XI'AN, China, Dec. 10, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Last month, the Shaanxi Provincial Tourism Administration invited two adventurers -- Kiersten Rich from the US and Tyson Mayr from Australia to attend the "Shaanxi Selfie Culture Hunt" -- a journey to explore the ultimate beauty and culture of Shaanxi.
The two hunters visited Shaanxi's most famous attractions -- Tang Paradise, Giant Wild Goose Pagoda, Xi'an City Wall, Muslim Street, Daming Palace, Huaqing Hot Springs, The Song of Everlasting Regret Dancing Show, Terracotta Army, Mount Hua, Hukou Waterfall, Ansai Waist Drum, Chenlu Old Town, Shaanxi History Museum and Dumplings Banquet. The natural scenery, Shaanxi cuisine and warm welcome from local folks left a deep impression on them. They took selfies along the adventure and shared on personal social media accounts. One of Kiersten's selfies on Mountain Hua got nearly 4,500 "Likes" on Instagram.
To encourage more participation of the great adventure, Shaanxi Provincial Tourism Administration also conducted a Facebook campaign, asking people to vote for Kiersten and Tyson's selfies. According to the official figure, the campaign achieved 16 million impressions and attracted over 1 million "engagements" on Facebook. Kiersten finally won the most votes, became a golden hunter and 21 voters were selected via a lucky draw to award two round-trip tickets or a free customized selfie stick. The winners can be found here: http://on.fb.me/1SNH01r
Kiersten Rich is a California girl, one of the world's top bloggers. She has visited 45 countries, and her Facebook page "The Blonde Abroad" gets half a million of visitors per month. Tyson Mayr, known as "The Naked Traveller" on Facebook, has been travelling since 2009 and visited 50+ countries through 6 continents.
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The name Shaanxi means "Land west of Shan", a province of the Northwest China region. This is considered one of the cradles of Chinese civilization. During a span of 1,100 years, 13 dynasties had their capital cities in Shaanxi, with a total of 73 emperors ruling supreme there. The province's principal city Xi'an, is one of the four great ancient capitals of China and is the eastern terminus of the Silk Road, which leads to Europe, the Arabian Peninsula and Africa.
SOURCE Shaanxi Provincial Tourism Administration