Two Chinese landmarks in regional New South Wales have been listed on the State Heritage Register.

One is Blackguard Gully in Young, recognised as the site of one of the worst riots against Chinese miners in Australian history. The other is the Chinese Section of the Nyngan Cemetery.

Tahria Sheather from the Department of Planning says it is one of the largest collections of Chinese graves in Australia.

"They're so important as evidence of Chinese burial practices as they were carried out in Australia and how these practices were adapted to the new traditions," she said.

"The site includes nine grave stones and they're located near a traditional brick burner used to burn food and money offerings to the souls of the dead.

Source: ABC News