Spring brings vitality to China's rural areas
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The early spring has brought vitality to many rural areas across China. The mountains and fields have turned back to green, and some are decorated with blooming rapeseed flowers.

Shown in the video are four rural areas with beautiful spring scenery – Baojiatun Village in Anshun, southwest China's Guizhou Province, Gongtan Ancient Town in southwest China's Chongqing Municipality, Houshe Village in Lishui, east China's Zhejiang Province and Zhaji Village in Xuancheng, east China's Anhui Province.

If you feel like a spring outing in the abovementioned places, read on to find out more. 

Anshun, southwest China's Guizhou Province

Anshun is the center of tourism in western Guizhou Province. Its tourism has greatly contributed to the revitalization of local villages. When you come at this time of the year, you'll witness the scene of residents busy picking tea leaves in the tea garden. 

People are busy picking tea leaves at Mingying Tea Garden in Anshun, southwest China's Guizhou Province, March 4, 2019. /VCG Photo

People are busy picking tea leaves at Mingying Tea Garden in Anshun, southwest China's Guizhou Province, March 4, 2019. /VCG Photo

Tea leaves. /VCG Photo

Tea leaves. /VCG Photo

Mingying Tea Garden in Anshun. /VCG Photo

Mingying Tea Garden in Anshun. /VCG Photo

Top two destinations in Anshun are Huangguoshu Waterfall and Dragon Palace Cave Scenic Spot that are noted for spectacular natural scenery and hospitable ethnic people.

Huangguoshu Waterfall in Anshun, southwest China's Guizhou Province. /VCG Photo

Huangguoshu Waterfall in Anshun, southwest China's Guizhou Province. /VCG Photo

Huangguoshu Waterfall in Anshun, southwest China's Guizhou Province. /VCG Photo

Huangguoshu Waterfall in Anshun, southwest China's Guizhou Province. /VCG Photo

Dragon Palace Cave Scenic Spot in Anshun, southwest China's Guizhou Province. /VCG Photo

Dragon Palace Cave Scenic Spot in Anshun, southwest China's Guizhou Province. /VCG Photo

Dragon Palace Cave Scenic Spot in Anshun, southwest China's Guizhou Province. /VCG Photo

Dragon Palace Cave Scenic Spot in Anshun, southwest China's Guizhou Province. /VCG Photo

Gongtan Ancient Town, southwest China's Chongqing Municipality

With a history of over 1,700 years, Gongtan Ancient Town is surrounded by mountains and is abundant in cultural and ecological resources. 

Gongtan Ancient Town in southwest China's Chongqing Municipality. /VCG Photo

Gongtan Ancient Town in southwest China's Chongqing Municipality. /VCG Photo

Gongtan Ancient Town has a history of over 1,700 years. /VCG Photo

Gongtan Ancient Town has a history of over 1,700 years. /VCG Photo

Last year alone, the town received 1.58 million tourist visits. In the first two months of 2019, the number of tourist visits to the scenic spot reached 190,000.

The resort is accessible from 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. with a ticket price of 20 yuan (2.98 U.S. dollars).

Lishui, east China's Zhejiang Province

Lishui, meaning "beautiful water" in Chinese, is a photographer's paradise. After a widespread renovation campaign initiated by local authorities, the once shabby houses in the villages have begun to demonstrate their charm again. 

An aerial view of Lishui, east China's Zhejiang Province. /VCG Photo

An aerial view of Lishui, east China's Zhejiang Province. /VCG Photo

Spring is the best season for a visit here. Several places are on the recommendation list, including Xiangong Lake in Yunhe County, Shenlong Valley Scenic Area in Suichang County, and Dongxi Rock Scenic Area in Liandu District.

Xuancheng, east China's Anhui Province

The landform of Xuancheng is rather complicated with varied mountains, valleys and plains. When traveling in Xuancheng, you can't miss the Jixi County, a well-known ancient town known for its Hui-style architecture, featuring whitewashed walls and black roofs.

Hui-style architecture in Jixi County, Xuancheng, east China's Anhui Province. /VCG Photo

Hui-style architecture in Jixi County, Xuancheng, east China's Anhui Province. /VCG Photo

The terraced fields in Jixi County, Xuancheng, east China's Anhui Province. /VCG Photo

The terraced fields in Jixi County, Xuancheng, east China's Anhui Province. /VCG Photo

You can either trek along the Huihang Ancient Trail or go to Taiji Lake Village for an experience of local culture and lifestyle.