Spooky tourism festival

PARTICIPANTS in the second International Liaozhai Cultural and Tourism Festival over the May 1 holiday might feel a chill upon their arrival in Pujiazhuang village, in Zibo city of east China's Shandong province.  

Pujiazhuang, a well-preserved village with intact ancient structures, is hometown of Pu Songling, the noted author of the classic ghost story collection Strange Tales of Liaozhai, who is renowned as one of the world's best short story writers.  

Descendants of Pu have invested a total of 160 million yuan (RM72.96mil) to construct a tourism attraction, which comprises more than 30 scenic sites according to the stories in the book.  

The city, classified AAA by China's Tourism Administration, receives hundreds of thousands of tourists each year.  

The festival at Pujiazhuang is expected to include a Liaozhai cultural seminar, lantern shows, model shows, dance parties and a photo exhibition. 

Pu, born in 1640, devoted his life to the classic story writing, which has so far been printed in more than 60 languages. – People's Daily 

Article type: metered
User Type: anonymous web
User Status:
Campaign ID: 1
Cxense type: free
User access status: 3

Did you find this article insightful?


Next In Regional

Kuaishou has changed the lives of millions in China, but will the short video app prove a good investment?
China updates rules on social media accounts, increasing the already high cost of moderation
College dropout becomes billionaire with Chinese gaming platform
Economy will take time to recover, lockdown is last resort, says Azmin
Covid-19: Cases up by 3,048, bringing total to 186,849 (updated daily)
Covid-19: 3,048 new cases, 11 fatalities bring death toll to 689
KLCI tumbles 20 points; over 1,100 stocks in red
North Korea's acting envoy to Kuwait has defected to South Korea: lawmaker
Indonesia to deport Russian social media star who held party
Breaking a decades-long tradition and not going home to Kuala Lumpur this Chinese New Year

Stories You'll Enjoy