“Quanzhou: Emporium of the World in Song-Yuan China” was accepted as a cultural property on UNESCO World Heritage List at the 44th session of the World Heritage Committee on July 25, 2021.
The newly inscribed site, “Quanzhou: Emporium of the World in Song-Yuan China,” features 22 historical sites and monuments across the coastal city in southeastern China, which was one of the world’s largest and busiest ports during the Song (960-1279) and Yuan (1271-1368) dynasties. China now boasts 56 properties on the World Heritage List.
The 22 sites extend from the harbour through the Jiangkou Plain to the hinterland mountainous area, which fully reflects Quanzhou during the Song and Yuan Dynasties. The distinctive overseas trade system and diversified social structure support the value theme of “Song Yuan China’s World Ocean Trade Center” in multiple dimensions.
The China Cultural Center in Brussels invites you to appreciate the beauty and the charm of Quanzhou, a world cultural heritage site.