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Mountain tourism enriches Guizhou's rural areas

Updated: Aug 19, 2022 guizhou.gov.cn Print
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Xijiang One-thousand-household Miao Village has received more than 25,000 visits per day in recent days. [Photo/ddcpc website]

In recent years, Southwest China's Guizhou province has been devoted to developing into an international first-class mountain tourism destination and promoting itself as a province with mountainous parks and colorful ethnic culture.

There are 17 ethnic groups that have been living in Guizhou for generations and celebrate about 1,000 ethnic festivals, making the province popular among tourists who are interested in ethnic culture and the natural environment.

Houshan Miao and Bouyei autonomous township in Renhuai city boasts a rich folk culture. In 2021, the township earned nearly 10 million yuan ($1.48 million) in folk culture revenue and increased the incomes of 3,000 people by 5,000 yuan.

Similar to Houshan, Leishan county's Xijiang One-thousand-household Miao Village is home to Miao culture, attracting many tourists. In recent days, more than 25,000 people have visited the village per day.

In Huawu village, Qianxi city, various homestays and B&Bs have opened as mountain tourism thrives. The annual per capita income in the village increased from around 2,400 yuan in 2021 to 19,304 yuan in 2021.

Relying on the grand song of the Dong ethnic group, Congjiang county's Xiaohuang village has established more than 50 choruses of about 1,000 people. Among them, about 500 people stay in the village to perform or compete in grand song contests, attracting tourists who often buy local agricultural products.

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