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15 July 2015

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Mt. Hengshan Sees More Than 600,000 Tourist Trips During National Day Holiday

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The Hengshan Mountain scenic spot hosts 636,200 tourists during the National Day and the Mid-Autumn Festival holidays, a year-on-year increase of 10.26%. (Photo/Wen Ligui)


More than a thousand official staff of Nanyue District are on duty at major roads and scenic spots. (Photo/Wen Ligui)

Rural tourism with local characteristics is favored by tourists in Nanyue Scenic Spot. (Photo/Wen Ligui)

Volunteers guide and send travel maps to tourists. (Photo/Wen Ligui)


The Nanyue tourism authority of Hengyang City announced that Hengshan Mountain witnessed 636,200 tourist trips during the National Day and the Mid-Autumn Festival holidays, a year-on-year increase of 10.26%.

Scenic spots such as Zhurong Peak, Nanyue Great Temple, and Nantianmen (the Southern Heavenly Gate) were crowded with tourists. Flower-drum opera performances in Nanyue Ancient Town brought a cultural feast to them. The performance of “The Monkey King” at Water-Screen Cave Scenic Spot won applause from children.

This year tourists were attracted by rural tourism with local characteristics, besides praying for blessing and sightseeing. A 200-mu (13-ha.) sunflower show at an all-for-one tourism demonstration site in Nanyue drew many tourists. Water-Screen Cave Scenic Spot provided a specific and culturally diversified tourism experience for travellers.

To ensure orderly operation, the Nanyue Scenic Spot intensified efforts to divert tourists in parking lot, ticket offices, and cableways. It increased signboards and controlled traffics efficiently in response to the rising numbers of self-drive tours. It also opened parking lots around governmental departments, schools, and residential communities, as well as vacant lots to the public.

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Translator: Xiao Juan

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