Rustic charm creates tourism boom for farmers

Updated:Jul 09,2020 10:01 AM China Daily

HEFEI-Liu Shengxian, a farmer in Anhui province, did not expect that planting rice would be of interest to visitors from the city.

His hamlet of Daoyuan in Yunfeng village, Anqing, recently held a rice-planting festival that drew tourists from far and wide to experience rural life.

The visitors were excited to take pictures of Liu and his buffalo working in the paddy fields. Liu's humble home, fashioned out of rammed earth and bamboo from the forest behind it, also amazed the tourists.