Sanya highlighted at The Huntington's annual Chinese New Festival in Los Angeles
Thousands of people welcomed the Year of the Dog at The Huntington’s annual Chinese New Festival on February 17th and 18th in Los Angeles.
The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens is a collections-based research and educational institution serving scholars and the general public. The Huntington features a Chinese Garden designed in the traditional style of scholar gardens in Suzhou, China. The garden features a 1.5-acre lake, a complex of pavilions, a teahouse and tea shop, stone bridges, and waterfalls set against a wooded backdrop of mature oaks and pines.
The Huntington has hosted the annual Chinese New Year Festival since 2005. This year’s festival featured crowd-pleasing lion dancers, amazing performances from a mask-changing artist, choreographed martial arts demonstrations, a photo exhibition, Chinese music and food, and much more.
The photo exhibition, which featured beautiful scenery of China and its diverse culture, attracted many visitors. The exhibition was jointly hosted by the China National Tourism Administration, Xinhua, and the Sanya Tourism Development Commission.
“I enjoyed Sanya a lot when I first visited to attend an art festival there. That was my first time in China. Since that first visit, I have spent seven Chinese New Year festivals in China,” said Angela from Arizona, who can speak fluent Chinese.
The photo exhibition was a bold attempt by the Sanya Tourism Development Commission to use the topic of the traditional Chinese New Year festival as a springboard for promoting Sanya and its rich tourism resources to the world.