Taizhou villages to pilot homestay-driven rural revitalization
chinadaily.com.cn | Updated: 2020-07-09Print Print
Two villages in Taizhou are designated by provincial departments to test out rural revitalization via the homestay industry. [Photo/WeChat account: tzfb001]
Two villages in Taizhou, East China's Zhejiang province, have recently been designated by provincial departments to test out rural revitalization via the homestay industry, Taizhou Daily reported on July 8.
The 15 designated sites in Zhejiang are expected to take full advantage of their homestay industries to construct a more livable, civil, and better-managed environment, which can then be promoted and replicated in other places.
Danzhu township in Xianju county
Danzhu is located at the core area of Shenxianju scenic spot, a national 5A scenic spot–China's top classification for tourist destinations, and also the core area of Xianju National Park.
In recent years, Danzhu has ramped up efforts to develop the homestay industry, and it is currently home to more than 200 homestays with over 4,000 beds. The average annual income of homestay operators in Danzhu exceeds 150,000 yuan ($21,000).
Hanshan pilot area in Tiantai county
The Hanshan pilot area is located in western Tiantai county. It includes six villages in two townships and features complete tourism supporting facilities.
Of the six villages, four are provincial 3A scenic villages, and Hou'an village is a State-level 4A scenic spot with the honorary titles of National Beautiful and Livable Model Village and China's Most Beautiful Recreational Village.