After the agreement signed between the Beijing Jing Cheng River Basin Tourism Development Inc. and the Beijing Jing Cheng Long Mai Yacht Club Inc., a fleet of luxury yachts will be shuttled on the 10 km Kunyu River, which flows southward from the Summer Place into the city centre of Beijing.
Dominated by Longevity Hill and the Kunming Lake, the Summer Palace stretches over an area of 2.9 sq km, out of which three quarters contain water.
To build up the water-bound sightseeing project on a river dating back to ancient times, the two companies will come forward to provide visitors with services for business receptions, recreation and cultural activities.
The board chairman of the Beijing Jing Cheng Long Mai Yacht Club Inc., Ding Hua said, “The club will be operated based on yacht management on the Seine, Rhine and other famous rivers around the world,”
Ding said that the project includes yacht leasing, modern office space, and family outings as well as it will run on a membership basis.