Award-winning photographs put Bachu in focus
An exhibition of photographs showing the natural scenery, history, culture, customs and folk traditions of Bachu County in the Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region opened in Changning District on Wednesday.
The exhibition, which will run for 10 days, features 55 works selected from around 5,000 entries in a competition.
They were submitted by nearly 1,000 photographers who took chartered flights from Shanghai to areas such as Bachu’s poplar tree forests and Red Sea scenic area.
Shanghai is paired with Xinjiang in a national program to assist in its development and support for tourism is part of the scheme.
The exhibition also displays the results of Shanghai's assistance.
Admission to the exhibition at Shanghai Spring Tour Art Center at 1558 Dingxi Road is free.
The event is hosted by the Bachu direction office of Shanghai's assistance in Xinjiang, Bachu County Culture, Sports, Radio and Television, and Tourism Bureau, Jing'an District Photographer's Association and Shanghai Spring Tour.
Shanghai Spring Tour said it will operate 100 chartered flights to Xinjiang this year and launch more tour itineraries to Bachu.
Bachu has maintained its primitive scenery and is a paradise for photographers, said Li Linbo, director of the assistance office in Xinjiang as he invited tourists interested in outdoor sports, nature, and photography to visit the county.
A second Bachu photographic competition will be launched to boost the county's tourism.