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Xiangxiang, a hit with tourists during National Day holiday

Updated: 2018-10-19

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Picturesque Shuifu demonstration area in Xiangxiang, Hunan province. [Photo/xiangxiang.gov.cn]

A total of 298,000 tourists visited Xiangxiang, Hunan province during the weeklong National Day holiday, up 9.6 percent compared to the same period last year, according to local media reports on Oct 8.  

Tourism revenue reached approximately 39.29 million yuan ($5.66 million), a year-on-year increase of 10.3 percent.

Popular tourist cities in Xiangxiang such as Dongshan College, Chen Geng’s former residence and tourist towns in Shuifu demonstration area and Jinshi town attracted countless visitors, becoming the main force of promoting the increase of the city’s tourism economics.

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Camping and farm tours are becoming popular in Xiangxiang, Hunan province, during the weeklong National Day holiday. [Photo/xiangxiang.gov.cn]

The sum of guest flow and revenue of rural hotel and farm tour also increased substantially. 

According to the tourism statistics from the Xiangxiang municipal culture sports and tourism bureau, self-driving tour and local tour were the main force in the National Day holiday. More and more tourists tend to take the family as a unit and carry on self-guided tour or tours in surrounding country sides. 

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Camping and farm tours are becoming popular in Xiangxiang, Hunan province, during the weeklong National Day holiday. [Photo/xiangxiang.gov.cn]