Artists from Taiwan travel to mainland to promote cultural, tourism exchanges
When tourists approach the Rocks Can Sing art zone in Beigang village, Fujian province, they can enjoy the sights of artists using rocks to make music and people sipping coffee at a cafe in rock houses.
Rocks Can Sing is an art project that covers accommodation, live music, a restaurant, a cafe and a souvenir store. Currently, a total of 10 young people from the Chinese mainland and Taiwan, including Taiwan resident Lin I-chen and her boyfriend Liao Che-wei, work at the art project.
The art zone promotes cultural and tourism exchanges across the Taiwan Straits in Pingtan county, which lies 126 kilometers west of Taiwan.
Pingtan is an island county in eastern Fujian, consisting of more than 100 islets.
In June 2015, Lin, her brother and her sister-in-law traveled to Pingtan to sell tea leaves and handicrafts from Taiwan.
Impressed by the local rock houses, they decided to rent the rock houses to start homestays and other businesses in Beigang village.
Their Rocks Can Sing art quickly became a success.
Some artists from Taiwan have traveled to the village to seek inspiration. project
Lin I-chen (right) and her boyfriend Liao Che-wei play with dogs in front of a coffee shop at the Rocks Can Sing art zone in Beigang village on Sept 6.