Shanghai - Dragon Boat Festival 2021: Dragon Boat Racing and Jinji Lake view

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Dragon Boat Festival 2021: Dragon Boat Racing and Jinji Lake view

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(10 reviews)
Suzhou, Shanghai, 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 incredibe is that each Minority Group has their own tradition to celebrate this festival. Tour Summary: Dragon boat racing is the best known of the Dragon Boat Festival activities in China and has been selected as a National Intangible Cultural Heritage. It is popular in southern China. The origin can be traced back to the Warring States period over 2000 years ago. The custom includes spiritual activities such as worshiping Cao'e, Quyuan and the god of water or dragon. The dragon boat race has been introduced to neighboring countries such as Japan, Vietnam and the United Kingdom. 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 Chengdu 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 traveller, she is the consummate 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, Tiananmen 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. •Lee: Lee lives in a province called Qinghai in North Western China. his hometown is located at an intersection between the ancient Silk Road and the Tibetan plateau. It is rich in unique landscapes and diverse ethnic culture. Lee has worked as an interpreter and a guide specialising in adventure travel; he loves spending time in the natural world!

What to expect

Get ready for something special. We’re travelling to Shanghai 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 Shanghai. 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.

Why are they tip-supported?

We are running these tours on a tip-supported basis to make them as accessible as possible. They are free to join, but you have the option to leave a tip during the tour.

The majority of your tip goes directly to support the channel, while the rest helps Heygo continue to build a place that brings the world closer together.

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How to join

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.

For the best viewing experience, please join on a computer using Google Chrome.

Reviews from travellers

Madison A.

16 June 2021


Sharon G.

15 June 2021


Lisa R.

14 June 2021

Yvonne has become one of my favorite guides. She is just so wonderful. I learn a lot in her tours and get so many amazing postcards. She is very accommodating. All of her Guilin tours are excellent!!

Nancy S.

14 June 2021

Excellent tour

Christina W.

14 June 2021

Great tour, thank you!

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