Intangible cultural heritage week held in SW China's Guizhou
China Intangible Cultural Heritage Week Danzhai kicked off on Sunday in Danzhai Wanda Village, Danzhai county, Qiandongnan Miao and Dong autonomous prefecture in Southwest China's Guizhou province. It will last until Oct 25, with a series of activities, like exhibitions and forums.
In an exhibition, Guizhou's intangible cultural heritage inheritors showcase their artworks and skills, such as the Miao ethnic group's traditional silver ornaments and embroidery. Tourists also can learn simple skills from them, for example, making a handkerchief via the traditional batik craft of dyeing.
Kala village in Danzhai county is famous for its elegant bamboo cages made by the local Miao people, who use it to raise babblers.
"Tourists like to visit our village to buy bird cages and enjoy a getaway in our homestays. Local villagers are able to support their families via traditional skills, and don't have to leave their hometown to be a migrant worker in big cities," said Wang Qiu, 32, who learned her skill from her father-in-law, when she attended the exhibition.
China Tourism News unveiled 12 tourism routes related to intangible cultural heritage that were selected by experts and scholars among over 160 routes submitted across the country. For example, tourists can visit cultural sites along the Central Axis of Beijing and enjoy traditional Chinese medicine culture.
Starting in October, the selection aimed to boost tourism corporations to work close with intangible cultural heritage institutions, and enrich tourism products in the market.
Over 300 experts, scholars and government officials attended a forum to discuss issues related to integration of intangible cultural heritage and tourism.
Danzhai county boasts seven national, 24 provincial, and over 100 prefecture and county-level intangible cultural heritages.
Danzhai Wanda Village is a major program started by Wanda Group that aims to help the county shake off poverty, which they achieved last year.
Since its opening in 2017, the village has attracted over 19 million tourists due to its picturesque scenery and architecture, exotic ethnic group culture and intangible cultural heritage activities.