Cultural Keys was pleased to attend the warm up event for the first Beijing International Week of Intangible Cultural Heritage at Pearl Club on the rooftop of the Pearl Market. At the event we were treated to delicious snacks, a Kunqu opera performance, and a stunning sunset over the neighbouring Temple of Heaven!
Last Sunday Cultural Keys hosted our annual Mid-Autumn Festival Celebration. We had a fun mooncake tasting, made dough figurines of Chang’E, the moon goddess, and learned about the history and customs of the festival. See some photos of the event below!
CK was out and about in the evening in April with a film crew from Beijing Tourism Bureau, preparing new products for 2022! We visited several fascinating sites and met two inheritors of Beijing’s intangible cultural heritage.
Read on to find out where we went and who we met!
Sugar painting is a traditional Chinese folk art that was done on by street vendors and at fairs for people to take away and eat (though we wouldn’t recommend you eat them nowadays!). The most common subjects are animals. Read on for five key things to know about this folk art!
Just thirty minutes outside of Beijing by express train, Tianjin showcases beautiful locations and architecture from a wide swathe of Chinese history. Go from the Confucian temple to grand European streets to river walks all within minutes in Tianjin.
We personally have been to Tianjin several times, and each time we go, we find something new to enjoy. For your pleasure, here are a few of our favourite shots from my last few visits that will perhaps inspire you to go there for yourself if you haven’t already!