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Two Beauty Spots in China Added to 2011 World Heritage Site Candidate List

Published by  miffy at 2011/5/5;

According to the announcement of the United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization, the 35th World Heritage Convention will be held from June 19th to 29th in Paris, during which the world heritage committee will deliberate on the application projects. China’s Wudalianchi Lakes in Heilongjiang Province and West Lake Scenic Area in Zhejiang Province are respectively candidates for World Natural Heritage and World Cultural Heritage.

In China, there have been 40 World Heritage Sites, including 28 World Cultural Heritage Sites, 8 World Natural Heritage Sites and 4 World Natural and Cultural Heritage Sites. Wudalianchi Lakes, located in the northwest of Heilongjiang Province, with an area of 1,060 square kilometers, boast mineral water with high medical value and have the reputation of World Geopark and World Biosphere Reserves. West Lake, referred to as the "Ten Scenic Sites of West Lake", boasts 40 scenic and historic sites, including more than 30 key cultural relics distributed around the lake. It is said that West Lake is defined by one lake, two peaks, three springs, four temples, five mountains, six gardens, seven caves, eight graves, nine streams, and - not to forget - ten scenic sites.

During the meeting, 35 contracting states in the Convention Concerning the Protection of the World Cultural and Natural Heritage will introduce 42 applications, including 10 applying for World Natural Heritage Status, 29 for World Cultural Heritage Status and 3 for World Natural and Cultural Heritage Status.

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