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Jining’s culture, tourism projects win provincial recognition

chinadaily.com.cn| Updated: March 9, 2021
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A photo shows breathtaking views of the Grand Canal at sunset in Weishan county, Jining, East China's Shandong province. [Photo/jnnews.tv]

Jining in East China's Shandong province recently had six culture and tourism projects included in a list of the province's major programs in 2021, which was more than the other 15 prefecture-level cities in Shandong, marking its great achievements in cultural and tourism development.

The six major projects include Luyuan Small Town, which is part of Nishan Sacred Land, as well as an international research center for traditional Chinese culture.

Jining has been intensifying efforts to develop its culture and tourism industries. The city's bureau of culture and tourism has held a number of promotional events in domestic metropolises like Beijing, Shanghai, Shenzhen, and Hangzhou to bring in leading companies in the industry including Fantawild and Overseas Chinese Town.

The city has now completed three new Confucian sites, which are Nishan Sacred Land, the Confucius Museum, and the Chinese Confucius Research Institute. In addition, a new water route for tourists to travel along the Jining section of the Grand Canal has also been established.