Tianjin Ninghe Cultural and Tourism Bureau gives priority to the key cultural tourism project of "one sea and one city, two districts and two belts.” It serves to inspire the government to have the courage and motivation to improve its work.
Ninghe has the advantage of its location. It is near the sea allowing it to develop and strengthen ecological tourism. Focusing on the development of the major villages near the wetlands, Ninghe creates its own ecological tourism brand and expands its reputation by implementing the project of “wetlands and tourism.” In doing so, it improves the existing high-quality tourism routes, digs into the wetlands culture and natural ecological resources, and spreads out the unique domestic food culture. It has cultivated 200 outstanding countryside hotels projects, and held various activities, such as the harvest festival and the tourism festival of Qilihai. The annual output value is 200 million yuan (about $30 million), attracting 200,000 tourists every year.
Three kinds of intangible cultural heritage food [Photo/tjnh.gov.cn]
Furthermore, Ninghe has strengthened the development of industrial tourism. Based on the positioning of Tianjin as the “intelligent economic city” and the “innovation-oriented city”, Ninghe district highlights science and technology tourism, innovative intelligence and other sections to build large cultural tourism industry clusters and optimize the investment environment for cultural tourism investment.
Additionally, the government has focused on folklore tourism, showing the unique canal and farming culture to the public. To integrate farming, culture and tourism, Ninghe promotes several featured projects, such as the river sightseeing project, dragon boat race and other cultural and recreational activities.