Tourism festival closes

Xu Lingchao
Shanghai Tourism Festival wrapped up on Sunday nigh after more than 25 million people enjoyed the events.
Xu Lingchao

Shanghai Tourism Festival wrapped up on Sunday night. More than 25.7 million enjoyed the events over the past 23 days, 48 percent up on last year.

It was the first time that all 16 districts hosted events with attractions across the city offering half-price tickets.

The city’s administration of culture and tourism awarded 39 minsu (B&Bs) stars during minsu experience week. Minsu offer tourists a chance to experience a Shanghai without its stereotypical skyscrapers and neon lights and embrace nature and rural lives.

Known for its historic buildings and architecture, the city opened up a number of historic buildings. QR codes on the façades revealed the history behind the buildings. Six districts introduced numerous walking routes showing the ups and downs of the city throughout time.

This year, more than 1,500 performers from 10 Belt & Road Initiative countries played in the city. Since the first tourism festival in 1990, more than 30,000 overseas performers have brought their shows to the city.

Tourism festival closes
Jiang Xiaowei / SHINE

The 2019 Shanghai Tourism Festival wraps up on Sunday with a gala at the World Expo Plaza in front of the Huangpu River in Pudong.

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