Hengshui is the hometown of inside painting, which has been included in the National Intangible Cultural Heritage of China.
Wang Xisan, father of the Ji-style of inside painting, is a master of Chinese arts and crafts. Heis the only person in China to be given the Chinese Arts and Crafts Lifetime Achievement Award, and the only person in the world to be granted the honorary title of “Inside Painting Master” by The International Snuff Bottle Society.
The Xisan Inside Paintings Museum set up by Wang is an A-level tourist attraction which earned the title ahead of many others in Hengshui. In the museum, you can learn about the evolution of the methods of inside-painting of snuff bottles,, appreciate master Xisan’s representative work, The Portrait of Previous Presidents of America, and also attempt the extremely difficult inside-painting technique yourself.