Beijing UNESCO – UNESCO sites in Beijing
What are UNESCO sites in Beijing?
Beijing offers visitors 7 x UNESCO World Heritage Sites to explore. Let’s see what they are.
Beijing UNESCO Sites
- Peking Man Site at Zhoukoudian
Peking Man Site at Zhoukoudian is situated in Fangshan District, Beijing. Declared as a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Site in December, 1987, it is the living place of Peking Man from 700,000 to 200,000 years ago, the early Homo sapiens in the 4th place from 200,000 to 100,000 years ago, the Idyllic Cave Man from about 42,000 to 38,500 years ago, and the Upper Cave Man around 30,000 years ago.
For reference, 27 x sites of cultural relics in different periods with various fossils, more than 200 human fossils, more than 100,000 pieces of stone tools, and a large number of fire remains and hundreds of animal fossils have been discovered there.
- Grand Canal (Beijing-Hangzhou Canal)
In ancient China, silk, tea, bamboo, wood, and much more in South China were transported via the canal to North China while coal, leather goods and other special items in North China were transported to South China through the canal as well. The canal has been playing a significant role in the history of China.