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Chinese Tusi heritage sites make it to UNESCO list

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07-04-2015 17:18 BJT

The ruins of Chinese Tusi sites have successfully won a place on the UNESCO World Heritage List, at the World Heritage Conference in Bonn, Germany on Saturday.

This marks China's 48th World Heritage site, the second most after Italy.

The ruins of Chinese Tusi sites have successfully won a place on the UNESCO World Heritage List, at the World Heritage Conference in Bonn, Germany on Saturday.

The ruins of Chinese Tusi sites have successfully won a place on the UNESCO World Heritage List, at the World Heritage Conference in Bonn, Germany on Saturday.

The three Tusi heritage sites, also known as chieftain heritage sites, are located in the multi-ethnic southwest mountainous areas of Hunan, Hubei and Guizhou provinces.

"Tusi" were tribal leaders appointed as officials by the imperial government in ancient China. Ruins from this system date as far back as one thousand years.

The ruins of Chinese Tusi sites have successfully won a place on the UNESCO World Heritage List, at the World Heritage Conference in Bonn, Germany on Saturday.

The ruins of Chinese Tusi sites have successfully won a place on the UNESCO World Heritage List, at the World Heritage Conference in Bonn, Germany on Saturday.

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