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Zurong village in Longmen town of Leizhou, a county-level city in Zhanjiang, was included in the second batch of national key villages for rural tourism, which was recently released by the Ministry of Culture and Tourism and the National Development and Reform Commission.
A total of 22 villages in Guangdong province were listed in the second batch of national key villages for rural tourism.
These villages are eligible to receive support in terms of policies, funds, markets, and talents, giving full play to their exemplary role and better serving the national strategies for rural revitalization and poverty alleviation.
A corner of Zurong village in Leizhou, Zhanjiang. [Photo/WeChat account: gh_af724c75e13a]
Zurong village is located in the southwestern part of the Leizhou peninsula and covers about 6 square kilometers. Its history can be traced back to the reign of Emperor Kangxi of the Qing Dynasty (1644-1911).
The village boasts many scenic areas that are worth visiting, including the Maodegong Cultural Grand View Garden and the Zurong Forest Park.
Various traditional handicrafts like brewing, sugar making, porcelain making, stone carving, and cattail weaving can be found at the Maodegong Cultural Grand View Garden. Visitors can relish manual experiences like straw braiding, cattail and bamboo weaving, as well as wax printing.
The Zurong Forest Park is a large forest centered on the nearly 1,000-mu (66.67-hectare) old-growth camphor tree forest. It boasts an excellent ecological environment, boasting a variety of birds and butterflies.