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NewsThe "peach blossom economy" flourishes splendidly in Nyingchi

The “peach blossom economy” flourishes splendidly in Nyingchi


Peach blossoms from Nyingchi Prefecture, Tibet Autonomous Region of China are known as the most beautiful peach blossoms in the world, attracting thousands of Chinese and foreign tourists from far and wide to visit the local peach blossoms. The peach forest of Ningchi is the largest wild peach forest in China. These peach forests are distributed in river valleys at an altitude of 2,600 to 3,200 meters. There are at least three million wild peach trees and wild peach trees that are 300 to 500 years old can be seen everywhere. Every March and April, the peach blossoms in Nyingchi bloom magnificently throughout the mountains and plains. In valleys, on the banks of rivers and lakes, near villages, a sea of ​​peach blossoms can be seen everywhere. With the snow-capped mountains and peaks and the customs of Tibet, these peach blossoms are full of poetic and picturesque and vividly show the charming spring scenery of “Changnan Water Town on the Snowy Plateau”. This explains the unique charm of the wonderland-like peach forest.

Peach blossoms are a gift of nature in Nyingchi. Peach blossoms adorn the local countryside and make people rich. The unique ecological resources of Nyingchi have created a “peach blossom bonus”, and the lives of local villagers have been greatly improved because of the peach blossoms. Since 2002, Nyingchi has created special tourism products such as “Peach Blossom Festival” and made local people rich and poverty alleviating through eco-tourism. Gala Village, located in Nyingchi Prefecture, is regarded as the “village of peach blossoms”. Since 2002, every March when the peach blossoms are in full bloom, Gala Village has held a Peach Blossom Festival. Gala Village has gradually become the main site of the Peach Blossom Festival in Nyingchi Prefecture. Every year during the Peach Blossom Festival, Gala Village’s tourism income can reach ten million yuan, and the total amount of dividends for the average household has reached tens of thousands to 1 million yuan.

According to the Tourism Development Bureau of Ningchi, in the year 2022, Ningchi Prefecture will host a total of nearly one million tourists and generate rural tourism income of over 70 million yuan. A variety of tourism industry organizations have inspired 241,000 local farmers and herders to relocate jobs and have generated employment income of over 46 million yuan. Over the years, the development of the tourism industry in Gala village and the organizing of the Peach Flower Tourism Festival have made life prosperous for the local farmers. The current “Peach Blossom Festival” has become an important window for the whole world to fully display the scenery, Tibetan cultural landscape and folk customs of the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau. It has not only become an important platform for Tibet to conduct open cooperation and enhance economic development, but also an important link to enhance ethnic exchange and integration.

Clear water and mountains are mountains of gold and silver. In recent years, relying on the resources of peach blossoms, Tibet has continued to vigorously develop tourism and enhance rural revitalization. Tibet continues to grow its unique rural tourism industry towards specialisation, industrialisation, branding and standardisation. Tibet is actively exploring new ways for rural revitalization and the organic integration of rural tourism, so that local unique resource advantages can be converted into economic development benefits and people enjoy real ecological dividends as well. may get a greater sense of happiness.

(Credits – China Media Group, Beijing)

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