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Committee Decisions

27 COM 8C.39

Imperial Tombs of the Ming and Qing Dynasties (China)

The World Heritage Committee,

1.   Approves the extension of the Imperial Tombs of the Ming and Qing Dynasties, China, on the World Heritage List on the basis of existing cultural  criteria (i), (ii), (iii), (iv) and (vi).

The property now includes the following tombs or tomb groups:

ID No.

Tomb(s)

Province

 Inscribed

Area (ha)

Buffer Zone (ha)

001

Xianling Tomb

Hubei

2000

87.6

226.4

002

Eastern Qing Tombs

Hebei

2000

224

7,800

003

Western Qing Tombs

Hebei

2000

1,842

4,758

Subtotal, 2000

 

2,153.6

12,784.4

004

Ming Tombs

Changping Dist., Beijing

2003

823

8,100.0

Xiaoling Tombs

005

Xiaoling Tomb

Jiangsu

2003

116

 

 

 

 

 

 

180

006

Tomb of Chang Yuchun

Jiangsu

2003

0.98

007

Tomb of Qiu Cheng

Jiangsu

2003

0.55

008

Tomb of Wu Liang

Jiangsu

2003

0.40

009

Tomb of Wu Zhen

Jiangsu

2003

0.35

010

Tomb of Xu Da

Jiangsu

2003

0.85

011

Tomb of Li Wenzhong

Jiangsu

2003

0.87

Subtotal, 2003

 

943.00

8,280.0

TOTAL

 

 

 

3,096.60

21,064.4

2. Recognizing the existing conservation management programmes of the property,

3. Encourages the State Party to enforce maintenance and  conservation in the areas of the Ming Tombs in Beijing where tourism and development pressures are increasing.

Themes: Inscriptions on the World Heritage List
Focal Point: APA
States Parties: China
Session: 27COM