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Glimpse of "Oriental mini-Switzerland"
10:41, March 18, 2010  


Langmusi Town, featuring Han, Tibetan and Hui ethnic culture, looks serene after a snow, Feb. 116, 2008. (Xinhua Photo)


Located in a border area connecting Gansu, Qinghai and Sichuan provinces, Langmusi Town is known as "Oriental mini-Switzerland" with its mysterious Tibetan Buddhist culture and picturesque primitive landscape.

Named after the Tibetan lamasery of Langmu built in 1748, the town was world-famous for a foreign churchman's propaganda in the 1940s.

Today, tourism has become the town's pillar industry, attracting hundreds of thousands of tourists from home and abroad every year.

Since 2009, the local government has spent three million yuan (439,500 U.S. dollars) renovating the Grand Scripture Hall of the monastery, while began to upgrade local tourist infrastructure.

Source: Xinhuanet
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