YUANAN, August 2, China Daily -- In recent years, Yuanan county has deployed a strategy that taps into the tourism resources of the area and tries to combine leisure farming with tourism. As a result, many scenic areas themed on ecological sightseeing were born. With the number of annual visitors exceeding 2 million, local farmers have more job opportunities.
A vibrant deep pink lotus flower blooms amid a sea of green in Jinqiao village, Yuanan county, Hubei province on Aug 1, 2016. [Photo by Yang Tao/Asianewsphoto]