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First National Tourism Zone in Northwest China Set up on Historical Mountain

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MIANXIAN, China, Nov. 21, 2011 /PRNewswire-Asia/ — The central government has given permission to set up a national tourism vacation zone in Dingjun Mountain in Mianxian County of Shaanxi Province on November 20, which is the first one in Northwest China.

Dingjun Mountain is a historical place famous for a battle during the Three Kingdoms (AD 220-280) period when Liu Bei, the founder of Shu Kingdom, won a battle against Cao Cao, the founder of Wei Kingdom. The battle laid the basis for the rise of the Shu Kingdom, which became a power afterward.

The General Planning of Dingjun Mountain National Tourism Vacation Zone, which was put forward by Mianxian County in July 2010, has won support from the National Tourism Administration (NTA). The NTA and the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences reviewed and permitted the plan on November 20.

The Dingjun Mountain Tourism Vacation Zone is based on the culture of the Three Kingdoms and featured for its historical culture.

Apart from the historical zone, there are also some different-themed areas in the zone, including the Yanghe River sightseeing area, the Moon River hot spring wellness area, the Tiandang Buddhism cultural area, and so on.

The Dingjun Mountain Tourism Vacation Zone is expected to bring more opportunity and hopes for the development of the tourism industry in Mianxian County.

The first batch of national tourism vacation zones were set up with the authorization of the State Council in 1992, and a total of 12 tourism zones, including Yalong Bay in Sanya of Hainan Province and Taihu Lake in Jiangsu Province became the first batch of national tourism vacation zones.

Judith Rubin
Judith Rubin ([email protected]) is a leading journalist, publicist, strategist, blogger, content marketing specialist and connector in the international attractions industry. She excels at writing about all aspects of design and technical design, production and project management. Areas of special interest include AV integration and show control, lighting design and acoustics, specialty cinema, digital video and world’s fairs. Judith has ties to numerous industry organizations. From 2005-2020 she ran communications, publications and social media for the Themed Entertainment Association (TEA). In 2013, she was honored with the TEA Service Award. She was development director of IMERSA, and co-chair of the 2014 IMERSA Summit. She was publicist for the Large Format Cinema Association in the 1990s, now part of the Giant Screen Cinema Association (GSCA) and has also contributed to the publications of PLASA, IAAPA and the International Planetarium Society. Already making her mark as a magazine and book editor, Judith joined World’s Fair magazine in 1987, which introduced her to the attractions industry. Launching as a freelancer in the mid 1990s she has contributed to dozens of publications and media outlets including Funworld, Lighting&Sound America, Sound & Communications, Urban Land, The Raconteur and The Planetarian. She joined InPark in 2010. Judith earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Pratt Institute. She has lived in New York City and the San Francisco Bay Area, and now makes her home in Saint Louis, where she is active in the local arts and theater community.

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