Baimahu Village, located in Jinhu County, Huai’an, Jiangsu, abounds in special aquatic products such as crabs, soft-shelled turtles and green shrimps in more than 30,000 mu of water area. It is well-known as the “Pearl on the Water” for tens of thousands of tons of green ecological food. Here tourists can be intoxicated with a perfect combination of water culture and lake and island scenery. With the help of water resources, tourism resources and lake culture in the village, now local people have achieved rural revitalization in the thriving industry of innovative models such as “ecological food + tourism”, “folk customs + tourism”, and “e-commerce + tourism”, enabling their own wealth and strength through tourism.
Yucun Village, at the northern foot of Tianmu Mountain, is located to the west of the government of Tianhuangping Town, Anji County, Huzhou, Zhejiang, China, and named after the remnants of Tianmu Mountain which serve as its back areas. Here, we can see a thousand-year-old ancient Longqing Temple built in the early Five Dynasties, a thousand-year-old tree known as the “King of Ginkgo in the Regions South of the Yangtze River”, and a hundred-year-old Chinese giant salamander known as a “living fossil”. Yucun Village has closed the mines in the past decade to restore the ecology and vigorously develop rural tourism. There is green and clean water in the Longtan Spring to the west of the mine site. The rural greenways and bamboo trails are traversed at the foot of lush hills. The villagers here have successfully transformed ecological resources into economic development, achieving both ecological conservation and improvement of people’s livelihood.
Talat Village is located in Keketuohai Town, Fuyun County, Altay Prefecture, Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, China. It is an agricultural and animal husbandry village occupied mainly by Kazakh ethnic group, which is rich in natural ecosystems, prominent in landscape features, profound in folk culture, and well-known as the “First Village along the Erqisi River”. In August 2016, Talat Village was identified as the demonstration village for “A Dominant Product or Industry for One Village” by the Ministry of Agriculture of China, and as a characteristic village by the Ethnic Affairs Commission of Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region. With the creation of AAA scenic spots as the starting point, local villagers have further improved the infrastructure such as roads, tourist service centers, public toilets, parking lots, guide signs and cottages, in order to promote the adjustment of rural industrial structure centering on tourism.