Six villages included in provincial traditional village protection program
Xiaochendu village, Huzhou, East China's Zhejiang province. [Photo/WeChat account: huzhoufabu]
A total of six villages in Huzhou in East China's Zhejiang province were recently included in a provincial traditional village protection and utilization program.
The villages will each be granted a maximum of 7 million yuan ($1.07 million) in government subsidies to restore traditional architecture, promote traditional culture and optimize the living environment.
Among the villages are Xiaochendu village and Yucun village.
Perched on the southern bank of Taihu Lake, the third-largest fresh lake in China, Xiaochendu village is a typical fishing village in Jiangnan, the area south of the Yangtze River.
It covers a total area of 2.2 square kilometers and administers seven unincorporated villages.
The village has emerged as a popular tourism destination featuring homestays and recreational fishing. With the arrival of fishing season each year, many visitors come to the village to purchase fish freshly caught from the lake.
A view of Yucun village, Huzhou, East China's Zhejiang province. [Photo/WeChat account: huzhoufabu]
Yucun village, located in Tianhuangping town, Anji county, covers an area of 4.86 square kilometers.
The village is known as the birthplace of the concept that "lucid waters and lush mountains are invaluable assets, which has proved to be an important guiding force behind both rural and urban areas in China since 2015.
The village has won numerous laurels including national civilized village, national demonstration village for democracy and the rule of law and national 4A scenic spot.