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‘Red tourism’ gaining traction in China

Actors recreate the scenes of the Red Army’s Long March in Loushanguan in Zunyi, Southwest China’s Guizhou Province on April 20. Loushanguan is actively promoting its red tourism for tourists to trace revolutionary relics and better experience the red culture. Photo: Xinhua

Travel to historical sites with a revolutionary legacy in China, or “red tourism,” continued to gain popularity during the three-day Dragon Boat Festival which ended on Monday, with bookings for red tourism products surging 60 percent year-on-year, platform data showed.

According to a report that online travel booking platform Trip.com sent to the Global Times, Beijing, Nanjing, East China’s Jiangsu Province and Yan’an, Northwest China’s Shaanxi Province were among the most popular red tourism destinations during the holiday. 

The Military Museum of the Chinese People’s Revolution and the Zaoyuan revolutionary site in Yan’an city were among top 10 red tourism sites.

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