China launches National annual tourism pass for visitor attractions

One of the Ming Tombs in Beijing.

One of the Ming Tombs in Beijing. Image by SteFou! / CC BY 2.0

An annual pass has been created allowing access to some 800 sights and attractions around China. The pass costs ¥150 (US$24) and permits access to more than 800 different sights in 16 provinces of China, many of them offering free admission to passholders, including the Badaling Great Wall and the Ming Tombs. The pass is valid for 2015 and can be purchased at parks and subway station newspaper kiosks in Beijing. Read more: