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Foreigners get a glimpse of temple fair in Qianfo Mountain

2018/4/26 16:53:12   source:sdchina.com

Recently, seven foreigners paid a visit to Qianfoshan temple fair to get a close look at Chinese temple-fair culture.

Over 100 characteristic booths were set up during the period of the temple fair, making or selling over 20 handicrafts including sugar painting, dough modeling, patchwork DIY, Shandong embroidery (Luxiu), paper cutting and so on. Besides, there are many traditional foods and various goods for blessing. Foreigners were very excited about the temple fair.

Raza and Halima, both medical students of Shandong University, were attracted by the booth sold Chinese herbal medicines. “Trough such kind of activities, we know more about Chinese culture, Chinese history and People of China, about where they lives and how they live,” said Raza. “In this fair, the interaction between different people gives them friendship. It’s very good.”

Li Tingxin from Malaysia immersed herself in the opera performed in Wenshaotai, though all the seats were full and she must stand up. She said Malaysia also has its own temple fair, but there is something different to Chinese temple fair. “This is the first time for me to join in the temple fair in China. It is very special.”

Apparently, Egshiglen, from Mongolia, and Cai Enping, from Philippine, are more interested in the foods sold in the temple fair. “When we were walking in the fair and looking at food, I found a lot of food from other places in different booths, not just in Jinan,” said Cai Enping.

In addition, the foreigners also visited the cave with ten thousand of figures of Buddha in Qianfo Moutain to know more about Chinese Buddhist culture. “I’m so happy to visit this mountain and see this Buddhism. I know more culture of Chinese history and how the Chinese protect their thinking and their culture,” said Halima from Sudan.

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