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Hordes of hikers descend on Zhoushan

Updated : 2018-10-24

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Over 1,500 hiking enthusiasts from all over the country participate in the hiking activity held in Shengsi county, Zhoushan, from Oct 20 to 21. [Photo/WeChat account: shengscm]

A large hiking activity was held in Shengsi county, Zhoushan, from Oct 20 to 21, attracting over 1,500 hiking enthusiasts from all over the country to participate. 

The hike was divided into two groups, one for a distance of 16 kilometers and the other for 10 km. Participants could enjoy other activities while hiking along the county's coastal roads and through its villages, such as experiencing in making fishnets, painting graffiti and watching local cultural performances. 

In addition to the hike, there was also a seafood banquet and ticket-free access to some scenic spots provided for participants, allowing them to enjoy some authentic local food as well as the charming scenery of Shengsi.

The activity was designed with the aim of boosting local tourism characterized by a business model that integrates food, sports and sightseeing, and for promoting the islands of Shengsi among people outside the county.

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A seafood banquet is provided for participants of the hike in Shengsi on Oct 20. [Photo/WeChat account: shengscm]

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Participants of the hike enjoy a local cultural performance by a bonfire in Shengsi on Oct 20. [Photo/WeChat account: shengscm]