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.