Poetry-themed tourism belt to take shape
A poetry-themed tourist spot at Sanjie town in Shengzhou, Zhejiang province [Photo/zj.zjol.com.cn]
Zhejiang authorities hosted a conference in Tiantai county on Oct 12 to launch the construction of a cultural tourism belt themed around Tang poetry in the eastern region of the province.
Tang poetry refers to poetry written during the Tang Dynasty (618-907), which is widely regarded as a golden age for Chinese literature. Numerous locations in eastern Zhejiang, including Tiantai, Xinchang, Shangyu, Shengzhou, and Yuyao, were frequented and written about by famous poets during that time.
According to the provincial government's action plan, Zhejiang will restore the ancient pathway passing through Tianmu Mountain in Xinchang county, Tiantai Mountain in Tiantai county, and Ninghai county, improve the environment of numerous scenic spots once depicted in Tang poems, and protect former residences and inscriptions of historic figures in the eastern Zhejiang.
A lot of places in the cultural tourism belt have been designated by the provincial government to be turned into cultural relic parks with significantly improved infrastructure.