China’s tourism boom has seen it become a major destination for foreign tourists, but its domestic tourist industry has suffered a spate of deadly attacks and robberies.
In the first six months of the year, at least seven tourists have been killed, according to the State Administration of Tourism.
In September alone, at most, 22 people were killed in the capital Beijing alone.
While the number of tourists who died is low compared to previous years, the number has been steadily increasing in recent years, particularly after the financial crisis.
Here are the top six tourist hotspots in China.
1. Huashan (酷羽) in Shanxi province This popular tourist destination in the northwest of the country has become the scene of several deadly attacks.
Last September, a man shot three people dead outside the town’s main tourist attraction.
In January, two tourists were killed and six others injured when two gunmen opened fire on a crowd of tourists walking along a road outside the city.
The man who killed the tourists, Wang Jing, was sentenced to six years in prison for his role in the attack.
A total of 30 people have been charged in connection with the attack, and more than 60 have been arrested, according a report by China’s state news agency Xinhua.
The attack was the latest in a series of similar incidents in the area.
Hubei (治香) in Jiangsu province An area in eastern Jiangsu that has long been a hotspot for violence has also become a popular tourist spot.
Last year, an elderly man was shot dead in the heart while sitting in a bus at a popular spot known as “Baozi’s Bridge.”
In December, a Chinese tourist was shot and killed at a tourist spot near the city of Tianjin.
In December 2014, a Taiwanese tourist was also killed and four others injured after a robbery attempt at the same location.
Three other Chinese tourists were also wounded during the attack on December 14.
In February 2015, a group of young Taiwanese men robbed a Taiwanese couple in front of a bus stop in the village of Hefei.
In April, a carload of Chinese tourists who had been staying at the nearby Shangyang Hot Springs was attacked by two gunmen and robbed by four other men.
Three tourists have also been charged with robbery and armed robbery, while a fourth tourist has been charged for “attempting to kidnap and abduct a Taiwanese woman,” according to police in Hefeifang, Hefeikou and Jiangmen provinces.
3. Tianjin (天星) in Henan province Henan, a city of about 9.4 million people, has become one of the most dangerous places in China for tourists.
In June, at about 5:00 p.m., a man with a rifle opened fire in Tianjin’s famous Tiananmen Square, killing two people.
In July, a gunman opened fire at a restaurant on the outskirts of the city, killing six people.
Earlier this month, three people were shot dead outside a hotel in the eastern city of Wuhan.
The attacks are believed to be the work of a local gang, though local media have also claimed that a group from a local bar was behind the attacks.
4. Xiamen (陳河) in Fujian province Fujian has become an important tourist destination for Chinese tourists due to its scenic beauty.
Last summer, a young woman was shot to death in front, along with her friend and another female tourist in front and in back of a restaurant.
In August, a 25-year-old man was arrested after shooting at two tourists in front on the streets of the capital, Xiamenzhou.
In October, a 29-year old man was charged with shooting at a Chinese tourists on the city’s central shopping street.
In November, another man was found guilty of shooting at Chinese tourists at a shopping mall in Xiamei, in northwest Fujian.
In late November, a 19-year, four-month-old baby was shot in the head and killed in a parking lot in a residential neighborhood of Xiamenshan, Xiongshan, near the provincial capital, Fujian City.
5. Xizhou (台度) in Shandong province Shandian is a city in the southwest of China.
It has seen more than 1,200 fatalities due to gun violence in 2017.
The city is also home to several major tourist sites, including a shopping center known as the “Big City,” which is known for its high-end boutiques and boutiques selling luxury goods.
In March, a shooting took place outside a popular restaurant in Xizhaou, which is near Xiameng, one of China’s most expensive shopping centers.
In May, a 21-year and five-month old girl was shot at a park in Xiyang, which has become a