The proposal of establishing a national park system of China was released in 2013 at the 3rd Plenary Session of the 18th Central Committee of the Communist Party of China. In 2016, the Three-River-Source National Park was established as the first experimental unit of this park system. Fujian Wuyi Mountains National Park was established in the same year, and 8 more parks have been designated since then. Currently, the National Park System of China has 11 units. They are administrated by the National Forestry and Grassland Administration.
|Name||Image||Location||Establishment||Size (in km2)||Description|
|Three-River-Source National Park||Qinghai||March 9, 2016||123,100||To protect source waters of three great rivers: Yangtze River, Lancang River and Yellow River.|
|Giant Panda National Park||Sichuan, Shaanxi and Gansu||January 31, 2017||27,000||To protect natural environmental corridors connecting different habitats of pandas.|
|Northeastern China Tiger and Leopard National Park||Jilin and Heilongjiang||December 5, 2016||14,600||To recover communities and populations of wild tigers and leopards in northeastern China.|
|Potatso National Park||Yunnan||October 26, 2016||602.1||To protect local wetlands and grasslands.|
|Shennongjia National Park||Hubei||May 14, 2016||1,170||To proptect local ecological systems of sub-tropical forests and sphagnum palustre swamplands.|
|Zhejiang Qianjiangyuan National Park||Zhejiang||July 15, 2016||252||To protect endangered species near the source of Qiantang River.|
|Hunan South Mountain National Park||Hunan||August 8, 2016||635.94||To protect birds and other ecological landscapes.|
|Wuyi Mountains National Park||Fujian||March 14, 2016||982.59||To protect the biodiversity of Wuyi Mountains.|
|Beijing Great Wall National Park||Beijing||January 14, 2017||59.91||To protect historical sites at Badaling Great Wall and Ming Tombs.|
|Qilian Mountains National Park||Gansu and Qinghai||June 26, 2017||50,000||To protect the vulnerable environment in Qilian Mountains.|
|Hainan Tropical Rain Forest National Park||Hainan||January 23, 2019||44,000||To protect rain forests on the island.|
Before the formal establishment of National Park System of China in 2016, the National Scenic and Historic Interest Area system (Chinese: 国家级风景名胜区; pinyin: Guójiājí Fēngjǐng Míngshèngqū) was the exact equivalent of the term 'national park' (Chinese: 国家公园; pinyin: Guójiā Gōngyuán) applied to the rest of the world, as specified in the National Standard of the People's Republic of China GB50298-1999: Code for Scenic Area Planning, and in the Green Paper: Situation and Prospects of China's Scenic Areas published by the Ministry of Construction in 1994. National Scenic and Historic Interest Areas in China were officially approved and declared by the State Council. The Ministry of Housing and Urban-Rural Development is in charge of the supervision and administration of national and provincial parks throughout the country. To date, China has 244 National Scenic and Historic Interest Areas. The ranges and boundaries of these national parks are often extended beyond what the official names might suggest. The National Scenic and Historic Interest Areas system still exists after the establishment of national parks in 2016.
Tourist attractions or scenic areas rated as AAAAA (5A) are the most important and best-maintained tourist attractions in the People's Republic of China, given the highest level in the rating categories used by the Ministry of Culture and Tourism. As of 2018, there are 248 tourist attractions listed as 5A.Dalian Yinshitan Forest National Park
Dalian Yinshitan Forest National Park (Chinese: 大连银石滩国家森林公园; pinyin: Dàlián yínshítān guójiā sēnlín gōngyuán; literally: 'Dalian Silver Pebble Beach Forest National Park') is a national park located in the proximity of Dalian, Liaoning province, China. It is also known simply as (Chinese: 银石滩; pinyin: yínshítān; literally: 'Silver Pebble Beach').Xianju National Park
Xianju National Park (Chinese: 仙居国家公园) is a national park in Xianju County, Zhejiang, China. It lies between the Kuocang Mountains (Chinese: 括苍山脉) and Dalei Mountain (Chinese: 大雷山) in southeastern Zhejiang province. It shrouded by the cloud and mist all the year around. It covers an area of 301-square-kilometre (116 sq mi).