Northwestern Beijing's Yanqing district unveiled its first Great Wall-themed homestay, the Shiguang (Stone Light) Boutique Homestay, in Shixia Village on July 31, in an aim to integrate the Great Wall culture and leisure vacation tourism.
The Great Wall-themed boutique homestay inaugurated in Yanqing, July 31. [photo courtesy of Yanqing District Publicity department]
The Great Wall at the section of Shixia Pass is known for its broken fragments and watchtowers dating back to ancient time.
This year Yanqing plans to establish 100 Great Wall-themed homestays at the Great Wall at Badaling and Jiuyanlou sections, as the district is noted for its Great Wall, natural landscape and rustic charm.
So far Yanqing has opened 100 boutique homestays in 15 townships. It will also establish 100 Winter Olympics-themed homestays with 5,000 beds ahead of 2022 as Yanqing is one of the 2022 Winter Olympics Games venues.
As the COVID-19 pandemic situation gets better in Beijing, homestay in the suburb including Yanqing, is reopening again and sees a surging reservation.
Homestay in Yanqing. [photo courtesy of Yanqing District Publicity department]
In order to alleviate the epidemic's impact, Yanqing issued relief measures to support the boutique homestays including postponing tax payment, financial assistance, marketing service and ensuring stability in employment.