File photo of Ming Xiaoling Mausoleum in Nanjing City
Jiangsu’s 376 tourist attractions have promised to be free to medics for a certain period after the end of the pneumonia epidemic caused by the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), according to Jiangsu Department of Culture and Tourism.
All medical workers are free to visit Nanjing’s 23 scenic spots above A-level rating for a year, including Nanjing Zhongshan Mountain National Park, Confucius Temple-Qinhuai River scenic belt, Yuhuatai Memorial Park of Revolutionary Martyrs, Presidential Palace, Yuejiang Tower and Chaotian Palace.
Meanwhile, medical workers can take the sightseeing bus for free and enjoy priority services such as “green channel” during the peak season in Nanjing, if they can provide valid documents to prove their employment.
Other cities in Jiangsu including Nantong, Zhenjiang, Taizhou, Yancheng, Huai’an and Xuzhou also promised to open all tourist attractions in the city free of charge to medics from across the country.
Nine tourism and cultural enterprises in Changzhou were the first in Jiangsu to launch preferential services for medical workers, who are welcome to visit 12 scenic spots including Tianmu Lake and Nanshan Bamboo Forest free of charge.
Many tourist attractions in Wuxi are also free for medical workers, their spouse and children. For example, Qingming Bridge Ancient Canal Scenic Area offers free Annual Pass for medical workers, who can bring up to five family members in each visit.
The coastal city of Lianyungang also provided similar services at scenic spots, cultural venues and performance sites. Qingsongling Forest Park will provide free 3-day and 2-night service for the city’s medical workers sent to support the battle against the outbreak in Hubei Province.