Better Tourism, Better Life, Better World project shows cases of Poverty Alleviation through tourism in China. Project includes a documentary series and a photo exhibition.
Kayang Village, Xining City, Qinghai Province, China
Surrounded by high mountains and deep valleys Kayang Village in Xining City, Qinghai Province has suffered from poor transportation infrastructure and economic difficulties. Out of 265 households with 926 people, 44 households with 131 people were impoverished. In 2015, Xining Xiangqu Agricultural Science and Technology Co., Ltd. developed an overall plan to improve Katang Scienic Areas’ situation. Years of hard work has turned Kayang Village into a scenic area with chirping birds and flowers everywhere, new roads and new houses with hanging lanterns.
The per capita annual income of Kayang Village increased from 2,850 RMB in 2015 to 12,480 RMB in 2017. In December 2016, Kayang Village became the first village in Qinghai Province to be lifted out of poverty and get rich, earning the titles of “national demo village for poverty alleviation through rural tourism” and “China’s beautiful countryside”.