Models present traditional Mongolian clothes during the annual Mongolian Clothing Festival in Ulan Bator, Mongolia, July 20, 2013.
The bronze heads of a rat and a rabbit, donated by the Pinault family of France in April, are on display at the National Museum of China.
Bingling Temple Grottoes, filled with Buddhist statues, stupas and murals, were a work in progress between the 4th and 10th centuries.
International Youth Summer Camp on Chinese World Heritage opens in Suzhou city, east China's Jiangsu province, July 17, 2013.
A public exhibition presenting elaborate antiques of the Xixia Kingdom opens in Harbin, capital of northeast China's Heilongjiang province, July 16, 2013.
Melaka and George Town, historic cities located in the Straits of Malacca, were added to the list of UNESCO's World Heritage Sites in July 2008.
On June 8, China's Eighth National Cultural Heritage Day, music many people thought had disappeared centuries ago was played in the Forbidden City.
The Palace Museum in Beijing has a host of historical exhibits that take a lifetime to preserve and maintain. To keep these relics safe for posterity, the museum has stepped up efforts with a new partner.
As a national intangible cultural heritage, Haha Tune (a local opera) in Qing county, Hebei province has a history spanning 300 years.
Close encounters with Siena, a medieval city in Toscana
The State Bureau of Cultural Relics recently contributed more than 10,000 pieces of culture relics confiscated by Beijing Customs to the Prince Gong Mansion Museum.
Experts believe carved symbols found on stone implements and crockery in Zhejiang province date back more than 5,000 years, marking the oldest written Chinese language.