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China Pingyao International Photography Festival in 2010
Source: 2011-07-29 10:07:31



                         the ancient city of Pingyao
Life is the most enigmatical natural phenomenon, and dream is the most stirring life of the mind. If it weren’t for the real-life vehicle, dream would have been unreachable; while, if it weren’t for the spiritual guide of dream, life would also have been unromantic. In September, 2010, life will mingle with dream in Pingyao, China, a world cultural heritage, plainly manifesting the power of photography.
Each photographer is full of life; each photographic work is the visual life; and each artistic creation can represent life. The dream is just the reason why life has aroused our concern. Only by endowing life with dream can it give the act of thinking and get into the act in its diverse splendor, and, in this case, life is worth while to consider, document and break new ground. Life is not only the material existence but also the carrier and coordinate of photography. Meanwhile, dream is not only the spiritual enchantment, but a sign of artistic originality and causality as well.
In China, Chinese photographers enjoy exceptional advantages in the brilliant historical heritage and the vast geographic space. Our times and society, which have made an unprecedented change due to the dream, may be the gigantic life entity, regardless of the vertical time dimension and the transverse space dimension. In the course of globalization, our world becomes the global village, as well as the greater life entity that carries great weight in all the human dreams. In this way, photographers from all parts of the world share and create the history.
Photographers are both recorders of life and its creators. In September, 2010, these attempts will evolve as the visual presentation——representing life and dream, which is quite unprecedented in Pingyao. Life and dream, the theme of the 9th Pingyao International Photography Festival, can showcase an orientation for photographic values and provide the possibility of artistic intervention.
People’s imagination can be fired by life, and life seems to be more significant thanks to dreams. China Pingyao International Photography Festival, the world’s largest photo exhibition, will show all the dreams of life.


Editor:Li lin
    • Characteristics of the activity:Shehuo as a traditional performance art existent widely among the folks of the Central Jin has become a folk entertainment activity full of good wishes such as happy events, luck and blessing.
    • Noodle is a leader in Shanxi eating culture. The long history of Shanxi noodle culture has more than 200 years. It is common for housewives in Shanxi to cook more than ten kinds of noodle.
    • Characteristics of the activity:The ancient temple fair in the Jin Ancestral Temple has also become a day of worshipping the god. Location of the activity:Trade companies in all the counties in the suburbs of Taiyuan City
    • Characteristics of the activity:During the festival, large-scale Buddhist rituals, folk culture and arts activities and the mule & horse livestock trade fair are held.
    • Characteristics of the activity:When worshipping the kitchen god, the god should first be set up and then sumptuous food and wine are offered as a sacrifice. Cooking vessels, chopping blocks, bamboo containers are also set.
Your Plan
Day 01 Our guide will wait for you outside the baggage claim area at Taiyuan Airport ahead of your arrival. Then a comfortable private car will take you to Pingyao. On the way, you will visit the Qiao's Compound
Day 1: Beijing to Datong - Overnight Train Greet meeting at your hotel at night, and transfer to the Beijing Railway Station, take the overnight train K608 (23:36 - 06:21) or 2603 (23:47-07:01) from Beijing to Datong.
Also known as Yongzuo Temple, Twin Pagoda Temple, situated at the foot of a hill of southeastern Taiyuan, was built by an eminent monk called Fudeng by the order of the emperor in 1608 viz. the 36th year under Emperor Wanli’s reign.
Standing 65.86 meters high, the Wooden Pagoda is not only the tallest but also the oldest wooden pagoda in China today. Compared with the renowned Leaning Tower of Pisa in Italy, the Wooden Pagoda in Yingxian County
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