Hunan capital seeks tourists from Shanghai
Authorities from Changsha, capital of central China's Hunan Province, released five tourism routes on Thursday, inviting Shanghai residents to experience the culture, natural beauty and delicacies of their city.
The cultural route features attractions such as Yuelu Academy, Hunan Museum, Hunan Embroidery Museum, Changsha City Intangible Cultural Heritage Center and Changsha Library, while Yuelu Mountain, Aiwan Pavilion, Tianxin Pavilion, Hunan Province Forest Botanical Garden, Dawei Mountain National Forest Park and Huirun Camping Site are included in the natural landscape route.
On Taiping Street, Pozi Street and the Huogongdian tourist attraction, visitors will be able to taste popular local snacks such as stinky tofu, Hunan mifen (rice noodles), dumplings and barbecue.
Another route highlights ancient towns such as Jinggang Ancient Town and old streets such as Duzheng, Tongguan and Chaozong.
The Changsha Travel Agency Association and the travel agency branch of Shanghai Tourism Trade Association signed an agreement to deepen cultural and tourism cooperation between the two cities.
Changsha is on the fast track of creating an international history and cultural famed city and an international tourist destination, said Guo Runkui, director of the Changsha City Administration of Culture, Tourism, Radio and Television.
"The resumption of cross-province group tours spurs Chinese people's tourism enthusiasm, which puts a higher requirement on the quality of tourism products," said Jin Bingwen, secretary general of the travel agency branch of the Shanghai Tourism Trade Association.
"Changsha has convenient traffic and rich tourism resources, and we will work together to achieve a win-win situation for the cultural and tourism cooperation of Shanghai and Changsha," he said.
Changsha's intangible cultural heritage, such as flower drum opera and tanci, narration with singing and music, were showcased in Shanghai on Thursday.