Ningxiang, the famous tourism city in southern China, held a special tourism conference on 6th April, 2016, with senior officials of local government and thousands of local people taking to social media to extend invitations to visitors around the world.
During the conference, a tourism alliance proposed by Ningxiang and five other famous tourist destinations in central China was established. The alliance, which is expected to provide better tourism resources and services for tourists visiting China, has attracted attention from the news media and the public of numerous places among them South Korea, Japan and Russia.
Tanheli relic in Ningxiang County, also known as the ‘Center of South China Bronze Culture’, is famous as the location where the fang zun — a nationally treasured, four-legged wine serving vessel adorned with the carvings of four rams heads and human mask designs — was excavated along with 300 other rare bronze relics.
As the cultural site of Dahefang Country in the Shang and Zhou Dynasties, Tanheli relics retain strong feminist cultural clues. The female ruler in those days was Princess Qingyang, whose appearance was 1,000 years earlier than Lady Xinzhui, the famous Han dynasty noblewoman.
The costume and legendary story of Princess Qingyang went public for the first time at the conference, unveiling a previously unknown tale of the mysterious history of ancient China.
There will also be a ‘Lucky Endorser’ competition held at eight key scenic spots in Ningxiang throughout the year. Open to tourists worldwide, each participant will have a chance to win a big prize.