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“Cliff village” receives tourism investment of almost $100 million

By Sun Wenyu (People's Daily Online)    17:26, January 15, 2018

The “cliff village” in Liangshan Yi Autonomous Prefecture, southwestern China’s Sichuan province, received an investment of 630 million RMB ($98 million) last Saturday, Chengdu Economic Daily reported. The money will be used to the boost local economy through tourism.

The village was made famous by children who were pictured climbing makeshift ladders last year.

It is learnt that a tourism company will be jointly established to forge the village into an extraordinary tourism destination. A launching ceremony of the tourism project was held on Jan. 13 in Liangshan.

The cliff village, with rich natural resources, is home to a number of unique valleys, caves, springs, and forests. In addition, the culture of Yi ethnic group is also a major selling point of the village.

A series of high-end tourism facilities, including a stone house hotel and a tent hotel, will be established there, enriching the tourism experience for the visitors.

According to the secretary of the village, tourism has injected new development momentum into the local community, becoming a new path of long-term poverty alleviation for the villagers.

The tourism project will be completed in three phases by 2022.

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