Photo taken on Feb. 5, 2022 shows the snowy scenery of Mount Huangshan. (Photo by Shi Yalei/Xinhua)
On December 15, the commemorative meeting for the 40th anniversary of the establishment of China's scenic areas was held in Huangshan City. The "Report on the Development of China's Scenic Areas" was released at the meeting.
The "Report" points out that China is one of the countries with the most abundant types of scenic spots in the world. It has a total of 14 types of scenic spots, including historical resorts, mountains, caves, rivers, lakes, seashores and islands, unique landforms, urban landscapes, biological landscapes, mural grottoes, memorial sites, mausoleums, folk customs areas, and others, basically covering the typical and unique natural landscapes of China, highlighting the long and profound history and culture of the Chinese nation.
Aerial photo taken on May 26, 2022 shows tourists viewing sunrise in Mount Taishan in east China's Shandong Province. (Xinhua/Guo Xulei)
In the meantime, China has established a management system for scenic spots with rich types and diverse functions.
There are currently 56 World Heritage Sites in China. Among them, the numbers of World Natural Heritage Sites and Mixed World Heritage Sites both rank first in the world. Of these 56 World Heritage Sites, 44 are wholly or partly in national-level scenic areas, and 11 are all or partly in provincial-level scenic spots.
Photo taken on April 1, 2019 shows the Leshan Giant Buddha in southwest China's Sichuan Province. (Xinhua/Jiang Hongjing)
Reported by Wu Jianghai
Translated by Zheng Chen