China News Service, Beijing, February 26 (Reporter Xu Jing) One water connects three places, and its clear waves reflect the past and present.

Today, the canal that has flowed for thousands of years has regained its former glory, making cultural exchanges between Beijing, Tianjin and Hebei more possible.

  In Beijing, for the past ten years, there have been new changes along the Grand Canal every year.

Beijing City Green Heart Park opened to welcome guests, and three major cultural buildings in the sub-center of Beijing City were unveiled. The Beijing (Tongzhou) Grand Canal Cultural Tourism Scenic Area became the first national 5A-level tourist attraction in the eastern region of Beijing... adding more value to the people of Beijing, Hebei, and Tianjin. A new cultural and leisure place.

On December 27, 2023, the three major cultural buildings in Beijing’s sub-center were officially opened to the public.

The picture shows the Opera House in the Beijing Art Center taken on December 25.

Photo by China News Service reporter Yang Kejia

  In the coordinated development of Beijing, Tianjin and Hebei, the protection, inheritance and utilization of canal culture is one of the important contents.

The three places play a "game of chess" to jointly manage the canal ecology, promote tourism and navigation, repair cultural relics, enhance the cultural driving force of coordinated development, and rejuvenate the natural and cultural landscapes on both sides of the canal.

  The curtain of the "Cultural Granary" has been opened, the "Forest Book Garden" is filled with the fragrance of books, and the "Canal Boat" is setting sail.

The newly unveiled three major cultural buildings have become “internet celebrity check-in spots” in Beijing, Tianjin and Hebei.

Data released by the Beijing Municipal Bureau of Culture and Tourism shows that during the Spring Festival holiday, the Beijing Art Center, Beijing City Library, and Beijing Grand Canal Museum received a total of 259,000 tourists.

  "The three major cultural buildings have a sense of design and art, which makes people immersed in them." Among the three buildings, the one that citizens cherish the most is the Beijing Grand Canal Museum.

In her opinion, the sailing boats and the Grand Canal beside it give this museum a unique quality. “I hope that in the future the museum can launch exhibitions that integrate the cultures of Beijing, Tianjin and Hebei.”

  This wish will be realized soon.

Among the disclosed opening plans, the Beijing Grand Canal Museum will open a special exhibition on the coordinated development of Beijing, Tianjin and Hebei.

In addition, a Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei joint exhibition will be launched to showcase the cultural relics and intangible cultural heritage of the three places.

  "'Hollywood Park' has transformed into a 'New Year Town'!" During the Spring Festival holiday of the Lunar Year of the Dragon, at Universal Beijing Resort, Kung Fu Panda Po put on his "Dragon Warrior" uniform, and Minion Park hung up big-eyed lanterns. , posted banana couplets, tourists from all over the world checked in various "holiday limited" installations in the park, and prayed with the celebrity characters under the New Year's wishing tree.

On January 27, 2024, the Universal Beijing Resort’s “Universal Year of China” themed event was launched, attracting people to come and check in.

Photo by China News Service reporter Chen Fangting

  Universal Beijing Resort is the fifth Universal theme park in the world and the third in Asia. It will open on September 20, 2021.

Data shows that in 2023, the passenger flow of the Universal Resort business district will be approximately 16 million, and Universal CityWalk has been selected as a national-level night culture and tourism consumption cluster.

Today, it has become a new landmark of cultural tourism in the sub-center of Beijing city.

  Over the past ten years, the Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei cultural and tourism departments have worked together to form a pattern of "collaborative management, complementary advantages, common image building, and shared customer sources".

Especially in recent years, people in the three places have a new option of “traveling together”.

  During the Spring Festival holiday, Mr. Lu, a Beijing citizen, traveled by car to Hebei and Tianjin to experience the city scenery and special food. The most impressive ones were the Chengde Museum in Hebei and the Jiefang North Road Historical and Cultural District in Tianjin.

  "Tianjin and Hebei are relatively close to Beijing. They have profound historical and cultural heritage and beautiful natural scenery. They have a rich choice of destinations and are more willing to visit these two places," he said.

  According to the big data passenger flow monitoring of the China Tourism Academy (data center of the Ministry of Culture and Tourism), in 2023, Beijing, Tianjin and Hebei will become each other's important and popular source of tourists.

Hebei and Tianjin rank among the top two tourist sources in Beijing; among the foreign tourists received by Tianjin, Hebei and Beijing rank among the top two.

  Two years ago, China presented the world with a "truly unparalleled Winter Olympics."

In the "post-Winter Olympics" era, the popularity of ice and snow tourism in Beijing and Hebei continues to grow.

The Beijing-Zhangjiakou Ice and Snow Cultural Tourism Season, launched in December last year, lasts throughout the winter. Through urban linkage, it brings together ski sports, snow play parks, festivals, etc. in districts (counties) along the Beijing-Zhangjiakou line to enrich the ice and snow cultural tourism supply.

  "Since the Beijing Winter Olympics, I have clearly felt that my relatives and friends around me have become more enthusiastic about ice and snow sports." Wang Yijiao, a Beijing resident, is a ski enthusiast. This snow season, she has left her footprints in many ski resorts.

On January 4, 2022, citizens practiced skiing skills at the Beijing Vanke Shijinglong Ski Resort.

Photo by China News Service reporter Sheng Jiapeng

  Data shows that in Zhangjiakou City, Hebei Province, Chongli District, which has eight ski resorts, has received more than one million tourists in less than two months since the start of the snow season in November last year; in Beijing's Yanqing Olympic Park, since December 2023 A series of "free admission" preferential measures were launched on the 18th. As of the end of January this year, a total of approximately 142,200 tourists had been received, a year-on-year increase of 189%.

  Wang Yijiao witnessed the improvement of supporting service facilities and the improvement of service levels in major ski resorts. "Nowadays, amateur athletes like me are no longer satisfied with short-term rental experiences, but have an in-depth understanding of and purchase of ski equipment. Ice and snow sports have become my pursuit of fashionable life." One of the ways.”

  Beijing, Tianjin and Hebei are geographically close and culturally connected, and have natural advantages in the coordinated development of culture and tourism.

As Beijing, Tianjin and Hebei actively explore new cultural tourism scenarios and new business formats, continue to improve cultural tourism services, and promote in-depth integration of cultural tourism businesses, the cultural tourism industry in the three places will take new steps in coordinated development.