Honghe and Dali win Asian Golden Tourism Award

Hani people created the beautiful Rice Terrace by hardworking efforts in Honghe Hani & Yi Autonomous Prefecture. (Photo/ Li Kun)

Honghe Hani & Yi Autonomous Prefecture and Dali Bai Autonomous Prefecture were crowned Asian Golden Tourism Award in Beijing on August 25. The two prefectures are the only Yunnan’s tourist destinations that ever won this award.

Crossed by the the Tropic of Cancer, Honghe is blessed with great climate advantage.

Honghe is also endowed with rich tourism resources. Yuanyang Hani Rice Terrace was just listed as a world heritage on June 22 this year. The French-made Yunnan-Vietnam Railway had made Honghe an opened business town in Yunnan a century ago.

With many ethnic minorities living in Honghe, the prefecture is provided with various enriched ethnic customs.

The prefecture had received altogether 1.1598 million tourists during the Golden Week of 2013, witnessing a growth of 44% year on year. The tourism comprehensive income achieved 512 million yuan.

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(Editors: Tracy, Cathy Chen)

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