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China's Hani Rice Terraces added to World Heritage List

Date: 2013.06.25 Editor: Mary Bai

According to the announcement made at the World Heritage Committee's 37th session held in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, China's Honghe Hani Rice Terraces in Yunnan Province is newly added as a World Heritage site.



The Honghe Hani terrace is an outstanding reflection of elaborate and finely tuned agricultural, forestry and water-distribution systems that are reinforced by long-standing and distinctive socioeconomic-religious systems. The Honghe Hani Rice Terraces marks China's 45th World Heritage and 31st World Cultural Heritage, making China the second country with the most nominations, after Italy.