Relevant units in Guiyang – capital of Southwest China's Guizhou province – recently launched Yangming culture tourism routes, to promote Yangming culture and red cultural tourism products, as well as to develop the culture and tourism industry.
Yangming culture was founded by philosopher and litterateur Wang Yangming during the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644) and it was named after him.
The new Yangming culture tourism routes mainly focus on the concepts of one academy, two kinds of philosophy and three boutique routes.
The term one academy means further building upon and making good use of the Confucius Academy in Guiyang's Huaxi district and giving full play to its functions in education, training and spreading, with a focus on Yangming culture.
It aims to effectively create a spiritual, academic and exchange base to carry forward and inherit rich traditional Chinese culture.
The term two kinds of philosophy refers to Yangming philosophy and the philosophy of the Communist Party of China (CPC).
The first is based on China Yangming Cultural Park in Xiuwen county, inheriting and promoting Yangming philosophy. The other makes use of the former site of the Xifeng Concentration Camp and its Revolutionary History Memorial Hall to cultivate the philosophy of the CPC.
The term three boutique routes refers to the boutique tourism routes for the development training of enterprises, the boutique tourism routes for the Party spirit education of cadres, and the boutique tourism routes for the research and study of primary and secondary school students.
In recent years, the number of entrepreneur training teams being received by Xiuwen county has increased and their contribution to overall tourism has grown.
In the future, more entrepreneurs are expected to come to Xiuwen to conduct in-depth research on how to apply Yangming philosophy to their business management. Products such as special food catering, special performances, quality training courses and a Yangming series of cultural and creative products will be developed.
After years of operating, the boutique tourism routes for the Party spirit education of cadres are relatively mature. To date, activities have been carried out relying on the main class of the Party school of the Guiyang Municipal Party Committee (held in spring/autumn) and on special training classes outside the province.
The boutique tourism routes for the research and study of primary and secondary school students are still in their infancy and need strong support from government departments and all sectors of society. The routes aim to enable primary and secondary school students in Guiyang to learn about their hometown and allow those outside the province to know more about Guizhou.
The Yangming culture tourism routes are as follows:
1. Boutique tourism routes for enterprise development training
Three-day route: China Yangming Cultural Park – big data center in Guanshanhu district – Pingtan village/Tiansheng Bridge and Wugong Bridge – Liuguang River Grand Canyon – Longgang Academy – Wanyiwo
Five-day route: Xianren Cave – Yangming Temple – Jiaxiu Pavilion and Cuiwei Garden – Confucius Academy – China Yangming Cultural Park – Wanyiwo and Longgang Academy – Tiansheng Bridge, Wugong Bridge and the three tombs site – Liuguang River Grand Canyon
2. Boutique tourism routes for the Party spirit education of cadres
One-day route: Statue of Lin Qing from the Party school of the Guiyang municipal Party committee – Tuyunguan War Memorial Park of Chinese Red Cross Rescue Corps – former site of Guizhou Provincial Party Working Committee – Revolutionary History Memorial Hall of Xifeng Concentration Camp – former site of Xifeng Concentration Camp
One-day route: Binglin Guiyang Exhibition Park of Huaxi Long March National Cultural Park
3. Boutique tourism routes for the research and study of primary and secondary school students
Route for primary school students: China Yangming Cultural Park – Confucius Academy
Route for secondary school students: China Yangming Cultural Park – Confucius Academy – Xifeng Concentration Camp – site of Zunyi Conference (optional)