hina has more than 30,000 scenic spots and touristattractions, among which 259 have 5A-level ratings, the highest rating for Chinese tourist sites, accordingto the Ministry of Culture and Tourism.
However, the ministry also noted that during thefirst 10 months of 2018, over 200 tourist sites hadbeen delisted, demoted, or warned for poormanagement, poor service or a worseningenvironment.
China has a tourism-rating classification system which rates a tourist attraction from A to 5Afor its overall tourism quality.
Top-level sites include the Palace Museum, the Summer Palace, West Lake in Hangzhou and theEmperor Qinshihuang's Mausoleum Site Museum in Shaanxi province.
According to Shan Gangxin, an official with the ministry, there are about 300 "red tourism" sites, or historical sites with a revolutionary legacy, nationwide.
Shan said China's tourism industry is developing, and both the sightseeing and leisure activitiesmarkets are growing.