Bantang, a hot spring resort in Hefei, capital of East China’s Anhui province, has achieved status as a national resort recently, together with eight other counterparts in the country, according to an announcement from China’s top tourism administration.
A resort is a self-contained establishment providing most of a vacationer’s wants, such as rests, sports and entertainment.
‘The national resort’ is one of the top honors in China’s tourism industry, following ‘the 5A-rated tourist destination’. There are 26 national resorts in the country, said the National Tourism Resource Planning and Development Quality Assessment Committee, an organization under the China National Tourism Administration.
Located at the foot of Tangshan Mountain in Chaohu, a county-level city under the jurisdiction of Hefei, Bantang attracts visitors from around the country every year.