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Shaoxing ancient town promotes traditional rice wine culture

chinadaily.com.cn| Updated: May 27, 2021 L M S

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Tourists wearing qipao, a traditional Chinese dress, are seen on a bridge, while two performers embark on a river in a black-awning boat in Shaoxing, East China's Zhejiang province on May 23. [Photo/zjol.com.cn]

Rice Wine Town in Dongpu town, Shaoxing, East China's Zhejiang province held a series of activities on May 23 to promote its traditional culture and the history of yellow rice wine.

Visitors were invited on river tours in black-awning boats while tasting locally brewed yellow rice wine. They also watched a traditional Chinese opera performance and a fashion show.

A photo exhibition themed around folk customs and traditional culture in Jiangnan, which refers to regions south of the Yangtze River, was also held on the same day.

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A traditional Chinese opera is staged. [Photo/zjol.com.cn]

Shaoxing yellow rice wine is often used as the Chinese equivalent to the ubiquitous cooking sherry. It was first brewed over 2,500 years ago, and its brewing technique was listed as a State-level intangible cultural heritage item in 2006.

The ancient town of Dongpu has 1,600 years of history, boasting a great number of historical and cultural heritages existing through today. Many well-known time-honored brands for yellow rice wine were founded there.

Location: Dongpu town, Yuecheng district, Shaoxing, Zhejiang province

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