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Cangdong Heritage Education Center: Model of cultural heritage conservation

2017-June-16       Source: Newsgd.com

It is the fiver-year Cangdong Project that rejuvenates the village and reverses the gradual abandonment of this once-prosperous farming community.

Bing Wen Xie Ancestral Hall in Cangdong Village. [Photo: Newsgd.com/Monica]

In September 2015, Cangdong Heritage Education Center in Guangdong Province received the Awards of Merit—Award of Excellence in the year’s UNESCO Asia-Pacific Awards for Cultural Heritage Conservation. Where is this Cangdong Heritage Education Center? Why would it win this award?

On the afternoon of June 10 which was also China’s first Cultural and Natural Heritage Day, Newsgd reporter came to Cangdong Village, where Cangdong Heritage Education Center is based. It is near the Kaiping Diaolou and Villages, which is a World Heritage site in Jiangmen City of Guangdong Province.

In front of a large pond in Cangdong Village, there are a dozen of ancient buildings which are of unique style. At the Bing Wen Xie Ancestral Hall, one of the ancient buildings, a group of guqin lovers from all around the country were playing the guqin and sharing experience with joy.

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Editor: Monica Liu

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