Located on the steep cliffs in the border regions of southwest China, these 38 sites of rock art illustrate the life and rituals of the Luoyue people. They date from the period around the 5th century BCE to the 2nd century CE. In a surrounding landscape of karst, rivers and plateaux, they depict ceremonies that have been interpreted as portraying the bronze drum culture once prevalent across southern China. This cultural landscape is the only remains of this culture today.
Criteria for inclusion as a World Heritage Site
|iii||To bear a unique or at least exceptional testimony to a cultural tradition or to a civilization which is living or which has disappeared.||All|
|vi||To be directly or tangibly associated with events or living traditions, with ideas, or with beliefs, with artistic and literary works of outstanding universal significance. (The Committee considers that this criterion should preferably be used in conjunction with other criteria).||All|
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|Trompe-l’œil Murals of Hanoi||2018||181.9km||site_ao|
|Vietnam’s Notorious ‘Hanoi Hilton’ Prison||2017||183km||site_ao|
|Anthony Bourdain and Barack Obama’s Dinner Table||2018||183.1km||site_ao|
|Hanoi’s ‘Train Street’ Is Amazing and Slightly Terrifying||2018||184km||site_ao|
|Trang An Landscape Complex||2014||251.1km||site_whs|
|Central Sector of the Imperial Citadel of Thang Long – Hanoi||2010||182.5km||site_whs|
|Citadel of the Ho Dynasty||2011||283.3km||site_whs|
|Ha Long Bay||1994||150.9km||site_whs|
|Newly found stakes prompt fresh look at Vietnam’s defeat of the Mongols – VnExpress International||2019||116.3km||post|
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Within UNESCO's broad remit, this specialised agency of the UN works towards international cooperation agreements to secure the world's cultural and natural heritage, designating venues of exceptional value as World Heritage Sites.