Three Gorges district promotes tourism in Huangpu

Wanzhou District in Chongqing municipality today promoted its tourism resources in Huangpu District and invited locals to visit the southwestern region.
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Wanzhou District in Chongqing municipality features the Bayu Culture, which originated in the ancient Ba ethnic minority and Ba Kingdom in early Shang Dynasty (the 16th century to the 11th century BC), as well as the traditional cultures of the Three Gorges region.

Wanzhou District in Chongqing municipality today promoted its tourism resources in Huangpu District and invited locals to visit the southwestern region in gratitude for the city's assistance over the decades.

Tens of thousands of residents in Wanzhou, near the China's Three Gorges project, were relocated in the early 1990s to make way to the massive hydroelectric project. Huangpu District has partnered with Wanzhou since then to help accommodating the migrants and assist in urban development.

With the help of the Shanghai and Huangpu district governments, Wanzhou has achieved rapid development and aims to become a major travel destination to attract tourists from both home and abroad, according to the Wanzhou government.

"Wanzhou aims to become a visitors' center for travelling around the Three Gorges and a liveable tourism city upstream of the Yangtze River," Jiang Yiyi, deputy director of the area told a tourism promotion meeting yesterday.

Tourists will be able to learn about Bayu Culture, which originated in the ancient Ba ethnic minority and Ba Kingdom during the early Shang Dynasty (16th century to 11th century BC), as well as the traditional cultures of the Three Gorges region, Jiang said. The district is also famous for its baked fish dish and group singing festival along the Yangtze River.

The 9th Yangtze River Three Gorges International Tourism Festival is ongoing in Wanzhou, allowing tourists to experience local culture and cuisine, he added.


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