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Guizhou villages praised for alleviating poverty with rural tourism

eguizhou.gov.cn| Updated: 2021-11-22 Print

The Ministry of Culture and Tourism recently released 100 successful cases of poverty alleviation by developing rural tourism. Six villages in Southwest China's Guizhou province were included.

The selected cases involve industry integration, entrepreneurship and employment, culture heritage, environmental protection, rural governance, and innovation and upgrading. The following six villages in Guizhou were selected.

Haohuahong village in Guizhou's Qiannan Bouyei and Miao autonomous prefecture was selected for industry integration. The village encourages villagers to find jobs as rural tourism business runners, help poverty-stricken families operate farm stays and hostels, sell high-quality agricultural products, allow poor villagers to join tourism business operations and share in the benefits, and increase incomes by launching Bouyei cultural products.

Shepeng village in Liupanshui city was also selected for industry integration. The village coordinates cooperation between companies, cooperatives, industries and farmers, allowing villagers to buy company shares with their contracted land management rights and cash, as well as the village's forest and wetland resources so as to share in the risks and benefits of tourism development.


Xiaohewan village develops rural tourism relying on folk customs and natural scenery. [Photo/Guiyang news network]

Xiaohewan village was selected for entrepreneurship and employment. Relying on traditional folk customs and natural scenery, the village has developed rural tourism and encouraged villagers to start businesses, providing job opportunities and increasing the village's income.


Tongren's Dongzhai village, famous for Dong ethnic culture, allows villagers to participate in tourism development. [Photo/Guiyang news network]

Dongzhai village in Qiandongnan Miao and Dong autonomous prefecture was selected for cultural heritage. The village gives full play to its Dong ethnic culture and has turned scenic spot resources into assets, allowing villagers to co-manage the tourism business.


Guiyang's Longguang village renovates empty houses and turns them into homestays to boost rural tourism. [Photo/Guiyang news network]

Longguang village in Guiyang and Yunshe village in Tongren were selected for innovation and upgrading. Longguang village has explored increasing people's incomes by turning empty houses into homestays. The profits generated by the homestays are shared by investors, house owners and homestay platform runners.

Yunshe village dug mountain and river culture, Tujia ethnic culture and historic culture, and has become part of the Fanjing Mountain scenic spot. By developing tourism and protecting the natural environment at the same time, Yunshe's villagers have shaken off poverty and increased their incomes.

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