Sanjiang puts on a show
The Sanjiang Dong Autonomous County in south China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region was delighting potential Shanghai tourists with a photo exhibition, ethnic minorities performances, and displays of souvenirs and agricultural products at Shanghai Exhibition Center in Jing'an District on Thursday as local authorities geared up cooperation with Shanghai in tourism.
"Sanjiang features strong ethnic minority flavors and rich tourism resources, and it is known as 'the hometown of drum towers and bridges' and 'the hometown of festivals,'" said Lan Meiqing, the country governor.
Sanjiang, in the joint area of Hunan and Guizhou provinces and Guangxi, is home to ethnic minorities such as Dong, Miao, Yao and Zhuang, and it has about 200 bridges and approximately 230 drum towers. The Chengyang Bridge, Mapang Drum Tower constructed during the Qing Dynasty (1644-1911) and Three Kings Palace are some of the most famous attractions in the county.
"Sanjiang has picturesque scenery, colorful festivals and delicious food, and Shanghai and Sanjiang will work together to boost the development of tourism industries of the two sides," said Li Ping, deputy director of the grand event department of the Shanghai Administration of Culture and Tourism.