Monuments of China


Key: Si = Buddhist temple; Miao = Daoist shrine
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China - Geographical Index

Beijing Municipality
Beijing - Ancient Observatory
Beijing - Bai Ta Si
Beijing - Bell and Drum Towers
Beijing - Modern Art at the City Wall
Beijing - Dong Yue Miao
Beijing - Forbidden City - Buildings
Beijing - Forbidden City - Decorations
Beijing - Great Wall at Badaling
Beijing - Great Wall at Juyong Guan
Beijing - Lama Temple, with Tibetan Bronzes
Beijing - Ming Tombs
Beijing - Summer Palace
Beijing - Temple of Heaven
Beijing - Wu Ta Si
Beijing - Zhihua Si

Chongqing Municipality
Chongqing - Great Hall Of The People
Chongqing - Three Gorges Museum
Dazu - Baodingshan Grottoes
Dazu - Beishan Grottoes
Fengdu - Ghost City

Gansu Province
Dunhuang - Mogao Grottoes
Dunhuang - White Horse Pagoda
Lanzhou - Gansu Provincial Museum

Guangdong (Canton) Province
Guangzhou - Liu Rong Si
Guangzhou - Chen Family Temple
Guangzhou - Sun Yat-Sen Memorial

Guangxi AR
Guilin - Fubo Hill
Guilin - Li River
Guilin - Reed Flute Cave

Henan Province
Guangyi - Kangdaiwan Manor
Luoyang - City Museum
Luoyang - Longmen Grottoes
Luoyang - Royal Zhou Chariot Pits
Zhengzhou - Henan Provincial Museum

Hong Kong SAR
Waterfront

Hubei Province
Wuhan - Hubei Provincial Museum
Yangzi River - Three Gorges Scenic Area

Hunan Province
Changsha - Hunan Provincial Museum

Jiangsu Province
Suzhou - Confucian Temple
Suzhou - Emerald Villa
Suzhou - Grand Canal
Suzhou - Humble Administrator's Garden
Suzhou - Lingering Garden - scenery
Suzhou - Lingering Garden - music
Suzhou - Nets Garden at night
Suzhou - Nets Garden - entertainment
Suzhou - Pavilion Of Dark Blue Waves

Qinghai Province
Xining - Great Mosque
Xining - Ta'er Si (Sino-Tibetan monastery)

Shaanxi Province
Xi'an - Beilin Museum (Forest of Steles)
Xi'an - Bell and Drum Towers
Xi'an - Famen Si
Xi'an - Great Goose Pagoda
Xi'an - Great Mosque
Xi'an - H'ua Qing Hot Springs
Xi'an - Shaanxi History Museum
Xi'an - Terra-Cotta Warriors
Xi'an - Yangling Mausoleum

Shandong Province
Jinan - Lingyan Si
Jinan - Shandong Provincial Museum
Jinan - Simen Ta (Pagoda)
Qufu - Confucius Family Estate
Tai Shan - Sacred Mountain

Shanghai Municipality
Shanghai - Bund
Shanghai Museum

Shanxi Province
Datong - City Museum
Datong - Huayan Si
Datong - Old City
Datong - Shanhua Si
Heng Shan - Hanging Temple
Pingyao - Cao's Compound
Pingyao - Shuanglin Si
Pingyao - Walled Town
Pingyao - Zhenguo Si
Taiyuan - Jin Shrine
Taiyuan - Shanxi Provincial Museum
Taiyuan - Tianlongshan Grottoes
Wutai County - Foguang Si
Wutai County - Nanchan Si
Wutai Shan - Taihua Temples
Yingxian - Jingtu Si
Yingxian - Wooden Pagoda
Yungang - Grottoes

Sichuan Province
Chengdu - Du Fu Straw Hut Memorial
Chengdu - Jinsha Museum
Chengdu - Sanxingdui Museum
Chengdu - Sichuan Opera
Chengdu - Sichuan University Museum
Chengdu - Temple of Marquis Wu
Chengdu - Wang Jian Tomb (Yongling)

Tibet AR
Lhasa - Drepung Monastery
Lhasa - Jokhang Temple
Lhasa - Potala Palace
Lhasa - Sera Monastery
Lhasa - Summer Palace
Lhasa - Villages and Scenery

Xinjiang AR
Kashgar - Aba Khoja Mausoleum
Kashgar - Id Kah Mosque
Kashgar - Modern City
Kashgar - Music Shop
Kuqa - Kizil Grottoes
Kuqa - Royal Residence and Mosque
Kuqa - Subashi Desert Ruins
Turpan - Bezeklik Grottoes
Turpan - Emin Mosque
Turpan - Gaochang Desert Ruins
Turpan - Jiaohe Desert Ruins
Turpan - Toyuk Grottoes

Yunnan Province
Dali - Ear Lake
Dali - Stone Bell Grottoes
Dali - Three Pagodas
Kunming - Bamboo Temple
Kunming - Dharani Pillar
Kunming - Dragon Gate
Kunming - Huating Temple
Kunming - Stone Forest
Kunming - Twin Pagodas
Kunming - Yuantong Temple
Kunming - Yunnan Nationalities Village
Kunming - Yunnan Provincial Museum
Lijiang - Baisha Frescoes
Lijiang - Dongba Writing
Lijiang - Naxi Museum
Lijiang - Naxi People
Lijiang - Old City and Nearby
Lijiang - Stone Drum Village
Lijiang - Tiger Leaping Gorge
Lijiang - Wen Chang Gong (Temple)

Zhejiang Province
Hangzhou - Confucius Temple
Hangzhou - Feilai Feng
Hangzhou - Home of Hu Xueyan
Hangzhou - Leifeng Pagoda
Hangzhou - Southern Song Imperial Kilns
Hangzhou - West Lake
Hangzhou - Yue Fei Temple
Hangzhou - Zhejiang Provincial Museum

Reference
Acknowledgment
Bibliography of Chinese Art
Buddhist Deities of China
Dynasties and Capitals of China
Glossary and Index of Asian Art
Map of China
Silk Road Map
Spelling and Pronunciation of Mandarin


China - Chronological Index

Notes:
1. Restored monuments and sites are listed under their predominant dynastic theme(s).
2. Genuinely old buildings (maintained not rebuilt) are marked with an asterisk (*)
3. For external links, including museum collections outside of China, see:
China - Art History Resources.

Neolithic (to 1700 BC)
Chongqing - Three Gorges Museum
Hangzhou - Zhejiang Provincial Museum
Jinan - Shandong Provincial Museum
Lanzhou - Gansu Provincial Museum
Luoyang - City Museum
Shanghai Museum
Taiyuan - Shanxi Provincial Museum
Xi'an - Shaanxi History Museum

Bronze Age (Shang - Zhou)
(1700 BC - 221 BC)
Changsha - Hunan Provincial Museum
Chengdu - Jinsha Museum (Sanxingdui culture)
Chengdu - Sanxingdui Museum
Chongqing - Three Gorges Museum
Hangzhou - Zhejiang Provincial Museum
Jinan - Shandong Provincial Museum
Kunming - Yunnan Provincial Museum
Lanzhou- Gansu Provincial Museum
Luoyang - City Museum
Luoyang - Royal Zhou Chariot Pits
Shanghai Museum
Taiyuan - Shanxi Provincial Museum
Wuhan - Hubei Provincial Museum
Xi'an - Shaanxi History Museum
Zhengzhou - Henan Provincial Museum

Qin - Han
(221 BC - 220 AD)
Changsha - Hunan Provincial Museum
Chengdu - Sichuan University Museum
Chongqing - Three Gorges Museum
Kunming - Yunnan Provincial Museum
Lanzhou - Gansu Provincial Museum
Luoyang - City Museum
Shanghai Museum
Taiyuan - Shanxi Provincial Museum
Xi'an - Beilin Museum
Xi'an - Shaanxi History Museum
Xi'an - Terra-Cotta Warriors
Xi'an - Yangling Mausoleum
Zhengzhou - Henan Provincial Museum

Three Kingdoms - Six Dynasties - Sui
(220 BC - 618 AD)
Chengdu - Sichuan University Museum
Chengdu - Temple of Marquis Wu
Chongqing - Three Gorges Museum
Datong - City Museum
Datong - Yungang Grottoes
Dunhuang - Mogao Grottoes
Dunhuang - White Horse Pagoda
Hangzhou - Zhejiang Provincial Museum
*Jinan - Simen Ta
Jinan - Shandong Provincial Museum
Kuqa - Kizil Grottoes
Lanzhou - Gansu Provincial Museum
Luoyang - City Museum
Shanghai Museum
Taiyuan - Shanxi Provincial Museum
Taiyuan - Tianlongshan Grottoes
Turpan - Toyuk Cave 41
Xi'an - Beilin Museum
Xi'an - Shaanxi History Museum
Zhengzhou - Henan Provincial Museum

Tang
(618 AD - 907 AD)
Chengdu - Du Fu Straw Hut Memorial
Chengdu - Sichuan University Museum
Dali - Stone Bell Grottoes
*Dali - Qianxun Pagoda
Datong - Guangdi Temple
Dazu - Beishan Grottoes
Dunhuang - Mogao Grottoes
Guilin - Fubo Hill
Kuqa - Subashi Desert Ruins
*Kunming - Twin Pagodas
Kunming - Yunnan Provincial Museum
Lanzhou - Gansu Provincial Museum
Luoyang - City Museum
Luoyang - Longmen Grottoes
Shanghai Museum (sculpture)
Tai Shan - Daguan Feng
Taiyuan - Shanxi Provincial Museum (Buddhist statues)
Taiyuan - Tianlongshan Grottoes (Cave 9)
Turpan - Bezeklik Grottoes
Turpan - Gaochang Desert Ruins
Turpan - Jiaohe Desert Ruins
Turpan - Toyuk Grottoes
*Wutai County - Foguang Si (building)
*Wutai County - Foguang Si (murals)
*Wutai County - Nanchan Si
Xi'an - Beilin Museum
Xi'an - Famen Si
*Xi'an - Great Goose Pagoda
Xi'an - Shaanxi History Museum
Zhengzhou - Henan Provincial Museum

Song - Liao - Jin
(907 AD - 1279 AD)
Chengdu - Wang Jian Tomb (Yongling)
Chongqing - Three Gorges Museum
*Dali
Datong - City Museum
*Datong - Huayan Si
*Datong - Shanhua Si
Dazu - Baodingshan Grottoes
Dazu - Beishan Grottoes
Dunhuang - Wooden Pagoda
Guangdong - Liu Rong Si
Guilin - Fubo Hill
Hangzhou - Feilai Feng
Hangzhou - Southern Song Imperial Kilns
Hangzhou - Zhejiang Provincial Museum
Jinan - Lingyan Si
Kunming - Dharani Pillar
Kunming - Yunnan Provincial Museum
Kuqa - Subashi Desert Ruins
Lanzhou - Gansu Provincial Museum
Luoyang - City Museum
*Pingyao - Confucian Temple (Main Hall)
*Pingyao - Zhenguo Si
Qufu - Confucius Cemetary
Shanghai Museum (painting)
Shanghai Museum (sculpture)
Shanghai Museum (jade)
Tai Shan - Dai Miao
Taiyuan - Jin Shrine
Taiyuan - Shanxi Provincial Museum (Buddhist statues)
Turpan - Bezeklik Grottoes
Turpan - Gaochang Desert Ruins
Turpan - Jiaohe Desert Ruins
Turpan - Toyuk Grottoes
Wutai County - Foguang Si (Wenshu Dian)
*Yingxian - Fogong Si
Yingxian - Jingtu Si
Zhengzhou - Henan Provincial Museum

Yuan
(1260 AD - 1368 AD)
*Beijing - Bai Ta Si
Beijing - Dong Yue Miao
Beijing - Great Wall at Juyong Guan
Datong - City Museum
Hangzhou - Feilai Feng
Lanzhou - Gansu Provincial Museum
Shanghai Museum
Xi'an - Shaanxi History Museum

Ming
(1368 AD - 1644 AD)
Beiing - Great Wall at Badaling
Beijing - Ming Tombs
Beijing - Wu Ta Si
*Beijing - Zhihua Si
Datong - Drum Tower
Datong - Nine-Dragon Wall
Jinan - Shandong Provincial Museum
Kunming - Yunnan Provincial Museum
Lijiang - Baisha Frescoes
*Pingyao - Shuanglin Si
Pingyao - Walled Town
Qufu - Confucius Temple
Shanghai Museum
Tai Shan - Dai Miao (pailou)
Taiyuan - Jin Shrine (stage)
Taiyuan - Shanxi Provincial Museum (Bodhisattva statue)
Taiyuan - Tianlongshan Grottoes (Manshan Pavilion)
Wutai County - Foguang Si (Arhats)
Wutai Shan - Puhua Si
*Wutai Shan - Tayuan Si
Wutai Shan - Xiantong Si
Xi'an - Beilin Museum
Xi'an - Bell and Drum Towers
Xi'an - Famen Si (pagoda)

Qing
(1644 AD - 1911 AD)
Beijing - Ancient Observatory
*Beijing - Bell and Drum Towers
Beijing - Forbidden City Buildings
Beijing - Forbidden City Decorations
Beijing - Lama Temple
Beijing - Summer Palace
Beijing - Temple of Heaven
Chengdu - Sichuan University Museum
Hangzhou - Confucius Temple
Hangzhou - Home of Hu Xueyan
Hangzhou - Yue Fei Temple
Hangzhou - Zhejiang Provincial Museum
Kunming - Bamboo Temple
Kunming - Dragon Gate
Kunming - Huating Temple
Kunming - Yuantong Temple
Gongyi - Kangdaiwan Manor
Guangdong - Chen Family Temple
Guangdong - Liu Rong Si
Heng Shan - Hanging Temple
Kashgar - Aba Khoja Mausoleum
Kashgar - Id Kah Mosque
Lijiang - Old City and Nearby
Luoyang - City Museum
Pingyao - Cao's Compound
Qufu - Confucius Temple
Shanghai Museum - ceramics
Shanghai Museum - painting
Shanghai Museum - Tibetan bronzes
Suzhou - Gardens and Temples
Turpan - Emin Mosque
Wutai Shan - Baiyun Si
Wutai Shan - Bishan Si
Wutai Shan - Cifu Si
Wutai Shan - Pusading Si
Wutai Shan - Xiantong Si
Xi'an - Great Mosque
Xining - Ta'er Si

Modern
(20th - 21st centuries AD)
Beijing - Modern Art at the City Wall
Chongqing - Great Hall Of The People
Datong - European Cathedral
Fengdu - Ghost City
Guangzhou - Sun Yat-Sen Memorial
Hangzhou - Leifeng Pagoda
Hong Kong - Waterfront
Kashgar - Modern City
Kunming - Bamboo Temple Luohan
Kuqa - Royal Residence and Mosque
Shanghai - Bund
Shanghai - Exterior of Shanghai Museum
Tai Shan - Bixia Ci
Tai Shan - Temple of the Jade Emperor
Tai Shan - Tian Kuang Dian
Wutai Shan - Puhua Si (Arhat statues)
Wutai Shan - Puhua Si (modern carvings)
Xining - Great Mosque


China - Topical Index

Architecture - 20th century Traditional
Chongqing - Great Hall Of The People
Guangzhou - Sun Yat-Sen Memorial

Architecture - Minorities
Bai (Dali)
Hui (Xi'an)
Hui (Xining)
Mausoleum (Kashgar)
Mosque (Kashgar)
Mosque (Turpan)
Tibetan (Tibet)
Tibetan (Xining)
Yunnan Nationalities (Kunming)

Architecture - Modern
Zhengzhou - Henan Provincial Museum
Hong Kong - Waterfront
Chengdu - Sanxingdui Museum Exterior
Shanghai - Bund
Shanghai - Pudong
Shanghai Museum - Exterior
Shanghai Museum - Interior

Architecture - Stone/Brick (pagodas)
Beijing - Bai Ta Si (Yuan)
Beijing - Bell Tower (Qing)
Dali - Qianxun Pagoda (Tang)
Dali - North and South Pagodas (Song)
Jinan - Simen Ta (Sui)
Kunming - Twin Pagodas (Tang)
Wutai County - Nanchan Si (Tang)
Wutai Shan - Tayuan Si (Ming)
Xi'an - Great Goose Pagoda (Tang)

Architecture - Wood (temples)
Beijing - Zhihua Si (Ming)
Datong - Huayan Si (Sui-Jin)
Datong - Shanhua Si (Liao)
Pingyao - Shuanglin Si (Ming)
Pingyao - Zhenguo Si (Northern Han)
Wutai County - Foguang Si (Tang)
Yingxian - Fogong Si (Liao/Jin)

Buddhist Caves
Dali - Stone Bell Grottoes
Dazu - Baodingshan Grottoes
Dazu - Beishan Grottoes
Dunhuang - Mogao Grottoes
Kuqa - Kizil Grottoes
Luoyang - Longmen Grottoes
Turpan - Bezeklik Grottoes
Turpan - Toyuk Grottoes
Yungang - Grottoes

Calligraphy and Inscriptions
Lijiang - Dongba Writing
Shanghai Museum
Tai Shan - Dongyue Imperial Stele
Tai Shan - Wisdom Sutra
Tai Shan - Imperial inscriptions
Xian - Beilin Museum - Classic of Filial Piety
Xian - Beilin Museum - Nestorian Stele

Ethnographic
Dali - traditional Bai architecture
Kunming - Yunnan Nationalities Village
Lijiang - Naxi Museum and Naxi People
Lijiang - Stone Drum Village
Luoyang Folk Customs Museum
Shanghai Museum
Sichuan University Museum
Three Gorges Museum

Miscellaneous
People
Pollution
Silkworms

Museums
Changsha - Hunan Provincial Museum
Chengdu - Jinsha Museum
Chengdu - Sanxingdui Museum
Chengdu - Sichuan University Museum
Chongqing - Three Gorges Museum
Datong - City Museum
Hangzhou - Zhejiang Provincial Museum
Jinan - Shandong Provincial Museum
Kunming - Yunnan Provincial Museum
Lanzhou - Gansu Provincial Museum
Lijiang - Naxi Museum
Luoyang - City Museum
Shanghai Museum
Taiyuan - Shanxi Provincial Museum
Wuhan - Hubei Provincial Museum
Xi'an - Beilin Museum (Forest of Steles)
Xi'an - Shaanxi History Museum
Zhengzhou - Henan Provincial Museum

Music and Dance
Baodingshan - flute player relief
Chengdu - Sichuan Opera performers
Dali - traditional orchestra performers
Kashgar - music shop instruments
Kunming - Yunnan Nationalities village
Lanzhou - Gansu Provincial Museum
Hangzhou - Guan Museum
Lijiang - Naxi music performers
Suzhou - Lingering Garden performers
Suzhou - Nets Garden performers
Wuhan - Hubei Provincial Museum bells
Xi'an - Beilin Museum reliefs
Zhengzhou - Henan Provincial Museum

Scenery and Gardens
Beijing - Great Wall at Badaling
Beijing - Great Wall at Juyong Guan
Beijing - Summer Palace
Dali - Stone Bell Mountain
Guilin - Fubo Hill
Guilin - Li River
Guilin - Reed Flute Cave
Hangzhou - West Lake
Kuqa - Subashi Desert Ruins
Kuqa - Tian Shan Mountains
Kunming - Dragon Gate
Kunming - Stone Forest
Lijiang - Stone Drum Village
Lijiang - Tiger Leaping Gorge
Suzhou - Emerald Villa
Suzhou - Grand Canal
Suzhou - Humble Administrator's Garden
Suzhou - Lingering Garden
Suzhou - Nets Garden at night
Suzhou - Pavilion Of Dark Blue Waves
Tai Shan - View of Mt. Tai
Tai Shan - View From Cable Car
Tibet - Lhasa - Villages and Scenery
Turpan - Gaochang Desert Ruins
Turpan - Jiaohe Desert Ruins
Xi'an - H'ua Qing Hot Springs
Yangzi River - Three Gorges Scenic Area


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