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Ancient city Xiangyang builds itself cultural tourism center (2)

Xinhua)  13:21, March 23, 2013  

Citizens visit a culture site in Xiangyang, central China's Hubei Province, March 21, 2013. (Xinhua/Li Xiaoguo)

Xiangyang, a prefecture-level city in central China's Hubei Province, has a history of over 2,000 years. It was the location of major battles during the Three Kingdoms period (220-280 A.D.) and the Southern Song period (1127-1279 A.D.). The city is well-known for its city wall, which is very old but reserved well. To better develop its tourism as well as to protect its historical relics, the local government has poured hundreds of millions of yuan to restore the Three Kingdom remains since 2006. In 2012, another construction projects of "the City of Tang Dynasty (618-917 A.D.)" and "The City of Han Dynasty (202 B.C.-220 A.D.)" were launched, with the planned investments of 3 billion yuan (16.1 million U.S. dollars) and 2.2 billion yuan (35.42 million U.S. dollars) respectively. The initial stage construction of "the City of Han Dynasty" project has been almost completed until now while "the City of Tang Dynasty" is expected to open at the end of this year. The ancient Chinese city Xiangyang is fulfilling its ambition to build itself a historical cultural tourism and filming center.

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(Editor:HuangJin、Chen Lidan)


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