Guilin - Dragon Boat Festival 2021: Catching fish in the Rice Terrace

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Dragon Boat Festival 2021: Catching fish in the Rice Terrace

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(16 reviews)
Guilin, Guilin, China
45 mins

About the tour

Dragon Boat Festival: The annual Dragon Boat Festival is a special time of year throughout China, and you are invited to join us in Longshen Zhuang and Yao Autonomous Region as our guide Yvonne shares this celebration with special traditional activities. The Dragon Boat Festival is one of three major national holidays in China and happens on June 14th and 15th this year, which follows the Fifth day of the Fifth Month on the Chinese Lunar Calendar. The festival includes a wide range of traditional festival activities such as wooden boat racing, making special food, wearing Perfume Pouches, hanging Chinese mugwort and calamus on doors. Most incredible is that each Minority Group has their own tradition to celebrate this festival. Tour Summary: When the rice turns slightly to a yellow color, the glutinous fish raised in the paddy fields also begin to get ready to be a delicious dish of fish. Catching fish in rice fields is a hidden mystery of all farming activities. To catch fish accurately in a muddy paddy field requires quick hands and quick eyes, as well as accurate judgment and strain. The life of the people in the country is plain, but full. Although they lack the unique taste of the city, they are always full of the original flavors of nature. For a simple farmer, only those who have planted seedlings and cut rice in the countryside will have indelible feelings of vegetation in his heart. Those rich and prosperous terraces have derived a rich and colorful rice culture. Please come to join our local guide in Guilin for the special experience during the festival. Note: The event time will be adjusted according to weather conditions and live TV broadcasts.

Meet Jenny's China Tours

Jenny's China Tours

Jenny’s China Tours provides custom and private tours to Shanghai, Beijing, Xi'an, Chengdu, Guilin and throughout China. Our guides are China experts, speak great English and love sharing the history and culture of China with visitors. We have been delighted to share different parts of China virtually with new friends. We look forward to your visit. Meet our guides: Cassie: Our Chengdu expert was born in Chendu and shares the life of Pandas, city culture and history with energy and enthusiasm. She has been an expert guide since 2013 and loves travel, public speaking and meeting people from different cultures. Alice: Probably our most outgoing guide, Alice is our Shanghai expert and goes above and beyond with every tour to make sure customers are happy and fulfilled. An avid traveler, she is the consumate professional and is always eager to share the history and culture of Shanghai. Amber: Our Beijing expert became a tour guide after graduating college and has a passion for travel and is always planning her next trip. She delights in sharing the Great Wall, Tianenman Square, the Forbidden City and the culture of Beijing. Susan: Our expert Chengdu guide loves sharing Chengdu culture and history with visitors. She also has a passion for reading and has visited over 20 countries! This has helped her understand each country’s unique culture. Apple: You won’t meet a more optimistic guide than our Shanghai expert Apple. As a local Shanghainese, she shares the city’s rapid ascent to modernity along with historic treasures of the Bund, Tianzifang and old Shanghai. Eva: Our Xi’an expert is a master guide with over 16 years of experience and loves sharing the history of Xi’an’s Terra Cotta Warriors, the last standing city wall all of Xi’an’s famous spots. She never misses a question and eager to share. Sally: As a native Xi’an resident, Sally is an expert on her hometown and enjoys sharing its history and secrets. As a guide of over 20 years and a degree from Xi’an Foreign Language University, you won’t find a better ambassador to get to know Xi’an. Yvonne: Our Guilin expert, Yvonne, used to be a translator before becoming a guide with over 15 years of experience now. With impeccable English and knowledge of Guilin, she lovers showing the amazing sights and history of this unique region of China.

What to expect

Get ready for something special. We’re travelling to Guilin with no passport, no plane ticket and no luggage. And yet you’ll experience all the sights, sounds and stories with just your laptop, favorite snack and an amazing content creator.

The tour will last about 45 mins and will be live-streamed by your content creator directly from Guilin. Forget about slideshows or pre-recorded videos, this is a live broadcast and anything can happen!

While on the tour you’ll be able to see a full screen video of your content creator and their surroundings, interact with them and other travellers through the live chat, see where you are in the world on a map and show your appreciation with a tip.

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Reserve your spot by selecting a time to book. Once done, you’ll be able to see your reservations on your Trips page and we’ll send you an email confirmation with a link to join the tour.

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Reviews from travellers

Annette H.

15 June 2021

Lovely tour and amazing views.

Sandie W.

15 June 2021

Didn't get to see the flying fish being caught but this was outside the guide's control. Really good tour instead. Fascinating to see the rice fields and hear all about local life. Excellent tour.


15 June 2021


Margaret H.

14 June 2021

Enjoyed the tour

Debbie P.

13 June 2021

It was definitely worth getting up in the middle of the night to see the lovely rice terraces and mountain views.

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