Korean culture showcases its stuff in Beijing
Updated: 2011-09-05 15:23
Angela Pan (fourth from left) in Korean-style outfit with the Renaissance management team and guest chefs during the festival. Provided to China Daily
The two-month South Korean Arts and Culture Festival ends this week at the Renaissance Beijing Chaoyang Hotel.
The event provides people in the Chinese capital with a glimpse of Korean lifestyle, which is popular with China's younger generation.
Authentic Korean cuisine was in full display at the showcase, sponsored by the Korean Cultural Service China and Korea Agro-Fisheries Trade.
The event has been visited by more than 2,000 guests, including South Korean dignitaries and celebrities, local and international media, and corporate executives.
The talents of the three guest chefs from the sister hotels in JW Marriott Seoul group contributed to the flavor of the event.
"The success of this festival opened an excellent opportunity for Marriott Hotels and Resorts in China to collaborate more closely with supportive Korean organizations," Angela Pan, general manager of Renaissance Beijing Chaoyang Hotel, says.
Also on display are traditional Korean fine arts, clothes, accessories, and such centuries-old artifacts as potteries and porcelain.
It also features traditional calligraphy and painting, modern handicrafts, and exotic food and beverages.
The Korean Cultural Service China's minister counselor Kim Lk-kyum says the show of modern Korean food and traditional arts fully presents South Korea's charm.
"The festival inspires more curiosity and favor for South Korea and Korean culture among many Chinese, enhancing the bilateral relations between the two nations," he says.
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