China’s Tusi sites were inscribed on UNESCO’s World Heritage List.
The announcement was made Saturday in Bonn, Germany.
For eight centuries, the “Tusi” chieftain system governed southwest China’s ethnic minorities.
The hereditary rulers were appointed by ancient China’s central government as “Tusi”.
Tusi ruins and cemeteries are scattered in southwest China’s Yunnan and Guizhou provinces, as well as the northeastern edge of the Qinghai-Tibetan Plateau.
China has a total of 101 Tusi heritage sites, including the three on the UNESCO’s World Heritage List.
On UNESCO’s list are Hailongtun castle in Guizhou Province, Tangya Tusi city in Hubei Province and Yongshun old Tusi city in central Hunan Province.
The new inscription on Saturday increased the number of world heritage sites in China to 48.