Top 3 China Festivals in August

Lotus Flower

Lotus Flower ©wasoxygen/flickr

It is commonly said that you will find festivals somewhere in China, but the summer festivals are memorable vacations. Chinese festivals are traditional occasions.

The festivals in August are wild and very entertaining. Do you want to seeing traditional festivals in China? Here is a list of the top 3 China Festivals in August to visit.


Lotus Flower Festival

Lotus Flower

Lotus Flower ©wasoxygen/flickr


Celebrated: Aug. 2013

Location: Guangzhou


The lotus flower we known as the gentlemen’s flower and the word “lotus” comes from Buddhism. The lotus flower symbolize the purity, the past, present and future. During the Lotus Flower Festival, thousand of tourists come to enjoy the flower oceans and watch the fantastic view.

Guanzhou is a town of flower, with many pools. The aim of this festival to create a connection between Guangzhou, Fanyu District and the outside world.


Dalian Beer Festival

China, Dalian. Beer festival

China, Dalian. Beer festival ©SoniaT 360./flickr

Ticket price: 10–30 RMB

Celebrated: Jul. 28, 2013 to Aug. 08, 2013

Location: Dalian

Bus: 16, 18, 22, 23, 27, 28, 37, 404, 406, 801

The Dalian Beer Festival starts at 7.30 pm on July 28th at the Huabiao center stage. There are many exciting activities such as: Opening Ceremony, festive singinga fireworks show, ceremonial beer cask opening and a festival flag raising.

More than 300,000 tourists join in the festival from all over the world. Activities in the festival include a Beer Quiz, photography contest, a beer disco plaza, a beer drinking contest. It is one of the most significant festivals in China. Let’s go and enjoy the beer festival.


Ziyuan Water Lantern and Song Festival


Guilin ©kanjiroushi/Flickr


Celebrated: Aug. 2013, the thirteenth to the fourteenth day of the seventh lunar month.

Location: Guilin

Entry: Free

How to get there: take a bus from Guilin, which costs only 30 yuan and takes about 2 hours

Nearby attractions: Bajiaozhai National Forest Park, Longdong Gap, National Geological Park,  Baoding Fall, etc.

Ziyuan Water Lantern and Song Festival are one of the most popular carnivals in China and it held in Ziyuan County. The local people celebrating this festival as a blessing ceremony. The festival includes many rich activities with dragon-lion dancing, like folk song competitions, strong local characteristics and cock-fighting. If you are there, you can’t miss the fantastic water lanterns scenic view at night.

The traveler can taste the local specialties (red grapes, organic tea, kiwi fruit), local folk song competitions, making Water Lanterns, floating Water Lanterns, Art Performance, Photo Contest and agricultural Fair and Commodity Sales Exhibition. Some tips: you need a thick coat to keep warm at night because the temperature is always changing between day and night.


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