In the Lanfang Shop of Hehong Village, local specialties such as the longevity noodles and mountain sealwort are for sale. Every day, many tourists gather outside the shop, making longevity cake, or having a barbecue, or taking photos, or tasting delicious food.
Hehong village, located on the scenic route of Ninghai Forest Hot Spring Avenue, is a well-known longevity village. There are a lot of historical buildings in the village, such as the Longevity Residence, the Xiaxi Temple, the Mingzheng Residence, the ancient stage, and the former residence of the Gans.
This year, Ninghai County started the construction of two high-quality scenic routes across the whole region, namely the Forest Hot Spring Avenue scenic route and the northern route of Nanwan scenic area, as well as two characteristic blocks with unique styles. Among them, the scenic route of the Forest Hot Spring Avenue starts from Ninghai High-speed Railway Station and ends at Ma’ao Village of Shenzhen Town, with a total length of 36.8 kilometers and a total investment of 500 million yuan (with an annual investment of 200 million yuan this year). In the first half of this year, in a series of evaluation activities for the establishment of scenic areas in Ningbo, the scenic route of Ninghai Forest Hot Spring Avenue was rated as the most beautiful scenic route.
The characteristic art of Sadi Village, the home-stay culture of Fengtan Village, and the history and culture of Longgong Village, as examples along the scenic route of Ninghai Forest Hot Spring Avenue, which integrates hot spring vacation, leisure and health preservation, rural experience and forest health care, have attracted many tourists and driven the development of surrounding villages.
For this year’s National Day holiday, the scenic route has launched such activities as “visiting the ancient village in ancient costumes” and “themed paper-cutting” to attract the attention of the coming tourists.