A tourist takes photos at the Huangshan Mountain scenic spot in Huangshan City, east China's Anhui Province, Dec. 16, 2017. (Photo/Xinhua)
A local regulation will take effect on July 1 stipulating that those who illegally enter prohibited parts of the Huangshan Mountain Scenic Area will have to pay the costs if they fall into difficulties and need rescuing, the government of Huangshan city, Anhui province said at a press briefing recently.
Statistics show that the tourist attraction provides about 400 free rescues every year, 25 percent of which are carried out in major accidents.
As outdoor expeditions are in vogue, trespass on non-developed areas are a common practice in the scenic area, despite repeated prohibition.
776 tourists in 103 groups have been stopped or fined for attempted entering into restricted areas over the past four years.