As of 4 pm Sunday, Huangshan Mountain and Jiuhua Mountain, two world-renowned mountains located in Anhui province, registered 30,324 and 35,500 visits during the dragon boat festival holiday, up 3.42 and 11.16 percent, respectively.
Visitors feasted their eyes on sunrises, sea of clouds and mists that added mystery and splendour to the Huangshan Mountain and were also overwhelmed with an air of festivity, as the scenic area launched a series of activities including a contest of making zongzi, traditional Chinese rice-pudding and free supply of green bean cakes and fruits to celebrate the dragon boat festival.
From June 22 to 24, the Jiuhua Mountain launched special tourism programs. Under these programs, tourists were informed of historical and cultural knowledge when visiting the well-known Buddhist mountain. In addition, they satisfied their appetite with traditional delicacies and rural household dishes.
The rise in the number of tourists was largely contributed by students who had just taken the national college entrance examinations or the senior high school admission examinations. Occasionally, these annual exams took place ahead of the dragon boat festival, which fell on June 23 this year.
However, as both college and senior high school admission is still under way, the Mountain Huangshan and Mountain Jiuhua were not fully packed with tourists yet. They are expected to head into a peak season after the dragon boat festival holiday.
(By Zheng Weiling)