China’s sunny island offers food and accommodation with a Southeast Asian twist, Xu Lin reports.
Known for its marvelous tropical island scenery, Hainan is one of the most popular destinations for Chinese tourists, especially after domestic travel agencies suspended their overseas group tours due to COVID-19.
Apart from that, the province has many ancient villages that the government wants to renovate so as to attract tourists, in line with the country’s rural vitalization strategy.
To date, China has added 6,819 villages to its national traditional village catalog due to its history and culture. The central government has offered some of the villages a fund of 3 million yuan ($462,000) for the preservation…