(CNN) — Wuhan, the Chinese metropolis most carefully related to the outbreak of Covid-19, has launched a brand new promotional video as a part of attempts to appeal to travelers to expertise its magnificence.
The video’s title interprets to “Let’s Meet in Wuhan.” Posted on the Wuhan Culture and Tourism Bureau’s social media web site, it highlights one of the best of the town, from its surreal floating forest within the Zhangdu Lake Wetland to the lit-up historic Yellow Crane Tower, together with Wuhan locals consuming noodles.
“From the myriad twinkling lights along the Yangtze River and the amazing dance and music from the Zhiyin cruise, to the glittering light and beautiful voices from the livehouse……give me five! Everyone! Looking forward to meeting you in Wuhan.”
Not solely did the lockdown gradual an infection charges considerably — the town hasn’t reported a neighborhood case since May — however it surprisingly boosted the town’s enchantment.
Many Chinese netizens praised the folks of Wuhan for his or her perseverance and industriousness in the course of the lockdown.
Alluring or an excessive amount of sugarcoating?
Some customers on Chinese social media platform Weibo commented that the video was fantastically shot and confirmed the completely different sides of the town.
“I have goosebumps. The beauty of Wuhan has been showcased perfectly. I love Wuhan,” says one Wuhan-based Weibo consumer.
Another agreed with the alternatives of filming areas — and mentioned that it contains some off-the-beaten-path suggestions.
“I see Tongxing Lane (in the video). It’s the most beautiful alley in Wuhan,” says essentially the most favored remark (presently) on the video.
“Many travelers and locals didn’t know about it — they only knew the Li Huangpi Road District but didn’t know that there are Tongxing Lane and Taixing Lane just a stone’s throw away. The two connected alleys have some unique art and culture shops and cafes.”
However, many thought the video was simply too shiny and never a real illustration of Wuhan.
“The video would fit into any city with a river. The theme and the highlights aren’t standing out,” says one consumer.
“It is not realistic,” one other says. “Would your grandpa dress so neatly to eat (signature Wuhan dish) hot dry noodles?”
This is not Wuhan’s first try to increase its tourism business because the outbreak of Covid-19.