Guilin - Dragon Boat Festival 2021: Rice Seedlings Planting

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Dragon Boat Festival 2021: Rice Seedlings Planting

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(13 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 incredibe is that each Minority Group has their own tradition to celebrate this festival. Tour Summary: After two cannon fires, the farmers of the village start to plant rice seedlings on their terraces collectively. The terraces begin to spring to life: farmers pick seedlings, sprinkle fertilizers, carry children, deliver water and food, pull cows, and walk on winding stone roads with rakes, accompanied by cattle ploughing in the distance. The picturesque folk customs are vividly displayed… What a movement on the earth! 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 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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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.

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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.

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

Reviews from travellers

Orlean M.

20 June 2021

This was advertised as the 'Dragon BOAT' tour, when in fact it was the 'Dragon BONE' tour because the terraces formed the spine of a dragon. Aside from that, the information on the celebration of planting the baby rice was done, etc. was very interesting. Our tour guide, Yvonne, was very excited about the tour and came long way to lead us. She was also very knowledgeaable, but confirmed that there were NO DRAGON BOATS. Yvonne tried to show us the outline of the dragon's bones and get close to the rice seedling planting. Good job, Yvonne!

Abe L.

19 June 2021

Another wonderful tour - thank you so much! Looking forward to the next adventure.

Sharon G.

14 June 2021


Christina W.

13 June 2021

Great tour, thank you!

Connie B.

13 June 2021

Wonderful tour. Beautiful rice fields .. enjoyed seeing women in costumes.

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