Nepali people visit a stall during the opening of China Intangible Cultural Heritage Week in Kathmandu, Nepal, June 22, 2017. (Xinhua/Sunil Sharma)
A week-long exhibition on China Intangible Culture kicked off here on Thursday, offering Nepalese an opportunity to gain an insight into the rich and abundant Chinese history and culture.
The event hosted by the Chinese Ministry of Culture has brought the wonderful and profound Chinese culture closer to the Nepalese people, deepening cultural exchanges and promoting cooperation between the two countries.
The event co-organized by the Municipal Administration of Culture, Radio, Film and Television of Tianjin and China Culture Center in Nepal has brought over more than 10 artists from China's eastern port city of Tianjin.
"Preservation of cultural heritages is very important and Nepal and China can work together in this field. Through this exhibition, Nepali people will be able to understand more about Chinese culture and heritages," Chinese Ambassador Yu Hong said after inaugurating the exhibition.
The event includes Tianjin Intangible Cultural Heritage Exhibition, Tianjin Cultural and Innovative Products Show and Weifang Kite making and flying activities.
The exhibition comprises display of wood engraving, painted clay figures, dough molding, straw collage, paper cutting and embroidery products among others.
Since Nepal is enriched with cultural diversity and ancient heritages, authorities said the Chinese way of promoting and protecting heritages can be a practical lesson for Nepal.
Newly-appointed Mayor of Kathmandu Metropolitan City Bidhya Sundar Shakya said, "Nepal is rich in culture, language and festivals which should be preserved for future generations. Chinese experience on preservation and development of cultural heritages can be very useful for us."
Appreciating the Chinese support in reconstruction of quake-damaged cultural heritages of the country, he said that such event promoted culture exchange and enhance friendship between the two countries.
Addressing the opening ceremony, representative from the Municipal Administration of Culture, Radio, Film and Television of Tianjin said that cultural cooperation between two neighbors could be boosted under the framework of Belt and Road Initiative.
People from various walks of life including school students visited the exhibition and appreciated the unique Chinese intangible culture. The viewers were amazed by the way artisans used various techniques to create beautiful piece of arts.