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Foreigners take in Hangzhou's cultural heritage sites

By Ma Zhenhuan in Hangzhou | chinadaily.com.cn | Updated: 2022-06-23 18:50

Hangzhou, Zhejiang province, is home to three World Cultural Heritage sites — the West Lake Cultural Landscape, the Grand Canal and the Archaeological Ruins of Liangzhu City.

Besides taking in West Lake's natural scenery, foreigners in Zhejiang are curious about the classic romances performed at West Lake, including excerpts from the Peking Opera White Snake, the musical drama A Plum Wife and Crane Sons and the Yue Opera The Butterfly Lovers.

Wednesday marked the eighth anniversary of the Grand Canal's addition to UNESCO's World Cultural Heritage list, and foreigners also explored the beauty of the centuries-old canal, immersing themselves in the daily lives of people living on both sides, experiencing the ancient culture that has survived the centuries and feeling the emotional connection between local residents and the canal.

They also explored the 5,000-year history of Chinese civilization and felt the ancient miracle in the Archaeological Ruins of Liangzhu City.

Watch the video to discover the charm of the three World Cultural Heritage sites.

Fang Xiaoying contributed to this story.

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