Consul General Pan visited Chinese Culture Exhibition at Gardening Scotland 2016
Gardening Scotland was held from June 3rd-5th at the Royal Highland Centre. After bidding farewell to its gloomy and lengthy winter, Scotland finally embraced its sunny and balmy spring. Gardening Scotland was teemed with gorgeous colours and enthralling fragrances of various floral plants, alluring massive keen visitors. As an annual gardening festival, Gardening Scotland 2016 attracted both florists and gardening fans.
The feature of the Chinese Culture Exhibition was the combined setting of Suzhou Garden and Wudang Taiji as its backdrop. Visitors had a chance to experience the beauty of Chinese classic gardens and the myth of Chinese martial arts. The Taiji master who performed tea ceremony had spent years in Wudang Mountain learning and practising Taiji, generated much interest from the visitors with his remarkable Kongfu skills and tea ceremony performance.
Calligraphy twined with Guzheng playing formed a heavenly ambience of melodious ancient music and handwriting arts of China. The rice carving amazed many visitors who queued for their names to be carved on the rice as a souvenir. Chinese cooking live show presented the long history of Chinese cookery and healthy living philosophy.
Consul General Pan Xinchun and his wife visited the Chinese exhibition with great interest and chatted with the stand volunteers. He commended the arduous efforts by the ECCA for the success of Chinese culture exhibition and encouraged the ECCA to continue to play its role in promoting the Chinese culture in Scotland and enhancing the friendship between China and Scotland. Sponsored by the Consulate General of China in Edinburgh, the exhibition was organized by the ECCA.