Atlas of World Heritage: China

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Long River Press, 2005 - History - 187 pages
China is a country with a vast territory, long history and a culture rich in tradition. From breathtaking temples to stunning caves and rock carvings, it is a land where cultural landmarks and beautiful landscapes abound. Within the pages of this book the reader will tour among its most treasured masterpieces, each of which has been designated a UNESCO world heritage site. These masterpieces, created by man and nature, function and as witnesses to future generations about the precious legacy of the Chinese nation. With maps, striking color photographs, and compelling descriptions, this photographic guide takes the reader on a sightseeing journey of the country's most famous places. Each of the 29 profiles includes the geographic location, historical background, travel information, and highlights of these not to be missed landmarks. This volume presents some of China's most amazing treasures including the Imperial Palace, the Great Wall, the Temple and Cemetery of Confucius, the Old Town of Lijiang, and the Longman Grottoes. From the Terracotta Warriors to the classical gardens of Suzhou, this book takes the reader on a visual tour of some of China's most renowned landmarks and 4000 years of Chinese history.
 

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Map of China
Hebei Province 24
Shanxi Province 30
Jiangsu Province 40
Anhui Province 48
Fujian Province 58
Jiangxi Province 64
Shandong Province 70
Chongqing Municipality 98
Sichuan Province 104
Huanglong Scenic
Mount Qingcheng and
Yunnan Province 126
Yunnan Protected Areas
Shaanxi Province 144
Gansu Province 150

Henan Province 80
Hubei Province 86
Hunan Province 92
Imperial Tombs of
About the World Heritage 186
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