"Shi Ban Qiao In Brief"
"Just one kilometres away north of Yangshuo town by the
very beautiful Li-river, there is a village named Shi Ban Qiao, one of the
village of Zhanggui, Yangshuo County. This village located on the small
mountains, surrounded by green hills and fruit trees. Row upon row of
houses are built on the ridges. This village was set up about 200 years ago.
At first, it had no name, and the name came out later from a stone bridge
cross the stream in front of the village. [Shi2=stone,
ban3=board/plank and qiao2=bridge]
Nowadays, there are four different surname families about
34 households, 146 persons live in this village. The whole village shares
paddy rice fields and dry land 95 MU each, forest land 550 MU. What's more,
here already set up a branch of the Communist Party with 7 party members
and an audiovisual education centre the party members.
In these days, based on the strong and efficient internet
service, and were guide by the market, the villagers have been readjusting
the industrial structures of agriculture, readjusted almost 200 MU paddy
rice fields or forest land into fruits land. The main kinds of fruits are
grapefruit, orange, mandarin, and some better new brands of fruit trees
were introduced too. So the total output of fruit has reached 260 tons each
year, added aquatic and the other incomes the average income has reached
With the steady increasing of economic income, the
residents want higher living levels. Now every household has cable TV
progams, and this village has 30 concrete buildings, 27 methane-generating
pits and rebuilt kitchens and toilets of 15 households. Beside 20 family
telephones and 9 mobile phones, there are still 4 family vehicles and 16
motor-cycles. Since 2001, they have finished the village-round concrete
path about 1400 meters long. Recently, all the households of this village
are collecting the funds to harden the road around their houses and make
the environment cleaner and neater.
Therefore this village was not only titled as 'Shi Ban
Qiao Developed Village' by the Town Communist Party and Government in 2000,
but titled as 'Civilized Village' by the County and Municipal Communist
Party and Government."
"Shibanqiao is a model village of a good living standard,
of peace and prosperity"