Taizhou scenic spot gains huge popularity during holiday
chinadaily.com.cn | Updated: 2022-10-09Print Print
The Ancient City of Taizhou Cultural Scenic Area in the county-level city of Linhai, Taizhou, East China's Zhejiang province. [Photo/taizhou.com.cn]
The Ancient City of Taizhou Cultural Scenic Area, which is located in the county-level city of Linhai, Taizhou, was the second hottest tourism destination in Zhejiang during the National Day holiday, which ended on Oct 7, only behind the West Lake, a renowned scenic attraction in Hangzhou.
Official statistics show that Zhejiang received 32.92 million visitors during the seven-day break, generating 36.15 billion yuan ($5.56 billion) in tourism revenue.
The visitor number was 0.8 percent higher than the same period in 2021 and had recovered to 97.1 percent of the level in 2019 before the COVID-19 epidemic occurred.
The 258 scenic spots at national 4A level or above in the province welcomed 8.26 million tourists, an increase of 3.5 percent year-on-year.
In July, the Ancient City of Taizhou Cultural Scenic Area was designated a national 5A scenic spot, according to a circular released by the Ministry of Culture and Tourism. The ancient city is the third national 5A scenic spot in Taizhou, following Shenxianju Scenic Spot and Tiantai Mountain Scenic Spot, and the 20th in Zhejiang.
The Ancient City of Taizhou Cultural Scenic Area covers an area of 3.12 square kilometers and consists of scenic spots including City Wall of the Ancient City of Taizhou, Ziyang Street, East Lake, and Jinshan Mountain.
The City Wall of the Ancient City of Taizhou, also known as "the Southern Great Wall", spans about 5,000 meters and was listed as a relic under State protection in 2001. It was inducted into the preparatory China World Cultural Heritage list in 2012.
Stretching 1,080 meters, Ziyang Street is one of the most well-preserved historical blocks in China. In 2012, it was named a "Famous Chinese Historical and Cultural Street" by the Ministry of Culture and the State Bureau of Cultural Relics.