For a place to be popular among the tourists and to become a desired holiday destination it needs some basic requeriments like the geography, nature, peculiarity of the place… Then it needs tourist services and infrastructure, and China is ready for making the Tibet Plateau more attractive to visitors.
The main problem with the Tibetan Plateau, also known as the Qinghai Tibetan Plateau, is the toilets availability, travelers will arrive, but not tourists .
Chinese goverment has received many complaints about this, so they have decided to invest 30 million yuan (3.6 Million Euro) in mobile toilets along the main tourist routes near this plateau.
As reported by China’s Xinhua news agency, the goal is to resolve complaints from tourists about the difficulty of finding a proper bathroom in the rural province of Qinghai, an area of low population density.
The Tibetan Plateau is a vast, high plateau of eastern Asia that occupies a large area of the Tibet Autonomous Region, Qinghai Province in China and India’s Ladakh region in Kashmir.
There will be 120 toilets, so that the distance of each other is less than 2 hours. Qinghai lack of toilets is not a problem for local pastors or for drivers of long distance buses, however, for urban tourists it is.
Thus, the provincial government has allocated 3.6 million euros in 2012 for the construction of 80 portable toilets, each with an average cost of 375,000 yuan (45,004 euros), which will be placed along major roads of the province and popular places of tourist interest.
Tourism and Nature in Qinghai
Qinghai is located on the eastern edge of Qinghai-Tibet Plateau. With the exception of the provincial capital of Xining, the population is sparse, with an average density of less than five people per square kilometer, although tourism is present.
In 2011, more than 14 million people visited the province, so that revenue from tourism reached RMB 9,200 million (1,103 million euros), according to official statistics.
China is planning to establish an ecological conservation area in the Qinghai-Tibet, where originate the three major rivers: the Yangtze River, Yellow and Lancang river.
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