Dragon Boat Festival can't be without dragon boats! As the hometown of dragon boat, the most anticipated programme for Foshan people is the dragon boat race!
Can dragon boat drift like acar? In Foshan, the most spectacular dragon boat race is the Diejiao dragonboat drifting in Guicheng.
Video to review the dragonboat drifting
From June 7 to 10, there will be "fast and furious" dragon boat drifting in several different waterways in Guicheng, Nanhai. Drifting contests on four areas in several differentwaterways including shape S, shape C, shape L and straight track with different degrees of difficulty will bring Foshan Dragon Boat Season to its peak!
In Diejiao water village, rivers are arranged in a crisscross pattern and a river with an average widthof six meters is formed, which limits dragon boats going side by side and onlysupports a single ship timing race. The 25-meter dragon boat drifts on themulti-bend river channels and hundreds of dragon boats compete their speed and skill in narrow curved tracks, which is a perfect combination of skill and power.
In addition to the most exciting Diejiao dragon boat drifting, there are also these wonderful dragon boat events waiting for you!
Colorful Dragon Boat Culture Festival
In Foshan, in addition to the dragon boat race, there is also a kind of dragon boat activity called "night dragontour"! Dozens of dragon boats will be dressed with gongs and drums, umbrellas and lanterns, fully showing the beauty of dragon boat.
Night dragon tour is rare inGuangdong, which is a unique feature of Ronggui traditional dragon boatculture, showing different beauty of dragon boat to the public.
587-year-old “Yanbu Dragon Boat”
Yanbu old dragon boat in Nanhai is 587 years old this year. With a total length of 36.8 meters (not including the head and tail) and a weight up to 4 tons. Being made of Belian (a kind of wood), it can accommodate 86 people and is one of the oldest dragon boats in China.
This century-old dragon boat is no longer involved in the dragon boat race, and it only appears in the dragon boat parade. Both the dragon boat head and tail are preserved in YanbuHuaguang Temple, while the dragon boat body is kept in Sanxin Village in Yanbu.
This year, Yanbu Dragon will be “dressed up” to participate in the dragon boat parade with Pantang DragonBoat. Just don’t miss the wonderful event!
Time: June 8, 1: 00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Location: Yanbu Dachong, Dali Nanhai
Huangqi Dragon Boat Festival
One of the largest dragonboat races in Dali Nanhai! Since the Daoguang Period of the Qing Dynasty, there will be dragon boat races on the fifth day of the first lunar month, and citizens will scramble to watch the race and wash with the dragon-boatwater...presenting an exciting atmosphere.
Time: June 10, 1:30 p.m.
Location: The Huangqi Longmu Temple of Dali Nanhai
Located in the back-land of the Pearl River Delta Area, the unique and superior natural condition gave birth to Foshan's profound dragon boat culture.“Foshan dragon boat is apioneer in Guangdong and even in China.” Yu Hanqiao, secretary-general of Chinese Longzhou Association praised. Dragon boat race represents the spirit for people to fight for a better life together.