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.