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Hangzhou’s Spring Festival Activities 2017-05-11
As Spring Festival is almost here the pace of Hangzhou seems to be slowing down and everyone everywhere is starting to get ready for their annual celebrations. If you are looking for alternative ways in which to celebrate this festival then many of Hangzhou’s scenic areas have also prepared a wide variety of Spring Festival activities. Listed below are some of them …

Hangzhou Safari World Animal Temple Fair



January 28, 2017 to February 11, 2017

Earth Square
220RMB per person

During the 2017 Spring Festival, from the first day of the first lunar month to the 15th day, Hangzhou Safari World will be hosting an extraordinary temple fair which, compared with traditional Chinese temple fairs, is all about animals.

Hangzhou Safari World Animal Temple Fair

Highlights:
1. An abundance of snacks;
2. A wide variety of Spring Festival merchandise;
3. Show-stopping folk art performances and funny clown interactions;
4. Thrilling amusement rides;
5. The opportunity to feed cute animals;
6. In the “Samba Genie Tribe”, surprises are in store for those whose zodiac sign is this year’s rooster.

Qiandao Lake Wenyuan Lion City Spring Festival Activities



January 14 to January 27, 2017

Lion City, Qiandao Lake
86-571-58708777

Highlights:
Joyful Spring Festival
A number of rarely-seen Chinese traditional performances such as lion dancing, bamboo horse dancing and walking on stilts are waiting to entertain you in Qiandao Lake Wenyuan Lion City.

Qiandao Lake Wenyuan Lion City

Folk Activities
Grand folk activities like the Chinese God of Fortune parading through the streets, a torch relay, dragon lantern parade, lion parade and bamboo horse parade will all be on show for visitors to see. In addition, visitors can experience making the renowned fried glutinous puddings and sampling the traditional Chinese Spring Festival longevity noodles and fruity wines.

Watching Operas
Opera masters will be performing excerpts from all different types of opera including Muju opera, Peking Opera and Huangmei Opera.

Interactive Games
Competitive games, wrist wrestling and a rooster competition are ready and waiting for you to try – maybe you will win your first New Year battle!

Gaoting International Dreamy Light Festival



16:30 to 22:00 until February 14, 2017 (except January 27)

50 RMB per person
Hangzhou Gaoting Qiantao Garden
take bus No. 335, 345, 359 and 535 to the bus stop of Qiantao Garden (千桃园: qian tao yuan)

During the festival season, Hangzhou Gaotingshan Mountain Scenic Area is putting on a grandiose light show, the ideal place to celebrate Chinese Spring Festival, and the Western Valentine’s Day.

Gaoting International Dreamy Light Festival

Highlights:
1. Hanging in the 133200 sq m area are 58 million landscape lights;
2. The light show is said to be as splendid as any of the Top Three Light Festivals in the world;

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The Art of the Guqin2017-11-21
Guqin, is a traditional Chinese musical instrument with a history that spans at least three thousand years. Ranked first in the following top four traditional Chinese arts – Guqin, Chess, Calligraphy and Painting, Guqin has long been considered as the symbol of elegance and has been the long-chosen musical accompaniment for singing ancient scholars. To know or to master the art of the Guqin, then the following influential places in Hangzhou are a good place to start.
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