1,300-year-old Xuanhua Grape Gardens provide a taste of history

Source: Globaltimes.cn Published: 2017/9/11 16:51:30

Highlights: The Xuanhua traditional vineyards of North China have over a 1,300-year history of culture and cultivation. Mainly distributed in Guanhou, Penyao and Dabei villages of Xuanhua district, Zhangjiakou, Hebei Province, the vineyards use distinct funnel-shaped trellises that protect the grapes from frost. They were listed as Urban Agricultural Heritage in 2013 by Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, and are a source of tourism for the area. Photos: VCG

  • Tourists visit the Xuanhua Grape Gardens. Xuanhua district produces over 40 varieties of grapes, such as milk grapes and kyoho grapes. Photo: VCG

  • A craftsman carves a gourd at the Xuanhua Grape Gardens. Photo: VCG

  • A folk artist admires his paper cut of a portrait of Mao Zedong. Photo: VCG

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