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Foreigners gets a date with beautiful Qianfo Mountain

2018/4/27 17:49:28   source:sdchina.com

Seven foreigners went to Qianfo Mountain and joined in the temple fair to feel the fleeting spring of Jinan recently in Jinan, east China’s Shandong Province.

Miaohui, literally temple gatherings or temple fairs, are Chinese religious gathering s held by folk temples for the worship of the Chinese gods and immortals.

Biannual Qianfoshan temple fair is often held on March 3 and the Double Ninth Day each year in Jinan Qianfoshan National Park.

Activities during the fair usually include rituals celebrated in the temple, various folk-custom performances, Shandong clapper ballad, different kinds of opera performances and matchmaking event.

Cai Enping, from Philippine, and Egshiglen, from Mongolia, told the journalist that they both came to Jinan in September last year and are capable of basic communication in Chinese. It was their first trip to Qianfo Mountain as well as traditional Chinese temple fair.

There are over 100 characteristic booths in the temple fair with goods including sugar painting, dough modeling, patchwork DIY, paper cutting, and so on.

Raza from Pakistan and Halima from Sudan are very interested in those traditional handicrafts and stopped at the paper-cutting booth for a long time.

Besides, the food stall in the fair attracted our Malaysian girls Yang Peiyun from and Li Tingxin. They bought a lot of Chinses traditional snacks and said that they know more about the culture behind the food. Idress, a medical student of SDU, was drawn into the stall of traditional Chinese medicine.

The foreigners also appreciated the opera performed in Weishao Stage and get a close look at Chinese temple fair.

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