A Sampling of Wangcheng District's Traditional Culture
Various tourist activities held to celebrate the Spring Festival came to an end at Wangcheng district, Changsha city, on Feb 22. The exciting event set off the district with great promise in terms of tourism prospects.
The "Chinese New Year, Wangcheng Flavor" had already been held for three years in the past. In the small amount of time, it has become a brand name for the city, attracting visitors from all over the country.
This year's theme was courtesy and corresponding events were held to uphold the theme. The theme's rites were applied to the seven occasions of traditional new year's customs such as family reunions, meeting the in-laws, greeting neighbors, cultural learning, good wishes and maintenance of health.
Traditional cuisine was available for sampling in celebration of the Chinese Lunar New Year in Wangcheng district, Changsha. [Photo/icswb.com]
The district's ancient town cluster and Guangming Grand View Garden held activities which demonstrated local cultures and customs to promote the abundant scenic resources of the area. In order to assist the events, millions of yuan worth of discount coupons were issued to visitors.
Thanks to the event, Wangcheng was able to welcome 656,000 visitors during the Spring Festival holiday period, resulting in an income of 329 million yuan ($51.88 million).
More than 429 million people toured through the ancient town cluster – the best place to sample Hunan province's customs; these tours also brought in 230 million yuan.
Visitors celebrate the New Year inside the Tongguan ancient town, Changsha, Central China's Hunan province. [Photo/icswb.com]
Visitors were also given the chance to take part in dragon and lion dances as well as local New Year's visits. Performances, such as dancing, singing, magic show, acrobatics and traditional operas were also put on to further enhance the festive atmosphere.
The Guangming Grand View Garden also organized a "folk culture experience day" activity, which allowed visitors and residents to spin cloth and then color them with organic plant dye. Other festival activities, including decorative paper-cutting, sugar figurine molding and composing Spring Festival couplets, were also arranged.
Source: Changsha Evening News