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China Danxia Landform proclaimed world heritage

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Chinese delegates celebrate during the 34th meeting of the World Heritage Committee in Brasilia Aug. 1, 2010. The World Heritage Committee decided on Sunday to include China's Danxia Landform in the World Heritage List at its 34th meeting being held in Brasilia. (Xinhua/Song Weiwei)

BRASILIA, Aug. 1 (Xinhua) -- The World Heritage Committee decided on Sunday to include China Danxia Landform in the World Heritage List at its 34th meeting being held in Brasilia, capital of Brazil.

"Danxia Landform of China" is the general name of a Serial Nomination for World Natural Heritage. This nomination consists of six geologically and geographically related Danxia Landform areas which collectively featuring the outstanding universal values of Danxia geomorphology in south-east China.

The six Danxia landform areas are: Mountain Langshan and Mountain Wanfoshan (Hunan Province), Mountain Danxiashan ( Guangdong Province), Taining and Guanzhoushan (Fujian Province), Mountain Longhushan and Guifeng (Jiangxi Province), Mountain Chishui (Guizhou Province), Fangyan and Mountain Jianglangshan ( Zhejiang Province).

Danxia landform, a unique type of petrographic geomorphology, could be defined as "landform consists of red bed characterized by steep cliffs." The total core area of above five regions is 73,945 hectare, and the total buffer area is 65,446 hectare.

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Photo taken on July 30, 2010 shows a pavilion at the Zhongyue Temple in central China's Henan Province. The World Heritage Committee decided on July 31,2010, during its 34th meeting taking place in Brasilia, to include the Chinese Historic Monuments of Dengfeng in the World Heritage List.  (Xinhua/Zhu Xiang) (zf)

Photo taken on July 30, 2010 shows a pavilion at the Zhongyue Temple in central China's Henan Province. The World Heritage Committee decided on July 31,2010, during its 34th meeting taking place in Brasilia, to include the Chinese Historic Monuments of Dengfeng in the World Heritage List. (Xinhua/Zhu Xiang)

BRASILIA, July 31 (Xinhua) -- The UNESCO's World Heritage Committee decided on Saturday, at its 34th meeting in Brasilia, to add the historic monuments of Dengfeng in central China's Henan province to the World Cultural Heritage List.

Tong Mingkang, deputy chief of China's State Administration of Cultural Heritage, said China would protect its World Heritage sites effectively under the World Heritage Convention so as to make them better benefit the Chinese people. Full story

Photos: Dengfeng Historic Monuments

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