Rich historical sites along the waterway are worth a visit with bountiful relics detailing cultural development, Yang Feiyue reports.
The steep canyons, deserts and grasslands make the natural landscape of the Yellow River basin magnificent and beautiful. The basin also has many cultural relics. Along the river path, there are 20 World Heritage Sites, more than 300,000 non-movable cultural relics, 649 national intangible cultural heritages, 47 national holistic tourism demonstration areas and 84 national top-rated tourist attractions.
In September 2019, President Xi Jinping emphasized the importance of ecological conservation and high-quality development of the Yellow River basin. Xi says that protecting the Yellow River－China’s second-longest river at 5,464 kilometers－is crucial to national rejuvenation and the sustainable development of future generations.
The Ministry of Culture and Tourism recently launched 10 themed routes around the Yellow…