Thai princess plays Guzheng to hail Sino-Thai friendship-

Updated: 2012-08-17 23:10


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BANGKOK -- Thai Princess Chulabhorn Mahidol played Chinese musical instrument Guzheng on Friday night, as part of the fifth "Two Lands One Heart" musical and cultural exchange performance aimed at promoting bilateral relations between the two countries and peoples.

The performance at the Thailand Cultural Center in Bangkok, which attracted nearly a thousand audience, culminated in the Princess's playing of traditional Chinese music on the stringed instrument such as Chun Jiang Hua Yue Ye, or "Spring River in the moonlight" and Chang Xiang Si, or "Missing". The theme of the event was echoed by the Princess's finale Guzheng music titled " Two Lands One Heart".

A Chinese delegation of around 50 musicians and acrobats led by vice-cultural minister Yang Zhijin joined in the performance.

Yang watched the show along with Thai Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn and Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra.

The musical and cultural exchange performance, initiated by Princess Chulabhorn, have been held for four times in Thailand and China since 2001.

Princess Chulabhorn, the youngest daughter of the King and the Queen, revealed that the melodic sound of Guzheng enchanted her the first time she heard it on a visit to China 12 years ago.