22 Chinese tourist attractions to be added to 5A category
A total of 22 tourist attractions, including Beijing's Old Summer Palace, are expected to be added to the 5A category, the highest level in the rating system, according to the Ministry of Culture and Tourism (MCT) on Wednesday.
China has a tourism-rating classification system which rates a tourist attraction from one A to 5A for its overall tourism quality. The classification is based on several factors, including ease of transportation links, site safety, cleanliness, overall management and the protection of resources and environment. It also takes into account the uniqueness and recognition of the sightseeing offering.
Check out some of the tourist attractions that are to be added to the 5A category: