22 World Heritage sites in China along the Silk Road
Updated: 2015-07-15 10:11
2. Dingding gate of ancient Luoyang city of the Sui & Tang Dynasties, Henan province
Dingding gate, the South Gate of the outer city of ancient Luoyang of the Sui & Tang Dynasties. The Dingding Gate is the city gate that has been in use for the longest time among all the ancient capitals in Chinese history. The city was first built in 605 during the Sui Dynasty, as the country's eastern capital.[Photo/CFP]
The famous ancient Silk Road, which served as a corridor for trade and cultural exchanges between Asia and Europe dating back to 2,000 years ago, was given the status of World Heritage in 2014.
Jointly submitted by China, Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan, the application for adding part of the millennium-old trade route to the UNESCO list was approved by the World Heritage Committee at a session in the Qatari capital.