Gulong Sauce Cultural Park
chinadaily.com.cn| Updated: Jun 17, 2019
To protect traditional handicrafts and carry forward China's sauce culture, Xiamen Gulong Food Co established the Gulong Sauce Cultural Park. It shows generations of Gulong’s inheritance of this 3,000-year-old sauce-making technique, serves as a cultural center of the sauce-making history in southern Fujian province and as a new driving force for developing the sauce culture industry. It is a window to show sauce culture to the world.
Gulong's ancient soy sauce-making technique originated during the Tang Dynasty (618-907). The technique includes weather exposure, microbial fermentation and handmade soy sauce aspergillus. The technique was listed as a provincial intangible cultural heritage in Fujian.
It has a 44,000-square-meter yard for traditional soy sauce making and over 60,000 jars for making the sauce, which won it a Guinness world record.
In addition to sauce, the cultural park also displays the culture of stone and wine, giving people a richer visiting experience. It includes a stone pavilion which houses stone collections of members of the Xiamen Stone Association, as well as a French-style, professional wine experience center.
The park is rated as a 3A national scenic spot, a provincial sightseeing factory, a provincial science popularization and education base, a practical base for Fujian's middle and primary school students, and was listed among the province's first batch of excellent creative tourism products. It welcomes over 300,000 visitors from home and abroad every year. Thanks to the charms of traditional culture, it attracts over 12,000 students from Wuhan and over 300 students from 32 countries and regions. TV shows such as National Geographic Channel's Route Awakening, CCTV’s A Bite of China Season Two, Homeland Dreamland, Happy Chinese, and Singapore Television's Are You Hokkien? are filmed there.