The foreign vloggers pose for a group photo in Jinci Temple in Taiyuan, April 24. [Photo provided to chinadaily.com.cn]
A group of eight foreign vloggers from seven countries toured landmarks and tourist attractions in Taiyuan, capital of North China's Shanxi province, on April 24-25, learning about the city's past and present.
The vloggers were from the United States, Russia, the Philippines, Syria, South Africa, Vietnam, and Indonesia.
They visited the Jinci Museum, Rice Field Park in Jinyuan district, Taiyuan Museum, Shanxi Bronze Museum, Fenhe River scenic area, Senqi Town, appreciated the long history of Taiyuan, enjoyed the beautiful natural scenery, and experienced rural life, handicraft-making, and food production.
Zein Alabdin Ali from Syria views an exhibition in Taiyuan Museum on April 25. [Photo provided to chinadaily.com.cn]
"Taiyuan is a city with lots of history and stories, and I feel very comfortable experiencing the rich culture," said Khian Artgold Bonsobre from the Philippines at Jinci Temple, a historical cultural site first constructed over 2,000 years ago and offering fine examples of ancient Chinese architecture, sculpture, frescoes and inscriptions.
"From the ancient cultural relics, I can feel the long history of China. My motherland Syria also has a long history. The Chinese ancient Silk Road closely linked the history, culture and life of the two countries, and the two ancient civilizations continue to converge and merge. I want to share these unique and beautiful cultures with overseas netizens," said Zein Alabdin Ali, a vlogger from Syria.
The Russian vlogger Shechekin Viacheslav tries making a pottery figurine in Taiyuan Museum on April 25. [Photo provided to chinadaily.com.cn]
Strolling along the Fenhe River, looking at the green belt in front of him, Shechekin Viacheslav, a vlogger from Russia, felt the importance the local authorities attached to environmental protection and the happiness that was created by the livable environment.
Nguyen Trang Thi from Vietnam echoed Viacheslav's opinion. She was impressed by the crystal-clear mother river of Taiyuan and beautiful environment on both banks, saying that living along the river seems full of happiness.