On 27th October, The Venetian Macao-Resort-Hotel served as the venue for the Jiangxi Tourism Promotional Presentation, with dignitaries such as former Chief Executive of the Macau SAR Ho Hou Wah, incumbent Chief Executive Chui Sai On, Director of the Macau Government Tourist Office Maria Helena de Senna Fernandes, and Party Secretary of the Communist Party of China Jiangxi Provincial Committee Qiang Wei in attendance.
The presentation featured the screening of several promotional videos and the launch of a link between the official Jiangxi and MGTO tourism websites, while singing and dancing performances preceded the investiture signing ceremony, highlighting Jiangxi tourist attractions. A two-day photo and product exhibition added further perspective to the newly strengthened partnership between the mountainous south-eastern Chinese province and the SAR.
The exhibition tied in closely to the ‘Maritime Silk Road’ theme of the Global Tourism Economy Forum, with representatives of the province’s major tourism sites and travel agencies on hand to promote several Jiangxi itineraries.
The corridor along the Gan River was once the primary route for trade and communication between the North China Plain and the Yangtze River valley in the north and the territory of modern Guangdong province in the south. Consequently, Jiangxi has been strategically important throughout much of China’s history.
Longhushan is purportedly the birthplace of Taoism and is a region laced with many temples, cave complexes, mountains and villages. The Lushan National Park has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1996.
In 2007, the Zhelin Reservoir, about 40 kilometres from Nanchang served as the filming location for the fifteenth series of the American TV show Survivor.