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Tourism development of Huiyuan ancient city in Huocheng county

Updated: 2014-03-27
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Number: Hcx2010-25

1. Project name: Tourism development of Huiyuan ancient city in Huocheng county

2. Sponsor: Huiyuan township government

3. Project profile: Huiyuan ancient city, known as a historical and cultural city in China, is located in Huiyuan town of Huocheng county, Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region. It was the political, military, economic and cultural center of Xinjiang for a long period.

Huiyuan ancient city’s attractions include the drum and bell towers, Ili’s general mansion, a Confucius temple, and an ancient government office.

Huiyuan is one of the most famous tourist attractions in Xinjiang. It offers complete facilities and convenient transportation. The tourism project will bring about considerable social and economic benefits.

4. Project plan

1) Reconstruction of Qing Dynasty (1644-1911) streets

2) Restore city gates and residential houses

3) Build a shopping street featuring Uygur customs

4) Miniature construction of Ili’s nine towns

5) Development of sites in Huiyuan ancient city

6) Construct a gourmet street

5. Investment The total investment amounts to 71.76 million yuan ($11.68 million). Details are as follows:

1) 53.33 million yuan for project construction

2) 11.39 million yuan for purchasing and installing facilities

3) 3.8 million yuan for other construction costs

4) 3.24 million yuan for reserve funds

6. Fundraising: Raised by sponsor

7. Benefit analysis

Tourism development is projected to boost the local tourism industry and overall economic growth. The project will also play a significant role in generating employment opportunities and increasing the income of locals.

In 2006, Huocheng received 650,000 tourists, of which 455,000 visited Huiyuan ancient city. It is expected that Huocheng will receive 637,000 visitors in 2010, with tourism revenue totaling 95.55 million yuan.

8. Preparations: The restoration of roads, the general mansion and the former residence of Lin Zexu have been finished. The entire project is expected to finish in two years.

9. Cooperation: Sole investment, cooperation or other

10. Location: Huiyuan township in Huocheng county

11. Contacts: Chen Xuexu   Tourism bureau of Huocheng county

Postcode: 835200  

Tel: 0999-3031966