Since Kashgar and Horgas were designated as special economic development zones, the tourism has seen rapid development in the two zones.
From Jan. to Apr. this year, Horgas Port received 150,000 tourists from home and abroad, and the tourism income was nearly 100 million Yuan.
YANG HUA TOURIST FROM SICHUAN
"There are many buildings and tourists, and it has great development potential."
Horgas Port is trying to set up State 4A scenic spot. It plans to build seven 4-star hotels, improve tourism facilities and service level, aiming to build the port into a featured tour destination in Central Asia.
Meanwhile, Kashgar received about 490,000 tourists in the first four months this year, bringing more than 200 million yuan tourism income.
MA XIAOPING PRINCIPAL
APAK HOJA MAZZAR
"Compared with the same period last year, the tourist number increases by 35 percent to 40 percent. I believe that the tourism will be better under the support of the Kashgar Special Economic Development Zone."