WHS connected with sites created as or containing significant numbers of summer residences for rulers and ruling classes to escape from the heat and bustle of the capital
|Lushan National Park||"In addition there are around 600 villas built by Chinese and foreign visitors in the late 19th and 20th centuries, when the area became a popular resort and was, during the 1930s and 40s the official Summer Capital of the Republic of China." (UNESCO)|
|M'Zab Valley||"The living pattern of the Ibadis of the M'zab Valley included a seasonal migration. Each summer, the population settled in palm groves, where the "summer cities" were marked by the looser organization of their settlememts" AB. The structures include a summer citadel or Ksar|
|Medici Villas and Gardens||Villa di Cafaggiolo (AB ev)|
|Mountain Railways of India||Darjeeling, Shimla and Ootacamund were all developed as locations for the British Raj to escape the heat of the lowlands and the railways were created to give them easy access.|
|Mountain Resort, Chengde|
|Potsdam||Sanssouci is the former summer palace of Frederick the Great, King of Prussia|
|Schönbrunn||Summer residence of the Habsburg family|
|Semmering Railway||after the railway was built, the Semmering region became a summer resort to wealthy Viennese; also Wartholz Castle was used as official summer residence by Emperor Karl I in 1917 and 1918|
|St. Petersburg||Peterhof Palace, the summer palace of Peter the Great|
Do you know of another WHS we could connect to Summer residences?
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