Chinese experts mull major restoration of world’s largest stone Buddha statue

The world’s largest stone Buddha statue, the Giant Buddha of Leshan, needs a repair, again. Less than three years after the completion of the latest large-scale facelift — the seventh in over a century — the 71-meter-high statue sitting outside…

Return of tiger dance revitalizes Chinese cultural heritage in Malaysia

The night has fallen as the last sun rays shrank into the dark. Situated in an industrial park located at the outskirts of Subang near Malaysian capital Kuala Lumpur, the lights are still on in a warehouse, and the persistently…

Tibet moves forward with cultural preservation

The Tibet autonomous region achieved remarkable results in 2021 on traditional cultural inheritance and protection, an official said at a work conference recently in Lhasa, the capital. Seventeen national intangible cultural heritage representative projects were added, and the first regional…

Hot-sour fish: special dish of sourness

Editor’s note: The hot and sour fish is a traditional dish of the Bai ethnic group in west Yunnan’s Dali prefecture. Sourness comes from papaya, tomato or pepper. The fish is fresh carp processed in a moment, with its belly…

Traditional Art Uses Building Blocks of Rice

Folk artist Chen Guorui was thrilled after finishing his latest work earlier this month — a pagoda model made with around 12,500 grains of rice. Chen is an inheritor of a technique originating in Gaolou village in Fuzhou, Fujian province,…

Fortified Manors of Yongtai Selected to WMF 2022 World Monuments Watch

(ECNS) — Fortified Manors of Yongtai in southeast China’s Fujian Province was listed on 2022 World Monuments Watch issued by World Monuments Fund (WMF) on Tuesday. Three manors of Yongtai, built by Huang Family in 1860, 1890, and 1905 respectively,…

Yangtze River National Cultural Park starts construction

In order to implement the spirit of General Secretary Xi Jinping’s important speech, protect the Yangtze River cultural relics and cultural heritage, and promote the Yangtze River culture and the creative transformation of excellent traditional culture, the Leading Group of…

Bird-and-flower painting exhibition underway in Hangzhou

An exhibition featuring over 50 bird-and-flower paintings is currently underway at the Shangcheng Cultural Center in Hangzhou, Zhejiang province. Slated to run until Feb 16, the exhibition, which is also being held online, comes as part of a series of…

Hangzhou plum blossom festival begins

The 14th Hangzhou Chaoshan Plum Blossom Festival was held in the Chaoshan Scenic Area in Linping district, Hangzhou, capital of East China’s Zhejiang province, on Jan 21. Chaoshan Mountain has more than 50 varieties of plum blossom spread along more…

Youngsters celebrate Lantern Festival, Asian Games in Hangzhou

A boy solves a lantern riddle with his mother in Hangzhou, Zhejiang province on Feb 12. A group of children from Hangzhou in East China’s Zhejiang province attended a celebration for the traditional Lantern Festival as well as the beginning…