Residents and tourists in Changsha county enjoyed a special shopping spree prior to the Chinese Lunar New Year at a shopping festival focusing on local specialties held in Tianhua Mountain scenic spot on Feb 10.
Varieties of local delicacies and commodities displayed included home-raised poultry, dried vegetables, fermented bean curd and tofu pudding.
What's more, tourists were also lucky enough to gain a glimpse of customs and culture to celebrate the Chinese Lunar New Year.
Buyers pick up products at the special shopping festival held at Tianhua Mountain scenic spot, Changsha county, on Feb 10. [Photo by Zhang Di/csxnew.com]
Murod, an international student at Hunan University from Uzbekistan, was one of those amazed by the spectacular celebrations, saying that "It is so cool and I love it!"
According to a local official, most of the sellers are from low-income families, who are supported by the local government to improve their livelihoods and earn a better life.
Local enterprises and tourist attractions, such as Xunlong River Eco-town and Sanzhen Tiger Garden, also surprised participants with featured prizes if they bought products at designated stands.
To add more fun to the festivities, Changsha county scenic spots will host a lantern show, a light show, and a temple fair, among other activities, during the Spring Festival holiday.
Overseas tourists take a selfie at the Tianhua Mountain shopping festival on Feb 10. [Photo by Sheng Lei/csxnew.com]