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    Guests including Sun Weijia, deputy director of the Beijing Tourism Administration and officials from the government of Haidian District jointly open the Haidian tourism festival at a ceremony held at Zhongguancun Plaza in Beijing on Friday. [Photo:CRIENGLISH.com]

    A festival highlighting Haidian District鈥檚 educational and high-tech tourist sights opened in Beijing on Friday.

     

    Haidian District, located in the heart of Beijing, is home to many well-known retreats, including the Summer Palace, Yuanmingyuan and the Fragrant Hills. However, besides the regular visits to these must-see sights, tourists are becoming more and more interested in the high-tech power of Zhongguancun, the capital鈥檚 technology hub, and tours to China鈥檚 top educational institutions, like Peking and Tsinghua Universities.

     

    鈥淗aidian really represents some of the best aspects of Beijing. Except for the Forbidden City and some of the shopping centers in Guomao, Haidian is really, in my eyes, the center of Beijing. From the travel perspective, it is one of the richest areas,鈥?said Forrest Fabian Jesse from New York, who was invited to the opening ceremony. He is now doing a Ph.D. program at Beijing Jiaotong University and has been in China for four years.

     

    Co-hosted by the government of Haidian District and the Beijing Tourism Administration, the festival features a series of events. On June 26 and 27, 800 citizens will go on one-day tours to Zhongguancun鈥檚 A-list technology companies, including Lenovo and UFIDA Software, as well as Haidian District鈥檚 educational bases, such as the training venues for Olympic athletes at Beijing Sports University.

     

    To encourage tourists to participate in the festival activities, the Haidian Tourist Bureau printed 50,000 pocket-sized travel brochures. Resembling a passport, the brochure includes information on major tourist sights in the district and at the same time serves as coupons granting discounts as large as half off at select resorts, restaurants and hotels.

     

    The festival lasts from June 18 to August 28.

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