China News Service, Guilin, September 24th (Zhongxin Finance and Economics Zuo Yuqing) In the golden autumn and September, the rice is yellow, staggered, winding up along the dragon's ridge-like terraces, and the idyllic scenery is infinitely magnificent.
On the 23rd, "Beautiful China Online Media Ecological Tour (Guangxi)" entered the "world's original home of terraced fields" - Longji Terraced Fields, witnessing the changes brought by the integration of agriculture, culture and tourism for Ping'an Village.
Longji Terraced Fields, located in Longsheng County, Guilin City, Guangxi Province, has a history of at least 2,300 years since the formation of terraced fields in the Qin and Han Dynasties. one.
With 901 mu of arable land, 600 mu of paddy fields, and a narrow terrace structure, the farmers of Ping An Village have maintained the most primitive farming method for a long time.
After creating a new development model of "enterprise + terraced fields + farmers", terraced fields have become a veritable "cornucopia" for farmers.
On September 23, the Longji terraced rice paddies in Longsheng County, Guilin City, Guangxi have turned yellow.
Photo by Wang Yizhao
"Seven stars accompany the moon", "nine dragons and five tigers"... The unique natural landscape of terraced fields has attracted countless Chinese and foreign tourists, and also made the pockets of Ping An villagers "rich", and Ping An Village has become the first to benefit from the integrated development of Longji terraced fields, agriculture, culture and tourism. By.
According to reports, 7% of the total ticket revenue of Ping An Scenic Spot will be distributed to Ping An villagers. In addition, there will be a subsidy of 1,000 yuan/mu for terrace maintenance, 1,000 yuan/mu for irrigation and lighting, and a subsidy of 800 yuan/mu for delayed rice harvesting. Mu of paddy fields will increase the income by at least 2,800 yuan.
"When the income was the best, we had a farmer's annual dividend of 57,000 yuan." Yi Linghua, deputy general manager of Guilin Longji Tourism Co., Ltd. told Chinanews.com.
In addition to the scenic spots, the continuous flow of tourists has also brought fire to rural tourism.
At present, among the more than 180 households in Ping An Village, more than 150 are engaged in the tourism service industry, of which more than 120 have opened bed and breakfast hotels, with more than 3,000 beds, which can accommodate more than 4,000 people at the same time. Zhaizi can receive 12,000 person-times per day during the peak tourist season, and more than 600,000 person-times throughout the year.
The scenery of Longji Rice Terraces in Longsheng County, Guilin City.
Photo by Zuo Yuqing
"Villagers who have the conditions in the village have developed homestays and farmhouses. Tourism has driven local employment. Villagers who do not have homestays can also work in homestays. Everyone's income has been greatly improved compared with the past." Longsheng Terraced Fields Hou Qiongzhi, the owner of a homestay, said that the annual income of homestays here can reach up to two or three million, and the annual income of ordinary homestays is also several hundred thousand.
Hou Qiongzhi told Chinanews that now that the National Day "November" holiday is approaching, half of the B&B rooms in the village have been booked.
Relying on the tourism industry of the core scenic spot, Ping'an Village has driven many surrounding villages, including the scenic spot, to develop characteristic agricultural and sideline industries. With the development of the integration of agriculture, culture and tourism, the folk songs of the new era are more cheerful and bright.