Foreign students impressed by Huzhou's development
International students from Zhejiang University of Technology learn opera movements in Deqing county, Huzhou, East China's Zhejiang province. [Photo/hz66.com]
A delegation of 10 international students from Zhejiang University of Technology recently visited Huzhou's Deqing county.
The students from Morocco, Tanzania, Turkmenistan, Nepal, Kenya and Mozambique were impressed by the county's history, culture, as well as social and economic development.
After the tour, which ran from July 24 to 26, Su Chunxi (Chinese name), a student from Mozambique, hailed Deqing as a "magical" place that has ancient towns, enchanting rural landscapes, as well as modernized industries.
The three-day trip started with Xinshi Ancient Town, where the delegation rode on boats and watched shadow puppetry shows. Shadow puppetry is a form of theatre featuring music, singing and colorful silhouette figures made from leather or paper.
At the second stop of their tour in Lianhe village, Kangqian sub-district, the foreign students experienced farming activities and learned about local achievements in agricultural digitalization.
They also visited a museum in Longsheng village, Fuxi sub-district that was established by Zhejiang OSM Group, a local cosmetics manufacturer, and learned about the company's use of pearls in their products.
Mount Mogan, a renowned summer resort, was the final stop of the trip. Here, the delegation experienced local folk customs like Yueju Oprea, bamboo weaving and bamboo pole dance, and visited the site of the United Nations World Geospatial Information Congress.
International students operate shadow puppets in Deqing county, Huzhou, East China's Zhejiang province. [Photo/hz66.com]
An international student picks grapes at an orchard in Deqing county, Huzhou, East China's Zhejiang province. [Photo/hz66.com]