Harbin Ice and Snow Festival
Below are some of the most important and famous tourist celebrations in China; each of which has its own distinctive characteristics.
Mt. Huangshan International Tourist Festival
Place: Mt. Huangshan, Anhui Province
Activities: Since the Huangshan Mountain International Tourist Festival was held in 1991 the first time; the festival has been a favourite event and attracts numerous visitors from all over the world.
Rich and colorful activities are held during the festival including the traditional lantern fair, folk-custom performances, a painting and calligraphy exhibition and Huangshan specialties show. Visiting the famous Huangshan, the ancient Anhui traditional architectures, and the picturesque Shexian County are also important features of the festival. Not only the scenery of Huangshan can be admired, but also the history of Anhui Province and the custom of the local people can be learned.
Craftsman making pottery, Jingdezhen
Place: Jingdezhen, Jiangxi Province
Activities: Jingdezhen renowned for the delicate porcelain is reputed as the porcelain capital of China. In the Jingdenzhen International Pottery and Porcelain Festival, an exhibition of world pottery and porcelain products is held. Porcelains from Tang Dynasty (618 - 907) to Qing Dynasty (1644 - 1911) in Jingdezhen and porcelain works created by the modern eminent pottery masters are also held. Not only the choice porcelain works can be admired, visitors also have a chance to make and paint porcelain themselves. Some of the well-made ones can be left as exhibits. Through the festival, every visitor can learn a lot about the porcelain history and Jingdezhen.
Admire the Guilin scenery, Li River Cruise
Place: Guilin, Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region
Activities: Guilin is a city surrounded by the picturesque Li River and has many hills and unique rocks. Every year when the Guilin Scenery Festival is held, visitors have the best chance to admire the beautiful scenery and participate in the rich activities.
The festival is a combination of tourism and for admiring and participating in local custom. An ancient cultural tour of Guilin and other tours are organized. In the evening, the Li River Lantern fair, a bonfire evening on the Love Island and folk singing and dance performance are presented to visitors. Visitors are also offered a self-service barbecue while watching the performances.