Decision : CONF 204 X.C.1
Longmen Grottoes (China)

Property: Longmen Grottoes

Id. N°: 1003

State Party: China

Criteria: C (i) (ii) (iii)

The Committee decided to inscribe this property on the World Heritage List on the basis of criteria (i), (ii), and (iii):

Criterion (i): The sculptures of the Longmen Grottoes are an outstanding manifestation of human artistic creativity.

Criterion (ii): The Longmen Grottoes illustrate the perfection of a long-established art form that was to play a highly significant role in the cultural evolution of this region of Asia.

Criterion (iii): The high cultural level and sophisticated society of Tang Dynasty China are encapsulated in the exceptional stone carvings of the Longmen Grottoes.


 Decisions Report
Themes: Inscriptions on the World Heritage List
States Parties: China
Properties: Longmen Grottoes
Year: 2000
Decision Code: CONF 204 X.C.1