Chao-shan culture
2009-August-24 Source: Newsgd.com
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As an indispensable part of Chinese culture, Chao-Shan culture prevails in such areas of East Guangdong as Shantou, Chaozhou, Jieyang, Shanwei, etc., with its influence even extending to Hong Kong, Macao and Southeast Asia.

Resulted from its historical and geographical uniqueness, Chao-shan culture features a strong local characteristic.

Chaos Opera, one of Chinese ten major local dramas, is famous for its soft melody and subtleness in the presentation.

The classic Chao music, originated from ancient Chinese royal music, features the elegant string instrument, flute, and also the powerful drumming.

The classical Chao-shan "Yangge Dance" (also named Seedling Dance), dubbed "the root of Chinese ethnic dance", is a folk dance composed of 108 men with colorful costumes.

Chan-shan cuisine enjoys the widespread reputation home and abroad. Ask any connoisseur of Chinese food what style of cooking is best associated with a light (qingdan) taste and their answer will probably be Chao-shan food. Best known for its seafood delicacies, Chao-shan cuisine has a variety of around 300 seafood cuisines. Also the Chao-shan style snack is famous for its fine preparation and reasonable price.

"Kongfu Tea", developed by the native Chao-shan people and regarded as Chinese Tea Ceremony, is actually the art of making tea. This tea art is charming for the unique skills in the steps of tea-making and tea-pouring, as well as the culture, historical story and Chao-shan people's spirit and philosophy implied in the art.

Chao-shan cuisine, Chao-shan snack and Chao-shan Kongfu Tea together have actually formed the unique Shao-shan food and tea culture.

Being the top ten art craft product manufacturing bases in China, Chao-shan area attracts the world's attention with its exquisite Chao-Shan ceramics, drawn-work pieces, Chaos embroidery and golden carved lacquer wares.

Editor: Olivia
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