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Ancient town script murder game gains popularity in Guangyuan

Updated: Jan 12, 2022 chinadaily.com.cn Print
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A popular live action role playing (LARP) game called "Bolin Night Haze" was recently launched in ancient Bolin town, Zhaohua district of Guangyuan, Southwest China's Sichuan province.

The LARP game, also known as script murder or a role-playing murder mystery game in the West, was adapted from a story in which Emperor Taizong of the Tang Dynasty (618-907) invited Li Chunfeng and Yuan Tiangang, two well-known astronomers at that time, to calculate how long the dynasty would last.

Tourists enjoy the script murder game in ancient Bolin town, Zhaohua district of Guangyuan, Southwest China's Sichuan province. [Photo provided by Guangyuan city]
A woman wears hanfu, or traditional Chinese apparel, in ancient Bolin town, Zhaohua district of Guangyuan, Southwest China's Sichuan province. [Photo provided by Guangyuan city]

"It seemed that I had been transported back to the Tang Dynasty while dressed in an ancient-style costume," said tourist Zhou Yang, adding that he found lots of fun things to do during his visit.

During the three-day New Year holiday, ancient Bolin town also offering many other entertaining activities, including whitewater rafting and a treetop adventure, to further boost its popularity among visitors.

The area has ramped up efforts to preserve its cultural relics in recent years. A large number of cultural treasures have been restored and some of them were reopened to the public.

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