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GANSU, July 15, China 的aily - ong the banks of the Yellow River in Baiyin city’s beautiful wetland park, Northwest China’s Gansu province, the Yellow River Cultural Tourism Festival kicked off on July 11, gscn.com.cn reported.

As part of the fourth Dunhuang Tour Silk Road International Tourism Festival held in Gansu from June 15 to July 15, the Yellow River tourism festival aims to further explore local cultural and touristic resources, especially within the tourist routes of the Yellow River Stone Forest and the Yellow River gorges.

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Art performances at the opening ceremony of the Yellow River Cultural Tourism Festivalheld in Baiyin in Northwest China’s Gansu province on July 11. [Photo/gscn.com.cn]

Li Lanhong, secretary of Baiyin district’s Party committee, gave a speech at the opening ceremony and said Baiyin district has effectively balanced urban and rural development and does its utmost to develop countryside tourism.

As for next step, the district will need to merge culture, tourism and technology to promote its important projects, Li added. He said the district will focus on the construction of infrastructure, branding and attracting investment in order to further improve.

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Chen Qiyin, vice-mayor of Baiyin city, Gansu province, gives a speech at the opening ceremony of the Yellow River Cultural Tourism Festival on July 11. [Photo/gscn.com.cn]

In addition to artistic performances, Gansu calligraphers and photographers were invited to exhibit their works and conduct on-site demonstrations during the event.
Nearly 1,000 people including local government officials, representatives from travel agencies and enterprises, and reporters attended the opening ceremony.

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Li Lanhong, secretary of Baiyin district’s Party committee, gives a speech at the opening ceremony of the Yellow River Cultural Tourism Festival on July 11. [Photo/gscn.com.cn]

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