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. Governments in different regions organize tourism festivals in order to make local scenic locations better known to people and publicize the country's culture in general. 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.

Below are some of top famous and important tourist celebrations in China; each of which has its own distinctive characteristics.
   Harbin Ice and Snow Festival
   Spring Festival Flower Fair
   Lantern Festival in Zigong Sichuan
   Hainan International Coconut Festival
   Luoyang Peony Fair
   Weifang International Kite Festival
   Chang'an Annual lnternational Calligraphy Meeting
   Fujian Mazu Festival
   Yueyang International Dragon Boat Festival
   Jiayuguan Pass International Glider Festival
   Mt. Wutai International Tourist Month
   Qingdao International Beer Festival
   Xinjiang Grape Festival
   Dalian International Fashion Festival
   Xi'an 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

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

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.

Admire the Guilin scenery during Li River Cruise
Admire the Guilin scenery, Li River Cruise

  3. Guilin Scenery Festival

Date: October 31 to November 8
Place: Guilin, Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region

Activities: Guilin is a city surrounded by the picturesqueLi 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.

- Last updated on Nov. 04, 2021 -
Questions & Answers on Tourism Festivals in China
Asked by Cheryl from USA | Jan. 27, 2016 22:41Reply
We were planning to travel to Shanghai during the Spring Festival.
How will the festival affect our visit to Shanghai during the February 9 through 15, 2016? Wondering if the usual tourist attractions will be open. What things might be closed and which days will they be closed? Also will public transportation around the city be affected during this time? Will all the costs of hotels, food, transportation, etc. be more expensive during this time?
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Answered by Hank from GERMANY | Jan. 28, 2016 21:52

Cheryl, the tourist attractions are open during the festival. However, I am afraid that you might encounter the crowds because more and more Chinese people also take this opportunity to go out for trips. I am afraid that many restaurants are still closed when you come. If possible, you'd better not visit the sites a bit far from the city on Feb. 12 and 13. People will get back to work from their hometowns. So the buses and trains will be crowded. And I think hotel and food prices might be higher than often.
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