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Scenic Areas and Historic Sites

Scenic Areas and Historic Sites

By February of 2004, there have been 677 scenic areas and historic sites named through examination and approval of the government in China, of which there are 187 national key scenic  areas and historic sites, 452 provincial-level scenic areas and historic sites and 48 city and county level scenic areas and historic sites. The total area accounts for more than 1% of the country’s total land.

The Tourist Area (Spot) Quality Grade Standard issued by the State Bureau of Quality and Technical supervision in 1999 divides tourist areas (spots) into four grades, namely, AAAA level, AAA level, AA level and A level.

 

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