Qinghai promotes three tourism "Calling Cards"
Updated: 2006-05-29 14:40
Determined to grasp the opportunities offered by the new Qinghai-Tibet
railway, Qinghai has started promoting its three tourism "calling cards" ĘC the
railway, Qinghai Lake and Tibetan antelopes.
The new railway is perfect for tourism as most of the North West
province's scenic spots are scattered along its route, including the Kunlun
Mountain, the origin of three great rivers and the uninhabited land of Hoh Xil.
Xu Hao, Vice Director of the Qinghai Provincial Tourism Bureau,
says the province will work closely with neighboring areas to turn the railway
into a "golden line" through China's wild west.
China's five most beautiful lakes, Qinghai Lake in the northeast Qinghai-Tibet
plateau is known for its pleasant climate, prairie landscape and birds. It's
becoming increasingly popular, thanks to events like the International Tour of
Qinghai Lake Road Cycling Race and the Prairie Gourmet Festival.
The home of Tibetan antelopes, Hoh Xil, was placed in the
spotlight by a movie named after it. The antelopes' fame grew even further after
it became one of the 2008 Olympic mascots. Visitors can now glimpse these
animals and others along the Qinghai-Tibet highway, where they have been
re-appearing in greater numbers after a crack down on poaching. Special
sightseeing stations have been set up along the Qinghai-Tibet railway for
visitors to see these highland creatures.