Henan Province, China has made a move to invite more Filipinos to visit their region through its Philippine partner Asia Landmark Tours & Travel.
A product presentation held at the Conrad Hotel in the MOA grounds, were graced by representatives from Henan Province tourism office lead by Guo JiShan Assistant Chief of Staff, Wang Wen Sheng, and CITS general manager Wu Zheng who welcomed and invited guests that included travel agents from Philippine Travel Agencies Association and Philippine Tourism Promotions Board executives Arnold Gonzales and Jojo de Veyra.
Asia Landmark general manager Bobby Laygo, in his welcome speech said that he’s grateful of the PTAA, represented by Paul Lim So, partnership with Henan Province and hopes that there will be more outbound travel and inbound to the Philippines.
Land where China began
Henan is regarded as the cradle of China’s civilization. It has a site where the remains of the Yangshao Culture, dating back to the Neolithic Age, can be found. The 7,000-year old Peiligang culture site and 5,000-year-old Yangshao and Longshan cultures in Dahe Village in Zhengzhou form parts of the evidence that proves Henan was the political, cultural, and economic center of China in ancient China.
Historical cities are Luoyang City, the capital of nine dynasties since the Eastern Zhou Dynasty, Kaifeng is also one of the ancient capitals, where the ruins of the Shang Dynasty, also known as the Yin ruins can be viewed.
Having these rich history makes for Henan’s diverse tourism attractions, including some that are listed as UNESCO World Heritage sites, that Filipinos will find interesting such as The Shaolin (where Shaoilin Gongfu martial arts originated) and the Zhongyue temples at Songshan mountain, the ruins of the Yin dynasty in Anyang, the 1,000-year-old Iron Pagoda in Kaifeng, and the Song of Dynasty Tomb in Gongxian County.
A tourism exchange
China has influenced some of the Philippines culture and heritage and it is just advantageous to visit the “Land where China began”. With the friendship of China President Xi Jinping and Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte, the growth of tourism exchange between the two countries through constant promotions should be encouraged.
For more inquiries of Henan Province, please contact Asia Landmark Tours & Travel at (02) 8024673.