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Harbin-Altay tourist train commences operations

Updated : 2017-09-06

By Yang Min ( chinadaily.com.cn )

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Passengers board a train specifically for tourists travelling between Harbin in Northeast China’s Heilongjiang province and Altay city in Northwest China’s Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region at Harbin East Railway Station on Sept 5. The tourist train, named “Longtai”, will pass through Heilongjiang province, Inner Mongolia autonomous region, Gansu province, Ningxia Hui autonomous region before finally arriving in Altay city. The train service offers tourists the chance to appreciate beautiful scenery, including dense forests, vast grasslands, desolate deserts, and majestic mountains. [Photo/Chinanews.com]

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An elderly woman waves her hand in the corridor of a coach on the “Longtai” train on Sept 5. The train service is targeted at middle aged and elderly tourists. The trains are equipped with all modern conveniences, allowing tourists to enjoy a pleasant journey with comfortable beds during the 14-day travel period. [Photo/Chinanews.com]

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Two tourists pose for a photograph at Harbin East Railway Station on Sept 5. It is anticipated that the “Longtai” tourist trains will operate on Sept 5, 7 and 9 from Harbin, bringing around 3,000 tourists to the hot tourism destination of Xinjiang. [Photo/Chinanews.com]

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The “Longtai” tourist train at Harbin East Railway Station awaits its first batch of tourists on Sept 5. [Photo/Chinanews.com]

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