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Xi'an celebrates a decade of Silk Road heritage

Updated: Jun 21, 2024 Print
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The "Silk Road Heritage Show" – Cultural Exchange Activity at Home and Abroad event was held at Tang Paradise in Xi'an, capital of Northwest China's Shaanxi province, on June 20, to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the listing of the so-called "Silk Roads: the Routes Network of Chang'an-Tianshan Corridor" as a UNESCO World Heritage item.

The Chang'an-Tianshan Corridor spans over 8,700 kilometers, connecting 33 places in China, Kazakhstan, and Kyrgyzstan.

On June 22, 2014, during the 38th session of the World Heritage Committee, China, Kazakhstan, and Kyrgyzstan successfully applied to have the route inscribed on UNESCO's World Heritage List.

Performers dressed in exquisite hanfu, traditional Chinese attire, perform Xi'an drum music. [Photo/Xi'an Daily]

The event showcased the Silk Road heritage, a Xi'an drum performance, world-class intangible cultural heritage items, immersive Silk Road art experiences, and exchanges on the Silk Road from the perspectives of students from China and abroad.

Over 100 students and cultural experts from China, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, France, Russia, Egypt, Australia, and 12 other countries gathered to embark on a cultural journey along the Silk Road.

At the beginning of the event, a promotional video marking the 10th anniversary of the successful inscription of the Silk Road as a World Heritage Site was shown.

In the video, cultural heritage experts from Shaanxi, Xinjiang, Gansu, Henan, and various parts of the world extended invitations to both domestic and international friends passionate about the preservation of cultural heritage.

The Central Asian students from Xi'an International Studies University, dressed in traditional costumes, also showcased the rich Central Asian charm and Silk Road allure through captivating dance performances.

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