Tangible Cultural Heritage Museum-Huamao Village

Tangible Cultural Heritage Museum

Danzhai Wanda Village

by Live in Guizhou

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Lush vegetation, green mountains, flowing rivers, neat houses and tidy streets line up in a picturesque manner, just like an oil painting. Here, at Huamao Village, Chinese President Xi Jinping found nostalgia.

Huamao Village, located in Zunyi City, Southwest China’s Guizhou Province, is titled with “the most beautiful Red Village in China”. Formerly known as “Huang Mao Tian,” which literally means a desolate and barren place, Huamao used to be a poverty-stricken village with difficulties in developing agriculture and retaining young villagers.

However, with tireless efforts from the local government and villagers to develop rural tourism and modern agriculture, the overall level of Huamao’s population to rise above the poverty line has reached 98 percent. By the end of 2018, the village had 42 country hotels, with more than 400 people from 80 households engaged in the village’s tourism industry including restaurants, shops and inns.

In April 2014, taking the development of the Gouba Meeting Site for red tourism as an opportunity, Zunyi created Huamao Village, combining new rural development with ancient pottery, traditional craftsmanship, and emerging industries. The “Huamao-Gouba Scenic Area” and the core Gouba Red Culture Tourism Area have become one of Guizhou Province’s 100 key tourist attractions and one of Zunyi City’s four major cultural tourism parks. Huamao Village integrates red tourism with rural tourism, constructing an agricultural and tourism complex that encompasses pottery culture, traditional farming culture, and paper-making culture in Paper House.