Zhenhu, located in the west of Su Zhou new district, is a time-honored ancient town with typical Wu and Taihu culture. It is also reputed as a land of milk and honey.
The handmade mulberry-bark paper, originating thousands of years ago in Xinjiang, has been listed as intangible cultural heritage by the UNESCO.
China Foundation for Cultural Heritage Conservation and Guangming Daily co-hosted China's first nation-level forum on social efforts in cultural heritage protection in Beijing on Nov 3.
Mandala, an exquisite religious art of Tibetan Buddhism, has been well preserved since it was first introduced to Tibet from India.
Dragon Boat Festival, which comes on May 5 on the lunar calendar - June 9 this year on the Western calendar - is a traditional festival in China to commemorate the ancient poet Qu Yuan, who committed suicide out of love for his country.
Yong zi is the name for the exquisite chess pieces made in Yongchang (now Baoshan) in Yunnan province. The craft has a 500-year history and it has been listed as the provincial intangible cultural heritage in Yunnan.
Perhaps, Shenzhen in Guangdong province is the best reflection of Chinese urbanization in the past decades.
Yu Yougui is a representative inheritor of the Huizhou carvings on wood, stone and brick, which is listed as one of the national intangible cultural heritages.
Zhang Tianwei, a transmitter of intangible cultural heritage in Xi'an, has devoted himself to kite making for 30 years.
Many of China's traditional lifestyles have disappeared owing to the country's urbanization and modernization.
Over the past two decades, author and artist Feng Jicai has been investigating, saving and protecting folk heritage, which is vanishing amid fast changes in Chinese society.
The story of "King Gesar," a warrior with boundless supernatural powers, has for centuries been preserved by the singers and storytellers that live on the roof of the world.