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Jimei Dragon Pool holds 6-day Dragon Boat Festival from 7th June

Updated: 2017-05-31
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The annual Cross-Strait Dragon Boat Cultural Festival is scheduled to take place in Jimei District from June 7th to 12th this year. The dragon boat race and tug-of-war will be held from June 10th to 11th this year.

The dragon boat tug-of-war was initiated in 2014. The opening ceremony of the dragon boat race will be held on June 10th. Aside from dragon boat races, a variety of other popular folk activities and cross-cultural activities will also be held.

The Dragon Boat Race in Jimei was started by Mr. Tan Kah-Kee, a Jimei-born Chinese philanthropist and a celebrated leader of overseas Chinese businessmen. Mr. Tan funded the construction of the 300-by-800-meter Dragon Boat Pool (龙舟池) in 1955, and also funded construction of 10 dragon boats, each capable of holding 16 rowers. He personally planned and organized the dragon boat races in the 1950s.
 
The Jimei Dragon Boat Festival was included among 57 provincial intangible cultural heritage items which were released in January this year.
 
How to get there?
 
For those going by bus, get off at Longzhouchi stop (龙舟池站)
 
The recommended method is to take BRT Line 1, get off at Jiageng Tiyu Guan stop (嘉庚体育馆), and then take bus No. 928 from Jiageng Tiyu Guan stop (嘉庚体育馆) to Longzhouchi stop (龙舟池站).
 
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