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To cel­e­brate the Mid-au­tumn and Na­tional Day hol­i­days, three parks in Shi­jing­shan Dis­trict or­gan­ised a feast of spec­tac­u­lar cul­tural ac­tiv­i­ties fea­tur­ing “mul­ti­ple themes, new ex­pe­ri­ences, in­depth in­te­gra­tion and civilised tourism.”

Shi­jing­shan Amuse­ment Park held a spe­cial “Mid-au­tumn and Na­tional Day Hol­i­day Fer­ris Wheel” themed ac­tiv­ity, pro­vid­ing a joy­ful gar­den party for vis­i­tors. Dur­ing the evening, peo­ple could also en­joy nearly 20 clas­sic amuse­ment rides, in­clud­ing a Fer­ris wheel and log flume. On the evening of Mid-au­tumn Fes­ti­val it­self, the rides were lit up with tens of thou­sands of LEDS along with mu­sic, pre­sent­ing over 20 fan­tas­tic scenes. These cre­ative light dis­plays fea­tured evoca­tive names such as “Dream Fer­ris Wheel,”“blue-bridge Starry Sky” and “Colour of Wind Mu­sic Cor­ri­dor.”

Dur­ing the Mid-au­tumn and Na­tional Day hol­i­days, a 300 mil­lion yuan “fly­ing cinema” called “Fly­ing over China” brought a high-end, im­mer­sive fly­ing ex­pe­ri­ence to au­di­ences. Af­ter tak­ing their seats on a plat­form ca­pa­ble of mov­ing in six dif­fer­ent di­rec­tions, they ex­pe­ri­enced the sen­sa­tion of flight as the mag­nif­i­cent land­scape of China was pro­jected be­fore their very eyes on a huge domed-screen. In ad­di­tion, more than 50 clas­sic amuse­ment rides were also avail­able, in­clud­ing a merry-go-round and pi­rate ship.

Dur­ing the Na­tional Day hol­i­day, Shi­jing­shan Amuse­ment Park of­fi­cially opened its avi­a­tion-themed area—fly­ing City—in­te­grat­ing en­ter­tain­ment, sci­ence and tech­nol­ogy, and cre­ativ­ity. The area in­cludes 15 recre­ation fa­cil­i­ties in three cat­e­gories: ex­pe­ri­ence, knowl­edge and cre­ativ­ity. Vis­i­tors can ex­pe­ri­ence over 40 bou­tique flight routes around the world from the cock­pit of a real Boe­ing 747. The pa­rade was one of the high­lights for vis­i­tors as well as the Cin­derella float and mu­si­cal vin­tage car; Pan­dora’s Box and Thum­be­lina themed per­for­mance plat­forms were also un­veiled. There were top street per­for­mances in­clud­ing danc­ing, freestyle bas­ket­ball, speed skate­board­ing and bi­cy­cle mo­tocross on of­fer. The main roads of the park were dec­o­rated with flow­ers, cre­at­ing a fes­tive at­mo­sphere. To ben­e­fit the lo­cal peo­ple and tourists, the park or­gan­ised a range of in­ter­ac­tive ac­tiv­i­ties dur­ing the two hol­i­days via its Wechat and Weibo pub­lic ac­counts and gave away a to­tal of 1,000 en­trance tick­ets, 200 ex­pe­ri­ence coupons for adults and 200 coupons for chil­dren.

The 5th Xis­han Badachu Cul­tural Fes­ti­val and the 31st Badachu Chung Ye­ung Fes­ti­val were held in Badachu Park from Oc­to­ber 1–7. Dur­ing the Cul­tural Fes­ti­val, am­bas­sadors from Ar­me­nia, Cuba and Viet­nam jointly un­veiled the “Magic PaperCut­ting” ex­hi­bi­tion, demon­strat­ing the com­ing-to­gether of in­ter­na­tional cul­tures.

On Na­tional Day, a grand per­for­mance with the theme of “Trib­ute to the Moth­er­land” was held in Li­uxi Shan­fang Square. Folk songs and dances were pre­sented by the Ar­me­nian Em­bassy to ex­press the coun­try’s re­spect and friend­ship with China. The “High Moun­tain and Flow­ing Wa­ter” folk mu­sic con­cert was also held in Zhonghua Jingyin Val­ley.

From Septem­ber 28 to Oc­to­ber 4, Bei­jing In­ter­na­tional Sculp­ture Park held the 6th In­tan­gi­ble Cul­tural Ex­pe­ri­ence Week. Ex­hi­bi­tions dur­ing the week fo­cused on the two na­tional strate­gies of the Belt and Road Ini­tia­tive and the co­or­di­nated de­vel­op­ment of the Bei­jing, Tianjin and He­bei re­gion. They also fo­cused on the util­i­sa­tion of cul­tural lega­cies and high­lighted the roles of in­no­va­tion and in­te­gra­tion in the pro­tec­tion of in­tan­gi­ble cul­tural her­itage and the in­her­i­tance of out­stand­ing tra­di­tional cul­ture. Ac­tiv­i­ties in­cluded the “Fad­ing Mem­o­ries in the Bei­jing-tianjin-he­bei Re­gion” ex­hi­bi­tion, a large sign­ing event for the cre­ation of a na­tional civilised city, an in­ter­ac­tive “In­no­va­tion and In­her­i­tance” event, high­tech ex­pe­ri­ences and tea cul­ture ex­hi­bi­tion. The "Charm­ing Shi­jing­shan—wel­com­ing the Win­ter Olympic Games" cal­lig­ra­phy and paint­ing ex­hi­bi­tion, "Belt and Road Lights" pho­tog­ra­phy ex­hi­bi­tion, dra­matic per­for­mances, lec­tures, spe­cialty food for sale, and an ex­hi­bi­tion on Bei­jing’s ur­ban plan­ning and an­cient Chi­nese ar­chi­tec­ture were also avail­able.

Sev­eral of the ac­tiv­i­ties were pro­moted un­der the theme of “civilised tourism,” which was in­tro­duced by the Shi­jing­shan tourism board to deepen trans­for­ma­tion, at­tain high-end and green de­vel­op­ment, and de­velop pri­or­ity in­dus­tries. The aim is to build Shi­jing­shan into a na­tional-level in­dus­trial trans­for­ma­tion and de­vel­op­ment demon­stra­tion zone, a green and low­car­bon ser­vice area in the west of Bei­jing, and an eco-friendly demon­stra­tion zone. Shi­jing­shan will seize the op­por­tu­ni­ties brought about by the 2022 Olympic and Par­a­lympic Win­ter Games and recre­ate his­toric new land­marks. It will build it­self into a na­tional civilised zone and a demon­stra­tion zone that brings to­gether pub­lic cul­tural re­sources.

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