Guizhou Province in southwest China has planned to invest heavily in the next
three years to step up infrastructure construction in scenic spots area in the
Miao-Dong Autonomous Prefecture in southwest Guizhou with a view to attracting more
Seven million yuan has already been allocated by the State Development Planning
Commission and the National Tourism Administration for construction of
infrastructure facilities in the prefecture, said Yang Shengming, an official
in charge of the province's tourism.
She said that the prefecture, known for its unique folk customs, ethnic
cultures and ancient buildings, has been listed by the UNESCO as one of the
world's top ten scenic spots which are well in the position for people to
"return to nature".
Construction of highways and an airport leading to the prefecture are currently
underway, making it easier for tourists to reach the area.
Land-locked Guizhou is known as a
"garden province" for its scenic forests, ancient architectural buildings, and ethnic minority
villages featuring unique ethnic culture.
Since 1990, the provincial government has made tourism the province's pillar
industry. In 1998, more than 20 million domestic and overseas tourists visited