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Airport near Asia's biggest waterfall to open soon

2006-01-09

The airport near Huangguoshu waterfall, the biggest in Asia, will open to air traffic on Jan. 16, as airline company presells tickets to the southern metropolis of Guangzhou. The airport is expected to bring more visitors to the waterfall and other scenic spots nearby, sources from the airport said Monday. The airline to and from Guangzhou, capital of south China's Guangdong Province, will have three flights every week. More airlines are planned, the airport said. Huangguoshu waterfall, 77.8 meters high and 101 meters wide, is the biggest in Asia. It is one of the main tourist attractions in Guizhou Province. A total of 1.54 million visitors toured the waterfall in 2004, contributing 100 million yuan (12.5 million U.S. dollars) to the province's tourism revenue.

(Source:Xin Hua News, 2006-01-09)