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Source: China State Council Information Office 3

A concert was held Friday in the North Grottoes Temple, which has a history of about 1,500 years, in Qingyang City, northwest China’s Gansu Province.

The Sonar Choir from Beijing performed to multiple melodies with local students, bringing vitality to the ancient cultural site. The choir stayed for a week at a local primary school to teach students music from Sept. 7 to 11.

“The event was held on the premise without posing any threat to the cultural relics,” said Li Liang, an official in charge of preserving the temple.

“Holding a concert in a cultural heritage site is an innovative form of cultural inheritance,” Li added.

The historic attraction under national-level protection is home to 296 grottoes and more than 2,100 stone-carved Buddha statues. 

MIL OSI China News