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Feel the summer pulses this Dragon Boat Festival, places to go!

Updated: 2016-06-08
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Xiamen will be the most popular domestic destination for the upcoming Dragon Boat Festival (or Duanwu Festival) holiday, which will last from June 9th to 11th this year, fjsen.com reports.
 
Here are some recommended places for visitors to Xiamen and its neighboring regions.

Xiamen's "Disneyland" - Fantawild Theme Park
厦门方特梦幻王国
 
 
 
The theme park in Tong’an District is rolling out special performances for the festival, including a water-friendly party, exotic dance shows, and exciting firework shows.

It has 27 theme project areas, offering over 200 entertainment options.

Open hours (June 9th to 11th)
9:30 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Tickets:
RMB 220/adult
RMB 160 for seniors (aged between 60 and 70 years old) and kids (between 1.2 meters and 1.5 meters)
Free entry
Children below 1.2 meters tall and seniors 70 years and older (The free entry is available only when the child or senior is accompanied by at least one paying adult.)
 
Wild Valley Eco-park (Yeshan Valley)
野山谷生态乐园
 
 
 
Located at the border of Lianhua Town in Xiamen Tong’an District and Anxi County in Quanzhou, Wild Valley Eco-park enjoys a reputation as “Fujian’s Green Lung" and "Fujian’s Jiuzhai Valley” for its original natural landscape and jade waterfall.

Highlights:
Tropical forests, Jinxi Canyon,rafting, outdoor war games

Admission:
RMB50/per person for tourist route A (tropical forest and waterfall scenic area)
RMB80/per person for tourist route B (tropical forest, waterfall and Jinxi Canyon scenic area)
How to get there:
Take Anxi-bound shuttle bus at Xiamen Fanghu Long-distance Bus Terminal and get off at Wild Valley Eco-park/野山谷生态乐园

Hanjiang Sea Water Splashing Festival
  蚶江海上泼水节
 
 
 
The festival in Shishi City will complete your Dragon Boat holiday with an exciting dragon boat race and other interesting activities that highlight cross-Strait folk culture and intangible cultural protection.

Scheduled activities include:
> Dragon Boat Invitational Tournament
龙舟邀请赛
> Sea Water Splashing Festival
海上泼水节
> Duck Catching on the Sea
海上捉鸭
> Ritual of the King’s Boat Sea Cruise
"王爷船"巡海仪式
> City Conquer with Firecrackers
攻城炮

Click here for more details about the festival and a one-day tour to the festival.
 
SOURCE: WOX Team
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