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|Nr. of travelers||2 pax||3~5 pax||6~9 pax|
|Apr. 2017 to Jan. 2018||TBA||TBA||TBA|
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Meals: Chinese Lunch
Your Dragon Boat Racing tour starts after much needed breakfast, our Sublime China travel guide will pick you up at your hotel lobby, officially jump starting your new adventure.
Along the way, you'll get to see beautiful Guangzhou, also known to many westerners as Canton. Guangzhou is China's busiest trade center, an industrial and commercial capital and the third-largest city in the country; boasting over 14.04 million people.
Located on Pearl River, about 120 km north-northwest of Hong Kong, Guangzhou has a reputation of over 2200 years of being a main "road line" of the famous Silk Road.
The city is also known for being a "shopping heaven" as well, featuring high-quality products at low prices. Your most notables are: Shangxiajiu Road; Beijing Road; and the Shifu Road commercial area. If you stroll down any one, you'll find famous shopping areas honoring timeless brands.
But there's more to Guangzhou than great shopping, the city has a nightlife as well. It offers a wide range of choices of nightlife hangouts. For visitors interested in lively parties, you'll want check out the Huanshi Road which is loved by tourists and white collars; Yanjiang Road is another gem located along the Pearl River featuring widely popular options for the young and brave; and then we have the Baietan area which is developed from an old village and today is more like a night fair.
There's a lot of history as well, so feel free to ask your Dragon Boat Racing tour guide if you have any questions.
We make our first stop at the Chen Clan Family Mansion, a legendary Guangzhou abode featuring the Chen Clan family. Located at Zhongshan 7th Road, the Chen Clan Ancestral Hall is an interesting complex made up of 19 buildings with nine halls and six courtyards. You'll find a lot of traditional art, wood carvings and pottery. Today, it's an arts and crafts museum but its structural engineering marks the typical representation of classical architecture and style in the Guangdong province.
From there we head to the Nanyue King Museum, a historical and cultural round-up of Guangdong. It's the oldest and largest Han tomb with 10 exhibition halls.
The funerary antiquities date back to the Han Dynasty and are all well-preserved in the tomb with an area of 14,000 sq. m, which shows the splendid culture in the Linnan area (south of the Nanling Mountain). We continue to tour through the museum until we're ready to eat lunch, a classic and local Chinese meal, of course.
After we re-energize and replenish over lunch, we take a stroll inside the Yuexiu Park, an area made up of three artificial lakes: Dongxiu, Nanxiu and Beixiu.
Here, we pay a visit to one of the most reputable landmarks of Guangzhou, the five-goat sculpture. Legend has it that 5 celestial beings came to visit Guangzhou, all wearing magical robes, riding goats, carrying an ear of grain to the city and wished for the city to be free of famine. The statue was a way to honor these beings and acts as a reminder.
After we tour trough the five-goat sculpture, your dragon boat racing tour group heads over to see the "grand finale." This is when we make our way to Pearl River and join the locals to watch the Dragon Boat Tournament.
Upon arrival, you'll feel the gravity of the competitive atmosphere at the Dragon Boat Festival. Dragon Boat Racing is a traditional cultural event in China and it's often considered the Super Bowl of Dragon Boat culture.
Note: Each year, the Dragon Boat Race in Guangzhou is held in June. It usually starts at 14:00 pm. and it's also important to note that the racing teams beat gongs and drums for about an hour before the Dragon Boat tournament begins. When it's time to go in, the crowd will go into the riverside where we will watch the world's best Dragon Boat racers fight for the championship.
Remember: The Dragon Boat Racing Tour is without fixed seating. So we'll get to stand among the locals and cheer for the players we want to win...Or lose. Without question, this is a high-intensity game and lasts for about half an hour.
When the race is over, your Dragon Boat racing tour group heads back to home base and your Sublime China travel guide will escort you back to your hotel in Guangzhou.
For more information about this must-experience Dragon Boat racing tour call us at 1-888-373-6882.
Festival, Historic, Museum
Attractions: Chen Clan Family Mansion, Dragon Boat Race, Nanyue King Museum, Western Han Nanyue King’s Tomb Museum, Yuexiu Park
Cities visited: Guangzhou
Provinces visited: Guangzhou
Ideal seasons: Winter, Summer, Spring, Autumn
Ideal audiences: Seniors, Singles, Couples, Dating, Family
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Type of transportation: Private Car