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Xinjiang receives over 200 mln tourists in first 10 months

Photo taken on June 30, 2019 shows the view of Tagarma Wetland in Taxkorgan Tajik Autonomous County of northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region. (Xinhua/Hu Huhu)

Have a trip to Xinjiang! Its extraordinary natural beauty and fascinating culture has drawn more than 200 million tourists this year.

URUMQI, Nov. 7 (Xinhua) -- The number of tourists to northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region exceeded 200 million from January to October this year, up 42.62 percent year on year, local authorities said.

The tourism revenue in the first 10 months of 2019 reached 341.73 billion yuan (about 48.7 billion U.S. dollars), up 43.39 percent from the same period last year, reaching a record high, according to the regional culture and tourism department.

With diverse ethnic culture and unique landscapes, Xinjiang has vowed to build itself into a popular destination for tourists from home and abroad.

People dance at a square during a culture and tourism festival themed on Dolan and Qiuci culture in Awat County of Aksu Prefecture, northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous region, Oct. 25, 2019. (Xinhua/Sadat)

A series of measures have been taken, such as improving infrastructure construction, tackling parking problems and ensuring stable mobile phone signals for tourists.

"Winter is coming, and Xinjiang will enrich winter tourism products and ensure smooth traffic flow to attract more tourists to enjoy the beautiful winter scenery of Xinjiang," said Wu Feng, head of the Association of Xinjiang Travel Service.