International Youth Forum: Creativity and Heritage along the Silk Road Opened in Changsha
International Youth Forum: Creativity and Heritage along the Silk Road was opened on April 17th in Changsha. A total of 83 young people aged 18-30 from 65 countries along the Silk Road including China participated in the opening ceremony.
UNESCO and the Chinese National Commission for UNESCO co-organized the International Youth Forum, in collaboration with the municipal governments of Changsha.
During April 17th to 19th, the organizer would held several events including Opening ceremony, Parallel Sessions, High-tech firework show and cruising on the Xiangjiang River, Poem of the Time:Intangible Cultural Heritage Exhibition, Image of Changsha: Field visiting to Orange Island and Fiery Palace & Pottery Making Interactive Experience, etc., and Closing Ceremony.
Changsha, located in central China, was richly endowed with beautiful scenery and had brought forward numerous men of talent. With its name and site unchanged over the past 3000 years, the city had been listed in the first 24 famous historic and cultural cities in China. Changsha was the cradle of Chu-Han Culture and the source of Huxiang culture. Changsha had become a place where the forest coveraged rate exceeded 53% percent and human and nature co-exist harmoniously. Hence it is awarded as "Green City" at the Global Forum of Human Settlement, and listed in the first batch of national outstanding tourism cities and exemplary cities for ecological construction.