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China eyes more protection of cultural relics

2013-05-08

Reviewed by more than 130 experts, the newly added sites, scattered around Shanxi, Henan, Hunan, Hebei and Jiangsu provinces, contain 795 pieces of ancient architecture and 516 ancient ruins as well as stone inscriptions and outstanding modern architectures.

Drum Carriage race with Xiangfen style and characteristics

2013-04-27

The 6th Weicun Drum Carriage Culture Festival began on April 25, in the village of Weicun, near the city of Linfen, Shanxi province. The activity is a combination of drum carriage and drumming, rhythm, and sports and a show of local folk culture.

Taiyuan's Ming Dynasty peonies in full bloom

2013-04-26

The famous “Zixiaxian” peonies dating back to the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644) at the Double-tower Temple, in Taiyuan, capital of Shanxi province, have burst into bloom.

Shanxi holds painting and calligraphy charity donation

2013-04-24

There was a charity auction of paintings and calligraphy, in Taiyuan, the capital of Shanxi province, on April 23, to raise money for the victims of the 7.0-magnitude earthquake, in Ya’an, Sichuan province, with more than 100 painters and calligraphers donating their work.

Tu Xiangdong creates 'calm and elegant' calligraphy

2013-04-24

A born artist, Tu Xiangdong presents the beauty of Chinese culture through calligraphy using his skilled techniques and aesthetic sense.

Shanxi spending big on renovation of Pingyao’s old city wall

2013-04-22

Authorities in Shanxi province say that more than 15 million yuan will be put into renovation work on the city walls of Pingyao, a classical town known for its heritage and tourism.

Pingyao International Photography Festival to open on Sept 19

2013-04-18

The 13th Pingyao International Photography Festival, which will start on Sept 19, 2013, in Pingyao ancient town of Shanxi province, had its opening ceremony in the Diesel Engine Plant Exhibition Area, on April 17.

Guan Yu parade comes to a close on April 17

2013-04-18

The parade to celebrate Guan Yu and promote cross-Straits culture, which began on March 30, in Taiwan, has come to the end, with the closing ceremony taking place on April 17, at the Minglun Sansheng Palace, Taoyuan county, Taiwan.

Colored glaze dragon discovered in Shanxi’s Jinci Temple

2013-04-16

Eight colored-glaze dragons had been recently found at the top of the Sarira Living Tower, in the Jinci Temple, in Shanxi province, the largest extant group of old garden buildings in China

Classical old town uses innovation to help develop its tourism

2013-04-10

The old city of Pingyao, Shanxi province, has recently been improving its tourist business through cultural, more innovative activity, to attract people from both China and abroad.

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