New Cittaslow in China, Welcome Fuli!


Cittaslow, an Italian organization, has recently certified Fuli town, Fuchuan Yao Autonomous County, as the first "international slow city" in Guangxi and the fourth in China, the publicity department of Fuchuan announced.

China Daily reported that Cittaslow, an organization that promotes the improvement of the quality of life in towns by slowing down its overall pace, had sent a delegation to Fuchuan to conduct field inspection and evaluation in July last year.

According to the report, Fuli town's Agriculture Core Demonstration Plot was considered to meet the standard of an "international slow city."

Fuchuan had previously been promoting tourism by developing rural home inns and making the best of unique local resources. The county also developed eco-new villages to facilitate rural tourism and planned to construct a visitor center to hasten designation as an "international slow city."

Vendors sell agricultural produce in a market in Fuli, a town in Fuchuan County certified as an international slow city by Cittaslow. (Photo: www.yangshuo-travel-guide.com)