China to Develop Tourist Resort on Qinghai-Tibet Plateau

Golmud City in Qinghai Province, northwest China, is planning a tourist resort on the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau, Mayor Zhong Zhenliang said Monday.

The tourist resort will be based on the unique scenery and culture of the region around the Kunlun Mountains, the mayor said.

The Kunlun Mountains run 2,500 kilometers from east to west andrise 5,000 meters above sea level. They are the source of many ancient Chinese legends and stories.

Visitors to the region will be able to see such wild plateau fauna as yaks and black-necked cranes.

Zhong said the city will upgrade the local airport and build a 200-kilometer road to better accommodate visitors.

( Xinhua News Agency June 10, 2002)

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