Pic story: development of local tourism and homestay economy in E China

2017-07-17 12:35:28 GMT2017-07-17 20:35:28(Beijing Time) Xinhua English

Cao Shuiying (C), her daughter Kang Wenqin (L) and her son-in-law Hong Yanbin display the specialty "Zhu Li Steak" they cooked at "Jianqi Inn" in Deqing County, east China's Zhejiang Province, July 16, 2017. Located at the piedmont of Mogan Mountain in Deqing County of Zhejiang, "Jianqi Inn" has come to the busiest time in a year. Cao Shuiying, who was once a farmer, started the inn with her family last July as the program of building beautiful countryside in Zhejiang has motivated the development of local tourism and homestay economy. Her 12-bed inn has made a profit of more than 500,000 yuan (about 73,866 U.S. dollars) since its set up. Recent years, Deqing County has been trying to make productivity out of its ecological advantages. In the first half of 2017, Deqing had received some 3,185,000 person-times of tourists attracted by the countryside tourism. (Xinhua/Tan Jin)

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