Expats soak up Spring Festival culture in Liaocheng

(chinadaily.com.cn)| Updated : 2023-01-18

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A group of expats working and living in Liaocheng, Shandong province attended an activity on Jan 13 to explore the city's unique culture as well as the festive Spring Festival atmosphere.

They visited Guangyue Lou, or Guangyue Tower, a historical building that was built in the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644) and a popular scenic spot in Liaocheng.

South Korean Seong Bokyeong said he was impressed by the wooden structure of Guangyue Tower, which has withstood ups and downs throughout history. Liaocheng has been working hard to maintain the structure's original appearance.

The expats also learned how to write the Chinese character "Fu" from Chinese calligraphers during the Chinese Lunar New Year activity.

Mahesh Kumar Joshi from Nepal said that he was happy to attend the event ahead of the Chinese Lunar New Year and has gained a better understanding of Liaocheng's history and culture.


Expats visit Guangyue Lou on Jan 13 in Liaocheng. [Photo/Liaocheng Daily]


Expats learn how to write the Chinese character "Fu". [Photo/Liaocheng Daily]


Expats in Liaocheng show off their drawings of the Chinese character "Fu", which means a blessing and good luck. [Photo/Liaocheng Daily]