Wuhan, October 10 (Zhongxin Net) (Lu Qi) Jiangshui soup tang waves into ink, written about Wuchang's thousand-year-old prosperity; The yellow crane is leisurely and vibrant, opening up a new look for the development of the ancient city. This year is the 18th anniversary of the founding of Wuchang Ancient City, and after protection and transformation, Wuchang Ancient City has been reborn and has become a beautiful city business card in Wuhan.

On October 10, 17 representatives of Chinese-language media from eight countries, including the United States, Canada and Sweden, visited the Yellow Crane Tower to visit the ancient meaning and "new birth" of the ancient city.

Representatives of overseas Chinese-language media visit the Yellow Crane Tower. Photo by Wu Taotao

Walking into the Yellow Crane Tower Park, the Yellow Crane Tower towering at the foot of the Snake Mountain looks even more ancient and majestic under the bright sun. Walking into the building, the murals, carvings, and links are exquisite and delicate. "The Yellow Crane Tower has been repeatedly destroyed and built, which is really precious." Li Hongyi, director of China news editing at the US "China Times", said that the current Yellow Crane Tower has achieved the combination of classical and modern, poetic and aesthetic.

It is reported that the Yellow Crane Tower Scenic Area has completed the restoration and construction of the Shouyi Cultural Area and the Yellow Crane Tower Park area south of Snake Mountain in recent years. "Light and shadow + performing arts" innovative tours, treasure booths and other ingenious arrangements, so that the Yellow Crane Tower frequently "out of the circle". "The protection and development of historical and cultural relics is very important, protection is the first priority, and it is necessary to innovate the way of presentation and inspire people's love for history and culture." Zhu Yunhui, editor-in-chief of Canada's Life Network, said.

The Beijing-Guangzhou Railway is in the same frame as the Yellow Crane Tower. Photo by Wu Taotao

In recent years, Wuchang District has been adhering to the concept of "building an antique city, people living in old streets and alleys, attracting high-quality and proletarian businessmen, and gathering famous customers", and implemented the Wuchang Ancient City Revitalization Project. On the basis of maintaining the historical authenticity, enhance the vitality of the ancient city from many aspects such as functional improvement, business format introduction, and social governance, to ensure the realization of "development in protection, protection in development".

Wuchang Shouyi Cultural Tourism Zone. Photo by Xingliang Zhou

At present, Wuchang Ancient City has basically formed a "one vertical and three horizontal" spatial structure with Desheng Bridge Millennium Old Street, Yellow Crane Tower and Shouyi Cultural Area as the vertical axis, and the East and West City Trench, Snake Mountain and Zhangzhidong Road as the horizontal axis, with a number of national tourist attractions such as the Yellow Crane Tower Scenic Area, Shouyi Cultural Tourism Area and Wuhan Revolutionary Museum, famous tourist streets such as Tan Hualin and Hubu Alley, as well as many cultural relics and historical buildings.

Through innovative performing arts projects, cultural and sports activities, and ingenious point transformation, Wuchang has injected new vitality into the ancient city. Among them, the "Ancient City Half Marathon" allows runners from all over the country to measure Wuchang and feel the charm of the ancient city; "Yellow Crane Tower at Night" shows the charm of the ancient city's unique light and shadow, and has become a must-visit project for tourists visiting Wuhan; The red wall next to the Yellow Crane Tower Station at Simenkou, Wuchang Jiangtan, Liandao Street, Tan Hualin and other points are very popular with young people. Data show that during the Mid-Autumn Festival National Day holiday, the scenic spots (points) and characteristic blocks included in the statistical scope of Wuchang District received more than 490.<> million tourists.

Modern architecture in Wuchang District. Photo by Wu Taotao

At present, Wuchang Ancient City is promoting the transformation of the area north of Snake Mountain, promoting the agglomeration of culture and art, tourism and other formats, carrying out the repair of some excellent historical buildings and old houses, creating a "Wuhan Culture and Art District", showing the city business card of "slow life in the ancient city, new world of art, and great beauty of Wuchang City". (End)