100 classical "Red Tourist Sites" will be established to educate young people about the country's revolutionary past.
China is planning to establish 100 classical "Red Tourist Sites," in the next six years, aiming to educate young people in China about the country's revolutionary past.
The 100 classical "Red Tourist Sites" will be scattered throughout 12 major regions, including Beijing and Hebei and other former revolutionary cradles in China.
The country has recently issued its blueprint on developing the red tourist sites from 2005 to 2010, hoping that red tourism can both educate the younger generation about the country's revolutionary history and boost economic development in those old revolutionary base areas.
Beijing's Tiananmen Square, Peking University Red Mansion, National Museum, Military Museum, Jiaozhuanghu Underground Battlefield Remains Memorial, the Lugou Bridge, and Tomb of Li Dazhao, a communist revolutionist, are listed as the first group of "Red Revolution Tourist Sites."
By 2010, the estimated income generated from Red Tourist sites is about 100 billion yuan, or about 12 billion U.S. dollars.