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Tourism Profile
2008-6-24 10:20:00  Longyang Tourism Bureau
Longyang district in Baoshan City, the border important town called Yongchang in ancient time, is one of the earliest exploited areas in the history of Yunnan. It is always called “the lock-and-key of South Yunnan” as well as communications centre of west Yunnan. It is the throat and material distribution center of the “Shushendudao”----the oldest international strategic road in China. It is also the gateway of “South China Silk Ancient Road” and the important post from China to Southeast Asia in the history. It is the political, cultural and economic centre of Baoding City. Longyang district currently owns 27 scenic spots involving 2 national level ones, 9 provincial level ones and 4 AA scenic spots. Through constant effort, excavation of potential tourism resources, collection and arrangement of materials and hot promotion, the scenic spots within the area are gradually known to people; In the area, there exists 20 travel agencies and cars service companies and 5 traveling exploitation companies, the number of direct and indirect employees amounts to 15 thousand. The whole district received 937 thousand domestic and overseas tourists in 2005, which enables the tourism revenues to achieve 0.318 billion RMB. Longyang district has already been provided with the reception environment as a tourism distributing centre of west Yunnan and the conditions to be the traveling destination of west Yunnan.
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