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2014 Culture Travel Experiencing Season of Offering Sacrifices to the Sea of Qinghai Lake Opens

On 11th July, Erlang Sword scenic spots of Qinghai Lake hosts traditional ceremony of offering sacrifices to the sea to wish that the country flourishes and people live in peace, people and animal prosper, and grains harvest. And then, the stage play “Saintly Qinghai Lake” with culture of offering sacrifices to the sea paid most attention to and made by staff of Qinghai Lake scenic spots, provide tourists from China and other nations with a chance to appreciate the beautiful views and also experience cultural connotation of intangible cultural heritage.

   There is over one thousand years’ history of offering sacrifices to the sea among people around Qinghai Lake. 15th June of lunar calendar every year is one day of offering sacrifices to the sea on the south side of Qinghai Lake. Shamen of temples and herdsmen around the lake voluntarily come to Erlang Sword scenic spot to host the massive sermon ceremony of offering sacrifices to the sea in order to express owes and reverence to “Saintly Qinghai Lake” as well as wish the harmonious co-existence between men and nature.

   The stage play “Saintly Qinghai Lake” with culture of offering sacrifices to the sea is created from history background of offering sacrifices to the sea of Qinghai Lake and myth tales, including 5sections: ancient calling, source of offering sacrifices to the sea, holy lake sacrificing, western sea happy singing and green sea. This play adopts songs and dances to directly present majestic and sacred ceremony for offering sacrifices to the sea to demonstrate local conditions and customs by the side of Qinghai Lake and non-material cultural heritage of sacrificing the sea, and convey the beautiful wish of harmony between man and nature.

   Tourists of Zhang Liting’s family from Jiangsu say that it’s a wonderful day of seeing the beautiful natural views in Qinghai Lake, experiencing the culture of offering sacrifices to the sea, appreciating stage play and understanding the local human landscapes.

   Since May of this year, Qinghai Lake scenic spots host Bird Island Travel season of Qinghai Lake with the theme of “Get Close to the Nature, Take Care of Birds”, “International Sculpture and Land Art Tour Season of Qinghai Lake”, cultural tour experiencing season of offering sacrifices to the sea of Qinghai Lake in succession aiming to further richen tour culture connotation of Qinghai Lake, make more tourists know Qinghai Lake and walk into Qinghai Lake.