Tourism authority unveils Yangtze River travel routes

By Xu Lin | | Updated: 2023-05-10 10:44
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The Tribe of the Three Gorges scenic area draws visitors with its picturesque view and ethnic group culture. [Photo by Xu Lin/China Daily]

The Ministry of Culture and Tourism recently unveiled 10 national-level Yangtze River themed tourist routes: culture of the river, world heritage sites, key water control projects and irrigation engineering, Red tourism, ecology, natural scenery, rural vitalization, intangible cultural heritage, unique landforms and urban leisure.

Yichang city in Central China's Hubei province, where the Three Gorges Dam is located, is an important part of the routes.

During the recent May Day holiday, Yichang received over 6.07 million tourists, with an increase of 67.22 percent over 2022. The total tourism revenue reached about 4.15 billion yuan ($599.1 million), increased by 88.21 percent compared with 2022.

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