Ancient city draws massive crowds during Spring Festival holiday
chinadaily.com.cn | Updated: 2023-02-07Print Print
Visitors seen at the Ancient City of Taizhou Cultural Scenic Area in the county-level city of Linhai, Taizhou, East China's Zhejiang province. [Photo/WeChat account: tzfb001]
The Ancient City of Taizhou Cultural Scenic Area was the second most-visited national 5A ancient city in China during the Spring Festival holiday, which ended on Jan 27, only behind Lijiang Ancient City in Yunnan province.
The scenic area, which is located in the county-level city of Linhai, Taizhou, received 712,600 visitors during the seven-day break, official statistics show.
Last July, the Ancient City of Taizhou Cultural Scenic Area was designated a national 5A scenic spot, becoming the third national 5A scenic spot in Taizhou, following Shenxianju Scenic Spot and Tiantai Mountain Scenic Spot, and the 20th in Zhejiang.
Three months later, it emerged as the second most popular tourism destination in Zhejiang during the National Day holiday.
The Ancient City of Taizhou Cultural Scenic Area covers an area of 3.12 square kilometers and consists of scenic spots like City Wall of the Ancient City of Taizhou and Ziyang Street.
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.