On June 18 the 17th Xiaoshan Festival of Red Bayberry in Dujia Village will kick off in Hangzhou Eco-park in Dujia Village (杜家村), Suoqian Town (所前镇)，Xiaoshan District (萧山区). The festival, held consecutively now for 16 years, honours this old-time imperial tribute and is a must for all bayberry lovers.
The red bayberries needed for this scrumptious June festival are all produced in Dujia Village which has a time-honoured history in the cultivation of this delicious fruit. The history of the locals cultivating red bayberry can be traced back to some 1,700 years ago. In fact Dujia Bayberry gained its fame during the Northern Song Dynasty when it was served as an imperial tribute. In 2010 Suoqian Town, which administers Dujia Village, was listed as the first town to be honoured as ‘The Hometown of Red Bayberry in China’ and now it owns nearly 8,000 square kilometers of red bayberry plantations and the annual production of red bayberry in this area can reach up to 1,200,000 kilograms.
Besides some traditional activities like tasting Dujia red bayberry and touring Suoqian Town, a cultural festival given by the locals will also tastefully satisfy its visitors.
Qiandao Lake in summer has many to offer and to enjoy the coolness of water in the lake and mountain streams are must-have. We did a thorough research ahead of time and hereby have collected a complete water fun guide of Qiandao Lake for you! Read on to learn more...
In order to improve the high-speed railway connection system and promote the construction of scenic areas in the whole region, Qiandao Lake opened its direct tourist buses to rural scenic areas on July 1. That is to say, people who are at the Qiandao Lake High-Speed Railway Station can take these buses directly to such rural scenic areas as the Xiajiang Village Scenic Area, the Shilin Scenic Area and the Jiangjia Scenic Area. These three routes pass through Fengshuling Town, Lishang Township, Shilin Town, Jieshou Village and Jiangjia Town. It will be more convenient for tourists to reach these scenic areas.