On July 28, the first museum of salamander in the world - China Salamander Biotechnology Museum opened to the public on trial, marking an end of the lack of technological and cultural attractions in Zhangjiajie.
The 5-star Samantha Resort and Spa, a luxury landscape resort has opened in Wulingyuan, Zhangjiajie.It is a joint investment of the Hunan Provincial Giant Salamander Rescue Center and Shijia Investment Group (Hong Kong) with a total investment of around CNY300 million. It is located in the UNESCO World Heritage Site Wulingyuan, and is near to the Baofeng Lake. Covering an area of 116,000 square meters, this resort has a total floor area of 21,138 square meters.It has 180 delux guest rooms and villas, a 600-square meter indoor, and an outdoor spa club, several restaurants offering various cuisines, a wide variety of recreational facilities, and the unique Chinese Giant Salamander Biological Science and Technology Museum.As a high-end brand for vacation, recreation and health care, the resort targets domestic and foreign high-end guests.
The First Langshan Cultural Tourism Festival was unveiled on the afternoon of September 23 at the north gate of Langshan Mountain. The mountain, as part of China’s Danxia landforms (a type of red rock mountains unique to China), was added to the World Natural Heritage List during the 34th World Heritage Convention.The festival has launched ten activities, including large-scale concerts of famous stars, investment solicitation of key projects, initial release ceremony of the book named The Road of China’s Langshan Declaring World Natural Heritage, and painting Langshan by the local artists. Most of the activities have been initiated during the period from Mid-autumn Day holiday to the National Day holiday while the mass selection of Langshan babies and the design competition of Langshan mascot will last until the end of November this year.Chen Youxiu, secretary of the CPC Xinning County Committee, said at the opening ceremony of the festival that the successful declaration of Langshan as a world natural heritage site marks that the mountain has become a common treasure of human being and provided a historical opportunity for the county to develop its tourism industry. The county will comply with the Convention Concerning the Protection of the World Cultural and Natural Heritage, further enhance the level of protection, management and service, improve supporting facilities, and make its tourism industry bigger and stronger so as to build the mountain into a new international resort and a demonstration area for protection, administration, and scientific presentation of China’s Danxia landforms.