China-Laos Railway routes to promote tourism|Updated: November 27, 2023


A seminar was held in Kunming recently, which aims to promote the role of China-Laos Railway in promoting international tourism. The seminar proposed to optimize tourism policies, strengthen the planning and coordination between parties, and improve facilities along the routes.

Yunnan's cultural tourism department will strengthen the promotion of tourism routes and create  cross-border golden tourism loops centering around Kunming and Vientiane, covering China, Laos, Thailand, Cambodia, and Vietnam.

The China-Laos Railway international passenger train stops at eight passenger stations including Kunming, Pu'er, Xishuangbanna, Mohan, Boten, Luang Prabang, Vang Vieng and Vientiane.


Considering the resource characteristics, development foundation and the demand trends, Yunnan's cultural tourism department will actively cooperate with the countries and cities to promote tourism resources.

Since the China-Laos Railway started cross-border passenger services on April 13 this year, it has transported 348,000 passengers, including nearly 100,000 tourists.

The China-Laos Railway has proved effective in promoting the development of Yunnan's tourism market. On the one hand, the China-Laos Railway serves as a convenient transport choice for domestic and foreign tourists to travel to Yunnan. On the other hand, the railway boosts the development of tourism resources and innovation of tourism products in Yunnan.


The China-Laos Railway has strengthened the connections and cooperation between Laos and China leading to the integrated development of the Lancang-Mekong River region.

The railway is expected to unleash the full potential of industries such as trade, logistics, and tourism in the Lancang-Mekong region.