Yangxian, China: An Ecological Home for Idealists

Nov 23, 2011, 07:00 ET from City Channel of CRI Online

YANGXIAN, China, Nov. 23, 2011 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- Located in the south of Qinling, China's national central park, there is a place with beautiful scenery and perfect ecology, which is the place where Cailun, the inventor of modern paper, used to live and got buried after death. It is also the last resting nests for the world-famous bird, the crested ibis. The place is Yangxian County of Northwest China's Shaanxi Province. An original report by City Channel of CRI Online follows:

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Yangxian County is in the south of Shaanxi Province, east of Hanzhong Basin, south of Qinling and north of Bashan Mountain. The Hanjiang River flows across the west to the east of the county, which has gained the title of "a bright pearl in the Hanjiang River." Now the county is famous as the home of the crested ibis.

Yangxian County has colorful landforms and comfortable weather. The altitude increases gradually from south to north. The four seasons here are tangible, with bright sunshine and warm weather, which is one of the most comfortable climates for human beings to live in.

The ecological condition here is great, with beautiful scenery. The forest coverage in the county has reached 64 percent. It is the only county in Hanzhong, or even in southern Shaanxi, where both panda and crested ibis are protected in two national natural reserve zones. It's quite rare nationwide that the crested ibis, panda, golden monkey, and takin, which were called "the four treasures of Qinling", inhabit the same county together.

Yangxian County is one of the 44 counties in Shaanxi Province that emphasized the development of tourism industry. The tourism resources cover eight different fields including geography, river scenery, and so on. It is especially rich in ecological, humanity, and revolutionary tourism resources. It's a blessed place where people can go sightseeing, spend holidays, refresh their minds, and have imaginary dreams.

During the 12th Five-Year period (2011-2015), the Yangxian County will seize the opportunity of the national strategy of developing the west, the Guanzhong-Tianshui Economic Zone, the Hanzhong recyclable economic collective zone, the ecological compensation for the project of the south-to-north water division and the migrants' development in southern Shaanxi. Yangxian County will stick to the strategy of developing ecology, industry, agriculture and tourism. The county will complete the new industrialization featured with organic agriculture and ecological tourism to establish a city with new industry, organic agriculture, thriving tourism, excellent culture and comfortable living.

SOURCE City Channel of CRI Online