Foreign students immerse themselves in Jinyun culture
Foreign students watch a traditional opera performance in the Jinyun Yandang scenic area. [Photo/Lishui Foreign Affairs Office]
A group of 40 overseas students from over 10 countries – including Russia, Ukraine, the US, Zambia and Zimbabwe – as well as 10 students from the Tsinghua School of Journalism and Communications in Beijing, recently had a ball when they visited Jinyun county in Lishui city, in East China's Zhejiang province.
They experienced the rich culture of Jinyun by listening to stories about the emperor Huangdi – legendary ruler of a united China around 5,000 years ago. They did so during a visit to the Xiandu scenic area, where the Huangdi worship ritual takes place every year.
Expat students perform at the cultural exchange event at the Jinyun Yandang scenic area. [Photo/Lishui Foreign Affairs Office]
During their visit, the county also organized a cultural exchange event at the Yandang scenic area, which was transformed from abandoned quarries. The students watched local martial arts performances and sang Chinese songs there.