On June 21, Rachele Longhi, Jason Richard Lightfoot and other top-notch vloggers with millions of followers on YouTube, Instagram, Bilibili and other platforms, who come from the UK, Italy, Brazil, Venezuela, Guatemala and other countries, became the "International Experience Officers" to "decode" the lasting happiness and enjoyment. They visited Weiyang Palace National Archaeological Site in the ancient Chang'an City which dates back to the Han Dynasty more than 2,200 years ago, witnessed the splendor of the thriving times, experienced the Han-style intangible cultural heritage, and started a wonderful tour connecting the ancient and modern times, China and the rest of the world.
The International Experience Officers visited the exhibition hall featuring the historical, cultural and heritage site protection of Weiyang Palace built in Chang'an City in the Han Dynasty. [Photo by Wang Zhi]
The International Experience Officers took a group photo with the staff member playing Zhang Qian. [Photo by Wang Zhi]
Jason Richard Lightfoot, a vlogger from the UK, said he was not very interested in history before coming here. After coming here, however, he found it rather interesting and felt like going back in time.
Celia Judith del Rosario Esquivel Salguero (left), a vlogger from Guatemala, and Cyntia Midori Yamauchi, a Brazilian vlogger, were flying a kite. [Photo by Wang Zhi]
"I'm really excited. Chinese kites are very unique and beautiful. Both the design and the colors show distinct Chinese characteristics. Actually, I've never flown such a big kite before," said Celia Judith del Rosario Esquivel Salguero, a Guatemalan vlogger.
The International Experience Officers also tried traditional Chinese puzzle games, such as large-scale nine linked rings puzzle, sliding block puzzle named Huarong Pass, and Kong Ming Lock, and participated in the making of colorfully painted fans, learning about the splendid culture and wisdom of the Chinese nation and the unique charm of Han style intangible cultural heritage.
Jason Richard Lightfoot (first from right), a vlogger from the UK, was playing the sliding block puzzle named Huarong Pass. [Photo by Wang Zhi]
Rachele Longhi, an Italian vlogger, was making the colorfully painted fan. [Photo by Wang Zhi]