Modern facilities turn traditional village into tourist attraction

| 1024 | :   Twitter |   LinkedIn

Shiyihe village in Shantou, Guangdong province, which has rows of traditional courtyard houses, has become a hot spot for leisure seekers, after the infrastructure, including the alleys, pipelines and public toilets, has been renovated.

About 140 of the 355 courtyard houses, mostly built in the 1980s, have been rented and turned into art studios, tourist accommodations, restaurants and teahouses, said Xie Yinxiang, a member of the Party committee of the village.

After renovation, each of the courtyard houses can generate 20,000 yuan (S$4,000) in rental a year, bringing additional income to villagers, she said, adding tourism has also boosted the catering business along a main road in the village.

A handout photo. An alley after renovation in Shiyihe village.
PHOTO: China Daily/Asia News Network 
A handout photo. A traditional courtyard house in Shiyihe village.
PHOTO: China Daily/Asia News Network 
A handout photo. A traditional courtyard house in Shiyihe village has been turned into a teahouse.
PHOTO: China Daily/Asia News Network
| 1194 | :   Twitter |   LinkedIn


Source : Xinhua | Photocredit : Google

Follow China Today

Subscribe Now

Enter your email address:

Topics Life
Topic Keywords #

Related News

PLA aircraft training in S.China Sea abide by intl law without entering others’ airspace

Chinese Air Force planes did not violate the airspace of other countries when the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) reportedly dispatched 16 aircraft comprising strategic transport planes to the…

China, US ramp up trade dialogue, a ‘positive sign of ties returning to normal talk track’ despite lingering hurdles

Following months of notable silence, Chinese and US senior trade officials are ramping up trade talks, as Chinese Vice Premier Liu He held a virtual meeting with US…

Media group urged to keep bridging China with world

China Daily is expected to stay true to its duty of bridging China and the world for greater communication, and further present “a true, multidimensional and panoramic view…


China Today Wiki

Popular News by Topics