08 September 2017
It is the quietest tourist site in China - phones, cameras and cars are not allowed. Even planes have been rerouted to avoid disturbance, but it still draws thousands of tourists. Since it began operating in September last year, the world’s largest radio telescope, in southwest China’s Guizhou Province, has received 240,000 tourists, local authorities said. All phones and cameras must be handed in if visitors want to enter the core area,” said local tour operator Liu Xingwu. Shi Bangze, Director of the county’s tourism bureau said that any increase in tourist numbers must not be allowed to interfere with scientific studies underway at FAST.
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