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Golden Week: Jiangxi tourism earns billions
( chinadaily.com.cn )
Jiangxi province has received 24.07 million tourists during Golden Week, a year on year increase of 35.34 percent from last year and tourism revenues have reached 11.19 billion yuan ($ 1.87 billion), with a year on year increase of 45.14 percent.
Tourist numbers in well-known scenic spots, include Lu Mountain, Jinggang Mountains and Sanqing Mountain made a consecutive record high. New scenic spots had also performed well. Sanqing Mountain hit a record high of 80,000 visitors per day.
Jiangxi province carried out 40 tourist activities during Golden Week. Longhu Mountain attracted thousands of travelers for activities such as an outdoor concert, , kayak competition and water-splashing festival.
Travelers enjoyed countryside pleasures in the fifth Nanchang Sweet Osmanthus Festival in the Fenghuanggou Scenic Spot. Visitors experienced porcelain culture in the Mid-Autumn Poetry festival. They showed interest in countryside food and culture, such as snacks made by peasants, dragon lanterns, Hakka tea culture and local papermaking techniques.
Edited by Li Yang and Tom McGregor