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Changsha’s Major Tourist Attractions See Tourism Boom During New Year Holiday

Updated: 2021-01-04

Major tourist attractions in Changsha saw tourism boom during the 2021 New Year holiday. As of January 3 afternoon, the 13 key scenic spots in Changsha monitored by the Hunan Provincial Department of Culture and Tourism during the holiday had received 433,000 tourist arrivals, up 133.68% from the same period last year. Revenue from ticket sales totaled 3.524 million yuan, up 234.14%.

During the holiday, 2 museums, 8 libraries, 4 cultural centers, and 3 rural tourist attractions in Changsha saw 18,300, 22,000, 13,700 and 8,100 visitor trips, respectively. 

The Orange Isle Scenic Area and the Yuelu Mountain Scenic Area respectively received 131,800 and 125,300 tourist arrivals during the holiday. They were the province’s top two tourist attractions with the largest number of tourists received.

Changsha’s cultural tourism units launched a series of colorful cultural tourism activities to create a strong festive atmosphere and meet tourists’ travel demands. The Window on the World held a New Year’s Eve fireworks show, the Red Nose Bubble Festival, and a circus show. Changsha Fantawild Oriental Heritage Theme Park launched night tours for tourists to watch fireworks show, traditional Chinese wedding ceremony, and molten iron sparks show. The Tongguan Kiln Ancient Town staged a light and water dance show and a molten iron sparks show.

The revenue of the Window on the World, Dawei Mountain Forest Park, Xiangjiang Joy Town, and Changsha Ecological Zoo ranked among the top in the city. In terms of rural tourism, Huirun International camping base and Hunan Jintaiyang Modern Leisure Farm Co., Ltd. were among the most outstanding hotels and B&Bs in the province.

During the holiday, Changsha had coordinated efforts to organize activities to recover cultural tourism under regular epidemic prevention and control. The city's cultural venues, museums and tourist attractions have complied with the requirements of the municipal epidemic prevention headquarters and relevant operation standards to limit the number of visitors.

As of 13:00 on January 3, dozens of activities have been held at cultural venues under the Changsha Municipal Bureau of Culture, Tourism, Radio and Television, including the Changsha Museum, Changsha Jiandu Museum, Changsha Intangible Cultural Heritage Hall, Hunan Intangible Cultural Heritage Hall in Yuhua District, Changsha, and Changsha Library. A total of 30,200 visitor trips had been made.

Translator: Kuang Zhenzhen

Chinese source: changsha.gov.cn