Water Festival Makes a Splash in Tonglu
Picturesque Tonglu of Hangzhou has verdant mountains as well (as) a scenic water landscape, and this summer in July, The China Tonglu Leisure Village Tourism Festival will greet us with a splash by providing us with a festival of fun in Fuchun River.
What to expect:
Opening Ceremony of 2017 Fuchun River Water Festival
Time: Saturday July 8 at 09:30
Venue: Tianmuxi Rafting Wharf (天目溪漂流码头)
a. Water Yoga Performance Plus Guqin Performance
Time: 10:00 to 10:15
Venue: Tianmuxi Wharf
Intro: Yoga experts will perform yoga moves on rafts, which enhances the peace and tranquility of Tianmu Stream even more and demonstrates the harmony between man and nature. Accompanied by Guqin and lucid waters, this is a relaxing way to satisfy the senses.
b. Tiamuxi Rafting Competition
Time: 10:20 to 11:30
Venue: Tianmuxi Rafting Wharf
Intro: This is the highlight of the opening ceremony, which combines fun with fierce competition. It will raise the curtain of the Tonglu water tour.
Red Lantern Beer Gathering
Time: every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday from July to August (reservations needed for other times)
Venue: Red Lantern Wood Holiday Zone
Intro: The evening gathering is a combination of beer and passion, a village party to set your body and mind free, and a carnival full of splashing water. With a bottle of beer and a tray of spiral snails on hand, the experience is surely a tasteful one. The chance to perform on stage and various awards are also available!
Yaolin Wonderland Watermelon Festival
Time: every Saturday and Sunday from July to August
Venue: Miaofeng Garden, Yaolin Wonderland (瑶琳仙境妙峰苑)
Intro: In sweltering temperatures, a piece of ice-cold watermelon is heaven to the lips. Besides the cool 17 degrees Celsius inside Yaolin Wonderland, the scenic area also provides tourist groups with ice-cold watermelons.
Daqishan Bamboo Forest
Time: every Saturday and Sunday from July and August
Venue: Bamboo Forest Zone, Daqishan National Forest Park
Intro: Daqishan Mountain in summertime is extremely beautiful. Paths are flanked by bamboos which lead towards the deep section of the forest where it is secluded and extremely cool.
The sun is shining and the autumn wind is just right. In such good weather, it is a good idea to travel back in time in the Hangzhou Confucius Temple. Here, you can cultivate your mind and soul. In the temple, tablets can be seen everywhere, positioning people instantly in the ancient seat of learning in the capital city of the Southern Song Dynasty. Here, you can stop and appreciate the ancient moss-covered stone tiles, which seems to narrate the thousands-of-year history of the Confucius Temple.