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Olympic equestrian events draw mainland tourists to Hong Kong

Source: Xinhua | 08-11-2008 07:58

Special Report:   2008 Beijing Olympic Games

HONG KONG, Aug. 10 (Xinhua) -- Besides metropolitan views and great variety of consumer products, mainland tourists now have another reason for paying a visit to Hong Kong -- its Olympic fever.

An estimated number of 3,000 mainland tourists have applied for Olympic-themed tourist groups to watch the Olympic equestrian events the city is hosting, said a spokesman from the Hong Kong Tourism Board.

These Olympic-themed tourist groups are highly welcomed by the mainland tourists, said the spokesman, according to the Hong Kong- based Ta Kung Pao.

"Olympic Games are a dream-come-true for all the Chinese," one mainland tourist said. "I can't make it to Beijing, so I choose to watch the equestrian events in Hong Kong instead to show my support for the Games."