An artist in Yangzhou performs a dance that features elements of puppetry. [Photo/China Daily]
Jiangsu province is carrying out various measures for the preservation and inheritance of traditional art and culture.
Besides free tuition, free space is provided for inheritors to display their works and sell products at the Yangzhou 486 Intangible Cultural Heritage Tourist Area. That includes Yangzhou paper-cutting, woodcarving, jade-carving, embroidery and lacquer-painting.
At the Nantong Blue Calico Museum, the first private museum for collection, exhibition, research, inheritance and protection of the blue calico art, founded in 1996, the media group was impressed by the unique dyeing technique.
"It's interesting because it's not only showing the expertise but teaching visitors how to do it in a simple way. I like the eco-friendly process. It's beautiful," said Linh.
The group also visited the Laomendong historic block which is composed of traditional architecture with black tile, gray walls and carved wooden panels. They experienced brick rubbings at the ancient wall which dates from the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644) in Nanjing, capital of Jiangsu.
Jintana Panyaarvudh, a writer for The Nation in Thailand, said: "Laomendong is calm and peaceful. We can see local people's lives."