Taizhou cultural delegation visits South Korea

chinadaily.com.cn | Updated: 2019-10-23

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Artists from Taizhou perform at the 2019 Mahan Culture Festival in Nanju county of South Korea. [Photo provided to chinadaily.com.cn]

A cultural delegation from Taizhou, East China's Zhejiang province embarked on a tour to South Korea from Oct 10 to 15.

The delegation composed of the Taizhou Luantan troupe and Taizhou folk orchestra was invited by the Naju county government to attend the Mahan Culture Festival.

The festival is a traditional folk event held by South Korea to commemorate its maritime exchange with China, Japan and other countries. It combines worship of the god of the sea, food, entertainment, Chinese and foreign folk performances, and a variety of other activities.

Taizhou Luantan, a local opera originated in the late Ming Dynasty (1368-1644) and the early Qing Dynasty (1616-1911), and local traditional folk music performed by the visiting Taizhou artists were well-received among residents from Naju and Yeongam counties in South Korea.

Zhang Xiaoqiang, mayor of Taizhou, sent a letter to In-Kyu Kang, mayor of Naju, in which he invited his counterpart to visit Taizhou to deepen bilateral ties.

Taizhou and Naju have maintained stable bilateral exchanges in culture, tourism and education, among other areas, since the two cities established friendly relations in 2017, Zhang said.


A photo exhibition showcasing Taizhou is held in Naju county of South Korea. [Photo provided to chinadaily.com.cn]