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Spring tourism booms in Quzhou

chinadaily.com.cn| Updated :2023-04-10

Quzhou in East China's Zhejiang province received 4.36 million tourists in March, a year-on-year increase of 57.62 percent, the highest growth rate in the province and an increase of 45 percentage points compared with February.

The number of tourists was nearly twice that of Quzhou's permanent population of 2.29 million.

Many kinds of foods and snacks can be found on Mazhandi Food Street in Kecheng district, including fried dried rice noodles, dry mixing spicy hotchpotch, duck head, Quzhou hotcake and snakehead noodles, which are all well-known time-honored dishes in Quzhou.

Zheng Jinhua, the owner of Mantianxiang Duck Head on Mazhandi Food Street, which has operated on the street for 17 years, was recently busy delivering goods to out-of-town customers. The past March was her best month ever.

There have been 10 special tourist trains from Anhui, Hunan, Sichuan, Shanghai and other places to Quzhou so far, all of which carried large tourist groups of more than 500 people. There are now 30 special tourist trains to Quzhou , far more than the 10 last year.

Tourists to the city come from all over the world. On April 2, a group of 500 overseas students visited Chapu village, Jiuhua township, Kecheng district to experience tea culture.