February 13, 2012 10:52
The number of annual tourists visiting Mt. Baekdu on the far north of the Korean Peninsula passed the 1 million mark for the first time last year.
China's Mt. Baedu management committee reported that a total of 1.4 million tourists visited the scenic mountain last year, up 60 percent from 2010. Consequently, tourism revenue for 2011 also jumped more than 75 percent from a year earlier to 370 million yuan, or roughly US$60 million.
The committee cited the strong response to various festivities organized to promote the mountain resort and expanded air routes from Shanghai.
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