38 Rock Art Sites of the Zuojiang Huashan Rock Art Cultural Landscape

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  Site Name Photographs Site Description
The First Heritage Area: Ningming County
1 Zhushan Rock Art Site 1 - 5 Zhushan consists of a panel roughly 400m. wide, with 167 anthropomorphs, 8 zoomorphs and 24 circular images. Listed under Ningming County's Protection Unit of Cultural Relics in 1993 and Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region's Protection Unit of Cultural Relics in 2014.
2 Longxiashan Rock Art Site 6 - 9 Longxiashan consists of 2 panels; the first 20m. wide at a height of 65m. with 12 anthropomorphs, and the second 25m. wide at a height of 60m. with 41 anthropomorphs, 4 zoomorphs and 5 circular images. Listed under Ningming County's Protection Unit of Cultural Relics in 1993 and Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region's Protection Unit of Cultural Relics in 2014.
3 Gaoshan Rock Art Site 10 - 18 Gaoshan paintings consist of 316 anthropomorphs (228 in profile), 15 zoomorphs and 46 circular images. Listed under Ningming County's Protection Unit of Cultural Relics in 1993 and Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region's Protection Unit of Cultural Relics in 2014.
4 Huashan Rock Art Site 19 - 23 Huashan paintings are at height of 10m. to 90m. with a panel 172m. wide - 8,000 sq.m. - with over 1,800 images, 1,500 of which are anthropomorphs (largest figure 3m. in height) Listed under Important Units of Cultural Relics under the National Protection by the State Council in 1988 and the World Heritage Tentative List in China by the State Administration of Cultural Heritage in 2007.
The Second Heritage Area: Longzhou County
5 Chenxiangjiao Rock Art Site 24 - 27 Chenxiangjiao paintings are at a height of 20m. to 40m. with 16 groups of images. with 153 anthropomorphs (79 in profile), 3 zoomorphs and 16 circular images. Listed under Longzhou County's Protection Unit of Cultural Relics in 2012 and Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region's Protection Unit of Cultural Relics in 2014.
6 Baojianshan Rock Art Site 28 - 29 Baojianshan paintings are on a panel 3m. wide at a height of 15m. with 1 anthropomorph and 2 circular images. Listed under Longzhou County's Protection Unit of Cultural Relics in 2012 and Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region's Protection Unit of Cultural Relics in 2014.
7 Shuiyanshan Rock Art Site 30 - 31 Shuiyanshan paintings are at a height of 50m. with 7 indistinct anthropomorphs (profiles) and marks. Listed under Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region's Protection Unit of Cultural Relics in 2014.
8 Duimianshan Rock Art Site 32 - 35 Duimianshan paintings are in 2 groups, firstly at a height of 150m. with 14 anthropomorphs and 1 circular image, and secondly at a height of 105m. with 17 anthropomorphs and 1 circular image. Listed under Longzhou County's Protection Unit of Cultural Relics in 2012 and Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region's Protection Unit of Cultural Relics in 2014.
9 Loutiyan Rock Art Site 36 - 39 Loutiyan paintings are at a height of 50m. in 5 groups, with 42 anthropomorphs. Listed under Longzhou County's Protection Unit of Cultural Relics in 2012 and Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region's Protection Unit of Cultural Relics in 2014.
10 Sanzhoutoushan Rock Art Site 40 - 44 Sanzhoutoushan paintings are at a height of 25m. to 50m. with 73 anthropomorphs (4 with swords, 3 with head ornaments, 48 profiles), 2 zoomorphs, 8 circular images and 16 unidentifiable images. Listed under Longzhou County's Protection Unit of Cultural Relics in 2012 and Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region's Protection Unit of Cultural Relics in 2014.
11 Sanzhouweishan Rock Art Site 45 - 48 Sanzhouweishan paintings are in 4 groups, with 108 anthropomorphs. Listed under Longzhou County's Protection Unit of Cultural Relics in 2012 and Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region's Protection Unit of Cultural Relics in 2014.
12 Yanminshan Rock Art Site 49 - 52 Yanminshan paintings are at a height of 14m. to 30m. in 3 groups, with 27 anthropomorphs (mainly profile, 2 with spears). Listed under Longzhou County's Protection Unit of Cultural Relics in 2012 and Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region's Protection Unit of Cultural Relics in 2014.
13 Bafengshan Rock Art Site 53 - 55 Bafengshan paintings are at a height of 20m. to 40m. in 2 groups, with 10 anthropomorphs (7 profiles). Listed under Longzhou County's Protection Unit of Cultural Relics in 2012 and Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region's Protection Unit of Cultural Relics in 2014.
14 Wumingshan Rock Art Site 56 - 57 Wumingshan paintings are at a height of 25m. with 4 anthropomorphs (profiles) and several unidentifiable images. Listed under Longzhou County's Protection Unit of Cultural Relics in 2012 and Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region's Protection Unit of Cultural Relics in 2014.
15 Chaochuantoushan Rock Art Site 58 - 59 Chaochuantoushan paintings are on a panel 2m. wide with 7 anthropomorphs (5 profiles). Listed under Longzhou County's Protection Unit of Cultural Relics in 2012 and Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region's Protection Unit of Cultural Relics in 2014.
16 Duchuanshan Rock Art Site 60 - 61 Duchuanshan paintings are in 3 groups, with 38 anthropomorphs (28 profiles), 1 zoomorph and 5 unidentifiable images. Listed under Longzhou County's Protection Unit of Cultural Relics in 2012 and Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region's Protection Unit of Cultural Relics in 2014.
17 Dazhoutou Rock Art Site 62 - 65 Dazhoutou paintings are in 3 groups at a height of 20m. with 48 anthropomorphs (3 with head ornaments, 1 with an animal below the feet, 24 profiles). Listed under Longzhou County's Protection Unit of Cultural Relics in 2012 and Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region's Protection Unit of Cultural Relics in 2014.
18 Sanjiaoyan Rock Art Site 66 - 68 Sanjiaoyan paintings are at a height of 22m. with 21 anthropomorphs (2 with head ornaments, 2 with swords, 10 profiles). Listed under Longzhou County's Protection Unit of Cultural Relics in 2012 and Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region's Protection Unit of Cultural Relics in 2014.
19 Shamaoshan Rock Art Site 69 - 71 Shamaoshan paintings are in 4 groups at a height of 15m. to 30m. with 8 anthropomorphs (6 profiles) and several unidentifiable images. Listed under Longzhou County's Protection Unit of Cultural Relics in 2012 and Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region's Protection Unit of Cultural Relics in 2014.
20 Mianjianghuashan Rock Art Site 72 - 77 Mianjianghuashan paintings represent the second largest rock art site, on a panel 120m. wide at a height of 25m. to 80m. in 10 groups, with 280 images of anthropomorphs, zoomorphs and circular images. Listed under Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region's Protection Unit of Cultural Relics in 1963.
The Third Heritage Area: Jiangzhou District, Fusui County
21 Tuobaishan Rock Art Site 78 - 81 Tuobaishan paintings are on a panel 100m. wide with 38 anthropomorphs, 1 zoomorph (2m. in length and 2 circular images. Listed under Longzhou County's Protection Unit of Cultural Relics in 2006 and Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region's Protection Unit of Cultural Relics in 2014.
22 Tuobaiyinshan Rock Art Site 82 - 83 Tuobaiyinshan paintings are at a height of 20m. with 52 anthropomorphs. Listed under Longzhou County's Protection Unit of Cultural Relics in 2006 and Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region's Protection Unit of Cultural Relics in 2014.
23 Chuanlongshan Rock Art Site 84 - 85 Chuanlongshan paintings are at a height of 10m. with 3 anthropomorphs. Listed under Longzhou County's Protection Unit of Cultural Relics in 2006 and Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region's Protection Unit of Cultural Relics in 2014.
24 Ba'anshan Rock Art Site 86 - 87 Ba' anshan paintings are on a panel 3m. wide with 4 anthropomorphs. Listed under Longzhou County's Protection Unit of Cultural Relics in 2006 and Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region's Protection Unit of Cultural Relics in 2014.
25 Mabishan Rock Art Site 88 - 89 Mabishan paintings are at a height of 50m. to 60m. in 2 groups with 5 anthropomorphs. Listed under Longzhou County's Protection Unit of Cultural Relics in 2006 and Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region's Protection Unit of Cultural Relics in 2014.
26 Guandaoshan Rock Art Site 90 - 92 Guandaoshan paintings are in 5 groups with 2 anthropomorphs, 1 zoomorph and several unidentifiable images. Listed under Longzhou County's Protection Unit of Cultural Relics in 2006 and Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region's Protection Unit of Cultural Relics in 2014.
27 Zhakoushan Rock Art Site 93 - 95 Zhakoushan paintings are in 3 groups with 18 anthropomorphs (6 profiles) and 1 circular image. Listed under Fusui County Cultural Relic Protection Site in 1985 and Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region's Protection Unit of Cultural Relics in 2014.
28 Lingzhishan Rock Art Site 96 - 98 Lingzhishan paintings are at a height of 30m. to 40m. with 14 anthropomorphs. Listed under Longzhou County's Protection Unit of Cultural Relics in 2006 and Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region's Protection Unit of Cultural Relics in 2014.
29 Dashan Rock Art Site 99 - 101 Dashan paintings are in 4 groups with 11 anthropomorphs, with some very faint. Listed under Longzhou County's Protection Unit of Cultural Relics in 2006 and Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region's Protection Unit of Cultural Relics in 2014.
30 Xiaoyinwengshan Rock Art Site 102 - 103 Xiaoyinwengshan paintings are at a height of 12m. to 115m. in 2 groups with 22 images including 3 anthropomorphs. Listed under Fusui County Cultural Relic Protection Site in 1985 and Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region's Protection Unit of Cultural Relics in 2014.
31 Dayinwengshan Rock Art Site 104 - 106 Dayinwengshan paintings are in 3 groups with 11 anthropomorphs and 4 circular images. Listed under Fusui County Cultural Relic Protection Site in 1985 and Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region's Protection Unit of Cultural Relics in 2014.
32 Qixingshan Rock Art Site 107 - 109 Qixingshan paintings are at a height of 80m. to 100m. with 9 anthropomorphs and 2 circular images. Listed under Fusui County Cultural Relic Protection Site in 1985 and Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region's Protection Unit of Cultural Relics in 2014.
33 Yanhuaishan Rock Art Site 110 - 111 Yanhuaishan paintings are at a height of 130m. with 11 anthropomorphs (6 distinct) and 1 circular image. Listed under Fusui County Cultural Relic Protection Site in 1985 and Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region's Protection Unit of Cultural Relics in 2014.
34 Kongtuoshan Rock Art Site 112 - 113 Kongtuoshan paintings are very faint, in 3 groups at a height of 30m. to 70m. Listed under Fusui County Cultural Relic Protection Site in 1985 and Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region's Protection Unit of Cultural Relics in 2014.
35 Baigeshan Rock Art Site 114 - 117 Baigeshan paintings are in 11 groups with 81 images, of which 20 are distinct anthropomorphs. Listed under Longzhou County's Protection Unit of Cultural Relics in 2006 and Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region's Protection Unit of Cultural Relics in 2014.
36 Jiangjunshan Rock Art Site 118 - 119 Jiangjunshan paintings are at a height of 120m. with 10 anthropomorphs. Listed under Longzhou County's Protection Unit of Cultural Relics in 2006 and Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region's Protection Unit of Cultural Relics in 2014.
37 Dawanshan Rock Art Site 120 - 121 Dawanshan paintings are in 3 groups with 6 indistinct images. Listed under Longzhou County's Protection Unit of Cultural Relics in 2006 and Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region's Protection Unit of Cultural Relics in 2014.
38 Wanrendongshan Rock Art Site 122 - 125 Wanrendongshan paintings are in 6 groups with 87 images ic=ncluding 23 distinct anthropomorphs. Listed under Longzhou County's Protection Unit of Cultural Relics in 2006 and Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region's Protection Unit of Cultural Relics in 2014.
 

ABOUT THE HUASHAN CULTURAL LANDSCAPE

 
The Zuojiang Huashan Rock Art Cultural Landscape is exactly that; a 'landscape' of prehistoric rock art within the widely distributed karst landforms which the Zuojiang River and its branch meander through, for over 100 kilometers. Whilst the Huashan Rock Art Site is the most spectacular, the fact that there are 38 designated sites for the prehistoric paintings demonstrates the uniqueness and scale of the Zuojiang Huashan Rock Art Cultural Landscape.
 
The environment is integral to the paintings; mountains, river and terraces. The rock art sites, numbering 38, are almost all located on the bend of the river and opposite flat cultivated terraces, occupying consistent painting sites in terms of height and cliff position. Most paintings face south or west. The surrounding archaeology, with evidence from the Palaeolithic to the Neolithic, is consistent with the distribution of the rock art paintings.
 
The division of rock art sites - the First Heritage Area, Ningming County, the Second Heritage Area, Longzhou County, and the Third heritage Area, Jiangzhou District, Fusui County - follows the division method described in the Investigation and Research on Rock Art of Guangxi Zoujiang River Basin published by Guangxi Nationalities Publishing House in 1987.
 
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