Every spring, pear flowers cover the hills around Shushan village, creating a sea of white. Peach blossoms, wisterias and cherry blossoms also adorn every corner of Shushan during the season. [Photo/WeChat account: snd-szgxqfb]
Shushan village in Tong'an town, Suzhou New District, was ranked by the Ministry of Culture and Tourism as a model of rural tourism, local media reported Sept 6.
The only entrant for the honor in Suzhou, the village's active role in promoting rural tourism can also be seen from it being chosen as host of the 11th Jiangsu Rural Tourism Festival on Sept 25 and 26.
So what are the reasons for Shushan's attractiveness? Let's take a sneak peek at the village.