Red tourism routes launched by China and Russia

( ) Updated: 2015-07-01 14:09:19

Red tourism routes launched by China and Russia

Souvenir statues of former Chinese leader Mao Zedong line a shelf at a market in his hometown, Shaoshan, Central China's Hunan province, Dec 14, 2013. [Photo/IC]

China and Russia each published five themed travel routes to jointly promote "red tourism", according to an agreement signed by tourism chiefs from the two countries on Monday in Hunan, the home province of Chairman Mao.

Over 20 travel agencies from both countries signed a cooperation agreement to carry out tours and collaborate on marketing, according to Xinhua.

This year marks the 70th anniversary of the victory of China's war against Japan and Russia's Great Patriotic War.

Here are the red-themed tours published by China and Russia:

Five routes launched by China:

1. An eight-day, seven-night ancient capitals tour

Beijing - Xi'an - Luoyang - Zhengzhou

2. A eight-day, seven-night ocean-oriented tour

Beijing - Dalian

3. A eight-day, seven-night water town tour

Shanghai - Hangzhou - Suzhou - Nanjing

4. A eight-day, seven-night tour to Chairman Mao's hometown

Shanghai - Zhangjiajie – Shaoshan – Changsha

5. A 12-day, 11-night island tour

Sanya - Wuzhi Mountain – Qionghai – Wanning

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