Colorful Guizhou Photo Exhibition kicks off in Kathmandu

24th Apr, 2018 | Tourism Mail Crew

KATHMANDU, Apr 29: A two-day photo exhibition on China's southwest Guizhou Province themed under "A heaven of myriad mountains-colorful Guizhou" kicked off here from Tuesday.

The exhibition being held inside City Hall in Kathmandu is jointly organized by Department of Culture of Guizhou Province and China Cultural Center in Nepal, highlighting the history, geography, diversity, rich culture and development of Guizhou Province.

The exhibition consists of around 50 photos and sculptures that trace the development of Guizhou province in last few decades.

The event drew an audience of about 200 people including government officials, school students, people from various walks of life and the Chinese community living in Nepal.

Inaugurating the exhibition, Nepalese government official claimed that such events provide an opportunity for the Nepali people to understand more about the Chinese art and culture.

"The cultural exchanges in the form of photo exhibition enhance the friendship between people of two countries. It will help Nepali people understand China in a better way," Suresh Acharya, Joint Secretary at Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation said in his speech.

Most of the speakers in the event highlighted that Nepal and China's Guizhou Province are quiet similar in terms of geography, ethnicity and rich culture, thus can learn from each other.

Addressing the ceremony, Yang Shichao, Deputy Chief of Mission at Chinese Embassy in Nepal said that hard work and unity is the reason behind speedy development of Guizhou Province, which is mountainous and rich in diversity like Nepal.

The photos in the exhibition showcase Guizhou's subtropical humidity, mountain climate, beautiful landscape, breathtaking scenery, festivals, ethnic culture and modern infrastructures and development.
Li Shengxiang, head of delegation from Guizhou Province, said the exhibition displays various aspects of Guizhou since culture is a bridge between countries and people.

"We have showcased ethnic culture, grand festivals, tourism resources, world heritage sites among various attractions to help Nepali people learn more about China," Li said.

According to the organizer, Guizhou has a long history of human activity with the system of Province adopted nearly 600 years ago. It has the richest variety of minority cultures including Miao, Buyi and 17 other ethnic groups. It is also renowned for mountains, tea and cigarettes.

Krisha Maharjan, Grade 9 student from Bal Bikash Secondary School, told Xinhua on the spot, "I found the exhibition very interesting. The photos of Guizhou are really beautiful."

China Cultural Center in Nepal plans to organize various other cultural events including music and dance performance, photo exhibitions, art shows about Guizhou in 2018.