Culture Beat: 2024 cultural tour impresses diplomats
Published: Jun 30, 2024 11:44 PM
A visitor explores the Special Exhibition on Design Intelligence and High Quality Development in Beijing on June 30, 2024. Photo: Li Hao/GT

A diplomat (left) poses for a photo with a staff member during the tour.  Photo: Li Hao/GT

Organized by the Ministry of Culture and Tourism, the 2024 Discover China Cultural Tour of Beijing for Diplomats in China kicked off on Friday. The event attracted over 40 diplomats and representatives from cultural and tourism institutions from 23 countries, with ambassadors from seven countries also in attendance. It presented Beijing's latest cultural and tourism hot spots to the audience through immersive situational dramas and interactive experiences.

The venue of the event featured a variety of interactive projects, including intangible cultural heritage interactions, photo exhibitions, and a large-scale digital light show. These multi-sensory experiences allowed guests to deeply appreciate Beijing's rich cultural heritage and modern vibrancy. The most striking part of the event was an immersive interactive theatrical performance, led by a renowned director, during which foreign visitors were taken on a bike tour through Beijing.

Over the next three days, guests will visit various cultural and tourism sites in Beijing, including Tongzhou, Chaoyang, Shijingshan, and Mentougou districts. They will experience the Grand Canal culture and other urban revitalization projects, further understanding Beijing's deep cultural heritage and dynamic vitality as a world cultural city.