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Domestic travel contributes to China's tourism recovery

ThecontributionoftourismtoChina'sGDPisexpectedtorise60.7%in2021,largelyledbydomestictravel,accordingtoareportreleasedThursday.ThenumberishigherthanboththeU.S.(35.6%)andtheU.K.(32.3%),andthesameistrueforleisurespending--Chinaisprojectedtoseea66。

Aerial view of onion fields in Yunnan 9 Photos

Aerial view of onion fields in Yunnan

Aerial photo shows onion fields in Miandian Town of Jianshui County, Honghe Hani and Yi Autonomous Prefecture, southwest China's Yunnan Province. (Photos by Yang Junpeng/Xinhuanet) Aerial photo shows onion fields in Miandian Town of Jianshui County, Honghe Hani and Yi Autonomous Prefecture, southwest China's Yunnan Province. Aerial photo shows onion fields in Miandian Town of Jianshui County, Honghe Hani and Yi Autonomous Prefecture, southwest China's Yunnan Province. Aerial photo shows onion fields in Miandian Town of Jianshui County, Honghe Hani and Yi Autonomous Prefecture, southwest China's Yunnan Province. Aerial photo shows onion fields in Miandian Town of Jianshui County, Honghe Hani and Yi Autonomous Prefecture, southwest China's Yunnan Province. Aerial photo shows onion fields in Miandian Town of Jianshui County, Honghe Hani and Yi Autonomous Prefecture, southwest China's Yunnan Province. Aerial photo shows onion fields in Miandian Town of Jianshui County, Honghe Hani and Yi Autonomous Prefecture, southwest China's Yunnan Province. Aerial photo shows onion fields in Miandian Town of Jianshui County, Honghe Hani and Yi Autonomous Prefecture, southwest China's Yunnan Province. Aerial photo shows onion fields in Miandian Town of Jianshui County, Honghe Hani and Yi Autonomous Prefecture, southwest China's Yunnan Province.

Winter landscape in Cesis, Latvia 9 Photos

Winter landscape in Cesis, Latvia

Photo taken on Nov. 23, 2021 shows the winter landscape in Cesis, Latvia. (Photo: Xinhua) Photo taken on Nov. 23, 2021 shows the winter landscape in Cesis, Latvia. (Photo: Xinhua) Photo taken on Nov. 23, 2021 shows the winter landscape in Cesis, Latvia. (Photo: Xinhua) Photo taken on Nov. 23, 2021 shows the winter landscape in Cesis, Latvia. (Photo: Xinhua) Photo taken on Nov. 23, 2021 shows the winter landscape in Cesis, Latvia. (Photo: Xinhua) Photo taken on Nov. 23, 2021 shows the winter landscape in Cesis, Latvia. (Photo: Xinhua) Photo taken on Nov. 23, 2021 shows the winter landscape in Cesis, Latvia. (Photo: Xinhua) Photo taken on Nov. 23, 2021 shows the winter landscape in Cesis, Latvia. (Photo: Xinhua) Photo taken on Nov. 23, 2021 shows the winter landscape in Cesis, Latvia. (Photo: Xinhua)

What makes Xishuangbanna one of the best regions to visit in 2022?

Xishuangbanna, one of the eight autonomous prefectures in southwest China's Yunnan Province, has made it to the list of Lonely Planet's top 10 regions to visit in 2022.

Winter fishing life under sunrise in Fujian 4 Photos

Winter fishing life under sunrise in Fujian

Xiapu county in Fujian has been planting sea cucumbers, seaweeds and kelp to boost local economy. The county has also promoted the development of tourism by promoting scenic spots and homestays with specific maritime characteristics. A fishing boat shuttles across a seaweed planting area and embraces the sunrise in winter days at Xiapu County, east China's Fujian Province, Nov. 20, 2021. (Photo: China News Service) (Photo: China News Service) (Photo: China News Service) (Photo: China News Service)

Scenery of Lake Namtso, SW China's Tibet 5 Photos

Scenery of Lake Namtso, SW China's Tibet

PhototakenwithamobilephoneonNov.20,2021showsthesceneryofLakeNamtso,southwestChina'sTibetAutonomousRegion.[PhotobyShenHongbing/Xinhua]PhototakenwithamobilephoneonNov.20,2021showsthesceneryofLakeNamtso,southwestChina'sTibetAutonomousRegion。

City view in rain and mist of Nanning, Guangxi 5 Photos

City view in rain and mist of Nanning, Guangxi

Aerial photo taken on Nov. 21, 2021 shows a city view in rain and mist in Nanning, south China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region. (Photo: Xinhua)Aerial photo taken on Nov. 21, 2021 shows the Nanhu lake in rain and mist in Nanning, south China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region. (Photo: Xinhua)Aerial photo taken on Nov. 21, 2021 shows the Nanhu lake in rain and mist in Nanning, south China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region. ( (Photo: Xinhua)Aerial photo taken on Nov. 21, 2021 shows the Nanhu lake in rain and mist in Nanning, south China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region. (Photo: Xinhua)Aerial photo taken on Nov. 21, 2021 shows a city view in rain and mist in Nanning, south China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region. (Photo: Xinhua)

City view in rain and mist of Nanning, Guangxi 5 Photos

City view in rain and mist of Nanning, Guangxi

AerialphototakenonNov.21,2021showsacityviewinrainandmistinNanning,southChina'sGuangxiZhuangAutonomousRegion.(Xinhua/HuangXiaobang)AerialphototakenonNov.21,2021showstheNanhulakeinrainandmistinNanning,southChina'sGuangxiZhuangAutonomousRegion。

Wujiang River waterway in Guizhou resumes to traffic 17 Photos

Wujiang River waterway in Guizhou resumes to traffic

AerialphototakenonNov.19,2021showsacargoshiploadedwithphosphateoresailingontheWujiangRiverinSinanCounty,southwestChina'sGuizhouProvince。

Changtang Plateau, key area of inland lakes in China 9 Photos

Changtang Plateau, key area of inland lakes in China

PhototakenonSept.22,2021showsaviewofalakeandmountainsontheChangtangPlateau,insouthwestChina'sTibetAutonomousRegion.ChangtangPlateau,asakeyareaofinlandlakesinChina,hasatotallakeareaofover25,000squarekilometers。

Shennongjia's real beauty is more than just a myth

AbeautifulwaterfallinShennongjia.[PhotobyXuLin/ChinaDaily]ShennongjiaissaidtobetheplacewheretheEmperorYanoncelived.Somevisitorshopethattheymayevenencounterthelegendaryyeren("wildman"),China'sequivalentofBigfoot,intheremotemountainsandvirginforests。

Splendors of Hangzhou's Qiandao Lake in early winter 10 Photos

Splendors of Hangzhou's Qiandao Lake in early winter

Splendors of Hangzhou’s Qiandao Lake in early winter。

Charming scenery of 'Snow Town of China' 10 Photos

Charming scenery of 'Snow Town of China'

Tourists take photos at Shuangfeng Forest Farm in northeast China's Heilongjiang Province, Nov. 18, 2021. Shuangfeng Forest Farm, dubbed Snow Town of China, receives up to 180 days of snow every year, and the average annual snow thickness is 2.6 meters. (Photo: Xinhua) Aerial photo shows a scene at Shuangfeng Forest Farm in northeast China's Heilongjiang Province, Nov. 18, 2021. Shuangfeng Forest Farm, dubbed Snow Town of China, receives up to 180 days of snow every year, and the average annual snow thickness is 2.6 meters. (Photo: Xinhua) Photo shows a scene at Shuangfeng Forest Farm in northeast China's Heilongjiang Province, Nov. 18, 2021. Shuangfeng Forest Farm, dubbed Snow Town of China, receives up to 180 days of snow every year, and the average annual snow thickness is 2.6 meters. (Photo: Xinhua) Photo shows a scene at Shuangfeng Forest Farm in northeast China's Heilongjiang Province, Nov. 18, 2021. Shuangfeng Forest Farm, dubbed Snow Town of China, receives up to 180 days of snow every year, and the average annual snow thickness is 2.6 meters. (Photo: Xinhua) An Internet anchor conducts livestreaming at Shuangfeng Forest Farm in northeast China's Heilongjiang Province, Nov. 18, 2021. Shuangfeng Forest Farm, dubbed Snow Town of China, receives up to 180 days of snow every year, and the average annual snow thickness is 2.6 meters. (Photo: Xinhua) Photo shows a scene at Shuangfeng Forest Farm in northeast China's Heilongjiang Province, Nov. 18, 2021. Shuangfeng Forest Farm, dubbed Snow Town of China, receives up to 180 days of snow every year, and the average annual snow thickness is 2.6 meters. (Photo: Xinhua) An Internet anchor conducts livestreaming at Shuangfeng Forest Farm in northeast China's Heilongjiang Province, Nov. 18, 2021. Shuangfeng Forest Farm, dubbed Snow Town of China, receives up to 180 days of snow every year, and the average annual snow thickness is 2.6 meters. (Photo: Xinhua) An Internet anchor conducts livestreaming at Shuang...

Scenery of SW China's Metok County 6 Photos

Scenery of SW China's Metok County

Metok County is located in the southeast of China's Tibet, with an average altitude of 1,200 meters. Surrounded by mountains, Metok was difficult to reach, so it was called the plateau island. Since the opening of Metok Highway in 2013, Metok has made great efforts to develop the tea industry, Tibetan medicine, agriculture, and tourism. In 2019, It officially withdrew from the list of poverty-stricken counties. Photo shows the scenery of Metok County, Nyingchi Prefecture, Southwest China's Tibet Autonomous Region. (Photo: China News Service)Local people pick tea leaves in Metok County, Southwest China's Tibet Autonomous Region. (Photo: China News Service)Local people pick tea leaves in Metok County, Southwest China's Tibet Autonomous Region. (Photo: China News Service)Photo shows the scenery of Metok County, Nyingchi Prefecture, Southwest China's Tibet Autonomous Region. (Photo: China News Service/Gongga Laisong) Photo shows local agricultural products of Metok County, Southwest China's Tibet Autonomous Region. (Photo: China News Service)Photo shows Metok Highway in Southwest China's Tibet Autonomous Region. (Photo: China News Service)

Aerial view of beautiful countryside in Chongqing 6 Photos

Aerial view of beautiful countryside in Chongqing

In early winter, the villages of Pengshui Miao-Tujia Autonomous County, southwest China's Chongqing, are shrouded in mist and clouds. Roads, fields, and villages are enveloped in a haze. In recent years, the local authority has vigorously promoted comprehensive improvement of the rural environment and the building of a beautiful countryside. Aerial view of the road next to Yingtao Villag of Runxi Township in the county shows a line of houses facing on to colourful trees on both sides of the road, making a picturesque rural scene. (Photo: Xinhuanet)Photo taken on Nov. 15, 2021 shows that vehicles drive on the road next to Yingtao Village, Runxi Township, Pengshui Miao-Tujia Autonomous County, southwest China's Chongqing. (Photo: Xinhuanet)Photo taken on Nov. 15, 2021 shows that vehicles drive on the road next to Yingtao Village, Runxi Township, Pengshui Miao-Tujia Autonomous County, southwest China's Chongqing. (Photo: Xinhuanet)Photo taken on Nov. 15, 2021 shows Mowei Mountain in Pengshui Miao-Tujia Autonomous County, southwest China's Chongqing, under mist and clouds. (Photo: Xinhuanet)Photo taken on Nov. 15, 2021 shows Mowei Mountain in Pengshui Miao-Tujia Autonomous County, southwest China's Chongqing, under mist and clouds. (Photo: Xinhuanet)Photo taken on Nov. 15, 2021 shows people watching the sunrise from Mowei Mountain viewing platform in Pengshui Miao-Tujia Autonomous County, southwest China's Chongqing. (Photo: Xinhuanet)

The source of the Nile attracts increasing numbers of Chinese visitors

The source of the Nile River in Uganda has become an international tourism site attracting more than 1 million tourists each year, according to Wiberforce Isabirye, manager of Tourism at the rivers source.Chinese tourists visit the source of the Nile in Uganda. Photo/Beijing ReviewThe longest river in the world, the Nile River flows from the East African country of Uganda through several countries to the Mediterranean Sea.It starts its journey to Egypt from Ugandas eastern town of Jinja, leaving Lake Victoria and flowing gracefully north. Jinja Town is located 80 km from the countrys capital Kampala.About 6,650 km long, the Niles drainage covers 11 countries, including Tanzania, Uganda, Rwanda, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Kenya and Ethiopia. The Nile is the primary water source of Egypt, Sudan and South Sudan. Additionally, the Nile plays an important economic role, supporting agriculture and fishing.The northern section of the river flows north almost entirely through the Sudanese desert to Egypt, where Cairo is located on its large delta, and the river flows into the Mediterranean Sea at Alexandria. Egyptian civilization and Sudanese kingdoms have depended on the river since ancient times, with its annual flooding providing essential irrigation. Nearly all the cultural and historical sites of ancient Egypt developed and are found along river banks, where many of its cities are located north of Aswan.The Nile basin is complex, and because of this, the discharge at any given point along the mainstream depends on many factors including weather, evaporation and groundwater flow.Growth of tourismAll the above factors make the source of the Nile mystical and one of the major tourism attractions on the African continent. Many people who visit Uganda endeavor to visit its eastern town of Jinja and marvel at the source of the longest river in the world."The point at which the Nile leaves Lake Victoria is what we know as the source of the ...

Autumn scenery in Kyoto, Japan 9 Photos

Autumn scenery in Kyoto, Japan

A visit during the foliage season is a wonderful way to explore Kyoto, a major tourist destination in Japan. Enjoy the beautiful scenery of the historical town colored with red and yellow leaves in autumn. Photo shows autumn scenery at Eikando Zenrin-ji Temple in Kyoto, Japan, Nov. 15, 2021. (Photo: Xinhua) People view the scenery of red leaves at Nanzenji Temple in Kyoto, Japan, Nov. 15, 2021. (Photo: Xinhua) People view the scenery of red leaves at Shisen-do Temple in Kyoto, Japan, Nov. 16, 2021. (Photo: Xinhua) A visitor takes photos of red leaves at Nanzenji Temple in Kyoto, Japan, Nov. 15, 2021. (Photo: Xinhua) People relax under trees by a river in Kyoto, Japan, Nov. 16, 2021. (Photo: Xinhua) Photo shows autumn scenery at the Former Chikurin-in Temple in Kyoto, Japan, Nov. 16, 2021. (Photo: Xinhua) Photo shows autumn scenery at Eikando Zenrin-ji Temple in Kyoto, Japan, Nov. 15, 2021. (Xinhua/Zhang Xiaoyu) Photo shows autumn scenery at the Former Chikurin-in Temple in Kyoto, Japan, Nov. 16, 2021. (Xinhua/Zhang Xiaoyu) Photo taken on Nov. 15, 2021 shows a view of Nanzenji Temple in Kyoto, Japan. (Xinhua/Zhang Xiaoyu)

Legoland Shanghai Resort under construction

SHANGHAI, Nov. 17 (Xinhua) -- Construction of the Legoland Shanghai Resort kicked off Wednesday and the resort is expected to open in 2024, according to local authorities.File photo: AgenciesCovering an area of 318,000 square meters, the resort is located in the Jinshan District of southwestern Shanghai.The facility will include eight themed areas covering most of the signature and popular attractions and rides of Legoland Parks around the world.The resort will also integrate local cultural elements such as setting up a Monkey-King-themed zone that takes on references from traditional Chinese architectural style and natural landscape.With an investment totaling 550 million U.S. dollars, the resort is funded by several parties, including Chinas state-owned assets."The LEGO brand has increased its presence and contribution in China in the past few years," said Jorgen Vig Knudstorp, executive chairman of the LEGO Brand Group. "We have been thrilled with the positive response the LEGO brand has received in China," he added.

People enjoy twilight view at Singapore's Marina Bay 2 Photos

People enjoy twilight view at Singapore's Marina Bay

PeopleenjoythetwilightviewatSingapore'sMarinaBayonNov.16,2021.(PhotobyThenChihWey/Xinhua)PeopleenjoythetwilightviewatSingapore'sMarinaBayonNov.16,2021.(PhotobyThenChihWey/Xinhua)。

Autumn scenery in Damascus, Syria 3 Photos

Autumn scenery in Damascus, Syria

The autumn scenery is pictured in Damascus, Syria, Nov. 14, 2021. (Photos: Xinhua)The autumn scenery is pictured in Damascus, Syria, Nov. 14, 2021.The autumn scenery is pictured in Damascus, Syria, Nov. 14, 2021.

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