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Wanted: A New Marco Polo in Hangzhou

Hangzhou, the capital of China’s Zhejiang Province, recently launched a program they’re calling “Finding a New Marco Polo” with the objective of recruiting a foreign representative to promote the city to the world. More than 800 years ago, Marco Polo visited Hangzhou and declared it “the most splendid city in the world,” and the destination continues to live up to this reputation today. With seven World Heritage Sites, the start of the Grand Canal in China, many magnificent museums, and more than 5,000 years of rich culture for visitors to enjoy, Hangzhou is truly a splendid city and prime for North Americans to visit. The winner of the “Marco Polo” contest will enjoy 15 days of free traveling through Hangzhou, experiencing typical Chinese arts including tea drinking, silk making and martial arts. The winner will also participate in a promotional film for the city, wherein he or she shares their experiences through social media.

To read more – or to apply – go to http://www.globaltimes.cn/content/768017.shtml#.UUIBCDdvB_M.

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