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The Ancient Oriental Country Renewed by the Forth of Facebook

December 09, 2014, 9:00 updated at: December 09, 2014, 11:13 UTC+3
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© Gansu Tourism Administration

SHENZHEN, China, Dec. 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Gansu, an ancient city located in the north-western of China, is regarded as the pearl in the Silk Road, enhancing the fairy Qilian Mountain, the tendering Crescent Lake, the top-workmanship Yadan Lansforms, and also the exquisite Mogao Grottoes murals, etc. Travelers and backpackers worldwide who are attracted by these fabulous landscapes can now get closer to Gansu via a special method -- that is on Facebook.

Since April 2014, Gansu official Facebook homepages are opening to its fans in six different languages including English, Traditional Chinese, Russian, Japanese, Korean, and Arabic. Fans can have a sense of Gansu  through various content -- from images, humorous words describing Gansu's exclusive local flavor and national characteristics to travel tips and travel information -- all that travelers can benefit from in planning a better tour to Gansu. What's more, travelers who are willing to share his/her stories in Gansu Facebook homepages can get chances to win gifts.

Therefore, it is not strange to have fans like Hakim leave words on Gansu's English Facebook homepage after she became one of Gansu's Facebook fans: "It's a pity for haven't been in Gansu, but I wish I can."

However, Gansu is not the first Chinese province to utilize social media for publishing travel resources. Cities like the capital Beijing, Fujian province and Hangzhou province have already made remarkable achievements on Facebook with hundreds of millions of fans following. Gansu, although freshman in Facebook promotion, is engaged in exploring its travel highlights and learning strengths from other popular homepages.

It is believed that Facebook promotion can bring a spring browse to Gansu's tourism and even Chinese tourism.


Crystal Wang

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