What makes a UNESCO World Heritage Site

With China’s long history, rich culture, and environmental regions as amazing as the Tibetan  Plateau, it is no wonder that there are 56 sites in China listed on the World Heritage List.  According to the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization,

“To be  included on the World Heritage List, sites must be of outstanding universal value and meet at  least one out of ten selection criteria.” 


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Sichuan has five sites on the World Heritage List. Three of these sites are valued for their  natural environment (all in Aba Prefecture), one is a cultural site, and one has mixed value  (cultural/natural).

UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Sichuan:


Jiuzhaigou Valley Scenic and Historic Interest Area – Adventure Access tours available.

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Huanglong Scenic and Historic Interest Area – Adventure Access tours available.

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Giant Panda Sanctuaries, Wolong, Mt Siguniang and Jiajin Mountains – Partner tours available.

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Mount Qingcheng and the Dujiangyan Irrigation System – Partner tours available.

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Mount Emei Scenic Area, including the Leshan Giant Buddha Scenic Area – Partner tours available.

Your Adventure is our Local!  

Adventure Access offers guide services for Jiuzhaigou and Huanglong National Parks. We also  lead environmentally safe and culturally immersive experiences throughout Huanglong’s core  zones and nearby buffer zones. Locations include the Mount Xuebaoding region, Muni Valley,  and the Hongxing region. Mount Zhaga, namesake for Muni Valley’s Zhaga Waterfall, is one of  the best climbs to view the region from a peak accessible to beginners and intermediate  trekkers/climbers.  

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By Leungcwd – Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0


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Muni Valley’s Er Dao Lake region.

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Mount Zhaga – one of the most popular hiking/climbing routes.

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Zhaga Waterfall – China’s tallest karst waterfall.

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Mount Xuebaoding (Snow Treasure Peak) – 18,333ft/5588m.


Songpan and Jiuzhaigou Counties are a rich collection of outdoor and cultural locations.  Combined with Adventure Access’ promise that you will leave better than when you came, you  can rest assured that real adventure will change you! 

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