Furong Town, a thousand-year-old town, has a picturesque landscape of rushing waterfalls surrounded by the quaint stilted building. It seems a wonderland that tens of thousands of fans will go for.
The list of the First Batch of Ten Characteristic Towns in Hunan Province was released on September 22 during the opening ceremony of the Hunan International Cultural Tourism Festival in 2019. Furong Town of Yongshun County, Xiangxi Prefecture was listed as the national town of folk customs.
In 1986, the famous movie Furong Town (Fu Rong Zhen) made Liu Xiaoqing and Jiang Wen the hottest stars in China. Wangcun Village, the filming place of Yongshun County, also was known for its landscape by national audiences.
The falls, stone streets and Tujia stilted buildings form a beautiful landscape of harmony between humanity and nature.
Furong Town, formerly known as Wangcun, was the ancient capital of Tusi ancient town before 1135. It was an ancient town with a history of more than 2,000 years. It was called Youyang in the Western Han Dynasty and Xizhou in the Tang Dynasty.
In order to vigorously develop its tourism, the local government renamed Wangcun to Furong Town in 2007, which greatly enhanced the popularity of the movie Furong Town.
Till August 2019, Furong Town received more than 1 million visitors in 2019. In the National Day holiday, Furong Town received 107,000 tourists, up 140% of the period of the last year. As of now, Furong Town has received 1.5 million visitors this year.