NEWSGD.COM
Home | About Us | Contact Us | Site Map | Chinese
News | Biz | Pearl River Delta | Enjoy Life | Culture | Travelling | Pics | Cities & Towns | Gov Info | Specials
Home > News Brief > Guangdong
Tea-themed park to debut in Spring Festival
Latest Updated by 2007-02-07 09:19:04
Related News
Telephone booking for trains in Spring Festival rush begins
Guangdong on alert against SARS during Spring Festival
Guangzhou to celebrate a "Full-power-supply" Spring Festival
Spring Festival Travel Peak Starts
Festival train ticket booking starts
Guangdong News
Guangzhou launches job hotline for jobless family
Speed sensors brought out in the open
Guangzhou apartment prices climb to new peak

A tea garden and a hot spring in East Overseas Chinese Town (OCT), an ecological resort in Sanzhoutian, Yantian District, will officially open to the public during the upcoming weeklong Spring Festival holiday. This was disclosed by Li Xiaogan, the city's tourism chief, at a work meeting yesterday.

Li said his bureau will push on with the construction of the second and third phase of the East OCT project as well as other seaside resorts in eastern part of Shenzhen this year.

Tea Valley, one of three theme parks in East OCT, will have a soft opening Friday, Cui Yinan from the OCT Group confirmed yesterday.

The holiday resort, with a total investment of 3 billion yuan (US$375 million), was originally scheduled to open in October last year, but was delayed due to slow progress in construction.

First approved by the Shenzhen Municipal Government in March 2003, the project began construction at the end of 2004. The resort, consisting of three theme parks, has attractions like a hot spring town similar to Interlagen in Switzerland, two luxury hotels, a train and a cable car for sightseeing, a tea garden, a bamboo garden and 13,000 square meters of wetland. The resort, on virgin land along the city's east coast, has eco-friendly solar power, sewage treatment and transport systems.

Also at the meeting, Li said the tourism bureau will allow more domestic and foreign travel agencies into the local market to encourage competition.

"We have opened the local hotel market long ago, and competition has helped a lot in upgrading the hotel facilities and management. The State will drop all restrictions on setting up branches by domestic and foreign tour agencies Feb. 1 and July 1 respectively, which gives us more freedom in introducing competition in this sector," he said.

Another official revealed on condition of anonymity that China Travel Service (Hong Kong) Ltd. is in talks with the bureau about opening a branch in Shenzhen this year.

The tourism bureau expects to receive 65.6 million tourists in 2007, a 7-percent rise over last year. Among these, 25.4 million will stay overnight in Shenzhen, 9.7 percent more than last year. The overall tourism revenue will rise 9.9 percent from 2006 to reach 50.6 billion yuan, including US$2.46 billion in foreign exchange revenue.

Editor: Yan

By: Li Dan Source: Szdaily web edition
Previous:  City sets higher food safety standards  Next:Guangdong finds cancer-causing dye in lipsticks


Home-made CRH Trains Speed along Guang-Shen Line


Alternative public vehicles popular


[Guangzhou] Eight New Attractive Places of Liwan District Selected


GD Int'l Building Finally Finds new Owners


Vince Vaughn wants Jennifer Aniston back
This site contains material from other media for content enrichment purpose only.
The Southcn.com website do not endorse such content and do not bear the joint responsibility of their copyright infringement.
The views expressed in written material posted to the bulletin boards of Southcn.com are those of the authors and/or publishers. The Southcn.com website does not endorse information products posted by organizations and individuals here. The originators of these information products are solely responsible for their content.
For copyright infringement issues, you shall contact Southcn.com within thirty (30) days. Email: falv@southcn.com
If you find any error in this page, please drag your mouse to mark the text with error, then press "CTRL" and "ENTER", to inform us. Thanks for your help!
Home  |  About Us  |   Contact Us  |  Site Map  |  Chinese
©2005 WWW.NEWSGD.COM. All rights reserved.registered number 020074 Terms of Use | Advertise | ICP Certificate No.B2-20050252
Guangdong Gov Link
Guangdong Gov Brief
State Structure
Guangdong in Brief
Laws & Regulations
Exchange Rate
Guangdong Guide
   
Museum Museum
University University
Eat Eat
Shopping Duting
Night Life Night Life
Weather Weather
Phone No. Phone Num
Consulate Consulate
Airport Airport
Travel Tips Tours Tips