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Lavender wedding romanticizes NW China

Updated: 2016-09-06
By Li Xiaoxu ( chinadaily.com.cn )

Lavender wedding romanticizes NW China

Some 52 new couples from Xi’an city, Shaanxi province take part in a group wedding featuring the “date of lavender” in Jinchang city. Jinchang city in Gansu province was celebrated for its large plantations of lavender at the recent 2nd Vanilla Culture and Tourism Festival on July 19. Jincheng city encourages locals to plant more lavender to develop tourism. [Photo/Xinhua]

Know more about Jinchang city

Jinchang city has the third most abundant nickel ore reserves in the world and is known as the “city of nickel ore”. It produces more than 90 percent of the country’s nickel and platinum group metals.

The city has developed more than 100 mining sites including 15 black metal mines, 21 nonferrous and precious metal mines, and 11 energy mineral sources. Exploited reserves include iron, chromium, nickel, copper, cobalt, gold, silver, platinum, phosphorus, silica, fluorite, bentonite, granite building materials, coal and petroleum.

Jinchang also boasts rich tourist resources, including cultural relics and historic sites such as Yuanyang Pond from the Neolithic Age, the Great Wall of the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644), numerous tombs of the Han Dynasty (206 BC-AD 220), temples from the Tang Dynasty (AD 618-907), Ming Dynasty bell towers, and ancient architectural complexes.

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