The Qishierzhai bullfight town in Guizhou's Rongjiang county has the largest bull arena in Asia, which can accommodate audiences of 50,000. [Photo/ddcpp website]
Ten projects in Southwest China's Guizhou province were recently selected by the sports culture development center of the General Administration of Sport to be among a national list of excellent sports tourism projects for 2022, according to the Guizhou Provincial Bureau of Sports.
The promotion of national excellent sports tourism projects aims to create representative and influential sports tourism scenic spots, tourist routes, sports events and tourism destinations. The goal is to increase the in-depth integration of sports and tourism and expand the supply of sports and the tourism market.
The list includes 202 excellent sports tourism projects across the country – of which 66 are scenic spots, 40 are tourist routes, 72 are sports events and 24 are tourism destinations.
In Guizhou, the Qishierzhai bullfight town in Rongjiang county, the Taurus rope climbing base in Zunyi city, the tourist route around Leigong Mountain in Leishan county and a tourist route for the rock-climbing town in Liupanshui city were selected as excellent tourist routes.
Among those selected as excellent sports competitions in Guizhou were the Passion Guizhou Motorsport Series Competition, the G-Run Mountain Match and the Colorful Guizhou Cycling League & China Ancient City Fuquan International Bicycle Festival.
They were joined by the Qishierzhai bullfight festival, the Invitational Tournament of International Mountain Bikes of Hundred Miles Azalea Forest in Bijie and the dragon boat festival in Zhenyuan county.