Decision : 32 COM 8B.53
Examination of nominations and minor modifications to the boundaries of naturel, mixed and cultural properties to the World Heritage List - Old Town of Lijiang (CHINA)
The World Heritage Committee,
1.Having examined Documents WHC-08/32.COM/8B.Add and WHC-08/32.COM/INF.8B1.Add,
2. Defers the consideration of the boundaries and buffer zones for Shuhe and Baisha villages, China, to allow the State Party to consider enlarging the buffer zones and to provide full details of their protective arrangements as part of the overall Master and Management Plans for the property;
3.Recommends that the State Party should consider ways to provide protection to the area between the three main elements of the property, perhaps through planning procedures, to ensure that key elements of the rural landscape that supported the settlements are sustained as well as key views of mountains.