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Hainan to hold Dongpo Cultural Tourism Festival

ehainan.gov.cn | Updated: 2023-02-09

The first China (Hainan) Dongpo Cultural Tourism Festival will open on Feb 18.

Renowned Northern Song Dynasty (960-1127) poet Su Shi, also known as Su Dongpo,  once lived in Hainan for three years, leaving many valuable cultural heritage resources. The festival will feature a forum, an exhibition, performances, food and cultural experience activities, as well as cultural and creative competitions to create a unique cultural calling card of Dongpo with Hainan characteristics.

During the event, the first Dongpo Culture International High-end Forum will be held, with topics covering Su's thoughts and art achievements.

Dongpo cultural and creative product design competition will focus on Su's cultural and creative design works and products.

An exhibition of Su Dongpo-themed cultural relics will be held at Hainan Museum in October this year. The exhibition will present the rich historical and cultural resources created and left by Su during his stay in Hainan.

In February, Hainan Holdings will hold three themed activities, namely the Riyue Square Dongpo Cultural Poem Singing Competition, the Global Duty-Free (GDF) Plaza Poetry and Wine Festival, as well as the Yaocheng Beautiful Village Dongpo Cultural Heritage Research Tour.

Danzhou will launch three high-quality and vivid Dongpo cultural relics characteristic research travel routes. These routes will focus on Su's three years in Hainan,  integrating poetry, education, farming, medicine, food, art, and other fields reflecting his stay in Danzhou. The festival aims to promote Danzhou's tourism industry through viewing ceremonies, immersing experiences, historic site visits, on-site teachings, and other activities.


A lighting art exhibition in GDF Plaza. [Photo/Hainan Daily]