Except for some affected areas in Aba Prefecture, all scenic sites and routes in the province had reopened.
The newly reopened areas were mainly in six severely hit areas such as Mianyang and Deyang after they passed the safety checks of infrastructure facilities, roads, hotels and buildings in scenic spots.
Zhang Gu, the bureau’s director, said all scenic areas were classified into ‘red regions’ which were dangerous and banned visitors’ entry and ‘green’ ones which were safe.
Tourism was almost a stand-down in many areas in Sichuan after the May 12 devastating earthquake which has left nearly 70,000 people dead.
In fact, tourism has already been recovering in some less affected areas in the province prior to the large-scale reopening.
Emei Mountain, famous for its beautiful scenery and Buddhist heritage, which is in the southwest of the province, hosted more than 12,000 tourists on July 5 and 6 alone; 8% more than that of the same period last year.
Source: China Daily