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By the end of 2020, there were 13,332 A-level tourist attractions in China

Date: 2021-07-06

China had 13,332 A-level tourist attractions by the end of 2020, 930 more than at the end of last year, the Ministry of Culture and Tourism said Wednesday. Among them, 302 are 5A-level tourist attractions, an increase of 22.

Affected by the epidemic, the number of domestic tourists in 2020 will be 2.879 billion, down 52.1 percent from the same period last year, according to a statistical communique on culture and tourism development in 2020 released by the Ministry of Culture and Tourism. Domestic tourism revenue reached 2.23 trillion yuan, down 61.1 percent year on year.

In terms of market, by the end of 2020, there were 208,900 cultural market operating units in China, employing 1.6091 million people, with operating revenue of 996.749 billion yuan and operating profit of 169.97 billion yuan. Among them, there were 65,400 entertainment venues and 532,300 employees, with an operating revenue of 41.925 billion yuan and an operating profit of 533 million yuan. The performance market has 22,300 units and 495,200 employees, with an operating revenue of 215.75 billion yuan and an operating profit of 35.115 billion yuan. There were 90,700 for-profit Internet cultural units, employing 314,900 people, with operating revenue of 713.722 billion yuan and operating profit of 133.113 billion yuan.

In terms of intangible cultural heritage protection, by the end of 2020, the State Council had announced 1,372 representative national intangible cultural heritage projects, and the Ministry of Culture and Tourism had identified 3,068 representative inheritors of national intangible cultural heritage. China has 42 entries on UNESCO's Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity, ranking first in the world.

As for public culture, there were 3,212 public libraries in China by the end of 2020, 16 more than at the end of the previous year, according to the communique. The total volume of books was 1.179 billion, up 6.1%. A total of 575,384 village-level comprehensive cultural service centers were set up, 2,578 counties, county-level cities and districts established the system of main branch cultural centers, and 394 cultural centers established boards of directors.

In addition, by the end of 2020, there were 11,314 cultural relic institutions nationwide, 752 more than at the end of the previous year. The number of visitors was 616.31.7 million, down 53.2 percent from the previous year. National spending on culture and tourism in 2020 will be 108.826 billion yuan, an increase of 2.351 billion yuan or 2.1 percent over the previous year; The per capita expenditure on culture and tourism was 77.08 yuan, an increase of 1.01 yuan or 1.3 percent over the previous year.