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Traveling to the Three Gorges by High-speed Railway

By XINYI LI|Jul 08,2022

Chongqing- This year, a new high-speed railway connecting Chongqing and Zhengzhou was opened, and the Three Gorges region has ushered in more convenient transportation. When the Three Gorges of Yangtze River "intersect" the Zhengzhou-Chongqing high-speed railway, it is interesting to see how many differences and changes will happen in the Three Gorges area along with the high-speed railway.

Zhengzhou-Chongqing High-speed Railway

Zhengzhou-Chongqing High-speed Railway (Photo provided to iChongqing)

On July 6, the event's launching ceremony of the 13th China Yangtze River Three Gorges International Tourism Festival and Travel to the Three Gorges by High-speed Railway was held in Wanzhou District. Focusing on the theme of the Magnificent Yangtze River to Create the Three Gorges, there are also other activities of customer-beneficial and high-speed themed travel routes. In addition, the 13th China Yangtze River Three Gorges International Tourism Festival will last until July 11.

The opening ceremony of the 13th China Yangtze River Three Gorges International Tourism Festival (Photo provided to iChongqing)

During the festival, many other events and activities will present features of the Three Gorges. For example, the Concert of World Great Rivers will allow tourists and visitors to enjoy the magnificent images of the Yangtze River composed by well-known domestic and foreign performing artists and choruses. The 2022 Yangtze River Three Gorges Regional Tourism Cooperation conference between Chongqing and Hubei will comprehensively summarize the achievements of cooperation and development in the two cities in 2021-2022. Also, the conference will discuss and propose cooperation between Chongqing and Hubei, promoting resources and customer source sharing as well as the market co-construction along the Three Gorges.

Meanwhile, there will be a forum during the festival on culture and tourism. With the topic of Travel to the Three Gorges by High-speed railway, the forum will invite well-known tourism experts and representatives of key tourism enterprises to discuss the development of Three Gorges tourism with the high-speed railway and conceive an impressive brand for the Three Gorges tourism.

The dance performance at the opening ceremony of the 13th China Yangtze River Three Gorges International Tourism Festival (Photo provided to iChongqing)

According to the Chongqing Municipal Commission of Culture and Tourism Development, this year's international festival will integrate and upgrade all publicity platforms to promote cultural tourism and carry out a series of activities to attract more tourists and visitors to the Three Gorges. In this way, the festival can help to create a brand for golden tourism in the Three Gorges, building the region as a world-class tourist destination.

The completion of the Zhengzhou-Chongqing high-speed railway construction brings an opportunity for cities along the Three Gorges in Chongqing to cooperate with other cities in North China and Northeast China. Almost every place along the Three Gorges launched a series of themed activities with the new high-speed rail, therefore effectively boosting confidence in the domestic tourism market, activating tourism consumption potential, accelerating the recovery of the Three Gorges tourism, and helping stabilize the economy.

Wanzhou Grand Waterfalls (Photo provided to iChongqing)

Besides concentrating on four themes of the journey, art, sports, and leisure life of the Three Gorges, more than 20 sub-activities are open to the public. The festival covers almost every aspect of cultural tourism and will provide all tourists and visitors with colorful summer journeys.

Fuqin Square in Wanzhou (Photo provided to iChongqing)


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