Yangshuo county in Guangxi, China is attracting an increasing number of tourists. While it has traditionally been overshadowed by attractions such as the scenic Guilin city, Yangshuo attracted over five million visitors last year.
This new tourism destination brought in about S$260 million in 2007, up 45% from 2006.
A show, which has been choreographed by director Zhang Yimou, and which is performed ‘live’ everyday, has been drawing the crowds to Yangshuo.
Steven Yin, rooms director, Yangshuo Tangrenjie Hotel, explained: ‘At night, after they watch the show, many will choose to stay overnight in Yangshuo. So that has helped to boost the hotel industry.
‘Previously, the tourists will just sail along the Li River and shop on West Street before returning to Guilin.’
There are over 380 hotels in Yangshuo to cater to the growing number of local and foreign tourists.
Source: Channel NewsAsia