Wujiang's charm on show in bid to attract Shanghai travelers

Tourism authorities in Wujiang of neighboring Suzhou Province have stepped up cooperation with their Shanghai counterparts and travel agencies. 

Tourism authorities in Wujiang of neighboring Suzhou Province have stepped up cooperation with their Shanghai counterparts and travel agencies to launch several in-depth itineraries and a seasonal summer feast to attract travelers.

A tourism event on Wujiang's landscape, delicacies and MICE resources was held by Wujiang Tourism Bureau and Wujiang Hotel Management Group in the Pudong New Area on Monday. It was attended by representatives from the Pudong New Area Tourism Administration and Shanghai travel agencies.

The summer version of the Jiangnan (south of the lower reaches of the Yangtze River) Yunhe (canal) feast, one the famous China cuisine feasts, has been launched, featuring seasonal ingredients such as river shrimps, green soybeans and cane shoots.

The cooking style aims to preserve the original flavors of its ingredients in dishes that embody local history and culture, said Dong Aibin, deputy director of Wujiang's Tourism Bureau.

Several in-depth tour routes allowing tourists to savor Wujiang's glamor at a slow pace are also on offer. They encompass Zhenze ancient town, Taihu Lake and numerous ecological trips.

Wujiang, about 90 minutes' drive from Shanghai, is being promoted as "the backyard garden of Shanghai." It is home to Tongli watertown, boasting the Tuisi Retreat and Meditation Garden, a World Cultural Heritage Site, Ciyun Temple Pagoda in Zhenze ancient town, and Chuihong Bridge in Lili ancient town. 

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