A new high-speed railway linking some of the famous tourist attractions in southwest China's Yunnan Province made its first run on Saturday.
The bullet train left Kunming, the provincial capital, at 8:15 a.m., and arrived at Lijiang, a popular tourist city, three hours later.
Night view of the Lijiang old town, southwest China's Yunnan Province. /VCG Photo
It is the first time that Lijiang, a city well-known for its World Heritage old town, beautiful natural scenery and ethnic culture, is integrated into the nation's high-speed rail network.
Previously, the trip between Kunming and Lijiang took more than eight hours. Three pairs of bullet trains provide service between the two cities every day.
An aerial view of Dali City, southwest China's Yunnan Province. /VCG Photo
The new route, which has 10 stations, also connects to other hot tourist destinations in the province, such as the ancient town in Dali and the Three Parallel River area.
(Cover: Yulong Snow Mountains in Lijiang City, southwest China's Yunnan Province. /VCG Photo)
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