Gulangyu gets certificate of world heritage site
Posted on Sep 05, 2017 China Daily
UNESCO Director-General Irina Bokova delivers a speech at the ceremony in Gulangyu Island, Xiamen city, Fujian province on Monday. (Photo/gmw.cn)
China's Gulangyu Island was issued a certificate of the world heritage site by the UNESCO Director-General Irina Bokova on Monday, making China the country with the most world heritage sites worldwide.
The moment was celebrated with a photo exhibition themed on world cultural heritage in the five BRICS countries, which also accompanied a folk concert at Gulangyu Island, Xiamen city of Fujian province.
Gulangyu Island joined UNESCO's world cultural heritage list at the 41st United Nations World Heritage Committee meeting on July 8, as China's 52nd world heritage site.
The photo taken on Aug 5 shows the sandbeach of Gulangyu Island. (Photo/Xinhua)
The photo taken on Aug 2, 2016 show an aerial view of Gulangyu Island. (Photo/Xinhua)
The photo taken on Aug 7 shows the historical buildings in Gulangyu. (Photo/Xinhua)
Gulangyu, the small sea island off the coast of Xiamen in Fujian province, boasts many 19th-century buildings as it was once clustered with Western religious groups, international institutions and foreign consulates. (Photo/Xinhua)
The photo taken on Aug 15, 2017 shows a historical building in Gulangyu. (Photo/Xinhua)