Huanhe village, dating back to the Yuan Dynasty (1271-1368), is a rural haven nestled among the mountains in Dejiang county, Guizhou province, and is set to be the future tourist destination for those online, who have been attracted to its beautiful scenery of wooden houses, lush trees and the age-old well. It's all thanks to the videos by Ding Lang, who has returned to his hometown to launch his business. [Photo provided to China Daily]
An ancient village is getting a new lease of life thanks to one man's imagination.
The village, dating back to the Yuan Dynasty (1271-1368), is now a rural haven and a future tourist destination that has been attracting hundreds of thousands of internet users.
Ding Lang has been using his account on the short video app Tik-Tok, or Douyin, to record the local food and landscape at Huanhe village, Dejiang county, Southwest China's Guizhou province, since July 2019.
The village, nestled among the mountains, with its gray-tiled wooden houses and lush trees, is attracting attention from far and wide.
To date, Ding has more than 530,000 followers, many of whom have given a thumbs-up to his work and expressed a strong desire to come and visit.
The popularity of the videos has not just opened a new career for Ding but brought development opportunities to Huanhe.
The 31-year-old was born and bred in Dejiang county. After graduating from college in Jinhua city, East China's Zhejiang province, Ding moved to Jiangmen city in Guangdong province to work on e-commerce platforms for leather shoes in 2012.