Anji officials promote water festival in Shanghai


Anji officials promote water festival in Shanghai

Officials from Shanghai and Anji kick off the 4th Anji Water Festival.

Anji officials promote water festival in Shanghai

An Anji tea ceremony performance

Tourists are invited to enjoy a splash of cool summer in Anji County, Zhejiang Province, known for its bamboo forests as local officials announced the opening of the 4th Anji Water Festival in Shanghai to attract travelers from the city.

The festival running through October features fun river drifting at a number of rafting and canoeing attractions such as the Longwang Mountain, Tianmu Mountain, Zhebei Canyon, Zhangwu Stream and Xianlong Canyon, as well as activities at Anji Happyvanko Water Park and Glory: Castle in the Sky, an amusement park in the county.

Water has become the main summer offering of Anji and a tourism industry cluster including water parks, canoeing and rafting attractions and hotels has formed in the county, the local government said in Shanghai over the weekend.

Anji officials promote water festival in Shanghai

A trunk market is held in the Pudong New Area to promote Anji's specialties and tourism resources.

Anji officials promote water festival in Shanghai

"We have launched a series of preferential policies to boost water tourism, and Shanghai tourists are invited to appreciate the beautiful natural scenery of Anji and experience a leisure life," said Ren Guiming, vice governor of Anji.

Lucky draws and performances were hosted on Huangpu River cruise ships to promote Anji's tourism resources, and a trunk market was held in the Pudong New Area over the weekend, featuring cultural and tourism souvenirs from Anji.

Anji has more than 1,200 river courses stretching 1,571 kilometers, and is also known for its massive bamboo forests. Tourism has become one of the emerging pillar industries of the county.

Anji and Shanghai have deep roots and the county will boost its integration into the Yangtze River Delta region and make itself into the most attractive summer tourist destination in the region, the county government said in Shanghai.

Anji officials promote water festival in Shanghai

Anji's tourism resources are promoted along the Huangpu River.

Source: SHINE

Editor: Liu Qi

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