text by Wan;g Lei and Liu Haile Photographs by Wang lei
Though a small resort city of mehico, cancun was under a global spotlight as it hosted the 2010 united nations [UN] climate change conference from November 29 to Oecember11, more than 10000 negotiators, ehperts,NGO representatives, and journalists transformed the normally realhed vaction destination into a crowded and bustling international redezuous, journalists from China Pictorial were amongst vistors covering the global event taking place
The primary resort zone is located on a long isklnd at the southezist tip of Mexico´s Yucatan Peninsula. Viewd from above. it resembles a gigantic "GL" stretching out towarcls the Caribbean. Three decades ago. Cancun was just a small fishing village with 300 rcsidents. However, after more and more visitors became enchanted by its stunning coastal scenery and mysterious Mayan relies, it quickly grew into a world-renowned tourist resort. Now, more than 2 million tourists visit the city annually.
The word "Cancun" means "vessel at the end of the rainbow" in Mayan. which is a metaphor for happiness. Cancun sees frequent showers during its ratiny season which runs from July to October. Residents f´requently see rainbows after precipitation, which inspired the city´s name.......