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Over 3 Mln Tourist Trips Made in Changsha During Duanwu Festival Holiday

Updated: 2019-06-10

Jinggang Ancient Town in Wangcheng District, Changsha held a variety of folk activities to celebrate the Duanwu Festival.

The Changsha Municipal Bureau of Culture, Tourism, Radio and Television announced on June 9 that 3,051,100 tourist trips were made in Changsha during the Duanwu Festival holiday from June 7 to 9, an increase of 11.53% over last year.

Changsha, along with other cities like Hangzhou, Guangzhou, Nanjing, and Shanghai, became one of the top 10 short journey destinations favored by Chinese tourists during the Duanwu Festival, according to a report released by Lvmama.com, an online provider of tourism service, on June 9.

Duanwu Festival celebrations integrated with intangible cultural heritages

Dragon boat racing is a traditional event in Changsha during Duanwu Festival holiday. This year, Huangxing Town in Changsha County, and Guandu Town, Dahu Town, and Shashi Town in Liuyang City all held dragon boat races on different sections of the Liuyang River, attracting a large number of tourists. 

This year’s Duanwu Festival holiday coincided with China’s Cultural and Natural Heritage Day which falls on June 8. During the holiday,

-There were 54,000 tourist trips made in Hunan Museum.

-The modern flower drum opera “Sweet Dream” was staged at the grand theater of Jinyang Culture and Art Center in Liuyang Economic Development Zone, showing the unique charm of Changsha flower drum opera, a provincial intangible cultural heritage.

-An intangible cultural heritage parent-child activity was held on Orange Isle.

-Tianhan Cultural Park in Guoyuan Town, Changsha County organized various activities to celebrate the 2019 “Cultural and Natural Heritage Day”. An exhibition displaying Changsha County’s intangible cultural heritage projects was also held there.

Rural tourism remained popular.

During the holiday, more and more citizens choose to take countryside tours with their families and friends. Rural tourism continued to be popular. Changsha’s major farms launched many special hands-on activities like wrapping zongzi, making sachets, picking fruit and vegetable, catching fish and shrimps, and experiencing farm work, attracting a large number of urban tourists.

Translator: Kuang Zhenzhen
Chinese source: changsha.gov.cn