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Dragon Boat Festival
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Qu Yuan

Origin

Dragon Boat Festival is a traditional Chinese festival. It has a profound history of more than two thousand years. Chinese people call Dragon Boat Festival "Duanwu Festival", as "Dua...[Read More]

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Eating Zongzi

Wearing Sachets

On the Dragon Boat Festival, children normally wear scented sachets to ward off evil. A scented sachet is an ornament worn on the front of the dress.[Read More]

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Dragon Boat Race
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Hanging Mugwort Leaves and Calamus

Drinking Realgar Wine

While the festival primarily celebrates Chinese culture, another aspect promotes good health. Traditionally, part of the festival focused on protecting people from disease. [Read More]

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Traveling in Miraculous Central Hunan

Reach Xiangxiang Shuifu Temple Tourist Area from Changsha by the Changsha-Xiangtan Expressway. Enjoybeautiful scenery rivaling Qiandao Lake. Visit Zeng Guofan’s resident and Cai Hes...[Read More]

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One Day Tour in Changsha to Experience Huxiang Culture

Explore Ecological Environment in Yueyang

Get from Changsha to Yueyang via the Beijing–Hong Kong–Macau Expressway. Once there, ascend Yueyang Tower to enjoy a view of magnificent Dongting Lake; visit Zhang Guying Village a...[Read More]

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Experience Culture and Scenery in Western Hunan
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Miluo: Place of the Origin of Commemoration Qu Yuan

Dragon Boat Festival in Shiyan Lake

Shiyan Lake is a 5-square-kilometer (500 hectares) scenic spot located in the junction of Changsha City, Zhuzhou City and Xiangtan City. Surrounded by mountains, it features dense fo...[Read More]

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Qianlong Lake Eco-Tourism Resort

Yuanling: Home to Traditional Chinese Dragon Boat Race

Long before the commemoration of Qu Yuan (340-278 BC), an ancient patriotic poet in Chinese history, dragon boat race was held in Yuanling in memory of Pan Hu, the ancestor of local ...[Read More]

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