Zhongshan - A City of Cultural & Tourism Integration

ZHONGSHAN, China, Oct. 23, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- On the west bank of the Pearl River, at the foot of Wugui Mountain, there is a small town, with more than 860 years of history, rich modern celebrity culture and folk culture; more than 1,800 square kilometers of landscapes and countryside, is exuding a charming Lingnan style. It is Zhongshan, the only city in China named after a great man.

Zhongsahn, is a collection of celebrities, urban humanities, cultural tourism, rural landscapes and countryside scenery city. With its special tourist attractions, delicious food, traditional culture, there are nationally renowned tourist attractions: Sun Yat-sen's Hometown Tourism Area; various intangible cultural heritages; traditional food, festival culture.
Zhongsahn, is a collection of celebrities, urban humanities, cultural tourism, rural landscapes and countryside scenery city. With its special tourist attractions, delicious food, traditional culture, there are nationally renowned tourist attractions: Sun Yat-sen's Hometown Tourism Area; various intangible cultural heritages; traditional food, festival culture.

It connects Guangzhou Panyu District in the north, across the sea from Shenzhen and Hong Kong in the east, Zhuhai in the south, and Shunde in the west. Beijing-Hong Kong-Macau Expressway, Tai'ao Expressway, Zhongshan-Jiangmen Expressway, West Coast Expressway, 105 National Highway, and Guangzhou-Zhuhai City Railroad are running through the city. Within the radius of 90 kilometers, there are five major airports, includes Hong Kong, Macau, Guangzhou, Shenzhen and Zhuhai.

With its special tourist attractions, delicious food, traditional culture, there are nationally renowned tourist attractions: Sun Yat-sen's Hometown Tourism Area; various intangible cultural heritages; traditional food, festival culture. Zhongsahn, is a collection of celebrities, urban humanities, cultural tourism, rural landscapes and countryside scenery city.

Guangdong, Hong Kong and Macau Bay Area (hereinafter referred to as the "Area")

Zhongshan is grasping the opportunity during the construction of the Area, playing an important role of "connects the east and the west", to become the support point for the integration of the two sides of the Pearl River, the hub of the coastal economic belt, and an important pole of the Area.

Zhongshan is accelerating the construction of infrastructure interconnection. Now Zhongshan Station has been connected to the national high-speed railway network, which can reach 30+ large and medium-sized cities across the country. Zhongshan Highway traffic is entering the era of high-speed road network, with a total mileage of 3,000+ kilometers. Zhongshan Port, a national first-class port, the giant ships can directly berth there.

In the following 3 years, Zhongshan will invest CNY 140 billion to build an important integrated transportation hub on the west bank of the Pearl River. It can reach the central city of Guangzhou and Shenzhen in 30 minutes, and reach other cities of the Area in 1 hour. The construction of Area will turn to the stage of full-scale and deep advancement.

With the continuous release of the policy dividends of the Area, and the enhancement of the city's attractiveness, it is an opportunity, as well as a responsibility for Zhongshan. Zhongshan will deepen cooperation with Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Hong Kong and Macao, strengthen cooperation with other cities of the Area, promote and push the development of city construction to the east, and build a dynamic world-class city cluster together.

Sun Yat-sen Hometown Tourist Area

To build a harmonious and livable city, is the pursuit of Zhongshan. In terms of cultural tourism, as the hometown of the great men, Sun Yat-sen culture is the city card of Zhongshan. At the same time, Zhongshan is taking advantages of Hong Kong and Macao's strong rural and humanities, and playing well with the Zhongshan Cultural Overseas Chinese Brand to promote cultural exchanges. Zhongshan participate in the construction of the cultural heritage trail system in the Area, and promote the connection between the ancient roads of Zhongshan and Macao, which will help to connect the urban and rural historical context and the ancient courier route natural landscape.

Sun Yat-sen Hometown Tourist Area (the birthplace of Sun Yat-sen) is located in Cuiheng Village, Zhongshan City, Guangdong Province. It is surrounded by mountains on the south, north and west, east of estuary of the Pearl River, 20 kilometers away from Zhongshan City, 90 kilometers away from Guangzhou City and 30 kilometers away from Macau. The Pearl River Estuary faces Shenzhen and Hong Kong, as well as close to the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge. The former residence of Sun Yat-sen covers an area of 500 square meters, with a construction area of 340 square meters and a display area of 1,100 square meters. It is mainly composed of the former residence of Sun Yat-sen and the Sun Yat-sen Cultural Relics Museum. It is the only national key cultural relics protection unit in Zhongshan City, the national 5A tourist attraction.

Intangible Cultural Heritages

Intangible cultural heritage is a nation's ancient life memory and living cultural genes, reflecting the wisdom and spirit of a nation. In Zhongshan, there is a rich intangible cultural heritage. In recent years, with the cooperation of all walks of life, more than 300 intangible cultural heritage projects with long history were carried out, includes folk music, folk dances and folk customs.

Among the intangible cultural heritage of Zhongshan, there are 6 national-level projects (including Zhongshan Salt Water Song, Xiaolan Chrysanthemum Club, Shaxi Herbal Tea, Drunken Dragon Dance, Nanlang Yakou Floating Color, Liufang Yunlong Dance), 17 provincial-level projects, and 16 municipal-level projects. These precious intangible cultural heritage has become a cultural brand in Zhongshan City. People can understand the historical and cultural development of Zhongshan, the most happy city, and get to know the key reason for harmonious development of Zhongshan society through these intangible cultural heritages.

Zhongshan is not only a cultural city that has nurtured modern celebrity culture and folk culture, condensed Sun Yat-Sen's spirit and is full of historical charm, but also a tourist city that is leisurely and enjoys a easeful life. Visit Zhongshan Right Now.

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