Taiyuan, November 11 (Reporter Yang Jieying) Cycling squares, tent camps, off-road tracks... Walking into the "dynamic riding town" located in Yokogawa Village, the sporty atmosphere is blowing in your face. Outdoor cycling has become a "golden business card" of Henghe Village, Henghe Town, Yangcheng County, Jincheng City, and many tourists come here, thanks to the local sports and health care industry developed by relying on the unique natural environment.

Jincheng, Shanxi, Wang Mangling peaks and peaks are undulating. (Drone photo) Photo by reporter Wu Junjie

Jincheng, Shanxi Province, rich in resources, is the largest anthracite and coalbed methane production base in China. At the same time, Jincheng City also has unique health care resources, four distinct seasons, abundant rainfall, warm in winter and cool in summer, with an average annual temperature of 11 degrees Celsius and an average summer temperature of 22 degrees Celsius; The forest coverage rate is 40.3%, and the negative oxygen ions can reach up to 4,5 per cubic centimeter.

In recent years, Jincheng City has made every effort to promote the green transformation of the industry, adhere to the priority of ecological protection, promote the integrated development of culture, tourism, health and wellness, explore the construction of an industrial supply system covering all seasons, all ages, and all health and wellness needs, and accelerate the construction of a national "model city for cultural tourism and health care" and a "well-known cultural tourism destination".

2023 China Shanxi (Jincheng) Health Care Industry Development Conference. Photo by reporter Wu Junjie

From an energy town to a health care city, Jincheng has taken advantage of its unique advantages to embark on a high-quality development path of "promoting industrial transformation and upgrading through cultural tourism and health care".

Located in the west side of the Baima Temple Mountain Forest Park in Jincheng City, the Fengcheng Health Care Demonstration Area has beautiful scenery, like a pearl embedded in the White Horse Temple Mountain. It is hard to imagine that this was the place where the local Gushuyuan mine discharged coal gangue.

Over the years, the local government has adopted two methods of on-site planting and crushing and backfilling to control coal gangue pollution, turning the former coal gangue mountain into an ecological health care place, and directly driving the development of cultural tourism and health care industry in 21 surrounding villages.

Located in the west side of the Baima Temple Mountain Forest Park in Jincheng City, the Fengcheng Health Care Demonstration Zone has beautiful scenery and attracts many tourists to come for sightseeing. (Data map) Photo by reporter Wei Liang

The demonstration area is leading, the big scenic spot is driven, the "100 villages and 100 courtyards" are carried, and the tourism road network is connected... In recent years, Jincheng City has insisted on planning, construction and management of the whole city as a fully functional cultural tourism and health care destination, amplifying its comparative advantages and boosting rural revitalization.

Jincheng City selected 129 villages and 108 courtyards of the Ming and Qing dynasties, with "Taihang People's Family" as the unified brand, carefully built four series of characteristic village courtyards of manor, Yunjin, ink and ancient rhyme, and explored the formation of 8 health care models such as Busan sojourn and vacation, Python River forest health care, Henghe sports health care, and Nanyang research and health care.

In Zezhou County, Jincheng City, Shanxi Province, tourists take a break in the streets and alleys of Dayang Ancient Town, which has a history of more than 2600,<> years. (Data map) Photo by reporter Wei Liang

At the same time, it has also built 582 kilometers of Taihang No. 155 tourist highway main line and 50 kilometers of branch lines, 150 kilometers of Qinhe Castle ring line, and <> kilometers of "<> villages and <> courtyards" connecting line, forming a "one network" of cityscape, scenery and urban-rural pass, driving nearly half of the city's villages to eat cultural tourism and take the road of health care.

"World Health Care Demonstration City", "National Civilized City", "International Garden City", "China's Excellent Tourism City"... Today's Jincheng is a collection of many city business cards.

The emerging health care industry makes nostalgia and the future promising. (ENDS)