Performers dance with gusto and joy, celebrating the Spring Festival in Diantou village in Jinyuan district in Taiyuan city on Feb 17. [Photo/tynews.com.cn]

Taiyuan city, capital of North China's Shanxi province, received some 267,000 visits during the recent seven-day Spring Festival holiday, according to a statement from the Taiyuan culture and tourism bureau on Feb 17. 

The tourism market as a whole maintained a festive, stable and safe operation with no tourist complaints made during the Feb 11-17 break. 

The total ticket revenue of tourist attractions in the city hit 1.67 million yuan ($258,478) and the number of visitors to major scenic spots increased steadily throughout the period. 


Visitors keenly take in the leafy canopy of plants in the Taiyuan Botanical Garden on Feb 11. [Photo/Shanxi Daily] 

The city's 26 parks -- including Taiyuan Botanical Garden, Wenying Park and Yingze Park -- received more than 1.32 million visits, showcasing visitors the gardening achievements of Taiyuan in recent years. 

Under strict novel coronavirus epidemic prevention and control measures, major scenic spots in Taiyuan also launched online exhibitions and events, allowing people to enjoy cultural feasts and natural scenery at home.

In addition, Taiyuan organized a series of cultural tourism activities targeting residents and non-locals staying in the city for the holiday, including 34 online cultural activities during the Spring Festival holiday. 

It planned six tour routes -- including those themed around rural tourism, hot springs, sightseeing and exploring the history of the Communist Party of China -- which were warmly welcomed by quite a few tourists.