Famous Chinese Scenic City Hosts More Tourists
GUILIN, August 6 -- Guilin, one of China's most famous
tourism destinations, hosted 4.82 million domestic and overseas
tourists in the first six months of the year, up 7.6 percent from
the same period last year.
Of the total, overseas tourists make up 480,000, an increase of
9.7 percent, said local sources.
According to sources, the total volume of revenue generated by
the tourism sector from January to June was 2.26 billion yuan (
about 272 million U.S. dollars), up 12.1 percent.
Guilin, with a population of 4.77 million, has a history of 2,
100 years. It is well-known for green mountains, clear water and
strangely shaped stone formations.
-- source: Xinhua News Agency
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