China is a country rich with culture and heritage lasting for centuries of years and has become world heritage sites which are visited by thousands of communities from around the world. According to UNESCO’s listed world heritage sites you would find 6 locations in China. The Ming Dynasty Tombs are one of those world heritage sites listed and is located about 42 kilometers north to central Beijing. This site is where the Yongle Emperor was buried and a mausoleum by his name was built. The site was chosen by the Yongle Emperor according to Feng Shui beliefs. The Great Wall of China too is a world famous historical site which is recognized by almost everyone on planet earth at an instant. It is a wall which is built in the northern boundaries of China to protect the country from various invasions and it still remains the longest wall in the world. This colossal wall was built by Qin Shi Huang the first ruler of China during 220 – 206 BC.
The Forbidden City was once the Royal Palace of the Ming Dynasty until the end of Qing Dynasty. Though it was once home of many emperors for almost 500 years, it now stands as a museum. Another world heritage site of China is the Altar of Heaven which is a series of religious structures located in Beijing and was used by many Chinese Emperors for their prayer activities. Another place that a visitor would love to visit is the Summer Palace in Beijing which is a beautiful garden with ponds and trees which indeed is a haven. It covers an area of around 2.9 square kilometers and is flourishing with greenery.
Finally the Pekking Man is another significant site in the UNESCO list of China’s world heritages. It is where fossil samples of Homo erectus pekinensis were found in Beijing. People visiting China are very interested in these absolutely amazing heritage sites of China. If a you wishes to visit these truly exciting places, you can accommodate yourself in one of Greater China Hotels for a comfortable and longer stay in China. Millennium & Copthorne Hotels China is a great hotel to try out if you are visiting China on your vacation and it surely is one of the best Hotels in China.