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Exploring the charm of Xunzhai: A gem in Wenzhou's landscape

ezhejiang.gov.cn|Updated: November 20, 2023

Situated along the border of Wenzhou, Xunzhai town beckons with its enchanting blend of natural beauty and cultural richness. The town boasts a locale surrounded by lush green mountains and the serenity of creeks.

Known for its captivating landscapes, the town's main attraction includes the towering rocks resembling the front of a ship, some of which rise 150 meters high with sheer cliffs on three sides. The Huangtan Creek Water Conservancy, a national-level scenic area, becomes particularly stunning when discharging floodwater during the monsoon. In the creek valley, volcanic eruptions in ancient times left marks on the rocks, dazzling visitors.

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The ship-resembling rocks, sometimes rising 150 meters high, is a unique to local environment. [Photo/WeChat account: wenzhoufabu]

In terms of cultural heritage, the town takes pride in being recognized as the home to traditional drama in Zhejiang province. Xiaoxi Village, a cradle of the local folk opera called Yongjia Luantan, has nurtured generations of talented artists, ensuring the enduring allure of this traditional art form.

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Viewers watch the folk opera. [Photo/WeChat account: wenzhoufabu]

Seizing the wave of rural revitalization, the town has introduced market events, inviting people to visit during the dragon boat festival. Roast goose, a renowned local delicacy, draws crowds of people to street stalls with its tantalizing aroma.

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Roast goose attract visitors to the town. [Photo/WeChat account: wenzhoufabu]

Looking ahead, the town will remain committed to sustainable growth, focusing on its strengths to create an eco-friendly, tourism-oriented place. Visitors can anticipate ever-richer experiences in this hidden gem of Wenzhou.

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