Growing Interest in Religious Tourism

Reporter Shan Juan looks at the increase of “religious tourism” in China. From China Daily:

Besides some tourism destinations that feature religion, such as the Wudang Mountain in Central China’s Hubei province, which is rich in Taoism culture, the Beijing-based China Sunrise Travel Service has also launched religion-themed routes to Nepal and China’s Taiwan in recent years, Zhang Rui, a manager for the company’s religious tourism sector, said.

Such tours usually include stays in temples and other religious activities like meditation and Buddhist lecturing, she said.

Also, tourism has become a major income source for places of worship, experts said.

November 19, 2010 6:00 PM
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