> Cultural Activities
A "Spring Festival in my mind" hand-painting competition, sponsored by Pingyao Tourism Bureau and Pingyao Education came to an end on Feb 27, with 37 works winning awards.
The "Guansheng Cultural Construction Group" program has recently been added into the 2016 world cultural heritage program application list by the National Cultural Relics Bureau.
There will be a national music concert in the Shanxi Grand Theater, in Taiyuan, capital of Shanxi province, in March, bringing a classical atmosphere to Taiyuan's citizens.
More than 100 ink paintings are on display at the National Art Museum of China, giving a vivid portrayal of Linfen's natural and cultural assets.
During the Shanxi provincial cultural relics protection conference on Feb 20, Daixian county was given the honor of "Shanxi advanced cultural relics protection county".
During the recent Fourth Chinese Landscape Village Selection, Shangzhuang village in Yangcheng city ranked in the selection.
The city of Taiyuan, capital of Shanxi province, hosted a relics protection conference, on Feb 19.
The village of Xiadong, Shanxi province held its traditional horse race, on Feb 15, an annual highlight and local folk custom that dates back to the Tang Dynasty (AD 618-907).
Shanxi province aims to strengthen the preservation of its traditional and ancient villages by enforcing a protection list this year.
The Datong Lantern Festival for 2014 had a successful conclusion, on Feb 16, as 54 lantern arrangements and 12 ice lanterns gradually went out, after a record number of tourists, 250,000, paid them a visit during the half-month festival.