A total of 10 travel routes to experience different aspects of Shantou were recently announced on Shantou Olive Channel, the official online platform of the city's local television channel.

The 10 routes were selected from 15 based on votes cast by citizens on the platform from June 8 to 12. Each of the 15 routes aims to showcase a feature of Shantou, which includes its gourmet food, villages, seaside landscapes, the role it played in wars and revolutions that took place in the first half of the 20th century, as well as the influences overseas Chinese brought to the city.

Hosted by Shantou Culture, Radio, Television, Tourism and Sports Bureau, the event is part of the city's effort to mitigate the impact brought by the COVID-19 epidemic to the city's cultural and tourism industries and enhance the city's reputation as a tourist destination.

In the upcoming weeks, the bureau will invite frontline medical and community workers and some citizens to experience some of the routes to rediscover the beauty of the city they are familiar with.

(Source: Shantou Daily)