Colorful opening to Minhang tourism festival

Cao Yunyi
Minhang Tourism and Shopping Festival is making a return with 24 new events. 
Cao Yunyi

Minhang Tourism and Shopping Festival is back with more exciting events. The opening ceremony was held at Baolong City Square in Qibao Town on September 11. There will be 31 events taking place all over the district until October 31.

The theme of this year’s festival is “Micro Travel Slow Life — Discovering A Different Minhang.” 

The activities are divided into culture, taste, shopping, creativity and travelling, with 24 events to be introduced for the first time.

The festival opened with dance, music and color. The winners of 2017 mobile phone photography competition was announced at the opening ceremony. The pictures will be published in a photo book which will be on display in the district.

Colorful opening to Minhang tourism festival
Ti Gong

Officials from Minhang District and Shanghai governments press the buttons to launch the Minhang Tourism Festival.

Keeping the One Belt One Road initiative in mind, the district will attempt to use this festival to bring more international influence in the area.

A carnival has been planned for foreigners in Huacao Town. Zhuanqiao Town will stage Japanese Cultural Festival and Pujiang Town will have an international lighting and flower fair. Munich Beer Carnival will be held in New Hualian Shopping Center.

Jinjiang Amusement Park and Shanghai Aerospace Enthusiasts’ Center are excellent spots to take children to. While Qibao Town and Maikejiang Innovation and Culture Park offer more in-depth view of the city’s culture. Shiling Night Market, Shanghai Wine Tasting Center and The Hub are must-go for food lovers.

The organizers have planned free activities for all ages, such as camping for teenagers and cycling for the elderly. Also, all grade A scenic spots in the district have announced a 50 percent discount during the festival. Shopping centers have promised incredible special offers, new deals and promotion.

For those who love to explore the city on bikes, there is good news too. Minhang has arranged for four cycling routes for outdoor adventurers with cyclists standing a good chance of winning free tickets for 2017 ATP Masters Cup that will run from October 8 through 15.

The festival is a part of Shanghai Tourism Festival, the biggest tourism extravaganza in the city, which runs from September 9 to October 6.

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