Expats enjoy peach culture in Tai'an
Expats pose for a group photo at the Chinese Peach Culture Museum in Feicheng, Tai'an, Shandong province on July 29. [Photo provided to chinadaily.com.cn]
Expats in Tai'an, Shandong province were invited to an event held in Feicheng, Tai'an on July 29, which enabled them to visit the cradle of Chinese peach culture and experience the charm of an intangible cultural heritage (ICH).
Feicheng is renowned for its peach industry, which integrates flower admiration, flower tasting, peach wood artworks and peach culture. It is also recognized as an important cradle of Chinese peach culture.
During the first stop of the event, the expats visited the Chinese Peach Culture Museum. They all said that they were impressed by the various fine art crafts and cultural creative products made of peach wood, such as the traditional Chinese auspicious ornament ruyi, swords, abaci and other decorations.
"China has a long and profound history, and the crafts will attract us expats to explore the stories behind them," said a Nigerian student, who majors in medicine and is interested in peach culture because both peaches and the peach wood can be used as medicine.
The expats also tried their hands at peach wood carving at a time-honored brand facility in Tai'an called "Taishan Taomuwang" and enjoyed peach picking during the event.
An expat learns how to make peach wood carvings at a time-honored brand facility in Tai'an called "Taishan Taomuwang" during the event. [Photo provided to chinadaily.com.cn]
An expat picks peaches during the event held in Feicheng, Tai'an. [Photo provided to chinadaily.com.cn]