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Taman Negara was submitted to UNESCO for review since 2004, but no progress on its status on when Taman Negara can be inscribed into World Heritage List.

China already listed 40 sites in world heritage list with three candidates are submitted each year. West Lake is a candidate in the waiting list, maybe it will be listed by next year.

The legend of snake white lady makes the West Lake, a place known to almost every Chinese.

The texts of the Chinese and English versions of the West Lake’s application for being listed as world heritage have passed the preliminary examination by the UNESCO World Heritage Center, according to a meeting of Hangzhou about the West Lake’s world heritage application held on Sept. 15, 2010. The International Council on Monuments and Sites is expected to send specialists to Hangzhou to carry out a field inspection. (Xinhua/Tan Jin) (hdt)

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A boat sails at the Maojiabu scenic spot on the West Lake in Hangzhou, capital of east China’s Zhejiang Province, Sept. 17, 2010.

File photo taken in Jan. 2006 shows two people rowing a boat on the West Lake in Hangzhou, capital of east China’s Zhejiang Province.

Photo taken on Sept. 18, 2010 shows a view of the West Lake with the Baochu Pagoda standing on the left side, in Hangzhou, capital of east China’s Zhejiang Province.

File photo taken on April 18, 2008 shows a sculpture of Italian traveler Marco Polo at a park beside the West Lake in Hangzhou, capital of east China’s Zhejiang Province.

A boat sails at the Maojiabu scenic spot on the West Lake in Hangzhou, capital of east China’s Zhejiang Province, Sept. 17, 2010. (Xinhua/Tan Jin)

Photo taken on Sept. 18, 2010 shows cliffside inscriptions beside the statue of Zheng Shiru, a seal cutter in ancient China’s Qing Dynasty (1644-1911) at the West Lake in Hangzhou, capital of east China’s Zhejiang Province.

Photo taken in Jan. 2008 shows a snow view of the West Lake in Hangzhou, capital of east China’s Zhejiang Province. (Xinhua/Tan Jin)

Photo taken in Jan. 2008 shows the scenic spot “Lingering Snow on the Broken Bridge” at the West Lake in Hangzhou, capital of east China’s Zhejiang Province. (Xinhua/Tan Jin)