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Partial Reopened Tourist Attractions Across Hunan

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The Hunan Tourism Association recently released instructions for the reopening of tourist attractions across Hunan in an orderly manner amid the epidemic prevention and control. On February 22, the Hunan Provincial Department of Culture and Tourism issued instructions for reopening A-level scenic spots and public cultural tourism service centers across Hunan during the epidemic prevention and control.  These will guide the orderly reopening of A-level scenic spots and public cultural tourism service centers.

The Hunan Provincial Department of Culture and Tourism said that A-level tourist attractions should open in an orderly manner, giving priority to scenic spots with large spaces and open-ended streets and natural scenic resorts; spacious areas in tourist attractions should open first, and indoor venues should remain closed. Indoor tourism locations are temporarily unavailable.

It also announced additional requirements for operation management, environmental sanitation, cleaning and disinfection and staff health protection in public cultural tourism service centers, including A-level scenic spots, star-level tourist hotels, travel agencies, commercial performance entertainment, business sites of Internet access services, cultural centers, libraries, museums, memorial halls, art galleries, and grassroots comprehensive cultural service centers and public digital culture service centers in communities, villages and towns.

393 A-Class Scenic Spots Reopen in Hunan 

A press conference for the 2020 Hunan Cultural and Tourism Activities during May Day Holiday was held on April 27. It announced that, as of April 25, 393 A-class scenic spots have reopened, 81.5% of the total across Hunan; 289 star-rated hotels, 86% of the total; 338 travel agencies, 30.12% of the total; 117 museums and memorials, 74.52% of the total; 130 public libraries, 93.86% of the total; 108 cultural centers, 76.6% of the total; 4,463 Internet bars and 1,773 KTVs, 66.38% and 48.15% of the total respectively.

To ensure the safety and order of the cultural tourism market during May Day Holiday, the Hunan Department of Culture and Tourism carried out supervision on regular epidemic prevention and control for the restoration and security management of business operators in the province’s cultural tourism industry between April 22 to 30. The department required cultural and tourism enterprises to conscientiously perform their main responsibilities and stick to take targeted measures on epidemic prevention and control. During the epidemic prevention and control period, outdoor areas in tourist attractions are available while indoor venues temporarily closed. Tourist attractions are allowed to receive 30% of their maximum visitor capacity and asked to strictly implement the system for booking tickets at staggered times. Paid scenic spots are required to work out restrictive measures during the holiday before launching preferential policies for free tickets, to prevent the number of tourists over the limit. It is necessary to strengthen the guidance and management of key areas where visitors may gather together, like the entrances to scenic areas, major visiting spots and cable cars, and be cautious of instantaneous gathering.

According to the Hunan Department of Culture and Tourism, administrative departments at all levels should conduct thorough research on hot spots, comprehensively sort out the hidden troubles and risks in tourist attractions, and screen out the list of popular scenic areas that may be crowded with visitors within their jurisdiction. Focus should be placed on tourist attractions launching the free admission policy and issuing consumption coupons, urban parks and scenic spots that welcomed throngs of tourists during the holiday seasons in previous years, in an attempt to send risk warnings as early as possible, intensify prevention and control measures, control risk ahead of time and prevent mass gathering.

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Epidemic Prevention Tips for May Day Holiday Travels

The COVID-19 epidemic situation in Hunan is moving steadily in a positive direction. As the May Day holiday approaches, Liu Fuqiang, emergency office director of the Hunan Center for Disease Control and Prevention reminded on April 27 that, high-risk groups including the elderly, people with chronic diseases, and pregnant women are suggested to avoid traveling. As for the ordinary residents, three aspects should be paid high attention to: 

First, travel nearby and avoid crowds. People are advised to avoid hot destinations and peak times; and, not participate in activities in enclosed spaces. As for cross-region trips, the regions with no new epidemic cases reported recently should be preferred. Tourists are suggested to contact the scenic areas in advance to learn about local epidemic prevention and control policy. Disinfection products should be prepared such as masks and sanitizers. 

Second, carry out self-protection measures. When taking public transportation such as bus or train, passengers should follow the crew members’ requirements to keep masks worn and keep the tickets for reference. 

Third, keep safe distance with each other while travelling and queuing. Good health habits should be kept, including cough etiquette and hand hygiene. The hotel rooms should be ventilated after check-in. Travelers with symptoms such as fever, cough, and weakness, should go to nearby medical institutions immediately for diagnosis.

Liu particularly stressed that, dinning together should still be avoided. Dining reservation should be made to avoid peak times and crowds. 

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Shaoshan Chairman Mao’s Former Residence Reopens

The Chairman Mao’s Former Residence in Shaoshan, Xiangtan, reopened to visitors on May 16. It is open between 8:00 and 16:00 every day. Last entry is 15:50.

Individual visitors are required to make online real-name reservation. They may scan the following QR code to reserve their visits on that day. Group visitors should make a reservation via a phone call (0731-55681161). The daily visitor number is limited to not more than 5,000 (6,000 in holidays). 

Visitors can enter the scenic area after the reservation information, valid identity cards, health codes, and body temperatures are checked.

Reservation approaches:

Booking tickets on WeChat:

1. Scan to follow the WeChat “天下韶山公众号”

2. Book ticket through “官网订票(ticket booking)” —“故居纪念馆订票(booking ticket for Chairman Mao’s Former Residence)”

Booking tickets on WeChat Mini Program

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Li Zijian Art Museum

On April 7, citizens visited the Li Zijian Art Museum, which resumed opening to the public on the same day. Visitors can make real-name online appointments before visiting. Group appointments are not accepted for the time being. The daily reception volume of visitors should not exceed 1,000. Visitors are required to wear masks throughout the tour. It is recommended that the visit duration be controlled within 2 hours. (Photo/Xu Xing, Hunan Daily)


Changsha Intangible Cultural Heritage Exhibition Hall

The Changsha Intangible Cultural Heritage Exhibition Hall reopened on March 25. Currently, it only opens the exhibition hall on the first floor and the sales area on the second floor. Other exhibition halls are temporarily closed. Group reservation, tour guide service, teaching and learning experience activities, theatre performances are not available. Visitors can experience self-service guide free of charge by following the guide of the exhibition hall’s official WeChat.

To avoid the gathering of people, the exhibition hall requires that the instantaneous visitor flow at the exhibition hall be limited to 40 people; the visiting time be limited to 30 minutes; and, the number of daily visitors be limited to 300. Visitors are required to wear masks throughout the visit. They are also required to present their health codes, valid ID cards, register their ID card number, address, and contact information, and have their body temperature checked before entering the exhibition hall. Those who don’t wear a mask or have such symptoms as fever (body temperature ≥37.3℃) and cough are not allowed to enter the exhibition hall.

The exhibition hall is closed on Monday. The opening hours are from 9:30 to 11:30 and from 13:30 to 15:30 every Tuesday to Sunday (last entry at 15:00).

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Xie Zilong Photography Museum

The Xie Zilong Photography Museum reopened on March 24. Medical workers across the county can visit the museum free of charge until the end of 2020. During the epidemic prevention and control period, the museum only accepts real-name online reservation, and limits the number of daily visitors to 1,000 people.

The museum’s opening hours are from 10:00 to 18:00 every Tuesday to Sunday (last entry at 17:30). The museum is closed on Monday (except national statutory holidays). Visitors must take temperature checks before entering the museum. Those with abnormal body temperatures (≥37.3℃), or having such abnormal symptoms as cough and shortness of breath are not allowed to enter the museum. Visitors need to show their valid ID cards, a reservation QR code, and Hunan Resident Health Card before entering the museum. Only with a green code on the health card can visitors enter the museum. All visitors must wear masks. They are advised to keep a distance of more than 1.5 meters from others when queuing and visiting to avoid gathering.

Amid the epidemic, the museum will take measures to restrict the flow of visitors to avoid overcrowding. Currently, the museum only accepts individual reservation. The number of visitors per day is limited to 1,000. The instantaneous visitor flow is controlled within 300 people. During the epidemic, public welfare guide services are not available. Visitors can choose audio guide service by scanning a QR code at the entrance of the museum. Visitors can make a reservation 3 days in advance (including the visiting day) through the museum’s official WeChat account.

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Hunan Geological Museum 

The Hunan Geological Museum announced that the museum will reopen on April 1. In order to do a good job in epidemic prevention and control, the museum will only accept online ticket reservation through the museum’s official WeChat account and on-site ticket application after scanning a code to complete real-name authentication.

The museum’s opening hours are from 9:30 to 16: 30 every Tuesday to Sunday (last entry at 16: 00). The museum will be closed every Monday (except for national statutory holidays). The self-service ticket machines and the information desk will not be opened for the time being.

The museum will limit the number of daily visitors to 800. Among them, there are 600 people for online ticket reservation, including 300 in the morning and 300 in the afternoon; and, 200 people for on-site ticket application, including 100 in the morning and 100 in the afternoon.

Only the preface hall, regular exhibition halls, central garden, and cultural and creative store will be opened, and the natural science exploration center will be temporarily closed. Group booking, guide service, audio guide rental, chocolate 3D printing service, and all offline science popularization and social education activities are suspended.

Visitors are required to wear masks and show their personal health code and an electronic QR code before entering the museum. Only those with normal body temperatures and no abnormal symptoms such as cough and chest tightness can enter the museum. Those who do not wear masks, do not get tickets, have a yellow or red health code, or have fever and cough are not allowed to enter the museum. Visitors should wear masks and keep 1.5 meters away from others when queuing and visiting. Visitors are advised not to touch the exhibits and to avoid crowds. Some exhibits or areas that allow close contacts or easily cause people to gather will be temporarily closed.

It is suggested that the visiting time should be controlled within 1.5 hours to avoid personnel gathering. The museum will implement measures to restrict the number of visitors according to the actual situation. Please kindly understand and wait patiently. If you feel unwell, please contact the staff immediately. In case of emergency, obey the directions of the staff.

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Zhangjiajie Huanglong Cave

The Huanglong Cave Investment Co., Ltd. announced that the Huanglong Cave Scenic Area would reopen to the public from March 27. Visitors are required to purchase real-name tickets with their green health codes and ID cards. Free admissions will be offered to Chinese medical personnel until December 31 this year. All tourist can enjoy a buy-one-get-one-free ticket discount until April 27.

Huanglong Cave, a world-famous tourist cave, is a part of Zhangjiajie’s Wulingyuan Scenic Resort -- a world natural heritage site and world geopark. It was closed on January 26 due to the epidemic. Its reopening marks the full resumption of all natural scenic spots in the resort. At the early stage of resumption, the scenic area will limit number of visitors through advance reservation. Group tourists are required to enter in batches, with each batch of not more than 20 persons. The daily reception capacity should not exceed 2,000.

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Yueyang Tower

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The Yueyang Tower Scenic Area has been reopened to the public since March 11.

About the Reopening

1. Opening hours (ticketing): 8: 30-17: 00.

2. Opening areas: the main building and all outdoor attractions in the scenic area. The Memorial Temple of Teng Zijing and Fan Zhongyan, "Falling in Love with Yueyang Tower" Exhibition Hall, Sanzui Pavilion, and stores are temporarily closed.

3. Visitors are advised to choose online real-name ticket booking. You can also buy tickets at the ticket hall of the scenic area by scanning a QR code. Either way, visitors need to carry the ID cards to go through ticket check.

4. During the reopening period, the scenic area does not offer guide service. Visitors can choose voice guide service by scanning a QR code.

Ticket Discounts

1. Between March 11 and April 30, 2020, a 50% discount is offered to all visitors.

2. Between March 11 and April 30, 2020, the price of the scenic area’s annual travel card is reduced from 90 yuan to 80 yuan. Local residents can purchase the annual travel card with their ID cards. Within the 1-year validity period, the travel card holder can take multiple visits to the scenic area.

3. Between March 11 and December 31, 2020, medical workers across the country can visit the scenic area free of charge by presenting their ID cards and valid qualification certificates such as physician's certificate and nurse's certificate. Their spouses can also get free admission by presenting their marriage certificates. Other free ticket policies are the same as before.

Notes for Visitors
1. In order to effectively prevent and control the epidemic and ensure visitors’ safety, all visitors should wear masks and other protective equipment when visiting the scenic area.

2. The scenic spot will take the body temperature of each visitor. Those with abnormal body temperatures will be led to a temporary isolation point for a rest. Their body temperatures will be checked again after 10 minutes. If the second-time temperatures also indicate abnormal condition, the scenic spot will report to the Yueyang CDC.

3. Visitors are required to visit the scenic area separately, keeping a distance of more than 1.5 meters from others. The gathering of crowds is forbidden. When the number of visitors reaches the warning level and the distance cannot be ensured, the scenic area will be closed in an urgent manner. Please cooperate with the orderly evacuation work then.

4. The scenic area will conduct real-time monitoring of the number of visitors, and arrange visitors to enter the scenic area at intervals. The total number of visitors will be controlled within  50% of the scenic area’s maximum carrying capacity. The number of visitors visiting the main building shall not exceed 25 at a time.

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Hunan Museum

The Hunan Museum reopens to the public starting March 24, 2020.

Opening hours:
Every Tuesday to Sunday from 9: 00 to 17: 00 (last entry at 16: 00).
Closed on Monday (except statutory holidays).

How to Visit
During the epidemic, the Hunan Museum only accepts online real-name reservation, with a daily quota of 2,000 visitors. You can make an appointment three days in advance (including the visiting day) by logging into the Hunan Museum official website, APP, and WeChat account. After the reservation is successful, you will receive a confirmation message. You can enter the museum with this message, valid identity certificates, and a qualified health code.

Please scan the QR code above to obtain a health code. You can enter the museum with a green health code. * If the elderly and children do not have mobile phones, their accompanying personnel can apply for health codes on their behalf.

Adjustment of Opening Areas and Services
During the epidemic, several virtual exhibition halls, such as the Five-star Digital Exhibition Hall, are temporarily closed due to the limited space. Services such as group booking, parking, catering, shopping, guiding, educational activities are temporarily suspended.

1. Please show your reservation message, original valid ID cards, and health code, wear a mask, and have your body temperature checked before entering the museum. If you do not wear a mask, do not make a reservation, or have fever (body temperature ≥ 37.3 C), cough and other symptoms, you will not be allowed to enter.

2. Please wear masks when queuing and visiting, and keep a distance of more than 1.5 meters from others to avoid crowds gathering.

3. It is forbidden to bring food into the museum and eat at the museum.

4. It is recommended that you take stairs or use escalators when visiting. If you take a closed-off elevator, please keep a proper distance from others.

5. It is suggested that you control your visiting time within 2 hours to avoid personnel gathering.

6. Measures will be implemented at each exhibition hall to restrict the number of visitors according to the actual situation. Please wait patiently. If you feel unwell, please contact the staff immediately. In case of emergency, please obey the directions of the staff.

7. The above rules will be adjusted according to the epidemic prevention situation. Please pay attention to the latest announcement by the official website of Hunan Museum.

If you have any questions about visiting, you can call 0731-84415833 for consultation. If you have health problems, you can call the Changsha CDC at 0731-84792176.  

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Changsha Museum

The photo, taken on March 21, shows people visit the Changsha Museum. The Changsha Museum reopened to the public that day. The opening hours are from 10: 00 to 16: 00 every Tuesday to Sunday. The museum has adopted measures to restrict the number of visitors, and accepts both online real-name ticket booking and on-site ticket reservation. Visitors are required to show their personal health codes and valid ID cards, and take body temperature checks before entering the museum. They are also required to wear masks while visiting. (Photo/Guo Liliang, Hunan Daily)


Nanyue Temple

The Nanyue Temple, Zhurong Hall, and other indoor scenic spots will reopen from March 23, the Culture, Tourism, Radio and Sports Bureau of Nayue District, Henyang, announced on March 21. The open hours are between 8: 00-17: 00.

Tourists should have their ID cards and health codes checked, wear masks, and have their temperatures taken before entering the scenic area. In order to avoid gathering, tourist flow restriction measures are implemented, such as admissions during different time periods and in batches. 

Visitor volume per day should not exceed 50% of its capacity, and the instantaneous flow not exceed 30% of the maximum. Tourists should keep more than 2-meter distance with others when buying tickets, queuing and sightseeing. It is recommended to pay via WeChat and alipay to avoid direct contact.

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Hunan Forest Botanical Garden

The Hunan Forest Botanical Garden announced on March 10 that it has received great attention and support from the public since it reopened on March 6. In order to ensure visitors’ safety during the epidemic prevention and control period, starting March 11, visitors can only enter the garden by making reservation through the Hunan Forest Botanical Garden official website and WeChat, and the online travel agency Ctrip. On-site reservation will not be available.

从3月11日起,市民、游客只能通过省植物园官方网站、官方微信和携程网办理入园预约,不接受现场预约入园。长沙晚报全媒体记者 周柏平 通讯员彭炜摄影报道

The Hunan Forest Botanical Garden opened to the public free of charge since January 1, 2020. During the epidemic outbreak, the garden has limited visitors to 5,000 a day. All visitors need to show their ID cards and take temperature checks before entering the park. Visitors must wear masks throughout the tour. When touring, they are required to avoid crowds and keep a distance of more than 1.5 meters from others. Only the west gate on Shaoshan Road and the north gate on Xiangfu Road are open amid the epidemic. The opening hours are from 9: 00 to 17: 00.

在省植物园游览期间,市民、游客必须全程佩戴口罩,文明游园,禁止聚集,参观游览时请保持间距1.5米以上。长沙晚报全媒体记者 周柏平 通讯员彭炜摄影报道

(Photos/Zhou Baiping, Changsha Evening News)

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Changsha Yanghu Lake National Wetland Park

On March 16, tourists enjoyed the scenery in Changsha Yanghu Lake National Wetland Park. (Photo/Tian Chao, Hunan Daily) 

The scenic area was reopened to tourists since March 16.

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Tongguan Kiln Ancient Town

The Macrolink Tongguan Kiln Ancient Town, Changsha sees increasing tourists recently. (Photo Source:

The Macrolink Tongguan Kiln Ancient Town, Changsha saw increasing tourists recently. Many tourists visit there to watch flower-drum opera and experience shadow puppetry, as well as enjoy the beautiful spring scenery.

The Macrolink Tongguan Kiln Ancient Town reopened on March 5. The 5D cinema and performances at the scenic spot are temporarily suspended until the epidemic is over. The entrance of the scenic spot is equipped with temperature checking channels. Tourists must take temperature checks before entering the scenic spot. Epidemic prevention and control notice boards and 1.5m spacing lines have been set up at many places at the scenic spot. Tourists are arranged at staggered seats when taking the scenic spot sightseeing bus.

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Fenghuang Ancient Town, Xiangxi Tujia and Miao Autonomous Prefecture

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Until now, there has been zero confirmed COVID-19 cases reported in Fenghuang County and it is now included in the low-risk category.

According to Hunan’s decision of adopting a precise approach to advance epidemic prevention and control and work resumption in different regions based on local health risks, Fenghuang County decided to reopen all its scenic spots and released 8 measures.

The measures include medical workers nationwide enjoying free admission to all scenic spots in the county until the last day of 2020. Parents, spouses and children of medics who died in the fight against the COVID-19, or individuals whose excellent performance is commended at provincial level and above, their spouses and children, will enjoy free tourist reception organized by the county government.

Tourists can enjoy a benefit when paying for one night and getting another night for free in 11 hotels, 113 inns and 55 B&Bs within 3 months after all Fenghuang’s scenic spots reopen. Travelers can also enjoy a “buy one ticket, get one free” deal. Travel agencies will also be rewarded if they organize travelers in groups to Fenghuang who will at least stay for one night and visit one sightseeing route. 

Yuelu Mountain, Changsha

Keep 1-Meter Distance

Beginning February 10, Yuelu Mountain Scenic Area has launched a phased resumption of normal operations. Monitoring sites are at the east and south entrances. All visitors should take temperatures and keep a 1-meter distance with others when lining up before the entrance. Round-the-clock disinfection should cover all the public areas.

Orange Isle, Changsha

Control Tourist Volume

Open hours are daily between 8:30 and 18:00. Metro line 2 will not stop at the Orange Isle Station. The north entrance to the scenic area is closed while the south entrance opens with a monitoring site for visitor temperature screening. All public areas and toilets should be disinfected twice a day. Tourist volume will be controlled to avoid crowds and prevent spread of epidemic.

Window on the World, Changsha

Real-name Ticketing

The park will conduct real-name ticketing, temperature screening, and timed disinfection.  There will be quarantine places for epidemic prevention in order to create a safe and hygienic environment. All indoor programs are closed. The ferris wheel will be the only outdoor program open to the tourists.

* The park will donate a mask to Wuhan when admitting one visitor, to support Wuhan’s epidemic prevention and control.

Changsha Ecological Zoo

Wearing Masks

Real-name Ticketing is required. Visitors should have their identity cards, e-tickets (QR codes), and e-health cards checked before entrance, and wear masks during the entire journey. Visitor volume should not exceed 50% of capacity.

The Changsha Landscape and Ecology Garden was reopened in an orderly manner on February 29, 2020. Presently, the plum, early cherry, and enkianthus cherry blossoms in the garden are in full bloom.

According to the epidemic prevention and control requirements, real-name ticketing is conducted. Tourists should present their ID cards and electronic health cards. The Changsha Landscape and Ecology Garden recommends tourists to purchase tickets via electronic ticket system. Its daily reception volume should not exceed 50% of its capacity. Visitors should wear masks when visiting the garden.

Shiniuzhai Resort, Pingjiang

Real-name Ticketing

The Shiniuzhai Resort glass-bottomed bridge reopened on February 24. During the duration of the epidemic, all visitors are required to have real-name ticketing, wear masks, and have their temperatures taken before entrance. Ten measures to be implemented, including online appointment, admission during different time periods, and keeping more than 1.5-meter distance with others.

Between February 24 and March 8, free haircuts will be offered at the resort!

Preferential policies:

Between February 24 and December 31, families of soldiers in service can enjoy a one-time free entrance.

Between February 24 and April 30, veterans can enjoy a one-time free entrance with valid certificates such as certificate of officer/military discharge and personal identity card; or, certification issued by units at and above county or regiment level.


Limiting the Number of Daily Visitors

Mao Zedong’s Residence, Mao Zedong Bronze Statue Square, and Dishui Cave in Shaoshan have resumed business since February 21, 2020. Special personnel in each scenic area or spot regularly conduct ventilation, disinfection, and temperature detection of the business premises, without activating central air conditioning. They also monitor visitor’s temperatures, conduct health checks on staff every day, and prepare enough protective equipment. Before the first-level response to a major public health emergency is lifted, the daily visitor flow will be controlled at 50% of the maximum capacity.


Orderly Reopening

On February 24, the scenic spots such as Shigu Academy, Yanfeng Park, and Dongzhou Isle were reopened to the public in an orderly manner. The opening hours are from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm every day.

-Some scenic spots’ indoor venues such as Moya Shike, a cliff with Buddhist inscriptions, Yanfeng Temple, Wang Chuanshan Birthplace Memorial Hall, Huiyan Pavilion, Luohan Temple, and Confucius Tower and indoor business venues are temporarily closed. The opening hours will be announced separately.

-Visitors must wear mask and register with ID card.

-The fixed-point or random temperature measurement will be taken for visitors at each entrance and within the scenic spot.

-The daily reception volume in the scenic area should not exceed 50% of the maximum daily load, and the instantaneous flow not exceed 30% of the maximum instantaneous flow.

-Tourists should maintain a 2-meter separation.

-Nanyue Hengshan Mountain central scenic areas, Shuilian Cave, Wanshou Large Tripod and other scenic spots will reopen on February 27. The daily hours are 8: 00-17: 00.

-The Nanyue Temple, Zhurong Hall, and other indoor scenic spots and religious sites are temporarily closed. Opening hours will be announced separately.

-Tourists must purchase tickets under real names, register personal health and contact information; and accept body temperature monitoring.

-Measures such as “interval seating” and “one seat per row” will be implemented when taking vehicles in scenic spots.

On February 28, the Journey to the West Them Park of Huaguo Mountain Scenic Area reopened. All medical staff throughout the country are exempted from admission fees until December 31, 2020 with their doctor or nurse card and ID cards.

-The real-name system is adopted to purchase tickets in the scenic spot.

-Passengers per day limited to 2,000 or less.

-Visitors need to monitor their temperature before entering.

-Indoor projects in the scenic spot are temporarily closed.

Hongjiang Ancient Commercial Town, Huaihua

Free or Preferential Ticket

The Hongjiang Ancient Commercial Town Scenic Area will resume operation on February 29.

Preferential policies such as preferential tickets and free presentations will be implemented.

-The scenic spot will implement real-name ticket purchase.

-Tourists must wear masks and take their body temperature before entering the scenic spot.

Bailong Karst Cave Scenic Area, Youxian County, Zhuzhou

Discounted Tickets for Tourists

Starting March 1, 2020, the Bailong Karst Cave Scenic Area in Youxian County, Zhuzhou will reopen. Between March 1, 2020 and December 31, 2020, medical workers across the county will enjoy free admission to the scenic area upon showing their identification and ID cards; while other tourists will enjoy a 25-percent ticket discount. All tourists need to show their Hunan electronic health cards (as below) when entering the scenic area.

The photo above shows the electronic health card. When the code on the health card is green, it indicates that your health status is normal and you may visit the scenic area. The health card can be registered on the official WeChat of the Hunan Resident Health Card [湖南省居民健康卡].

Langshan Mountain Scenic Area, Shaoyang

Free or Discounted Tickets

The Langshan Mountain Scenic Area has officially resumed operations as of February 27, 2020. Between February 27, 2020 and December 31, 2020, medical workers from all over the country can take repetitive trips to Tianyi Lane, Bajiao Stronghold, Chili Peak, and Zixia Cave in the scenic area free of charge by presenting their authentic and valid doctor or nurse certificates.

The “Shaoyang People Touring Shaoyang” activity will continue. Between February 27 and October 31, 2020 (except Labor Day and National Day holidays), ordinary Shaoyang residents can enjoy half-price admission tickets to the Langshan Mountain Scenic Spot with their original ID cards. The half-price ticket does not include the fees for Bajiao Stronghold ropeway, sightseeing bus, or Fuyi River rafting.

Wulingyuan Scenic Area, Zhangjiajie

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Preferential Policies for Tourists

The Wulingyuan Scenic Area took the lead in reopening to the public on February 27, 2020. Zhangjiajie scenic areas have introduced a series of preferential policies. For example, all scenic spots in the city will offer free admission tickets and free sightseeing bus rides to medical workers across the county during the period from the reopening of the city’s scenic areas to December 31, 2020. Within 2 months after the reopening of the city's scenic areas, all scenic spots will offer "buy one, get one free" admission tickets and sightseeing bus rides to tourist from home and abroad.

Zhangjiajie scenic areas have gradually reopened and there have been no new confirmed COVID-19 cases reported in Zhangjiajie in the past three days. However, the epidemic is not over yet and thus cannot be taken lightly. While enjoying your short trip and relaxing yourself, cooperate with the scenic area staff during registration, wear masks, avoid crowds, keep alert, and also remember to wash your hands and disinfect them frequently when you return from outside!

The specific suggestions for tourists are as follows:

1.Wash your hands frequently and rub them for at least 20 seconds after you return from outside.

2.Wear masks properly to reduce the risk of infection.

3.Keep your children away from wild animals.

4.When sneezing, don't cover your mouth and nose with your hands.

5.Keep a 1-meter distance from other people.

Xuefeng Mountain Scenic Areas

On February 28, several sub-scenic areas of the Xuefeng Mountain Scenic Area reopened, including the Chuanyan Mountain National Forest Park Scenic Area, China Huayao Terraced Fields Scenic Area, Huxing Mountain Dahuayao Scenic Area, and an ancient Village-Yangquepo Scenic Area.

The scenic areas are qualified to reopen on the premise of strict epidemic prevention and control, and passing the inspection and instructions by the Xupu County Epidemic Prevention and Control Headquarters. Tourist flow restriction measures are implemented. Visitor volume should not exceed 50% of its capacity, and the instantaneous flow not exceed 20% of the maximum. Visitors have to enter the scenic areas in batches, different periods, and at intervals. Centralized tours should be avoided to control gathering of personnel. Tourists are required to purchase real-name tickets with their ID cards, and suggested to offer electronic health cards issued by the National Health and Commission. All tourists should have their temperatures taken and information recorded.

This article is from Hunan Provincial Government 

Translators: Pang Yuehui, Kuang Zhenzhen, Yu Jiangjiang

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