Anhui Day at the Beijing Horticulture Expo
The beauty of Anhui is the focus of a three-day event at the ongoing Beijing Horticulture Expo from Sunday, wowing visitors with the unique qualities of the eastern Chinese province.
The event, called Anhui Day, will run through June 11 at the expo site in Beijing’s Yanqing district.
The Department of Culture and Tourism of Anhui Province and cities of Bozhou, Lu’an, Chuzhou, Huangshan, Chizhou, Xuancheng and Anqing promoted tourism following the opening ceremony of the event on June 9.
An exhibition on local culture and tourism is being held outdoors, showcasing pictures of eleven 5A-rated attractions in the province as well as tourist commodities and souvenirs.
A total of six performances featuring Anhui Opera, also known as Huiju, Huangmei Opera and Flower-drum Dance are being staged during the event.
Meanwhile, inheritors of intangible cultural heritage from the province such as Wuhu iron painting and Huizhou wooden carving are demonstrating their techniques.
Anhui is rich in intangible cultural heritage, with three items on UNESCO’ s Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity, and 72 state-level ones.
In addition, the event is presenting Chinese calligraphy and the “Scholar’s Four Jewels” - Xuan Writing Brush, Hui Ink Stick, Xuan Paper and She Ink Slab, all originating in Anhui.
The expo, the largest of its kind in the world, opened to the public on April 29 in Yanqing and will last until October 7.