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In pics: Cen's Shipyard in Zhoushan

Updated : 2018-07-16 (Xinhua)


Workers apply lacquer to a custom-made wooden tourism boat at Cen's Shipyard in Zhoushan, East China's Zhejiang province, July 13, 2018. [Photo by Xu Yu/Xinhua]

Established by a shipbuilding family, the Cen's Shipyard in Zhoushan has been making wooden ships and boats for over a century.

Shipbuilders here have inherited a series of traditional skills which include material selection, ship assembling, as well as decorative carving and painting.

The whole set of techniques have been listed as a state-level intangible cultural heritage of China in 2008. The shipyard runs its business on a made-to-order basis, building most of its ships for the tourism industry. It also operates a dedicated museum to display traditional shipbuilding contents for tourists.

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