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Continuing the week of Chinese UNESCO, started with this post on the National Day of the People’s Republic of China. Today, we take a look at two of China’s UNESCO sites that incorporate nature:

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I say “sites that incorporate nature” because despite the sites being quite natural looking, the first site, West Lake, was listed under cultural criteria. The West Lake was highly influential to Chinese painters, poets, and garden designers. There are many temples, gardens, and pagodas around the lake. It was listed as a World Heritage Site in 2011.

This card was sent to me by a Postcrossing forum member.

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And the second is the mixed cultural-natural site of Mount Huangshan. Huangshan is a mountain range in southern China. It was listed as a World Heritage Site in 1990 because its unique scenery is a common subject of traditional Chinese painting and literature, as well as modern photography.

This card was sent to me as an official Postcrossing card.

Come back later this week for part 3 of the Chinese Week!

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