•  PopupDesign_2013

    Did you know 31% of the travelers make destination research and selection 3-5 months before their vacation

    Access the CNTO Tourism Research Reports

China Refocusing on Silk Road

The famous Silk Road route has become a topic of interest again recently, both internationally and within China. A recent investment conference in Beijing highlighted the historic route and discussed the idea of bringing more investment and tourism focus to areas along the route.

The China Council for Promotion of International Trade is working to increase investments to China and other countries along the route, which will be beneficial for all countries involved. The group believes that a reconnection of the ancient Silk Road will bring opportunities to people along the route.

Tourism opportunities are arising in these areas as well. The desert city of Dunhuang in northwest China’s Gansu Province, for instance, is working to restore some of its historic relics and attractions. Dunhuang’s Mogao Caves are a UNESCO World Heritage site and home to Buddhist art from the 4th-14th centuries, including more than 2,000 color statues and almost 485,000 square feet of murals. The city is monitoring humidity and atmospheric levels in the caves to protect the site and make sure the art remains preserved for visitors.

In addition the caves in Dunhuang, other Silk Road attractions will be protected and enhance as investment to the area increases. Airport expansion is planned, as well as new roads and the building of new cultural attractions.

Crescent Moon Spring, Dunhuang, Gansu Province.

Crescent Moon Spring, Dunhuang, Gansu Province.

Back to China News >

China in the News Archive >


  • 10/21/2016 China International Travel Mart 2016 in Shanghai...Read More
  • 10/18/2016 15-Day Visa-Free Transit for Cruise Ship Visitors to Shanghai...Read More
  • 10/18/2016 Terracotta Warriors Museum Ranked Best in Asia...Read More
  • 10/18/2016 Air China Digital Assets Keeping Pace with International Expansion...Read More
  • 10/18/2016 Hilton Opens First Full-Service Residences In China...Read More
  • 10/11/2016 China Rapidly Becoming World’s Largest Aviation Market...Read More
  • 10/10/2016 China’s Palace Museum Opens New Sites...Read More
  • 10/10/2016 China Eastern Airlines Launches Kunming-Qingdao-San Francisco Route...Read More
  • 10/10/2016 China Building World’s Deepest High-speed Rail Station Beneath Great Wall...Read More
  • 10/10/2016 World’s Largest Manmade Cave Opens to Tourists for the First Time in Chongqing...Read More
China in the News Archives