Taibo Temple Fair
Meicun in Wuxi, Jiangsu province, is a cradle of Wu culture with a history of over 3,200 years.
The ninth day of the first month in the Chinese lunar calendar marks the traditional festival when Meicun people pay tribute to Taibo, the son of King Tai of the Zhou Dynasty (c. 11th century to 256 BC) who brought central plains culture, etiquette and agriculture to the region, creating the origin of Wu culture.
The Taibo Temple Fair, the biggest temple fair in Jiangnan area (a region on the southern bank of the lower Yangtze River), was listed among the first batch of intangible cultural heritages of Wuxi in December 2007. In July 2009, the event was named as one of Jiangsu's intangible cultural heritages.
The eight-day event lasts until Lantern Festival, and features traditional trading fairs, demonstrations of intangible cultural heritages and folk art, and public cultural activities.
Taibo Temple Fair features traditional trading fairs, demonstrations of intangible cultural heritages and folk art, and public cultural activities. [Photo/VCG]
China (Wuxi) International Design Expo
China (Wuxi) International Design Expo, jointly organized by the National Intellectual Property Administration, the Ministry of Science and Technology and Jiangsu Provincial People’s Government, is one of the most influential events in the industrial design industry.
Starting in 2000, China (Wuxi) International Design Expo has become an innovative platform for practitioners in the industry to receive services such as policy interpretation, market application and financial investment along with opportunities for communication and cooperation.
The 15th China (Wuxi) International Design Expo, bringing the latest technological trends to Wuxi, was held from May 25 to 27, 2019.
Themed "New Design, New Smart Manufacturing, New Life", the expo included one opening ceremony, five forums, the final of the 8th Taihu Award Design Competition and an exhibition at Wuxi Taihu International Expo Center.
The three-day exposition displayed works covering home furnishings, digital devices, building materials and scientific research, offering innovative insights into the fascinating art of design.
Official website: http://www.id-expo.com.cn/(Chinese)
The annual China (Wuxi) International Design Expo displays works covering home furnishings, digital devices, building materials and scientific research, offering innovative insights into the fascinating art of design. [Photo/VCG]
Wuxi Taihu Lake Hike
Wuxi Taihu Lake Hike, one of the hottest fixtures in Wuxi's annual sports festival, is sponsored by the Wuxi publicity department, the city’s cyberspace administration and its sports bureau. The Wuxi Taihu Lake Hike is part of the Wuxi's Netizens Public Sports Event.
The 2019 Wuxi Taihu Lake Hike opened May 12, attracting over 15,000 participants. With 2019 marking the event's eighth year, the hiking route has received praise from participants as being the "most beautiful hiking route in Wuxi".
Enthusiastic hikers travelled through two local wetland parks, the Shangxian River and Gonghuwan Wetland Park, and passed by some stunning scenery.
Wuxi Taihu Lake Hike is one of the hottest fixtures in Wuxi's annual sports festival. [Photo/wxrb.com]
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