Xinjiang folk custom tourism is popular, tourists “fast forward and slow travel” to experience ethnic customs
China News Service, Yining, Xinjiang, May 5th (Gou Jipeng) “From May 1st to 3rd, the Six Star Street scenic spot received more than 20,000 tourists, and tourism revenue was about 1.8 million yuan (RMB, the same below) , Far surpassing the same period last year.” said Gulinisha Tasimamati, deputy general manager of the Six-Star Street Scenic Spot in Yining City, Xinjiang.
The Six Star Street Scenic Area is located in Yining City, Ili Kazakh Autonomous Prefecture, Xinjiang. It is a famous local folk-custom experience tourist area, with music and folk customs as its two major characteristics. Gulinisa Tasimaimai said: “The Alexandria Accordion Museum is a major feature of our scenic spot. It houses more than 800 accordions from 27 countries and attracts many tourists.”
Yining Ka In the Zanqi Folk Custom Tourist Area, a tourist wearing a flower hat dances Xinjiang dance in a traditional folk house middle school.
Chinanews.com reporters came to the accordion museum. The melodious sound of the piano was exciting, and the accordions of different ages and sizes on the display attracted tourists to take photos. According to the guide, one of the accordions dating back about 194 years is the treasure of the museum, and its production date is only 5 years later than the first accordion in the world.
Li Yijiang, a tourist from Beijing, was stunned by the 800 accordions in front of him. He said: “I have never seen so many accordions. My father likes to play accordions. I want to take more photos and videos and send them to him.” Li Yijiang said, on May 1st, he set off from Beijing and took a ride. The plane arrived in Urumqi and reported to the local tourist group. These days, I have been traveling along the G30 Lianhuo Expressway. Along the way, I went to Dushanzi Grand Canyon, Sailimu Lake, Horgos National Gate Scenic Area and so on.
In recent years, with the construction of Xinjiang’s “rail, land, and air” three-dimensional transportation network, tourists’ travel to Xinjiang has gradually realized “fast forward and slow travel”, and Xinjiang’s tourism has gradually emerged from the predicament of “long travel and short travel” . Xinjiang currently has 22 general aviation airports, which is the province with the largest number of airports in China. During the “May 1st” holiday, airports in Xinjiang have also added a number of domestic and foreign routes to meet the travel needs of tourists.
At the same time, the speed of the high-speed rail in and out of Xinjiang is also increasing. In 2020, the Urumqi-Xi’an North EMU train of the Lanzhou-Xinjiang High-speed Railway will run for the first time, and the whole journey will run for about 13 hours. Urumqi to Xi’an will arrive at the same time.
Li Yijiang said: “The transportation to Xinjiang is very rich and fast. After this trip, I found that Xinjiang is more suitable for self-driving travel. The highways extending in all directions connect many famous scenic spots. And there is more than one such route. Next year, I plan to come to Xinjiang with my friends for a self-driving tour.”
In Yining City, another folk tourist attraction-Kazanqi folk tourist area. The reporter saw that the colorful traditional houses have their own characteristics, and there are endless tourists in the alleyways. The cars on the streets and the local characteristic horse-drawn carriages pass by each other, creating an interesting contrast.
Heliman Awuti, the head of the Kazanqi Folk Custom Tourism Zone, said: “According to preliminary statistics, during the May 1st holiday this year, the Kazanqi Folk Custom Tourism Zone receives nearly 30,000 tourists every day. The income has exceeded the highest value in previous years.”
Heliman Awuti also said that in recent years, tourists from all over the country have more and more ways to travel to Kazanqi Folk Tourism Area, and the number of tourists has also increased. More and more. To this end, the tourist area will start the core area project upgrade and renovation project in 2020, build a new tourist reception hall, expand the parking lot, and on the basis of maintaining the architectural style of the local residential buildings, the streetscape will be brightened, and a batch of characteristic homestays and shops will be built. To meet the needs of tourists for food, lodging, play, fun and shopping.
The local resident Yinamjiang Wusiman saw more and more tourists coming, and also transformed his courtyard into a guest house. He said: “The house we used to live in has now been changed to a bed and breakfast. There are 14 houses in total and everything is ready. It is planned to open on May 10.”
He looks forward to whatever it is. Tourists who drive along the highway, or those who come by plane or train, all come to his homestay to stay. (End)