Beijing’s aim to construct a “beautiful countryside” is advancing at a good pace. Tens of thousands of tourists now visit the region’s once-unknown villages, where they can enjoy fresh air and tranquil scenery.
The countryside is the birthplace of traditional culture and a place that people may feel nostalgic for. Maintaining a beautiful countryside is a vision of rural residents and something that increases the happiness of city- and country- dwellers alike. Constructing a “beautiful countryside” is Beijing’s goal in building a new socialist countryside and the dream of suburban residents as part of creating a beautiful life and building a beautiful Beijing.
The times are advancing, cities are thriving and the countryside is changing. These changes can be felt in Beijing every day as farms that once grew vegetables have been turned into modern communities, former waterlogged fields have been transformed into sites for magnificent Olympic venues and picturesque forest parks, and an old military fort is now a popular tourist location.
The lives of Beijingers are also changing. Farmers now have their own agricultural shows and have developed sites where the public can pick fresh fruit and vegetables. Riverside villages have become attractive destinations where visitors can enjoy activities on the water and get back to nature. These once- unknown villages now attract tens of thousands of tourists, who enjoy the fresh air and tranquil countryside scenery.