Celebrating better access to wonders of Huzhou City
Authorities from Shanghai and Huzhou City, in neighboring Zhejiang Province, have agreed, during the 2020 Shanghai Tourism Festival, to cooperate on cultural and tourism initiatives.
Five tourist routes linking the two cities and tour passes targeting Shanghai tourists to Huzhou were unveiled on Sunday.
Huzhou is home to the source of the Huangpu River, Shanghai's mother river, and it has a picturesque landscape of lucid waters and lush mountains.
Routes centering on culture, natural landscapes, delicacies and tours for families with children will take tourists to the source of the Huangpu River in Anji County, known for its bamboo forests, Yucun Village in Huzhou, a cruise tour of the Huangpu River and a stroll on the Hongkou riverfront area in Shanghai.
They will also guide people to the Nanxun Ancient Town, Mogan Mountain, Xiazhu Lake wetland, Hello Kitty theme park, Zhujiajiao watertown, the Bund, Shanghai Disney Resort, Guangfulin Relics Park and taste Taihu Lake delicacies, and Shanghai and Huzhou signature snacks.
A number of Shanghai residents embarked on a two-day trip to Huzhou on Sunday morning in the first group to experience the routes.
"Huzhou is a beautiful place, and its specialties such as brush and silk writing are well known to Shanghainese," said Shanghai resident Shen Ronghua, 69.
"I have visited the city several times in the past but the epidemic has stopped my travels. This is my first visit outside Shanghai thanks to the event."
Jiang Zhuoqing, director of the Standing Committee of the Shanghai People’s Congress and Shanghai vice mayor Chen Tong gave Yangtze River Delta region tour passes to Shanghai tourists during the event.
Two tour passes ranging between 24 hours and 48 hours enabling Shanghai tourists admissions to 36 A-level tourist attractions in Huzhou were released at the same time.
The passes released by Huzhou City Administration of Culture, Radio and Television, and Tourism priced at 120 (US$17.77) and 200 yuan can be purchased on Alipay.
They cover tourist attractions such Nanxun Ancient Town, Mogan Mountain scenic area and Zhebei Canyon.
Tourism associations of Shanghai and Huzhou inked cooperation agreements on Sunday to deepen cultural and tourism cooperation between the two cities.