Anshun seals culture, tourism deals in Shanghai
Nine cultural and tourism projects in Anshun City, in southwestern China's Guizhou Province, were sealed in Shanghai on Tuesday, involving hospitality, agriculture and sightseeing.
With a combined investment of 9.28 billion yuan (US$1.34 billion), these projects cover Xixiu District agriculture and tourist sightseeing, tour group ticketing at Loong Palace scenic area, the Huangguoshu minsu (Chinese version of B&B) town, travel agency cooperation between Shanghai and Anshun, and an intangible cultural heritage display.
The Anshun City government brought 501 projects to Shanghai with a total investment of 272.8 billion yuan. It was seeking cooperation and investment in Shanghai during a cultural and tourism industry business investment promotion event.
Anshun, a popular summer destination, is home to two 5A-level (China's top grade) national tourist attractions: the Huangguoshu Waterfall and Loong Palace. It also has more than two dozen 4A and 3A tourist attractions.
It features picturesque landscapes with more than 100 waterfalls and over 1,200 karst caves. The city is 90 kilometers from Guiyang, the provincial capital, and its Huangguoshu Airport has daily flights to Shanghai.
The city also serves as an important base for the aerospace and aviation industry, the manufacture of precision instruments, mechanical product processing and auto-part production in the province.
Anshun and Shanghai have deep bonds and convenient travel links, including the Shanghai-Kunming Expressway and Shanghai-Kunming High-Speed Railway. A number of flight options also narrow the distance between the two cities, said Song Xiaolu, deputy Party secretary and mayor of Anshun, while welcoming tourists from Shanghai and promoting business investment.