Dakdong village, deep in the mountains of Lhasa, capital of the Tibet autonomous region, used to be poverty-stricken but now reaps millions of yuan every year as a major rural tourism destination, featuring peach picking, camping and a hot spring.
Ali Prefecture, with an average altitude of above 4,500 meters and an area of more than 300,000 square kilometers, is located in the western part of the Tibetan region. The Changtang National Natural Reserve here is the habitat of a variety of wild animals.
The Qiujiu Tangka Cooperative, founded by Xerab Qiujiu, an heir to the Tangka painting art in Kargang Town of Gyanmda County, has recruited more than 40 children from impoverished families since 2014 to help them grasp a skill in getting rid of poverty.
The government of the Tibet autonomous region has been enhancing road construction and maintenance in the region’s rural areas, with 695 of its 697 townships accessible by road, according to the region’s department of transportation.