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Qianshan International Tourism Festival of Anshan

Aerial view of Qianshan Scenic Area [Photo/VCG]

Qianshan International Tourism Festival of Anshan has been held since 2000, attracting a large number of tourists from all over the world to visit the picturesque scenery of Qianshan Scenic Area every year.

At the same time, the festival is also a grand gathering for businessmen from home and abroad to discuss business and investment cooperation in Anshan.

A variety of activities are included in the event, such as economic and trade symposium, exposition of jewels and jades, garden party for ethnic folk culture, song and dance party, folk paper-cut art exhibition, shadow puppets art exhibition, Qianshan international mountain-climbing competition, hiking fitness convention, as well as civil fitness month.

Benxi Maple Leaf Festival

The Maple Leaf Festival takes place annually at Pushihe Forest Park. [Photo/VCG]

Since 1998, Benxi Maple Leaf Festival has been held successfully for 13 consecutive years. It has become a city card of Benxi, as a window and bridge to open to the outside world.

Main activities such as photography competition and mountain cycling competition are included in the event, along with the launching of different featured tourist routes, covering leisure, culture, health, food, shopping and many other aspects.

The maple leaves in the mountain area of Benxi displays unique landscape every September. It is also a rare seasonal landscape of plants in Northeast China. The festival attracts tourists from all over the world to enjoy its beauty. It lasts about two months and receives nearly one million tourists every year.

Yalu River International Tourism Festival

Decorated-vehicle parade and street dance are provided during Yalu River International Tourism Festival [Photo/IC]

The Yalu River International Tourism Festival has increasingly worked to be more innovative in both content and form, since it opened in 2000, and, as a result, has become more influential, popular, and better known both in China and abroad.

The festival is co-sponsored by the Dandong Municipal People's Government and Liaoning Provincial Tourism Bureau. It provides a variety of activities, such as a street dance, a parade with colorfully decorated vehicles, a get-together for tens of thousands of visitors, a tour of Dalishu, as well as commercial tourism exhibitions and negotiations, contract signing ceremonies. A night yacht parade on Yalu River is also a major event of the festival.

Over the past decade, it has helped the opening-up of Dandong and has encouraged the tourist business and tourism now plays a vital role in Dandong's economy. And, in the last few years, Dandong has made great strides in developing its scenic spots, resources, projects, and marketing, based on a larger tourist strategy.

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