Top 5 China Natural Heritage Sites

With all 50 world heritage sites in China, there are 11 natural heritage sites in total. To narrow your choice and provide you with best nature of China, here are top 5 Natural Heritage Sites in China for you to discovery the beauty of China and explore more natural sceneries along the way you go.

No.1: Wulingyuan Scenic Area

Location: Zhangjiajie, Hunan province

Wulingyuan Scenic Area is composed by several national parks and reserves, one of which is the Zhangjiajie National Forest Park. There are hundreds of natural tree species and typical landscape of karst. For most tourists, the famous attraction is the heavenly pillars with some over 200 meters in height, where is the shooting site of movie “Avatar”. If you love photography, here is the perfect location for you to take great pictures.

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Wulingyuan Scenic Area

Wulingyuan Scenic Area

No.2: Jiuzhaigou Valley

Location: North of Sichuan province

Named after nine Tibetan villages, Jiuzhaigou Valley is reputed with its multi-level waterfalls, colorful lakes and snow-capped peaks. It’s said that there is no need to visit other water after coming back from Jiuzhaigou. In Autumn, the best season to view Jiuzhaigou scenery, these green and crystal lakes like mirrors reflecting the red leaves and the Tibetan styled villages along side with a light of sunshine. Walking along the paths during this time, you can have a great to appreciate the colorful landscape.

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Jiuzhaigou Valley

Jiuzhaigou Valley

No.3: Huanglong Scenic Valley

Location: Northwest of Sichuan province

Nearby Jiuzhaigou Valley, the Huanglong Scenic Valleyis another world nature heritage in Sichuan. Unlikely to Jiuzhaigou, there are more limestone formed terrace lakes, pools and waterfalls. With the changes of sun lights, those waters will change into different colors of blue, green and even orange. In addition to the Min Mountain landscape, here are diverse forest ecosystems, as well as spectacular snow-covered peaks. Traveling in different seasons, you’ll enjoy various sceneries with fresh and special.

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Huanglong Scenic Valley

Huanglong Scenic Valley

No.4: Sichuan Giant Panda Sanctuaries

Location: Southwest of Sichuan province

Known as the home of Panda, Sichuan has several sites for Panda habitats, Wolong Nature Reserve (not open yet), Bifengxia Panda Base in Ya’an, also now in Chengdu you can also see Giant Panda in Chengdu Panda Breeding and Research Center. Besides, the sanctuary also has other endangered species like the red panda, snow leopard and more precious ones.

Note: Right now Bifengxia Panda Base is only site to provide the experience of Panda Volunteer Program.

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Sichuan Giant Panda Sanctuaries

Sichuan Giant Panda Sanctuaries

No.5: Lunan Stone Forest

Location: Kunming, Yunnan province

As the representative of South China Karst, Lunan Stone Forest along with Chongqing Wolong Tiankeng, Libo Seven Small Arches in Guizhou and Guilin karst landform, together listed in world natural heritage site in 2007.

Stone Forest, also named National Geopark, has a variety of tall rocks, towering to the sky like stalagmites from the ground, which created the types of composite unparalleled stone forest geomorphologic landscape. At the same time, it formed the great scenery in perfect harmony of the nature.

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Stone Forest in Yunnan

Lunan Stone Forest

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