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Element The Twenty-Four Solar Terms, knowledge in China of time and practices developed through observation of the sun’s annual motion (China)
Inscribed in 2016 (11.COM) on the Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity
Title as submitted EN: The observatory in Dengfeng of Henan Province was built in A.D. 1276. It was a sundial established by the astronomer Guo Shoujing used to measure shadows, observe the stars, and predict the time.