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17th Mt. Qomolangma Cultural Tourism Festival held in Xigaze
By:China Tibet News
update:June 27,2019
June 27,2019--On June 18, the 17th Mt. Qomolangma Cultural Tourism Festival has been held in Xigaze City of southwest China's Tibet Autonomous Region. The festival is jointly hosted by Xigaze City and Jilin Province, and includes the Xigaze main venue and Jilin activity week, with a total of 36 activities presented.

 
June 27,2019--Photo shows the opening ceremony of the 17th Mt. Qomolangma Cultural Tourism Festival of Xigaze City, southwest China's Tibet Autonomous Region. [China Tibet News/Chen Lin, Chu Wugan]
 
 
June 27,2019--Photo shows national flag-raising ceremony at the 17th Mt. Qomolangma Cultural Tourism Festival of Xigaze City, southwest China's Tibet Autonomous Region. [China Tibet News/Chen Lin, Chu Wugan]
 
The Xigaze main venue is themed with "Eulogizing the New Era · Happy Xigaze", which lasts for 7 days. During this period, a series of cultural tourism activities centering on the history, culture and tourism resources of Xigaze, and with ornamental, participatory and artistic features are planned. 24 activities such as the final of the 4th "Mt. Qomolangma Angel" tourism image ambassador selection contest, "firm cultural confidence, inherit historical context" series exhibition activity, 2nd Mt. Qomolangma food festival, Jilin eco-food exhibition, Jilin special artistic performance and so on will be held to show Xigaze's profound cultural deposits and rich tourism resources, achievements made in various undertakings, as well as the new situation in which people of all ethnic groups living in peace, working together in a common cause and developing in harmony.

 
June 27,2019--Photo shows the self-driving tour motorcade arriving at the Shanghai Stadium in Xigaze City, southwest China's Tibet Autonomous Region. [China Tibet News/Chen Lin, Chu Wugan]
 
 
June 27,2019--Photo shows the audiences watching the opening ceremony in Xigaze City, southwest China's Tibet Autonomous Region. [China Tibet News/Chen Lin, Chu Wugan]
 
With the theme of "Striving for a New Era -- Auspicious Xigaze", Jilin activity week aims to enhance the friendship between Jinlin and Tibet, and it has lasted from May 28 to June 2. 12 activities including opening ceremony & artistic performance, investment promotion & tourism promotion, Xigaze special artistic performance, Mt. Qomolangma expo, Xigaze Thangka art exhibition, "Ruyi Xigaze" calligraphy, painting and photography exhibition, Jilin's aid-Tibet achievement photo exhibition, Tibetan folk songs and dances, cultural tourism project investigation, etc.
 
The cultural tourism festival aims to fully show Xigaze's profound historical and cultural resources as well as abundant tourism resources, highlight its image as an open, inclusive, innovative and developing city, expand opening-up and exchanges, promote the integrated development of culture and tourism, and boost its fame at home and abroad. Through this activity, Xigaze strengthens the construction of national public cultural service system demonstration zones and region-wide tourism demonstration zones, meets people's growing demands for a better life, implements rural revitalization strategy, promotes poverty alleviation, and builds a well-off society in an all-round way, as well as a harmonious, civilized, happy and beautiful city in the new era. [Liu Fang, Zhi Xinghua, Zhu Nan]
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