Shandong Culture

'Kite city' flies higher with cultural heritage

By Li Hongrui ( Updated: 2018-07-09

'Kite city' flies higher with cultural heritage

Cherry blossom in Weifang in Shangdong province, March 28, 2018. [Photo/Xinhua]

In the past decade, the city has been dedicated to becoming a culture-rich city, as it is developing specifically based on cultural creativity. Taking kites as a trademark, Weifang has also established a public cultural service system, bringing more benefits to its people. As one example for the eco-cultural protection area, intangible cultural heritages are being protected in new, creative ways.

The achievements of Weifang in the field of culture protection will go on show in Prince Kung's Mansion in Beijing from July 23 to Aug 23.

'Kite city' flies higher with cultural heritage

A news conference on the exhibition of the cultural heritage protection achievements of Weifang is held at the Prince Kung’s Mansion on July 7, 2018. [Photo provided to]

"The exhibition, divided in four sections, will be a window into letting people know more about cultural heritage and development in Weifang," said Sun Dongning, director of the mansion's traditional Chinese crafts research center, at a news conference for the exhibition at the mansion on July 7.

Sun said he was born in Shandong, yet the coming event will display many cultural heritages from Weifang he even didn't know before.

Jointly organized by Prince Kung's Mansion and the People's Government of Weifang city, the exhibit will feature a series of local delicacies, intangible cultural heritage and traditional handicrafts from Weifang in the form of videos, photos and performances.