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Ice-snow industry in Ningbo propelled by Beijing Winter Olympics

The 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics has triggered the rapid development of China’s snow and rice sports and snow and rice tourism. In Ningbo, Beilun District, with the large-scale indoor snow and ice amusement parks, has become the first choice for the tourists and local citizens during the Spring Festival holiday.

For this year’s Spring Festival holiday, the consumption potential of Beilun District was fully released, with citizens and tourists becoming more enthusiastic about participating in online activities. Local tourism, ice and snow tourism and parent-child tourism became the main ways of travel on holidays. The number of non-local employees staying in Ningbo and local tourists not choosing long-distance travels has increased significantly.

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Industrial Heritage Opens up New Space for Ningbo's Urban Development

Pass through the small western-style building filled with the industrialized atmosphere of the last century, come to the pearl oyster in Ningbo Hefeng Creative Plaza to see the fashion exhibition, and then appreciate the magic of industrial design in the Ningbo Industrial Design Museum transformed from the old factory of Hefeng Spinning Factory. Sitting in a cafe by the river, reminiscing about this short journey...

When the Hefeng Spinning Factory established in 1905 completed its identity transformation to Hefeng Creative Plaza, it not only became a fashionable Internet celebrity check-in place in Ningbo and an important place for citizens' leisure and entertainment, but also gathered in the Netherlands, Italy, Spain, Germany and China. There are more than 120 well-known industrial design and cultural and creative supporting institutions, with more than 3,000 creative design talents. The industrial heritage carrying historical memory and cultural accumulation has been awakened and "lived" again. In the fifth batch of national industrial heritage list announced by the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology last year, the Hefeng yarn factory project was successfully shortlisted, becoming the city's first national industrial heritage.

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Special exhibition for musical IPs in Ningbo held

he “music Ningbo” special exhibition for musical IPs was started at the Creative Ningbo Hall of Nantang Old Street on January 18.

This immersive exhibition has built an audible and visible music space for the audience. Visitors can watch the exhibition through interactive ways such as the Audfly, code scanning and listening to songs, holographic projection, 3D ring screen, musical instrument scene reproduction, vinyl record experience and so on. Six chapters, including “Ningbo music figures”, “music enterprises (bases)”, “music history”, “musical instruments”, “music cultural creation” and “science and technology music”, were displayed on site, exhibiting the construction achievements of “music Ningbo” in a combination of graphics, pictures, video and audio materials.

At the opening ceremony, Tu Jingnan, a national first-class performer, played Xun, an ancient musical instrument, which could be seen at the Hemudu Site more than 7,000 years ago. The string quartet group of Ningbo Symphony Orchestra played the classic song of “Butterfly Love Story”, and Ningbo Song and Dance Troupe played the “tea picking dance”. At the site, some famous Ningbo musicians such as Ms. Yu Lina, the performer of “Butterfly Love Story”, and Ma Youyou, the world-famous cellist, sent their blessings to the exhibition through the video.

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Ningbo will offer a "micro-vacation" cultural and tourism feast

Hundreds of cultural and tourism festivals will be held, Ningbo's top ten cultural feasts will be promoted, and millions of cultural and tourism consumption coupons will be issued... Recently, the Municipal Bureau of Culture, Radio, Television and Tourism officially released "Ningbo Micro Vacation - The Best Fun in Zhejiang" The 2022 Ningbo Cultural Tourism Winter and Spring Products, which will provide a sumptuous Spring Festival Cultural Tourism feast for the citizens and tourists in Ningbo.

In response to the new trend of cultural and tourism integration and consumption, this year, the Municipal Bureau of Culture, Radio, Film and Television has integrated the two elements of historical and cultural cities and coastal metropolises into the design of Spring Festival tourism products. There are eight themed activities in the four major sections of "New Year's Taste", "Online Benefit Tour", "Celebrity’s Visit" and "Joy of Interest in Ningbo".

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Foreigners experience Spring Festival celebrations

At noon on January 18, 16 foreign friends from 12 countries including the United States, Canada, Ireland, South Africa and Iraq gathered at a villa of Zhaobao Mountain Sub-district in Zhenhai District, listened to some craftsmen talking about traditional festival culture, and experienced in person the celebrating activities, including writing Spring Festival couplets, embroidering tiger-head shoes, making rubbings, making spring rolls, making glutinous rice balls, and making golden glutinous rice balls. The foreigners took part in the activities one by one, and they took photos and videos from time to time to record good and interesting moments


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