Silk Road tour highlights: Inner Mongolia

Updated: 2018-08-31 Print


Foreign students experience Inner Mongolia dance at the Ordos intangible culture heritage exhibition center. [Photo by Zhu Xingxin/chinadaily.com.cn]

Performances on the horse head fiddle, hide carvings, Mongolian dance and an ethnic costume fashion show wowed visitors to Ordos, Inner Mongolia autonomous region on August 30.

Foreign students from countries, including Nepal, Kazakhstan and Vietnam,alongside representatives from multi-national companies, had a closer look at the local culture at the Erdos intangible culture heritage exhibition center.

"I've heard of Inner Monglian culture before, but it's amazing to experience those exotic elements of it in person," extolled Kumar Khadka from Nepal.

"The hide carving is exquisite and dancing with local Mongolians was great fun," enthused the 28-year-old, who's currently studying Chinese philosophy in Beijing.

The program was part of the ancient Silk Road tour that was initiated by the Chinese People's Association for Friendship with Foreign Countries and aims to promote trade and cultural exchange.

The tour kicked off in Beijing this week and is set to continue until September 29, visiting significant sites in seven countries, including Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Poland, the Czech Republic, France and the Netherlands.

Business talks, youth forums, cultural exhibitions and sport exchanges are to be staged during the tour.