Fri, 12 Aug 2022

HEFEI, Dec. 4 (Xinhua) -- Xidi and Yucun, two villages in eastern China, have been listed among the 44 best examples of villages that embrace tourism to provide opportunities and promote sustainable development.

The list of "Best Tourism Villages 2021" was made public at an event held on the sidelines of the 24th General Assembly of the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO).

Xidi is located just 40 km from the Huangshan (Yellow Mountain) tourist attraction. The history of the village dates back around 1,000 years. It is surrounded by mountains and known for its unique, elegant black tile roof wooden houses and decorative gate towers.

Xidi ranks among China's ten most important historic and cultural settlements. It became a UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) World Heritage Site in 2000 and was named a national 5A-class scenic spot.

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Photo taken on Dec. 4, 2021 shows the scenery of Xidi Village in Yixian County of Huangshan City, east China's Anhui Province. (Photo by Shi Yalei/Xinhua)

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Aerial photo taken on Dec. 4, 2021 shows the scenery of Xidi Village in Yixian County of Huangshan City, east China's Anhui Province. (Photo by Shi Yalei/Xinhua)

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Aerial photo taken on Dec. 4, 2021 shows the scenery of Xidi Village in Yixian County of Huangshan City, east China's Anhui Province. (Photo by Shi Yalei/Xinhua)

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