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Tourist sites re-open

Country : China

Type : Making News

The Palace Museum and the National Library in Beijing will reopen on Friday for the upcoming May 1 holiday after months of closure, a sign that the capital is gradually returning to normalcy.

All 25,000 tickets for the Palace Museum over the five-day holiday which will start from Friday had sold out by Thursday morning. The Palace Museum said it would partially reopen from Friday, according to notices on its website and its public WeChat account on Wednesday evening. 

The city on Thursday lowered its public health emergency response from the top level to the second. 

Due to the limits placed, it is necessary to use real names for online bookings. The National Museum of China, Temple of Heaven, Summer Palace and Beihai Park also announced it would reopen. City-level museums and public libraries will also gradually resume accepting public visitors starting May 1. 

UNESCO World Heritage site, the Longmen Grottoes in Luoyang, Central China's Henan Province, reopened to the public on Monday, becoming the first grotto scenic area in the country to open.  

The Longmen Grottoes, Mogao Grottoes, Yungang Grottoes, and Maijishan Grottoes are the four largest grottoes in China. Home to hundreds of thousands of Buddha statues and replicas of his disciples, the work is considered to be the finest examples of Chinese Buddhist art worldwide.

Health protocols with standardized prevention and control disinfection system that includes disinfecting service tools are used three times a day. 

Although the Longmen Grottoes has reopened, the Mogao Grottoes which had remain closed.  In collaboration with the Dunhuang Academy posted a mini-program on WeChat titled "Yunyou Dunhuang" in cooperation with various online companies. Users can enjoy the artistic styles of the Dunhuang Grottoes up close and from the comfort of their homes.

Scenic spots in East China's Zhejiang and Jiangsu provinces have also reopened to the public. 

Book and enjoy an exciting tour to China!