Ancient ruins park promoted in Shanghai
The culture and history of the Archaeological Ruins of Liangzhu City, located in Hangzhou, Zhejiang Province, were revealed in Shanghai on Thursday through photos, performances and the signing of cooperation agreements.
The ruins were added to the UNESCO World Heritage List during the 43rd session of the World Heritage Committee in Baku, Azerbaijan in July.
The Ancient Liangzhu Ruins Park has received more than 1 million visitors since its opening in July, the management committee of the park announced in Shanghai.
Study-themed travel itineraries of the ruins were promoted, and agreements were signed between the park's operator and travel agencies in Shanghai.
The ancient Liangzhu civilization once covered most of the Yangtze River Delta region, with Liangzhu city located in present-day Hangzhou's Yuhang District.
The Neolithic civilization dates back as much as 5,000 years. As an early regional state with a unified belief system and rice-based agriculture, Liangzhu was an urban civilization with complex functions and structures.
The heritage site park, covering 14.33 square kilometers, includes city ruins with palace and altar remains, walls, early-stage dams and cemetery sites. More than 3 square kilometers have opened to the public.