The two Chinese projects vie for World Heritage Site status

BY APD NEWSJul 01,2019 at 15:23

The 43rd World Heritage Committee is set to meet in Baku, Azerbaijan from June 30 to July 10 to discuss the inscription of new sites on the World Heritage List. According to UNESCO's official website, China's "Archaeological Ruins of Liangzhu City" and "Migratory Bird Sanctuaries along the Coast of the Yellow Sea-Bohai Gulf of China (Phase I)" have been recommended for world heritage status in 2019. The final results are expected to be announced between July 5 and 8.

Located in Yancheng, Jiangsu Province, the Migratory Bird Sanctuaries along the Coast of the Yellow Sea-Bohai Gulf of China has three ecological systems: forest, sea and wetland. The unique environment attracts a large number of winter migratory birds every year, including more than half of the total number of red-crowned cranes. It also hosts 33 global endangered species and is the world's largest natural reserve for elk.

The Archaeological Ruins of Liangzhu is located in the Yuhang District, north of Hangzhou, east China's Zhejiang Province. The first Neolithic site in China to apply for world heritage status, Liangzhu has been making amazing discoveries for more than 80 years. The water conservancy system outside the city is also the earliest large-scale water conservancy system in China, as well as the world's earliest flood detention dam system, discovered so far. 


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