（中外新闻社 中外新闻网记者 王子良 端敏）2023年2月24日，由中外新闻社总裁韦燕率希腊共和国驻华大使埃夫耶尼奥斯•卡尔佩里斯阁下及夫人，泰王国驻华大使阿塔育•习萨目阁下及夫人，斯里兰卡驻华大使帕利塔•科霍纳博士，孟加拉驻华使馆商务参赞穆罕默德•蒙苏尔•乌丁先生及夫人，牙买加驻华大使馆商务代表杜文•普拉斯先生等中外新闻社大使俱乐部使节参访厦门筼筜书院。
February 24th, 2023, President of Home and Abroad New Press Mrs. Wei Yan led the foreign diplomat group, Ambassador of Greece to China H.E. Mr. Evgenios Kalpyris and wife, Ambassador of Thailand to China H.E. Mr. Arthayudh Srisamoot and wife, Ambassador of Sri Lanka to China H.E. Dr. Palitha Kohona, Commercial Counselor of Bangladesh Embassy in China Mr. Mohammad Monsour Uddin and wife and the representative of Jamaican embassy in China, Mr. Durvan Pryce to visit Yundang Academy in Xiamen.
It is a high-standard "City Meeting Room". In September 2017, as a place for the bilateral meeting between the leaders of China and Russia during the BRICS Summit, Yundang Lake has become famous worldwide since then. The ambassadors and diplomats from various countries personally saw and felt the ecological construction of Xiamen city and itswell-maintained heritage and well-protected historical culture.
Yundang Academy is the first modern academy in Xiamen and is located in the eastern part of the national park -- Beluga Park. Yundang is the elegant name for bamboo, and the academy is named after it. Since then, there has been an additional place on the shore of Yundang Lake, surrounded by bamboo forests and water, where new knowledge can be cultivated through consultation with the ancient wisdom.
The ambassadors walked through a bamboo lane amidst the sound of cicadas, and the Yundang Lake unfolded in front of them like an ink painting. The four characters "Yundang Academy" in the front door of the academy are written by Mr. Rao Zongyi, a great scholar of Chinese culture, in a simple and powerful manner. The style of the academy inherits the classical pattern of traditional Chinese academy architecture, blending traditional southern Fujian architectural style with modern elements in addition to the ancient Chinese charm.
The ambassadors walked through the academy, which consists of three building complexes. The main building is centrally located in the middle of the park and is the thematic functional room of the academy. The main building consists of three parts: lecture hall, exhibition hall and children's reading area.
The ambassadors stepped into the main hall, where the venue of the 9th meeting of BRICS leaders in September 2017 was still presented, and the bilateral event between China and Russia was held in Yundang Academy, which, as a witness of this historical moment, has won praise from all sides for its ancient and elegant architecture and decoration.
Ambassador of Greece to China H.E. Mr. Evgenios Kalpyris expressed with emotion, I came to Xiamen for the first time and it is truly beautiful. Here is the perfect balance of human and the nature. Because of the BRICS Summit, Yundang Academy attracted global attentions. It has become another cultural card of Xiamen. What a wonderful trip!
At the end of the tour, all diplomats took a group photo with the Yundang Lake to record this wonderful moment with ancient culture and heritage.