The China-Laos Railway has handled 13,310 cross-border passenger trips since the launch of its passenger service on April 13, according to the Mohan entry-exit border checkpoint.
During the period, the Chinese border town of Mohan in Yunnan province logged 7,024 inbound passenger trips and 6,286 outbound trips.
"It's very convenient to travel to China by train now. More and more tourists from Laos and Thailand are planning to travel to China," said Nhanxana, a Laotian tour guide.
The China-Laos Railway, a landmark cooperation project part of the Belt and Road Initiative, began operation in December 2021. The 1,035-km railway connects China's Kunming with Vientiane in Laos.