In pics: squashy persimmons boost economic growth in Xuanwei

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Visitors enjoy a long street banquet and admire the beauty of Xize Town, Xuanwei City, Yunnan Province. 

In autumn, Xize town of Xuanwei city is a good place, with singing birds and fragrant flowers. The scenery has great charm in the village. Old trees bend and green leaves fall, leaving red-brown or orange persimmons waving in the wind. Yi nationality sing and dance to welcome visitors, and also prepare a long street banquet served with squashy and sweet persimmons.

Xize town is know as “a land of white sugar, persimmon and bamboo”. The local government is making efforts to promote the development of Xize town, and to achieve the goal of invigorating the town by strengthening industry and tourism (pictures are taken by Chen Fei).

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Red-brown or orange persimmons hang in branches in late autumn.

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Yi people dance their ethnic step.

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Red-brown or orange persimmons hang in branches in late autumn.

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Red-brown or orange persimmons hang in branches in late autumn.

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Red-brown or orange persimmons hang in branches in late autumn.

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A kid is enjoying the squashy persimmon.

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Yi people dance their ethnic step.

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The farmhouse is hung with persimmons which will be made into dried persimmons. 

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Visitors enjoy the charming scenery and dine on the long street banquet.

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(Editors: Christine, Rachel)


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