Who established the Yuan Dynasty?

Q: Who established the Yuan Dynasty of China?

A: The Yuan Dynasty (also known as the Great Yuan Empire in China) was established in the 13th century by Kublai Khan; however, he ordered that the name of his grandfather Genghis Khan (who had died in 1227) be placed on the official record as the founder of the dynasty.


In records, the Yuan Dynasty officially lasted from 1271 to 1368.

Rebellions broke out in the 1350s, and one of the rebel leaders was Chu Y√ľan-chang, who founded the Ming dynasty in 1368.


SHORT QUESTION AND ANSWER

Q: Who's the founder of China's Yuan Dynasty?

A: Formally, Genghis Khan. Actually, his grandson Kublai Khan.

What's the largest hotel chain?

Q: Best Western says it's the "World's Largest Hotel Chain." Is that true?

A: No. That's merely their tagline.

In terms of number of rooms, the record for being the largest hotel chain in the world belongs to IHG (InterContinental Hotels Group), which includes InterContinental Hotels, Crowne Plaza, Hotel Indigo, Holiday Inn, Holiday Inn Express, Staybridge Suites and Candlewood Suites. As of March 2009 they owned 621,696 rooms in 4,200 hotels.


Q: What's the largest budget hotel chain?

A: Super 8 Motels is the largest chain with establishments in the United States, Canada and China. If you count motels that are located only in the United States and Canada, Motel 6 is the largest in North America.


Q: What's the largest hotel?

A: First World Hotel in Genting Highlands, Malaysia, is the world's largest hotel with a total of 6,118 rooms. The fact was certified by Guinness World Records in 2006.