By the warm river in the ancient town of Heifengguan, Panjin, Liaoning Province, Zhang Qingqing, carrying a SLR camera, was sorting out red scarves for the elders, and then took a group photo with everyone. The relatives and friends experienced the beautiful moments of rural tourism with laughter, leaving a permanent memory.
With the continuous upgrading of the tourism industry, the demand of the tourism consumption market shows a diversified trend. Centering on the strategic layout of “One Circle, One Belt, Two Zones” proposed by the provincial party committee and the provincial government, Liaoning aims to build excellent tourism destinations, strengthen innovative thinking, optimize and upgrade the industrial structure, promote quality and efficiency, rely on the new tourism model, create a new image of tourism in the four seasons, build up four pillars of red tourism, rural tourism, and Great Wall tourism, develop and expand emerging industries, and take practical actions to meet the victory of the 20th CPC National Congress.
During this period, the most popular tourist punch point in Jinzhou is the Liaoshen Campaign Memorial Hall. “Nowadays, there is an endless stream of tourists visiting the Memorial Hall every day. We have added a lot of service items to provide a better environment for tourists to visit,” said Liu Xiaoguang, curator of the Liaoshen Campaign Memorial Hall.
At the same time, relying on rich resources, the memorial designed and launched immersive experience activities to let young people feel the indomitable fighting spirit of soldiers in the era of war.
The relevant person in charge of Liaoning Provincial Department of Culture and Tourism said that Liaoning has rich red cultural heritage and has a solid foundation for the development of red tourism. In recent years, Liaoning has vigorously developed and promoted “six places” red tourism. “Six places” refer to “the starting place of the War of Resistance against Japan, the turning point of the War of Liberation, the material place of the National Anthem of the People’s Republic of China, the place where the war of resistance against the United States and aid to Korea was launched, the industrial base of the Republic, and the birthplace of Lei Feng’s spirit”. Around the “six places” of Liaoning, 100 red tourism routes were developed and designed, five of which were selected as the “100 excellent red tourism routes in the centennial of the founding of the Communist Party of China”. At the same time, digital and intelligent means were used to create new immersive experience scenes.
In Shenyang, Dandong, Benxi and other places in Liaoning Province, the number of tourists visiting the revolutionary venues has also increased rapidly. Liu Jingyuan, curator of the Dandong Anti-American and Korean Aid Memorial Hall, said that at present, the whole hall is actively preparing a series of celebration activities with the theme of “welcoming the 20th National Congress of the Communist Party of China and starting a new journey” to show the overall revitalization of Liaoning. Many red scenic spots actively create a strong atmosphere to welcome the 20th CPC National Congress by holding theme activities, carrying out publicity and education.
Another autumn harvest season. In Panjin Red Beach National Scenic Corridor Scenic Spot, many tourists go to Heifengguan Ancient Town to harvest wheat, harvest corn, live in smart homestays, taste characteristic farmhouse meals, and experience the fun of autumn harvest after watching the “my motherland” paddy field painting. “I’m usually busy with my work, and I don’t even have much time to have dinner with my family. I take my parents and children to Heifengguan Ancient Town to relax during the Mid-Autumn Festival holiday,” said Zhang Shu, a Hebei tourist.
Like Zhang Shu, there are many tourists who accompany their families in the scenic spot during the holiday. In the scenic area of Huludao Ancient Town, Huludao City, there are 600 quiz cards printed with common knowledge of Chinese culture, idioms, dictation of Chinese characters, ancient poems and Sudoku games, which add a lot of popular science to the scenic area. “The reason for the epidemic is that we can’t travel far away. Now we choose to travel nearby, which feels very interesting.” Wu Aijia, a tourist from Shenyang, said that it is very meaningful to learn Chinese traditional culture knowledge while visiting the scenic spot. Children can also feel the fun of visiting the garden and guessing puzzles by answering questions.
The relevant person in charge of the Resources Department of Liaoning Provincial Department of Culture and Tourism introduced: “At present, Liaoning continues to promote the upgrading of rural tourism products, promote the ‘scenic spot dependent’ rural tourism to form a line and a piece, and realize the industrialization and differential development of rural tourism. Promote various rural subjects to participate in the construction of rural tourism boutiques, and rural tourism is becoming more and more popular. Countryside bearing homesickness not only become the destination for tourists to play, but also become tourists’ memories to take away ‘.”
Autumn is the golden season for tourism in Liaoning and the best time to climb the Great Wall. Liaoning is a “province with great resources of the Great Wall”. In history, there have been 10 periods of regime building the Great Wall in Liaoning. There are not only the Hushan Great Wall, the eastern starting point of the Ming Great Wall, but also the Jiumenkou Great Wall, the only section of the Great Wall on water in China.
With the promotion and implementation of the construction of the National Cultural Park, Liaoning Province has determined 10 construction tasks for the Great Wall National Cultural Park (Liaoning Section), with a total of 97 planned projects, including 54 completed by the end of 2023. These tasks involve 13 cities in the province.
“People who don’t reach the Great Wall are not heroes. When they come to the Great Wall and climb to the top of the mountain, they can feel the artistic conception of high mountains and man-made peaks.” Zhang Sanfu, a tourist from Shenyang, said excitedly.
In recent years, Liaoning has made active exploration in exploiting and utilizing the resources of the Great Wall to highlight the cultural heritage and self-confidence of the Chinese nation. Taking full advantage of the rich landscape and beautiful environment, we have built a number of 4A tourist attractions, such as the Great Wall of Tiger Mountain and the Great Wall of Jiumenkou, to make the Great Wall complement the natural landscape.
Red, green and ancient colors are the background colors of Liaoning. At present, Liaoning is focusing on polishing the background color, closely focusing on the theme of “discovering the beauty of Liaoning, feeling the good of Liaoning, and waiting for you in Liaoning”, increasing the supply of high-quality culture and tourism, and presenting high-quality development of culture and tourism to the 20th CPC National Congress.