Published on : Saturday, February 14, 2015
A new international tourism zone is soon to come up in the north eastern border of China sharing area with Russia and North Korea.
A blue print will be drawn this year for the Tumen River Delta international where the tourism zone is scheduled to be build. The river divides China and North Korea.
The tourism zone would involve the three countries of China, Russia and North Korea. This would be a visa free zone where people could indulge in duty free shopping as reported by a local Chinese media Xinhua.
The Director of Jilin Provincial Tourism Administration said that other neighbouring countries, South Korea, Japan and Mongolia will also be a part of the free tourism zone in the future. They will join the area through highways, rail and air routes.
The proposal was put forward by the Hunchun city government in Jilin in 2013. North Korea is hoping to attract more tourists with this plan and they are looking forward to economic gains once this tourism hub is established.
Some Chinese tourists still visit the North Korea to recall how their own country was before it opened to the outside world in the 980s.
However most Chinese tourist are still more attracted to visiting western cities of Paris, London or New York.
China remains to the most important ally of North Korea, though several disturbances in the border area have frequently tested China’s kinship with North Korea.
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