When darkness falls, you board a pleasure boat decorated with red silk and sail from a dock near Lord Bao Memorial up to the north of Kaifeng. Breeze and music are always with you for the 30 minute cruise. Lights dazzle your eyes. You are in Kaifeng. You are enjoying a night cruise along the Imperial River.
Here is a street 600 hundred meters long. You are surprised at its name, bookstore. In the memory of a veteran tourist, you cannot remember another street such named in China. Then you will find the name is perfect for this street for almost all the stores here are selling books, stationary, brush, ink stick, ink slab and paper, the so called four treasure of the study. You are in Kaifeng. You are enjoying the culture atmosphere in the Bookstore Street.
Right in the center of Kaifeng, is a square and right in the center of the square there stands a lofty tower. From a grandpa you learn that it is the drum tower, built and destroyed, rebuilt and re-destroyed. This is the most recent one, built yester year. A long time wish of citizens of Kaifeng has been fulfilled. You are in Kaifeng. You are appreciating the new yet ancient drum tower and the surrounding modern commerce district.
(Ancient Drum Tower Square)
And now you are in the RiversideScenePark, you are one of the big audience of its outdoor show Dreamlike Glory of Kaifeng in Northern Song Dynasty. You are amazed at its setting, its lights and its romance. When finished, you are reluctant to go. The girl sitting next tell you there is another show in Little Song Capital, a indoor dancing and singing show named Back to the Northern Song Dynasty. And there, the young man sitting next tell you there is another O show, a modern one with laser and firework, is waiting for you. You are in Kaifeng. You are enjoying the colourful nightlife of Kaifeng.
（the outdoor show Dreamlike Glory of Kaifeng in Northern Song Dynasty)
(Little Song Capital)
(indoor show -- Back to the Northern Song Dynasty)
Culture VS Commerce, this is the question. And it seems that Kaifeng has found its solution. These are a few name cards Kaifeng has worked out when designing its central business districts and featured business districts.
Wait. Kaifeng has more to offer. Qishengjiao (literally means multiple flourishing corner) which is opened in May this year, is where you can find fashion, local snack, lodging, recreation and cultural experience, all at the same place. This place explains the philosophy whereby Kaifeng design and built its central business districts and featured business districts.
The opera house here is majestic, memorial archway classic, Shops busy and lanterns eye-catching. By the way, you can take the cruise here.
Qishengjiao (multiple flourishing corner)
One project after the other help Kaifeng to form its style and feature when designing and building its central business districts and featured business districts.
The integration of culture, commerce and tourism works out successfully in Kaifeng, a city with a classic outfit but a modern heart.
Modern service industry has become a new sector for economic development. In Kaifeng, it will play a bigger role.
In 2013, in Kaifeng’s central business districts and featured business districts, primary operating income reaches 18.1 billion rmb, an increase of 14.8% compared with 2012, ranking the first in HenanProvince.
More importantly, modern service sector is upgrading Kaifeng in more than one way. It also meets the need of Kaifeng to construct a world-renown cultural and tourism city.
We are confident and you are welcomed.