The 6th Guilin International Scenery Cultural Tourism Festival carnival kicks off on October 19 at Guilin central square. More than 20 groups and seven festooned vehicles gather in Guilin to celebrate the festival.
The festival's theme is 'Amazing Guilin with Innovative Development'. It has five topics, such as tourism, culture, sports, exhibitions and trade fairs.
Events include carnival, group walking, beer festival and food exhibition, photography, calligraphy and art exhibitions. The festival is to present the charm of Guilin and become a new bridge for Guilin to communicate with its global partners.
This year's carnival has strong local taste and rich content, which aims to show Guilin's historical, cultural and travel resources. Performers from Gongcheng Yao Minority County present long-drum dancing.
Artists from Jeju, South Korea performed folk dancing.
The festival has been held for five times. It is an important platform for Guilin to promote its art, culture and scenery. During the festival, the 10th UNWTO/PATA Anniversary Forum of Tourism Trends and Outlook and the 2nd China-ASEAN Expo Tourism Exhibition are also held in Guilin.