Harbin: an essential summer tourism destination
Updated : 2019-08-06
By ( chinadaily.com.cn )
As a heat wave sweeps across China, Harbin has become a popular destination to escape the hot weather.
Harbin, capital of China’s northernmost Heilongjiang province, has cool weather during the summer and boasts many natural and cultural tourism attractions.
The city has been gaining popularity as a summer tourism destination in recent years.
From 2012 to 2018, the number of summer tourists visiting Harbin increased from 20.93 million to 36.23 million, and summer tourism revenue increased from 24.43 billion yuan ($3.32 billion) to 60.65 billion yuan.
This year, Harbin has been voted the second most popular summer tourism destination after Guiyang in Southwest China’s Guizhou province, according to a survey of urban and rural residents on traveling during the summer holiday carried out by online Chinese travel service provider LY.COM.
An aerial view of the Harbin Grand Theater along the north bank of the Songhua River in Harbin, Northeast China’s Heilongjiang province. [Photo/Xinhua]
A beach along the bank of the Songhua River in Harbin, Northeast China’s Heilongjiang province. [Photo/Xinhua]
As the weather gets far hotter and stuffier, the city of Harbin has begun an activity to encourage residential communities and organizations to care for sanitation workers, who have to toil under summer heat.
The Development Plan for the Harbin Linkong Economic Zone (2019-2035) was recently approved by the Harbin Municipal People’s Government and is now being carried out.
The High People’s Court of Heilongjiang province officially launched Thunderbolt Action.
About 10 government departments in Daoli district, Harbin, Heilongjiang province, carried out joint enforcement June 1 to remove more than 20 illegal constructions with a total area of over 2000 square meters to advance an expropriation project.