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Chinese flocking to Yellowstone Park

Tourists walk along the boardwalk at the edge of the Grand Prismatic Spring in Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming, in this aerial photo shot from a manned aircraft, date unknown.  (Yann Arthus-Bertrand)
Tourists walk along the boardwalk at the edge of the Grand Prismatic Spring in Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming, in this aerial photo shot from a manned aircraft, date unknown. (Yann Arthus-Bertrand)

PARKS -- Somebody could make a fortune on stir-fry bison this summer.

Yellowstone Park gears up for 500,000 visitors from China
Last year more than 300,000 people from China visited Yellowstone National Park and surrounding communities. Based on visa applications, that number could increase to more than 500,000 this year. Last week, a glossy visitors guide printed in Mandarin hit newsstands in areas around Yellowstone Park and in China, and is available online, thanks to a Jackson resident.




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Rich Landers joined The Spokesman-Review in 1977. He is the Outdoors editor for the Sports Department writing and photographing stories about hiking, hunting, fishing, boating, conservation, nature and wildlife and related topics.

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