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Rice culture festival kicks off in Fangzheng

Updated : 2019-07-09

By ( chinadaily.com.cn )

The 1st Rice Culture Festival kicked off in Fangzheng county, Harbin, Heilongjiang province on July 6.

Sponsored by the government of Fangzheng, the festival was aimed at promoting the local traditional rice culture and the Fangzheng Rice brand around the world.

The event took place in a park covering an area of 3,000 mu, it’s slogan was “sampling rice culture and experiencing a child’s playground”, and it consisted of more than 10 different areas focusing on a variety of different things, such as paintings of paddy fields, greenhouse vegetables, crab fishing, admiring flowers, and paper-cutting.

Fangzheng county is increasingly known for its Fuxi rice, which is planted across an area of 600,000 mu. The rice won national recognition for its pristine planting environment, excellent quality, long history, and unique cultivation methods.

The county government is making efforts to boost the local economy by combining rice culture with rural tourism.

 

The opening ceremony for the 1st Rice Culture Festival is held in Fangzheng county, Harbin, Heilongjiang province on July 6. [Photo/dbw.cn]

A paddy field painting depicting the Tian’anmen Gate in Fangzheng county, Harbin, Heilongjiang province. [Photo/dbw.cn]

Tourists fish for crabs in a paddy field in Fangzheng county, Harbin, Heilongjiang province on July 6. [Photo/dbw.cn]

A paddy field painting of a QR code in Fangzheng county, Harbin, Heilongjiang province on July 6. [Photo/dbw.cn]

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