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Zhoushan towns become provincial tourism candidates

Updated : 2020-09-01 (chinadaily.com.cn)

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Ma'ao subdistrict is the birthplace of marine culture in Zhoushan, as its marine culture can be traced back nearly 6,000 years. [Photo/WeChat account: zjzsqdxq]

Ma'ao subdistrict and Huanglong town in Zhoushan, an island city in East China's Zhejiang province, have recently been nominated to become provincial tourism towns, according to a recent list published by the Zhejiang Provincial Department of Culture and Tourism.

A "tourism town" must have unique natural scenery, a unique architectural style, unique customs and food, well-known residents, complete public infrastructure, and efficient management.

In 2016, Zhejiang proposed establishing roughly 100 provincial tourism towns over the next five years.

Ma'ao subdistrict is the birthplace of marine culture in Zhoushan, as its marine culture can be traced back 6,000 years. It has been listed as a Zhejiang conservation zone of history and culture.

In recent years, Ma'ao has launched a number of custom tourism routes to showcase its special marine culture and picturesque landscape.

Huanglong, also known as the "Stone Town of the East China Sea", boasts many historic stone houses. In recent years, it carried out renovations on its stone houses, the Nan'gang seawall, and its tourist service center.

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Huanglong is known as the "Stone Town in East China Sea" due to its many historic stone houses. [Photo/WeChat account: zjzsqdxq]