Recently, directors of culture and tourism bureaus in Guangdong province are embracing social media to promote local culture and tourism resources. They performed and introduced glamorous scenery and specialities of their hometowns in the videos. These videos were published on short-video platforms and have drawn a lot of attention from netizens.
Let's see what startling attractions they have shown us!
Danxia Mountain, Shaoguan's Renhua County
In the video, Huang Ying, Deputy Director of the Culture, Radio, Television, Tourism and Sports Bureau of Renhua County, Shaoguan City, dances gracefully on the Danxia Mountain, with the afterglow shining magnificently in the sky.
Mount Danxia is the culmination of China's Danxia landform, a world-famous geopark and a Natural World Heritage Site. It features a magnificent sunrise over a sea of clouds and the spectacular vistas of the Yin-yuan Stone, Yang-yuan Stone, Shuangru Stone, and the Sleeping Beauty Rocky Range.
Add.: Danxia Mountain Scenic Spot, No.106 National Road, Renhua County, Shaoguan (韶关市仁化县106国道丹霞山风景名胜区)
Yao Ethnicity Village, Shaoguan's Shixing County
In the video, some officials wear traditional costumes and play chess among peach trees. They are directors of the Culture, Radio, Television, Tourism and Sports Bureau of Shixing County, Shaoguan.
These beautiful peach trees can be found in the Yao Ethnicity Village of Shixing County. Here, you can explore the unique culture of the Yao ethnicity, including the Yao embroidery and Panwang Festival (盘王节) passed down for generations. There are some exciting places in the village, such as Qinghua River, a fish-scale dam, a vast forest of camphor trees and the Chinese Traditional Medicine Park.
Add.: Shendushui Yao Ethnicity Village, Shixing County, Shaoguan (韶关市始兴县深渡水瑶族乡)
Gulao Waterfront Eco-Cultural Tourism Resort, Jiangmen's Heshan
Xie Wenqing, Director of the Culture, Radio, Television, Tourism and Sports Bureau of Heshan City, sails a boat on the river and shows Wing Chun, a Kung Fu style that originated in Guangdong, in a promo video.
Gulao Town is the hometown of a Wing Chun master—Liang Zan. Here, you can visit the former residence of Liang and practice Wing Chun on the wooden dummy as Director Xie does in the video. You can also take a six-kilometre boat tour or walk on the bustling commercial streets flowing on the water to enjoy the 700-year-old Gulao Market.
Add.: Gulao Waterfront Visitor Center, Gulao Town, Heshan City, Jiangmen (江门市鹤山市古劳镇古劳水乡旅游区)
Qimingli, Jiangmen's Pengjiang District
Zhu Wanji, Deputy Director of the Culture, Radio, Television, Tourism and Sports Bureau of Pengjiang District, Jiangmen City, shows us around the Qimingli in a video. In her video, she introduces many arcade buildings and intangible heritages, such as palace lanterns and egg carvings.
Qimingli, located on the east side of the Changdi Historical and Cultural Block, is one of the 13-century-old overseas Chinese ancient villages in downtown Jiangmen. There is the Overseas Chinese Museum, Jiangmen Intangible Cultural Heritage Museum, Lantern Alley, and 3D facilities for displaying historical and cultural relics.
Add.: Qimingli, Yuejin Road, Pengjiang District, Jiangmen (江门市蓬江区跃进路启明里)
Lianzhou Underground River, Qingyuan's Lianzhou
Deng Jinmei, Deputy Director of the Culture, Radio, Television, Tourism and Sports Bureau of Lianzhou City, dresses in traditional costume and visits the Lianzhou Underground River in her video.
Lianzhou Underground River is a typical giant limestone cave with a subtropical karst landform. Famous for its mysterious, magnificent stalactites and the underground cave river, it became a national 5A-level attraction in 2011.
Add.: Lianzhou Underground River, Dadong Village, Dongbei Town, Lianzhou City, Qingyuan (清远连州市东陂镇大垌村连州地下河)
Huang Xiaojian, Director of the Culture, Radio, Television, Tourism and Sports Bureau of Yunfu City, experiences the rush of a four-kilometer free fall and shows a birds-eye view of the city in the video. This special tourism project in Yunfu provides tandem skydiving and shooting services.
Huang also takes the audience to experience Yunfu's Longshan Hot Spring, Dajin Mountain and other scenic spots.
Add.: Luoding Airport, Luoding City, Yunfu (云浮市罗定市罗定机场内)
Wanlü Lake, Heyuan
In a video, Zeng Yongzhen, Director of the Culture, Radio, Television, Tourism and Sports Bureau of Heyuan City, dresses in Hakka traditional clothes and introduces famous tourist attractions in Heyuan, including Shangping Peach Garden (上坪桃园), Wanlü Lake (万绿湖), and Huoshan Mountain (霍山).
Wanlü Lake, the pride of Heyuan people, is not only the largest man-made lake in South China, but also an important source of drinking water for Guangdong and Hong Kong. It all boils down to the fact that the water from Wanlü Lake is suitable for drinking straight from the lake itself. In fact, water quality always meets Class 1 standards as set in the national standards for surface water quality.
Add.: No. 17, Gangzhong Road, Xingang Town, Dongyuan County, Heyuan (河源市东源县新港镇港中路17号)
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