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Rice cake-making in Cicheng Town

The New Year Cake, one of the offerings for the Gods during Spring Festival, has a metaphorical meaning of wishing for a better life year after year. Just as people in South China see steamed bread signifying fortune and people in North China see dumplings signifying gold bullions, rice cakes are a likewise symbol for this part of China.

Traditional bay salt making

The Xiangshan Bay Salt industry has quite a long history. During the Tang Dynasty, the people of Xiangshan were already using an indigenous method to boil salt. During the Song Dynasty people used mud and dust to make bittern, then boil bittern into salt crystal. In the Yuan Dynasty people called bay salt 'boil wave'......

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