Culture and Tourism Industry
Culture and Tourism Industry, which has experienced a rapid development, is a backbone industry of Changde.
There are in Changde many cultural relics and scenic spots with world-known fame. For examples, Taohuayuan Tourism Resort, both with rich culture and beautiful landscape is the prototype Records of Peach Blossom Source by Tao Yuanming, a famous poet in the East Jin Dynasty; Liuye Lake Resort boasts the biggest city lake in China; Chengtoushan Cultural Relics is internationally well-known as “The First Ancient City in China”; 3-kilometre-long Poem-engraved Wall is recorded in the Guinness Book of World Records.
In the past years, Changde City Government put great effort to establish a good environment for culture and tourism industry. For examples, it held many tourism festivals to attract tourists such as Changde Poets Festival, Taohuayuan Peach Blossom Festival, Shimen Orange Festival, Huayanxi Egret Festival, Lixian Grape Festival and so on; it attached great importance to the improvement of environment and won many honors such as The International Awards for Livable Communities, National Hygienic City, National Garden City, Top Tourism City, in China Poetry City in China.