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Tourists look west, lured by rich heritage and mystery

By Du Juan in Tianshui and Xue Chaohua in Lanzhou ( China Daily ) Updated: 2015-10-22 07:35:21

Shaded under trees, many of which have been there for hundreds of years, a group of tourists stand in three rows within the grounds of a temple in Tianshui in Gansu province.

They are taking part in a moving ceremony to remember Fu Xi, a legendary figure from Chinese mythology - part of a tour in which they are experiencing the rich and ancient cultures of northwestern China.

And thanks to the new Silk Road economic belt, events like this one are becoming ever more popular, for a growing number of visitors.

Tourists look west, lured by rich heritage and mystery

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