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China to host Silk Road tourism festival


Published on May 11, 2012

China will host a tourism festival to promote tourist attractions on the ancient Silk Road, Xinhua has reported. The event, being held in northern China's Gansu province, will open on 1 August 2012 and run for a month. The provincial tourism administration was reported saying that the event is expected to draw 13 million tourists and bring in revenues of CNY10 billion (US$1.6 billion). The festival will promote 40 tourist attractions in Gansu, including the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Mogao Grottoes and several sections of the ancient Great Wall.

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