Rural tourism continued to rebound on the first day of the National Day & Mid-Autumn Festival Holidays. Many tourists chose to go back to their hometowns to visit relatives and travel in the city outskirts. According to the relevant responsible person of Yuzhong County Tourism Bureau, due to the pandemic, the number of the tour around visitors during holidays and weekends has risen significantly, and rural tourism has become welcomed by more tourists. Among them, Lijiazhuang Rural Complex, Qiyun Bed & Breakfast Township, Beautiful Hometown Lang Street, and some other rural tourist areas are the most popular, attracting a rising number of visitors and earning significantly increased income. In particular, on the first day of the long holidays, Yuzhong Tourist Attraction received nearly 20,000 visitors, with an income of 12.24 million yuan.
"It is very leisure and enlightened to walk into a mountain village or a rural area, breathe fresh air, experience the life of a farmer, and taste special foods. It’s a feeling like “Picking Chrysanthemum in Dongli, seeing the Nanshan Mountain in the distance” as said in Tao Yuanming’s poem.” The children watch the alpaca and the peacock and pick up eggs under the pure blue sky, and we have a great time”, said happily by Wang Taikang, who came to Chedaoling Village Cave Hotel, Yuzhong County from Lanzhou to play.
Gao Shunyi, who came to play in Yuzhong County from Tianshui, said: “I once visited Yuzhong and climbed the Xinglong Mountain when I was in college in 2003. Today, when I come to Yuzhong again, I’m shocked by Yuzhong’s great changes. With criss-cross roads and a large number of high-rise buildings, it seems that this were a big city. However, what really impresses me is the development of rural tourism. The lively streets, the simple farmyards, the antique architectural decoration, and the flowers that are blooming everywhere all touch me a lot. From Lang Street to Lijiazhuang, with the flower fields, fishponds and other things, all of them make people’s homesickness flowing between mountains and rivers, which are both familiar and kind. ”
It is understood that Yuzhong has a long history and culture, a beautiful ecological environment, and unique tourism resources. The county’s tourism is dependent and based on the green hills and clear water within its territory. In recent years, Yuzhong County has seized the opportunity of building Yuzhong Eco-city and a new urbanization demonstration county and explored the "Yuzhong Model" of rural tourism development featuring “plowing” countryside landscape, "planting" rural tourism, building homestays beside the beautiful Yellow River, and enjoying a happy life. The rural tourism in Yuzhong has been growing under the drive of the diversified demands and has gone beyond the traditional form of farmhouses and transformed to a complex of sightseeing, leisure and vacation. Centering on the new tourism demand of "returning to nature and experiencing homesickness", Yuzhng has been striving hard to promote the development of rural tourism. Its rural tourism has also expanded from a point and a village in the past to an area and a characteristic tourism belt. With the rapid development of rural towns with local customs and gully economy, and especially with facility agriculture, sightseeing agriculture and picking agriculture as the leading industries. Yuzhong has built and cultivated a number of rural tourism demonstration towns, characteristic villages, and star-level farmhouses.