COLOMBO -The origins of the Chinese culture traces back thousands of years and is considered as one of the world’s oldest cultures. With a rich history of more than 5000 years, it is the epitome of elegance, considering its exquisite heritage and beguiling customs and traditions. The Chinese culture features an abundance of material and spiritual values, unchanged over millennia. In spite of the influence from outside and numerous invasions, the Chinese culture preserved its individuality and unique identity. Chinese culture includes customs and traditions, music, dances, painting, language, cuisine, clothing and applied art.