Saturday, July 11, 2015

Site in China joins UNESCO World Heritage list

China landed one site on UNESCO's World Heritage list for 2015; 24 sites from around the world were added to the list this year.

The international organization recognized the Tusi in the mountains of southwest China. The area is noted for its form of tribal government that existed from the 13th to the 20th centuries. The Tusi were hereditary rulers from several tribal or minority domains. The Tusi system can be traced back the third century BC.

"Its purpose was to unify national administration, while allowing ethnic minorities to retain their customs and way of life," UNESCO says.

Laosicheng, Tangya and Hailongtun Fortress are included in the new World Heritge site that was announced on July 4.

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