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Tourism Festivals in China

Brief Introduction

Harbin Ice and Snow Festival
Harbin Ice and Snow Festival
China boasts many picturesque locations. Different places are characterized by diverse places of interest. In order to make these scenic locations better known to people and publicize the country's culture in general, the governments in different regions organize festivals which utilize local tourist resorts. Because these feasts are closely linked with the famous local scenic places and are full of amusements and activities which give visitors an insight into local customs in a relaxed atmosphere, they are known as tourist festivals.

Below are some of the most important and famous tourist celebrations in China; each of which has its own distinctive characteristics.


January
   Harbin Ice and Snow Festival
   Spring Festival Flower Fair
February
   Lantern Festival in Zigong Sichuan
April
   Hainan International Coconut Festival
   Luoyang Peony Fair
   Weifang International Kite Festival
   Chang'an Annual lnternational Calligraphy Meeting
   Fujian Mazu Festival
June
   Yueyang International Dragon Boat Festival
July
   Jiayuguan Pass International Glider Festival
   Mt. Wutai International Tourist Month
August
   Qingdao International Beer Festival
   Xinjiang Grape Festival
September
   Dalian International Fashion Festival
   Xian Ancient Culture Art Festival
   Zhengzhou International Shaolin Martial Arts Festival
   Qufu International Confucius Culture Festival
   Zhangjiajie International Forest Festival
   Suzhou Silk Tourist Festival
   Shanghai Huangpu Tourist Festival
   Hubei Three Gorges Art Festival
October and November
   Huangshan Mountain International Tourist Festival
   Jingdezhen International Pottery and Porcelain Festival
   Guilin Scenery Festival


October and November:

 1. Huangshan Mountain International Tourist Festival

Huangshan Mountain International Tourist Festival
Mt. Huangshan International Tourist Festival
Date: October
Place: Mt. Huangshan, Anhui Province
Activities: Since the Huangshan Mountain International Tourist Festival was held in 1991 the first time, it 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 happy event. 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.

  2. Jingdezhen International Pottery and Porcelain Festival

Visitors can make porcelain in the Jingdezhen International Pottery and Porcelain Festival
Craftsman making pottery, Jingdezhen
Date: October (October 1 to 31)
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 it, every visitor can learn a lot about the porcelain history and Jingdezhen.

  3. Guilin Scenery Festival

Admire the Guilin scenery during Li River Cruise
Admire the Guilin scenery, Li River Cruise
Date: October 31 to November 8
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.