BEIJING, Sept. 5 (Xinhua) -- Beijing will restrict
the number of daily visits to cultural relics during the Olympic Games next year
so as to ensure a sound visiting order and protect cultural relics, according to
the Beijing Cultural Heritage Administration.
"All cultural relics of the capital are to undergo a
thorough "facelift" in the coming few months before next August, and any
renovation, except for emergency repair, will suspend during the Games," said
Kong fanzhi, director of the administration.
Kong said the "facelift" includes the renovation of
the exterior of ancient constructions and roofs which could be seen from
adjacent streets so as to enable visitors, especially foreign tourists, to "see
Beijing through cultural relics".
The "facelift" also refers to service improving, he
said, adding cultural relics protection bureaus above the city-level should have
more than two staff in charge of reception and visitor service.
The building of "soft environment" of cultural relics
around Olympic venues should be specially improved, such as the building of
obstacle-free facilities to benefit the handicapped, he said.
A regulation on cultural relics management for the
Olympics, which outlines measures for protection, renovation, obstacle-free
facilities and movie-shooting during the time, would be put into effect on Oct.
1 and last a year.