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Fun and festivities in China - celebrations, festivals and cultural events

The Forbidden City, Beijing Traveling during local holidays is a unique opportunity to discover the country's culture and traditions from the inside. The most famous national holiday is Chinese New Year symbolizing the coming of spring. In late January - early February, the country plunges into a festive atmosphere: everywhere there are active preparations, brightly decorated buildings and dwellings, New Year's sales. Many state institutions do not work on these days. The main Chinese tradition for this day is gathering at a big table as a family, cooking traditional and sweet rice dumplings. On the New Year's morning, it is customary to present children red envelopes with money inside.
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The main festival of the end of winter is the Dragon Festival, which is celebrated between April 20 and 25. Every year, the city of Weifang hosts the International Kite Festival, the opening of which is impressive in its scale. It attracts many participants from China and tourists from all over the world. The event opens with a procession with a huge figure of a dragon at the head, followed by actors, dancers, and circus artists. The program includes Chinese kite championships, workshops, performances of artists, trade fairs. Fireworks symbolize the end of the fun.
In early March, the province of Shawan in Guangzhou hosts the eponymous festival. Be sure to go out into the street, join the atmosphere of general fun timed to the arrival of spring, see performances of street artists, taste traditional Cantonese dishes. In January, tourists are given the opportunity to see the combination of ancient and modern cultures of China at the Guangzhou Temple Fair. It's worthwhile to watch Chinese martial art shows, the ancient "Chaoshan Yingge" dance, whose history has about 3 thousand years, "lion" and "dragon" dances, as well as try national sweets. At night, hundreds of thousands of paper lanterns are launched into the sky. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
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"Duan Wu" better known as the Dragon Boat Festival is held annually on the fifth day of the fifth lunar month. The history of this event began more than one millennium ago. According to legend, during the Warring States period in 248 BC, the poet Qu Yuan was exiled from the city, and when the troops of the Qin Empire conquered the Kingdom of Chu, he threw himself into the river. Since then, people arrange dragon boat races on Chinese rivers, symbolically trying to find the poet's body. It is an official day off throughout the country.
Shanghai Tourists wishing to get into a fairy-tale world and take some impressive pictures should visit Changchun Ice and Snow Festival. It is held from November to February. The exposition changes several times because ice sculptures are short-lived. Here you can see replicas of world-famous architectural masterpieces, fairy-tale castles, figures of popular characters. The National Day of the People's Republic of China is an important holiday for the country when all Chinese citizens are eager to visit the capital's main square. All cities are festively decorated, state symbols can be seen at every step, and people have a whole week off.
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Yuanxiaojie is a lantern festival, which is traditionally celebrated right after Chinese New Year. There are many legends revealing the history of the tradition of lighting paper lamps. One of them relies on the fact that ancient monks meditated on the Buddha's relics on the fifteenth day of the first lunar month. It is known that it has been celebrated since 104 BC. Symbols of the holiday are a tiger, a narcissus, and a dragon. On the streets, there are burning dragons processions, dances, and colorful performances.
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Jiuzhaigou National Park

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The ideal place to explore the culture of China is the Jiuzhaigou National Park. Its name can be translated from Chinese as The Valley of the Nine Villages. This reserve is located in the north of Sichuan. It became known to the whole world for its amazing colored lakes and cascading waterfalls. There are several ancient villages in the reserve. The place is a landmark of world importance.

Despite the fact that in recent years the national park was visited by hundreds of thousands of travelers, it is still a great place for a soothing rest. The park has a number of valleys, each of which has its own unique attractions. In the Zhi Tsze valley you can stroll through the primeval forest, see several spectacular lakes, including the famous Five Flowers Lake. The Czechav valley is also famous … Read all

Chess Pavilion

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There is the sacred mountain of Hushan in China. Many fans of privacy and unusual sights dream about rising to its top. There, you can find the main and the greatest attraction - the Chess Pavilion. According to one legend, Emperor Zhao Kuangyin has been playing chess with the sage Chen Tuan in that pavilion. The emperor has lost three games to the sage, after which Chen Tuan became a full-fledged master of the mountains.

On top of the Hushan there is a long winding road, whose length is about 12 km. Almost all the way the narrow mountain trail is surrounded by cliffs. While climbing the mountain, you can see a lot of amazing natural and historical attractions. Many beautiful legends are associated with the pavilion. Besides it, there are several ancient temples. You can admire … Read all
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Attractions and entertainment in top cities of China

Shanghai
The amusement park Shuzhou Amusement Land is perfect for a family holiday. It is located in the immediate vicinity of Shanghai. The large Park is popular not only because of the huge choice of entertainments but because of an incredible design. It has a small indoor water park, many of the original carousels and a spacious panoramic area. The entertainment complex is literally surrounded by an abundance of greenery. Sometimes it is called "The eastern Disneyland". The fans of kart racing … Read more
Beijing
Tango Club has another interesting name - the Palace of Dancing. The most vivid discos of the city are held here. Guests will appreciate not only well-planned cultural events, but also attractive and stylish interior of the club. Those tourists, who like to relax in a convenient and relaxed atmosphere, should move their feet to a disco named Nasa. This facility is decorated in an original military theme. In this club you will see an army jeep, which is used as the club’s bar and a model of a … Read more
Guangzhou
The Sunflower Garden Park is one of the most romantic places in Guangzhou. It’s a great place to see numerous types of flowers as landscaping professionals create fancy looking flower compositions that always look different every year. Tourists will have a great opportunity to walk along charming sunflower fields, admire elegant floral arches and colorful compositions. Those, who are fond of more thrilling attractions, should definitely visit the Nanhu Amusement Park and enjoy numerous … Read more
Suzhou
An equally important feature of Suzhou is the variety of shops and markets, a walk along which promises to be no less exciting. Weitang Chinese Pearl and Gem City indoor market is characterized by favorable prices and a wide range of products. Here, visitors can buy stylish clothes and shoes, great gifts for loved ones, quality jewelry, and perfumes. Round Times Square stands out among numerous shopping malls. In addition to a huge selection of shopping pavilions, it is ready to offer visitors … Read more
Shenzhen
Sports fans will not be bored either, as there is a decent choice of sports complexes in the city and its surroundings. Mission Hills Golf Club stands out among many local golf centers. It will pleasantly surprise customers not only with its high-quality playgrounds but also with well-kept recreation areas, as well as affordable prices. A worthy competitor of the sports club is Juhao Golf located in a very picturesque area. Getting back to amazing natural beauties of Shenzhen, we cannot … Read more
Hangzhou
Tourists with children will simply fall in love with Hangzhou. As a rule, family visitors enjoy visiting Hangzhou Songcheng amusement park. This park is designed in the beautiful national style and offers an interesting cultural program in addition to a broad range of attractions and charming areas perfect for relaxation. It also has a theater that hosts interesting performances every day. Even more, Hangzhou Songcheng has a fantastic restaurant that offers mostly delicious national cuisine. … Read more
Xiamen
One of the major attractions of Xiamen is a variety of picturesque parks and entertainment centers. The Botanic Yuyuan Garden is very popular with the resort guests. It is incredibly large and well-kept and can become a perfect place for walks. In the garden, there is an interesting collection of bonsai trees and exotic flowers. It also includes a lovely pond and very interesting stone decorations. After walking along the garden, vacationers can drop in the comfortable restaurant. Shopping … Read more
Chengdu
The Giant Panda Breeding Research Base, a unique natural reserve, is very popular with nature admirers. For animals, there are fantastic conditions that are close to the natural habitat as much as possible. Besides giant pandas, the population of whose is endangered and at risk of extinction, a lot of other rare animals inhabit in the reserve. Here, you can see rare white storks and red pandas and visit the interesting museum dedicated to representatives of local fauna. After enjoying the … Read more

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