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Shanzhou Silo-cave listed as provincial cultural industry demonstration base

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Updated: 2018-07-13

Shanzhou Silo-cave in Sanmenxia was recently listed as a provincial cultural demonstration base by the Cultural Department of Henan Province.

Initiated in 2005 and held every other year, the selection of demonstration base aims to reinforce the competitiveness of cultural enterprises in Henan. This year, altogether 29 enterprises in the province were granted the honor.

Shanzhou Silo-cave listed as provincial cultural industry demonstration base

An aerial photo captures stunning views of Shanzhou cave dwelling complex. [Photo/shanzhou.smx.gov.cn]

Shanzhou Silo-cave is located in the junction of provinces of Shaanxi, Shanxi and Henan. It is renowned for square or rectangular dwellings that are sunk into the ground.

The cave dwellings show the folk customs and cultural characteristics of the three provinces. More than 100 existing cave dwellings are known as the best scenic spots, and are divided into three parts: ecological sightseeing zone, core tourism spots and leisure resort. They will meet the needs of tourists, and offer them a different experience of western Henan.

The recently acquired title will quicken Shanzhou Silo-cave's appllication for the listing of World Cultural and Natural Heritage. Meanwhile, it will push forward the transformation and upgrading of cultural industry in Shanzhou.

Shanzhou Silo-cave listed as provincial cultural industry demonstration base

An aerial view of the cave dwelling complex in Shanzhou district, Sanmenxia. [Photo/szdky.cn]

Shanzhou Silo-cave listed as provincial cultural industry demonstration base

Visitors experience different folk customs at Shanzhou Silo-cave. [Photo/ shanzhou.smx.gov.cn]

 

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