Datong makes it big: survey

World May 15, 2018 14:16

By The Nation

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Tourism to the historical city of Datong has been looking up, according to the Tourism Development Index of Datong conducted by China Economic Information Service (CEIS) of Xinhua News Agency.



This first city-level ancient city tourism big data index combines the real-time information perception technology of the data era with the natural landscape and history-related resources of Datong.

Based on the data from the first quarter of 2018, the index has seen a wavelike rise since its first release in September 2017, indicating the favourable overall strength of the tourism industry of Datong. The number of domestic and foreign tourists during major holidays is soaring rapidly, reflecting the city’s service capacity.

The open city environment results in the significant increase of international tourists to Datong, most of who are highly satisfied with the hotel service and scenic area service, making “Datong Garden Hotel” become a word-of-mouth excellent hotel among the global tourists.

Datong was a typical city of coal energy in the past and has been constantly enhancing pollution control and developing clean coal technology and new energy technology thanks to the 18th National Congress of the Communist Party of China, Datong.

The air quality of Datong has maintained number 1 in Shanxi Province for five years in a row, showcasing its resolution to perfect its ecological construction to the world. The image of Datong has turned from the ‘black coal” to the “blue sky”.

Meanwhile, Datong is one of the country’s historic and cultural cities with world-famous cultural tourism resources that once rivalled the ancient Rome. The historic and cultural heritages of Yungang Grottoes, Hengshan Mountain, and the Hanging Temple are the “business cards” of Datong to the world. relying on the heritages like the earthy great wall and fortresses of the Ming Dynasty.