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Taoyuan listed as historic village under key protection in 2020

chinadaily.com.cn| Updated : Mar 13, 2020

Taoyuan village in Jiaxing, East China's Zhejiang province, was recently added to a list of historical and cultural villages under key protection in Zhejiang in 2020, local media reported on March 12.

The list includes 43 such villages, as well as 217 villages under general protection.

The listed villages are required to renovate ancient buildings and ancient paths, transform their modern-style architecture, and create a beautiful natural environment.

Each of the listed villages will receive a subsidy of up to seven million yuan ($996,000) from the provincial government to finance their protective measures.

Covering an area of 3.3 square kilometers, Taoyuan, located in Tongxiang, a county-level city in Jiaxing, is home to 591 households.

The village boasts a long history and rich culture and is easily accessible via water and land transportation. It has a large amount of ancient residential buildings, ancient bridges, and ancient opera stages.

The newly-built Xieli Hall, named after the former name of Taoyuan, showcases the long history of farming culture in the village by displaying farm tools used by ancient local villagers, as well as other historical materials.

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Taoyuan village in Jiaxing, East China's Zhejiang province, is added to the list of historical and cultural villages under key protection in Zhejiang in 2020. [Photo/WeChat account: jxfabu]