China's latest World Heritage site becomes popular attraction

China Plus/Xinhua Published: 2019-07-11 14:56:20
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This undated photo shows statues depicting daily life for an ancient family at the Liangzhu Archaeological Ruins in east China's Zhejiang Province. [Photo: IC]
The Liangzhu Archaeological Ruins, China's latest entry on the UNESCO World Heritage List, has become a popular tourist destination since it started accepting visits by members of the public. Up to 3,000 people a day are able to make a reservation on WeChat to visit the site.

The Archaeological Ruins of Liangzhu City were added to the UNESCO World Heritage List on July 6, bring to 55 the number of sites that China has on the list.

Sitting on a plain crossed by waterways in the Yangtze River Basin, the site includes the remains of Liangzhu City (3,300 B.C.-2,300 B.C.), which was once the center of power and belief for an early regional state in the lower reaches of the Yangtze River during the Late Neolithic period.

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