Red tourism shines during National Day holiday in Guilin
"Red tourism," or revolution-themed tourism, proved popular during the seven-day National Day holiday in Guilin, Guangxi Zhuang autonomous region.
Three memorial parks and halls commemorating the Battle of Xiangjiang River in Guilin's Xing'an, Quanzhou and Guanyang counties were among some of the popular red tourism attractions.
According to the bureau of culture, radio, film, television, and tourism of Guilin, the three aforementioned locations received a total of 137,000 visitors during the first three days of the holiday, and all of them were seeing an upward trend.
"This year is the 70th anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic of China and the 85th anniversary of the Battle of Xiangjiang River," said Zhang Mingdao, director of the Guilin Red Army Long March Xiangjiang Battle Cultural Protection and Inheritance Center.
"Many people have come to the memorial parks and halls to learn about this historical period and better understand our ancestors," Zhang added.
The Battle of Xiangjiang River occurred in 1934 and was one of the hardest-fought of the Long March. Around 50,000 Red Army soldiers died.
The three locations opened to the public on Sept 12 this year.
The memorial park for the Battle of Xiangjiang River in Xing'an county, Guilin, Guangxi Zhuang autonomous region. [Photo/Economic Daily]