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Great Wall scenic route unveiled in Beijing

Updated: 2023-12-11 15:29 ( chinadaily.com.cn )
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One of the sign boards introducing the Beijing Great Wall National Scenic Route. [Photo provided to China Daily]

A total of 72 tourism transport signs dotting 62 points along the Beijing Great Wall National Scenic Route were unveiled in the capital city's Mentougou district on Dec 8.

An online smart tourism map was also launched.

They are the joint efforts of the Beijing Municipal Bureau of Cultural and Tourism, the Beijing Municipal Commission of Transport, and the city's six districts.

A scene of a transportation sign on the route. [Photo provided to China Daily]

The Great Wall route is one of the 10 major projects in the construction of the Great Wall National Cultural Park (Beijing section). It starts from Mentougou district and runs 445 kilometers eastward through Changping, Yanqing, Huairou, Miyun, and Pinggu districts.

The route covers more than 30 tourist attractions, including the Badaling, Juyongguan and Mutianyu sections of the Great Wall, as well as more than 20 nationally designated key rural tourism villages and towns.

The launch of tourism transport signs is expected to make things easier for tourists to travel along the Great Wall, which will play a positive role in stimulating cultural and tourism consumption, the authorities say.

Officials unveil the 72 tourism transportation signs dotting 62 points along the route in Mentougou, Beijing. [Photo provided to China Daily]
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