Hangzhou promoted its culture, history, and tourism at the Shanghai Tourism Festival on Sept 12, introducing the city’s selected intangible cultural heritage items.
Visitors watched shows including Shaoju Opera “Monkey King,” Shaoxing Opera “Dream of the Red Chamber,” Muju Opera from Chun’an, dancing opera from Jiande, and lion dancing from Lin’an, as well as a paper cutting performance from Tonglu.
Shanghai, which is 45 minutes from Hangzhou by high-speed rail, is among the most important origins of tourists for the city. Since early August, the city has promoted its tourism in cities of Chinese provinces like Henan, Shandong, and Shaanxi, especially those with high-speed rail stations.
The city has noticed a significant increase in leisure and individual tourists, and the occupancy rate in hotels of Chun’an and Jiande beat expectations. For example, the rate has exceeded 80% in some four-, five-star hotels and lodgings in Chun’an on weekends.