Xiang'an brings in tourism revenue of 168m yuan during National Day holiday
chinadaily.com.cn| Updated: Oct 10, 2019
Fields of purple vervain flowers create a vibrant botanical paradise for unsuspecting visitors. [Photo by Cai Jiandong/xiangan.gov.cn]
Xiang'an district in Xiamen, Fujian province received more than 820,000 visitors during the National Day holiday, an annual growth to 16 percent, according to local authorities.
The district received tourism revenue of 168 million yuan ($23.56 million), a year-on-year growth of 42 percent, of which homestays accounted for a large portion.
Xiang'an Xiangshan Country Park is a popular spot for admiring flowers in Xiamen. A sea of purple vervain flowers covering an area of nearly 50 mu (3.33 hectares) attracted close to 202,000 visitors over the seven-day holiday, according to a manager from the Xiang'an Tourism Company.
The 2019 World Ocean Week in Xiamen includes a series of activities, such as a large-scale ship model show, a paper-cutting exhibition, and an international music show. [Photo/WeChat Account: xm-wxa]
In addition, a wide range of activities celebrating the 70th anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic of China were offered in Xiang'an, including a philatelic exhibition, folk culture festival, and the 2019 World Ocean Week in Xiamen, all of which provided visitors with the chance to experience culture and art to the fullest extent.