Expats explore Ejiao culture in Liaocheng

(chinadaily.com.cn)| Updated : 2023-02-06

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A group of expats paid a visit to Dong-E E-Jiao City, a popular scenic spot highlighting local Ejiao culture in Dong'e county, Liaocheng, Shandong province on Feb 3.


Expats tour Dong-E E-Jiao City on Feb 3 in Liaocheng. [Photo/Liaocheng Daily]

Ejiao, a traditional Chinese medicine made from donkey hide, is a national-class intangible cultural heritage, which has a 3,000-year history in Shandong. It is known to improve blood circulation and boost energy levels. Dong'e county is widely known as its birthplace.

"Ejiao has a long history. Today, I watched the process of making it up close. The traditional Chinese medicine culture is really extensive and profound," said an expat from Cote d 'Ivoire.


An expat learns about health effects of traditional Chinese medicine. [Photo/Liaocheng Daily]

"Dong-E E-Jiao City is full of traditional Chinese flavor. Shops along the streets are decorated with festive lanterns and lights and there are hordes of tourists. I really enjoyed touring this place, and have learned a lot about traditional Chinese medicine and gained health knowledge," said an expat from Tanzania.

The expats also learned how to make yuanxiao, the sweet glutinous rice dumplings Chinese people usually eat during Lantern Festival.


Expats sample yuanxiao at Dong-E E-Jiao City. [Photo/Liaocheng Daily]