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In search of Taoism at Laojun Mountain in Luoyang

2015-09-03 16:33:22

Located in Luanchuan County under Luoyang city in central China's Henan Province, Laojun Mountain is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the province.

Amazing 200-year-old Anliang Fortress in Fujian

2015-08-26 09:30:28

The Anliang Fortress was built in 1810 in Datian county, Southeast China's Fujian province. The fortress is 40 meters in width and 35 meters in length, covering an area of 1,500 square meters.

Coloring books of the Palace Museum to debut in October

2015-08-25 17:00:44

Following the success of Secret Garden, the best-selling coloring book for adults, a series of coloring books of the Palace Museum will be released in China this upcoming October.

A glimpse of new scenic spots made famous by popular fiction

2015-08-19 18:11:24

Fiction is the main form of literature now and it can make some unheralded scenic spots become popular. Let's take a glimpse at those scenic spots.

Vanishing ancient villages of China

2015-08-18 13:43:06

Due to fast urbanization of the country, traditional villages are facing an unprecedented challenge to survive.

Belatedly discovering a Shanxi well worth exploring

2015-08-13 13:23:19

My first memories of Shanxi date back to early 2011, during Spring Festival. Back then I visited the ancient city of Pingyao and the Yungang Grottoes.

'Dougong' in traditional Chinese architecture

2015-08-04 09:18:41

Dougong is one of most important elements in traditional Chinese architecture and also a unique structural element of interlocking wooden brackets.

Zikou Ancient Town in China's Shanxi

2015-07-31 14:34:05

Zikou, an ancient town unknown to many, was listed among the second batch of famous historical towns in 2005 when it was recognized as one of the 100 most endangered cultural heritage sites in China.

Great Wall

2014-12-01 14:08:10

A batch of ancient artistic creations such as oral literature, dances, music, drawing and sculptures, were admirable evidence of this in the distant past.

Qianling Mausoleum

2014-12-01 14:08:10

The Tang Dynasty (618-907) witnessed the second climax in the construction of mausoleums inChina, following Qin and Han dynasties (221BC-220AD).

Lamaist Pagoda

2014-12-01 14:08:10

Whether in concept or in model, Lamaist pagodas are quite different from the traditional Buddhist pagodas whose main composition elements are based on Han-styled towers already common in the central plain for nearly 2,000 years.

Temple of Heaven

2014-12-01 14:08:10

The most famous extant altar should be the Temple of Heaven, located in the south city of Beijing.

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The 15th Chinese Film Festival in Bangkok and the 2020 China-Thailand Film Exchange Week opens at the China Cultural Center in Bangkok on Oct 25, 2020. [Photo provided to Chinaculture.org]

On Oct 25, the opening ceremony of the 15th Chinese Film Festival in Bangkok and the 2020 China-Thailand Film Exchange Week was held at the China Cultural Center in Bangkok. The event was hosted by the China Cultural Center in Bangkok and received strong support from the Chinese Embassy in Thailand and the Thai Ministry of Culture.

The COVID-19 pandemic doesn't impede the enthusiasm for cultural exchange between China and Thailand. This film festival uses live broadcast to present the opening ceremony and host the "China-Thailand Film Exchange and Cooperation Online Seminar". During the film festival, audiences can use the online platform of the China Cultural Center in Bangkok to watch films online, which greatly increases the global reach of the festival.

Gu Hongxing, director of the China Cultural Center in Bangkok and China Tourism Office in Bangkok, speaks at the opening ceremony. [Photo provided to Chinaculture.org]

Gu Hongxing, director of Bangkok's China Cultural Center and China Tourism Office, said film can not only introduce one's national culture, but also reflect unique social landscapes. Film has become an important part of cultural exchange between countries and enhance mutual understanding among people around the world.


Yang Xin, Chargé d'affaires of the Chinese Embassy in Thailand, speaks at the opening ceremony. [Photo provided to Chinaculture.org]

Yang Xin, Chargé d'affaires of the Chinese Embassy in Thailand, said since the establishment of diplomatic relations between China and Thailand 45 years ago, the mutual trust between the two countries has continued to deepen, economic and trade cooperation has expanded, cultural exchanges have become closer, and all-around cooperation has achieved fruitful results. Both China and Thailand have a vast film market. As a traditional project of cultural exchanges between China and Thailand, the Bangkok Chinese Film Festival has laid a solid foundation for film cooperation between the two countries for 15 years and will add new drive to the promotion of cultural exchanges and cooperation between China and Thailand.

Itthiphol Kunplome, Thailand's minister of culture, speaks at the opening ceremony. [Photo provided to Chinaculture.org]

Thailand's Minister of Culture Itthiphol Kunplome said in his speech the governments and people of Thailand and China have been in constant exchange. Cooperation in various fields has developed steadily, and the film festival is another important event to further promote cultural exchanges between the two countries. The people of the two countries can promote their understanding of the cultures of both sides through films, and promote friendly relations and cooperation in other perspectives.

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