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Hunan Xiangxiang sees rapid development of beautiful villages

Updated: 2017-08-15

Xiangxiang, Hunan province, has seen rapid achievements since implementing its “Beautiful Xiangxiang” initiative aimed at balancing urban and rural development and attracting investments in the countryside.

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Dongjiao, Xiangxiang, Hunan province. [Photo/xiangxiang.gov.cn]

Dongjiao, an important countryside demonstration base in Xiangxiang, has focused on the development of modern high-efficiency agriculture, tourism, leisure and sideline products processing industries, engaging in the full promotion of infrastructure construction and scenic transformation.

Shuifu village, in Xiangxiang’s Qizi town, is known for its national 4A-level tourism resort, the Shuifumiao scenic spot. In recent years, the village has spared no effort in improving infrastructures and developing the village’s tourism economy.

The Xiangxiang government has taken series measures to improve the village environment, including the renovation of Xiangxiang Avenue and the national G320 highway, the rebuilding of shabby houses along highways and regulating environmental, traffic and management orders.

Shuifu village has taken advantage of the Shuifumiao scenic spot, winning the honor of “beautiful demonstration village in Hunan province” in 2016. Its food services and food sideline processing industries have won great popularity.

 Shuifumiao scenic spot, a national 4A-level tourism resort, in Shuifu village, Qizi town, Xiangxiang, Hunan province [Photo/xiangxiang.gov.cn]

 The 1,000-mu (66.67 hectares) lotus pond, Ecological Agricultural Science & Technology Park and Yaxiya Agricultural Co have all improved the quality and quantity of local agricultural products, attracting the cooperation of outside enterprises.

With its many agricultural bases, including grapes, flowers and plants, Xiangxiang has been able to construct beautiful and characteristic villages, combining the modern agriculture and the tourism industries.

The lotus pond, with an area of 1,000 mu (66.67 hectares), is located in Xinhe village, Qizi town, Xiangxiang, Hunan province. [Photo/xiangxiang.gov.cn]