SW China's Daocheng Yading Nature Reserve reopens
Updated 19:44, 08-Mar-2020

After closing for a month due to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, Daocheng Yading Nature Reserve, located in Ganzi Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, southwest China's Sichuan Province, resumed operation on Sunday, according to the local administration. 

The scenic spot has also introduced ticket-free policies to extend appreciation to those dedicated to fighting COVID-19. National medical staff and people who have been commended for their efforts during the fight, together with their family members, can go to the nature reserve for free for two years. Families of those medical personnel who have sacrificed their lives during the epidemic outbreak will be granted lifetime free entry.

To continue epidemic prevention and control efforts, a series of preventive measures will be implemented. The daily visitor arrivals will be limited to 5,000 and infrared fever screening devices, security inspection systems and quarantine areas will be set up at the entrance. All visitors are required to undergo a registration process and wear masks throughout their trip.

Famed as "the last pure land on earth," Daocheng Yading Scenic Area is a mysterious land surrounded by breathtaking views, attracting numerous mountaineers and explorers each year. The American adventurer Joseph F. Rock once visited here and wrote in his article, "Where in all the world is to be found scenery comparable to that which awaits the explorer and photographer!"

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(Reporter Fang Zhou and Zhang Li contributed to the story.)