Mt. Huashan in northwest China reopens with cap on visitor numbers

Mount Huashan scenic area, located in northwest China's Shaanxi Province, partially reopened to the public from Saturday, ending its temporary closure of over two months due to the COVID-19 epidemic.

Currently, the main scenic site of Huashan and Xiyue Temple have resumed operations, while Xianyu scenic area, Chang Kong Plank Road and others will remain closed until further notice.

The number of visitors allowed is limited to 6,000 per day and the daily opening hours have shortened as well – from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tickets can be reserved online three days in advance and real-name registration is required for bookings. Also, medical workers nationwide are offered free entry.

Listed as one of the Five Great Mountains of China, Mount Huashan is known for its steep and perilous peaks, with the highest towering at over 2,000 meters above sea level.

(Reporter Meng Qingsheng contributed to the story)