Poor village turns into tourism destination in south China's Guangxi
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Tongbantun village lied in Rong'an County, south China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region. Long Gexiong, villager of Tongbantun, who had been out to do migrant work for 20 years, decided to return to his hometown to start a business in 2012. He and a few cousins used their savings to set up a farmer cooperative for fruit sales and rural tourism. 

Visitors take photos of plum flowers at Tongbantun village. /VCG Photo

Visitors take photos of plum flowers at Tongbantun village. /VCG Photo

The local government strongly supported them with infrastructure construction. After several years of development, the small village had undergone enormous changes. Every spring, the blossom of plum and cole flowers attracted many tourists from across the country. Today, the previously poor rural village had blossomed into a famous exemplary village in Guangxi.

Aerial view of Tongbantun village /VCG Photo

Aerial view of Tongbantun village /VCG Photo

(Cover: View of Tongbantun village in south China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region. /VCG Photo)

Source(s): Xinhua News Agency