Traditional villages: Home of Chinese culture
Updated: 2015-03-09 13:55
Photo taken on Aug 13, 2014, shows the beautiful scenery of Dongtian village of Miao ethnic group in Rongshui Miao autonomous county in Liuzhou, South China's Guangxi Zhuang autonomous region. It was listed in the first batch of villages collected in China's traditional villages catalog in 2012. [Photo by Long Linzhi/Asianewsphoto]
Chinese traditional villages are places that boast both tangible and intangible cultural heritage and have relatively high historical, cultural, artistic, social and economic values, but their continuing decline is worrisome. Here is a look at eight traditional villages collected in China's traditional villages catalog.
So far, three batches, or 2,555 villages in total, have been collected in China's traditional village catalog.