HENAN, November 23, China Daily -- The tourism sector of Nanyang is expected to further expand, as two scenic spots within the municipality were recently awarded 4-A ranking.

Henan Provincial Tourism Bureau released its 2016 list of 13 4-A scenic spots within the province, of which two in Nanyang—Sishan National Forest Park and Huiyuan Scenic Spot at Tongbai Mountain—were named.

Listed as a National Forest Park in early 1990s, Sishanpark is located beside the Guanhe River in Xixia County. Sishan's literal meaning is "mountain of the temple", was named after Jinsha Temple that lies at its foot. The park is also in close proximity to the over-1,000-meter-long Guanhe Bridge. 

thumb Forestry Industry - 11.24 Two new 4-A scenic spots listed in Nanyang1

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GUIZHOU, November 16, China daily -- For many people living in Hezhang County, the walnut is not only a tasty treat, it is also the gateway to prosperity.

The lucrative earnings from walnut farming have helped lift people out of poverty in the county in Southwest China’s Guizhou province – but it hasn’t always been that way.

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SHANGHAI, November 3, China Daily -- Better public transport links, more forest coverage and a new network of footpaths were among the measures included in Shanghai Sheshan National Tourist Resort's plan to transform the famous scenic spot into a green tourism destination.

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Hengyang in Hunan province is projected to construct 100 billion yuan ($14.9 billion) of tourism facilities during the 13th Five-Year Plan (2016-20), said Xiang Qian, chief of its tourism administration.

"Our goal is to develop a 5-A scenic spot - the highest national standard for tourist attractions in China - with a further 10 sites awarded at 4-A level and 20 at 3-A during the period," Xiang said.

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SICHUAN, October 12 -- The 9th China Bamboo Culture Festival opened in Meishan city, southwest of Sichuan Province on October 12, 2016. With the theme of “Promoting bamboo culture, developing bamboo industry, and realizing Chinese dreams”, the event attracted 1000 delegates from 33 countries, 4 international organizations and 20 provinces, and 60 domestic and foreign media, as well as 100 thousand visitors.

thumb Forestry Industry - 10.18 The 9th China Bamboo Culture Festival opened in Sichuan

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