Free entry to Laojunshan for the Lees
Laojunshan, located in Henan province, is one of China's best scenic spots.
And now, those with the surname Li, or commonly spelled as Lee in Malaysia, will get to visit the tourist destination for free.
Xu Lei, assistant manager of Laojunshan, said the offer was open to both domestic and overseas Chinese throughout the year.
"As long as you can prove that your surname is Li with identity documents, you can visit the spot," he added.
The name Laojunshan originated from ancient philosopher Li Er, or better known as Lao Zi - the founder of Taoism who stayed there.
"Laojunshan has a special connection with Li, that's why we offer free entrance to those with this surname," Xu Lei told China News Agency.
The site, with an entrance ticket price of 80 yuan (RM38), receives around 700,000 tourists annually.
For information on Laojunshan, visit http://www.laojunshan.cn.
Source: China Daily / Agencies
Published May 4, 2012