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South China Karst Phase II was listed to World Heritage Site.

The 38th Session of the World Heritage Committee was held from 15 to 25 June 2014 in Doha, Qatar. The lists of the participants include South China Karst (Phase II), the Grand Canal, and the Silk Road. The latter was submitted with Kyrghyzstan and Kazakhstan. The Grand Canal and the Silk Road were successfully listed as World Heritage Sites on 22 June. The Silk Road is composed from the starting point to Tianshan (Heavenly Mountain) corridor. The Grand Canal consists the section of Sui and Tang Dynasty that running through Mid-East China, section from Beijing to Hangzhou, East Zhejiang Section. All the sections were being constructed in the period of the Spring and Autumn, the Warring States Period and Dynasties of Sui and Yuan.




Besides, UNESCO voted to the Chinese project of South China Karst (Phase II) as the list of the World Heritage Sites. Southern China has the largest scale of Karst landform in the world. In 2007, the South China Karst (Phase I) was listed as the sites including Stone Forest in Yunnan, Libo in Guizhou, and Wulong in Chongqing. The phase II, extending project of the phase I, includes Guilin and Huanjiang Karst in Guangxi Region, Shibing Karst in Guizhou Province, Jinfoshan Karst in Chongqing. The four sites are symbolic karst landform from plateau to low plain, representing complete changing process of the Karst.

So far, China has total 47 sites, the second largest number of the World Heritage Sites in the world, raking behind Italy.

The Grand Canal



Silk Road



Chinese project of South China Karst (Phase II)