[Explanation] The mountain is still in the Baili Gallery, and the water is like the beauty of the south of the Yangtze River.

Known as "Little Yan'an" on the Taihang Mountains, Zuoquan County's Matian Village used to be the headquarters of the Northern Bureau of the CPC Central Committee, where 8 marshals, 6 generals, 33 generals, 54 lieutenants, and more than 300 major generals of the Republic used to be here. fight life.

Today, the red economy is injecting new vitality into the old revolutionary base.

  [Concurrent] Liu Fengyan, deputy head of Zuoquan County People's Government

  Zuoquan is a famous old revolutionary base in the country, and it is also the first batch of provincial-level cultural relics protection and utilization demonstration areas announced by the Shanxi Provincial Bureau of Cultural Relics.

During the Anti-Japanese War, more than 150 leading institutions of the party, government, army, culture, industry, academia, and business were stationed here, leaving many physical relics that bear witness to the history, and became an excellent inheritance. An important carrier of the revolutionary tradition.

  [Explanation] In 1980, the former headquarters of the Eighth Route Army, covering an area of ​​more than 20,000 square meters, was opened to the public.

Today, the former site of the Eighth Route Army Headquarters in Matian is one of the 100 classic red tourist attractions in the country.

Since 2011, in line with the principle of "repairing the old as the old", the cultural relics department has repaired and repaired many old sites, driving the development of the local tourism economy.

  [Same period] Yuan Jinwei, head of the Pujiale supermarket chain in Matian Village

  With the increase of tourists, the scale of the supermarket is also getting bigger. It used to be dozens of square meters (square) meters, and now it has become the largest supermarket in Matian, and its annual income has increased by tens of thousands of yuan.

There are more tourists, and I think about how to meet their dining problem, open a big restaurant, increase income by more than 100,000 yuan a year, and also solve some employment problems of women left behind in neighboring (and) villages, and drive them to increase their economy. income.

  [Explanation] In 2021, the number of tourists at the former site of the Eighth Route Army Headquarters in Matian will exceed 600,000 person-times, and there will be more than 1,000 related business units such as catering and homestays. The per capita income will increase by nearly 10,000 yuan.

The old revolutionary base area after sunset is now embarking on a unique development path.

  [Concurrent] Zhao Qian, a commentator at the Memorial Hall of the Eighth Route Army Headquarters in Matian

  I work outside all year round, and I can't make much money in a year.

Our Zuoquan County has developed red tourism very well in recent years, so I came back and signed up to be an instructor.

Being able to guard my hometown and have a stable income, I think my life is getting better and better.

  [Explanation] In order to deeply explore the cultural connotation of the red revolution in Zuoquan County, in 2021, Zuoquan County will start the upgrading and reconstruction project of the Eighth Route Army Headquarters area in Matian, integrating the original ecological green mountains and green waters and pastoral fields, creating "Matian Memory Red Leisure Tourism Area", forming "Matian Memory Red Leisure Tourism Area" The essence of Taihang is in Matian, the new tourism image of "Southern Beauty in the pastoral landscape".

  [Concurrent] Liu Fengyan, deputy head of Zuoquan County People's Government

  The upgrading and reconstruction project of the Eighth Route Army Headquarters in Matian will focus on the theme of "Matian, the capital of the Anti-Japanese War", and implement the construction of "One Heart, One Belt, One Garden, One Pavilion and Two Districts", and build a new tourist service center, parking lot, headquarters canteen, headquarters ordnance, and Taihang Anti-Japanese War. Digital Pavilion and other facilities have comprehensively improved the exhibition of the Memorial Hall of the Eighth Route Army Headquarters in Matian.

Ma Tian will take the construction of red cultural tourism projects as the leader, and use the influence and popularity of the Eighth Route Army headquarters in Ma Tian to launch the "Red Zuoquan" brand, polish the business card of "Cool Summer Capital", and comprehensively promote the high-quality development of Zuoquan's cultural tourism industry.

  Zhang Licheng, Wang Qiang, Shanxi Jinzhong reported

Responsible editor: [Ji Xiang]

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