Home > Zhaojun Cultural Festival

Zhaojun Culture Festival to opens in Hohhot

Updated: 2016-07-08

The 17th Zhaojun Culture Festival kicks off on July 8 in Hohhot, capital of Inner Mongolia autonomous region.

Dozens of activities about culture and tourism, exhibits and sports events will be organized at this year's culture festival, which will last until September.

The Zhaojun Culture Festival was initially launched in 1999 in Hohhot and named one of the National 100 Folk Festivals by the National Tourism Administration in 2001.

Wang Zhaojun or Wang Qiang was a concubine to Emperor Yuandi at a time of hostility between the Hans and the Mongols during the Western Han Dynasty (206 BC – AD 24). She volunteered to serve as an ambassador for peace, leaving the imperial court for the frontier to marry the Mongolian Chanyu, chieftain of the Xiongnu tribe in ancient China. She has always been a symbol of harmony among China's different ethnic groups.

  • 0

Project demonstrates success in Inner Mongolia

Journalists from 58 web media companies around China visited Inner Mongolian villages between July 3 and July 8 to learn about the effect the “Ten Coverages” project has had after two years of implementation.

Copyright © 2013 China Daily All Rights Reserved
Sponsored by the Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region Government
Powered by China Daily