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Mooncake town in N China's Inner Mongolia

CNC
Added On September 15, 2019

 Fengzhen is located on the east of Hohhot, the capital of north China's Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region.

Famous for its mooncakes, the township is getting more lively when China's traditional festival Mid-autumn Day comes. 
 
CNC takes you there to have a look.
 
Fengzhen mooncake is believed to originate in Longshengzhuang Town, about 50 minutes' driving from Fengzhen township, from more than 100 years ago.
 
Chang Sanwen is a 66-year-old mooncake maker in the town. He has devoted his life to mooncake-making. With over 50 years of baking experience, Chang's makings are both delicious and glamorously looking.
 
Soundbite(CHINESE) CHANG SANWEN, Inheritor of Intangible Cultural Heritage of Inner Mongolia
 
"We mix the fried linseed oil, syrup of red sugar and flour into a dough, and wait till the dough grows, and cut it into smaller doughs, then press and bake these doughs with sesames and linseed oil on the surface. "
 
The house of Chang Sanwen is a “history museum” of mooncake making ranging over 100 years.
 
Soundbite(CHINESE) CHANG SANWEN, Inheritor of Intangible Cultural Heritage of Inner Mongolia
 
"My grand grandfather started to make mooncake when he was 14 years old. He moved to Fengzhen at the age of 31. And my family has passed on the technique."
 
Now people from all over the country flock into Fengzhen for the traditional delicacy.
 
Soundbite(CHINESE) SHI KAILIN, Customer
 
"I come from Datong, Shanxi Province. Fengzhen mooncake is well known in Datong, so we always drive here to buy mooncakes when mid-autumn festival comes."
 
There are 162 mooncake producing enterprises in Fengzhen. These years, they have purchased new equipment and expanded the production capacity to meet the increasing demands.