming and Qing Dynasties (2008)
    • The City Wall in Xingcheng
    • The City Wall in Nanjing
    • The City Wall in Jingzhou
    • The City Wall in Xi'an
  • The Niuheliang Archaeological Site (2008)
  • Sites of the Yuan Dynasty Upper Capital (Xanadu) and Middle Capital (2008)
  • Slender West Lake and Historic Urban Area in Yangzhou (2008)
  • The Ancient Waterfront Towns in the South of Yangtze River (2008)
  • Hangzhou West Lake - Traditional Longjing Tea Garden Landscape (2008)
  • Liangzhu Archaeological Site (2008)
  • Ancient Porcelain Kiln Site in China: The Yue-Kiln Site at Shanglin Lake (2008)
  • Site of Ancient Copper Mine: Site of Ancient Copper Mine in Tongling (2008)
  • Site of the Qi State Capital and the Mausoleum of King of the Qi State at Linzi (2008)
  • Chinese Section of the Silk Road: Land routes in Henan Province, Shaanxi Province, Gansu Province, Qinghai Province, Ningxia Hui
  • Autonomous Region, and Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region; Sea Routes in Ningbo City, Zhejiang Province and Quanzhou City, Fujian Province - from Western-Han Dynasty to Qing Dynasty (2008)
  • Historic Monuments of Mount Song (2008)
    • Taishi Towers N 34 27 06.81, E 113 04 04.09
    • Shaoshi Towers N 34 29 34.94, E 112 58 37.21
    • Qimu Towers N 34 28 26.92, E 113 02 28.57Pagoda of Songyue Temple N 34 30 05.83, E 113 00 57.34
    • Pagoda of Master Jingzang N 34 29 36.7, E 112 59 43.8Observatory N 34 23 58.97, E 113 08 28.48Chuzu Temple N 34 30 32.37, E 112 55 46.57
    • Pagoda Forest of Shaolin Monastery N 34 30 25.06, E 112 55 59.24
    • Huishan Temple N 34 29 34.43, E 112 59 55.81
    • Songyang Academy N 34 28 55.00, E 113 01 37.93Zhongyue Temple N 34 27 31.49, E 113 04 03.79
    • Shaolin Monastery N 34 30 26.06, E 112 56 07.85
    • Site of Xia-dynasty capital at Wangchenggang N 34 23 47.57, E 113 08 00.81
  • Fenghuang Ancient City (2008)
  • Site of Southern Yue State (2008)
  • Lingqu Canal (Xiang'an County, Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region Qin Dynasty) (2008)
  • The Rock Painting of the Mountain Huashan (2008)
  • Baiheliang Ancient Hydrological Inscription (2008)
  • Archaeological Sites of the Ancient Shu State: Site at Jinsha and Joint Tombs of Boat-shaped Coffins in Chengdu City, Sichuan Province; Site of Sanxingdui in Guanghan City, Sichuan Province 29C.BC- 5C.BC (2008)
  • Diaolou Buildings and Villages for Tibetan and Qiang Ethnic Groups (2008)
  • Miao Nationality Villages in Southeast Guizhou Province: The villages of Miao Nationality at the Foot of Leigong Mountain in Miao Ling Mountains (2008)
  • Dong Nationality Villages in Southeast Guizhou Province: The Villages of Dong Nationality-Liudong and Jiudong Villages (2008)
  • Hani Terraces (2008)
  • Karez Wells (2008)
  • Extension Project of Classical Gardens of Suzhou: Classical Gardens of Suzhou and Historical Street Blocks (2008)
  • Extension Project of Ancient Villages in South Anhui Province: Tangyue, Likeng and Wangkou village (2008)
  • Extension Project of Temple and Cemetery of Confucius and the Kong Family Mansion in Qufu: Temple of Confucius at Nishan Mountain, Temple and Cemetery of Mencius and the Meng Family Mansion, Temple of Yanhui and Temple of Zeng Zi (2008)
  • Expansion Project of Imperial Tombs of the Ming and Qing Dynasties: King Lujian’s Tombs (2008)
  • Danxia Landform of China (2008)
    • Mountain Langshan (Hunan Province)
    • Mountain Wanfoshan (Hunan Province)
    • Mountain Danxiashan (Guangdong Province)
    • Taining (Fujian Province)
    • Guanzhoushan (Fujian Province)
       
    • Longhushan Mountain (Jiangxi Province)
    • Guifeng (Jiangxi Province)
    • Fangyan Mountain (Zhejiang Province)
    • Jianglangshan (Zhejiang Province)
  • The Four Sacred Mountains as an Extension of Mt. Taishan (2008)
    • Southern Mt. Hengshan (Hunan Province)
    • Western Mt. Huashan (Shaanxi Province)
    • Centural Mt. Songshan (Henan Province
    • Northern Mt. Hengshan (Shanxi Province)
  • Taklimakan Desert—Populus euphratica Forests (2010)
  • China Altay (2010)
    • Kanas National Nature Reserve: N48 58 E87 18
    • Two Rivers' Headwaters Nature Reserve of Altay: N47 30 E89 50
  • Xinjiang Tianshan (2010)
  • Karakorum-Pamir (2010)
    • Tashkurghan National Nature Reserve N36 10 E76 30
    • Pamir Wetlands National Nature Reserve N75 12 E75 12