Ordos tourism booms during Dragon Boat Festival

Updated: 2021-06-17 (chinadaily.com.cn) Print


Tourists pose for a group photo at an intangible cultural heritage experience site in Ordos city during Dragon Boat Festival. [Photo/ordosnews.com]

Despite the ongoing novel coronavirus prevention and control measures, Ordos city in North China's Inner Mongolia autonomous region hosted some 785,000 visits during the recent Dragon Boat Festival holiday – a year-on-year increase of 129 percent.

The city's attractions generated 300 million yuan ($45.01 million) in tourism revenue, representing 108 percent growth year-on-year.

In addition, the number of overnight tourist stays in Ordos during the three-day period reached 200,000.


A horseback riding performance is staged at a scenic spot in Ordos city to entertain tourists during Dragon Boat Festival. [Photo/ordosnews.com]

The city's five scenic spots, including Kangbashi Scenic Area, Jiucheng Palace Scenic Area, Ordos Grassland Scenic Area and Kangzhen Ancient Town, are among the most popular tourist destinations in Ordos city.

Big data from Ordos' culture and tourism department showed that the primary tourist sources outside of the Inner Mongolia autonomous region were Shaanxi, Shanxi and Hebei, as well as Beijing and Ningxia Hui autonomous region.

The main tourist sources in Inner Mongolia were Baotou, Hohhot and Bayannuur cities.


Tourists hike at a scenic spot in Ordos city during Dragon Boat Festival. [Photo/ordosnews.com]