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Ethnic Dong March Third Festival Tour - 8 Days

Destination: Zhenyuan
Duration: Eight Day
Tour Code: T30
Transportation: Vehicle
Best Travel Time:March 3rd of Lunar Calendar
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The Dongs have a great festal event on March 3. The festival lasts five days. On lunar March 1, every family is busy with the preparation.

 


On the second day, girls will go to the riverbank together to fetch fish and prepare for the picnic on the slope with boys.

 


On the morning of the third day, girls carefully get dressed up, and go to the kale yard with refined bamboo basket to collect shallot and garlic. They wash them at the spring. Afterwards, they stand in line on the path near the river. They shyly wave the basket and look around waiting for their lovers to ask for their baskets.

 


On the slope stand crowds of people, among which there are family members of the girls, who try to find out which boy will get the basket. Boys, dressed up, walk in a group on the path one after another.

 


When a boy gets the basket from the girl he likes, the crowd will cheer at him. The boys and girls stealthily make the date for returning the basket. The boys that fail to get any basket will be laughed at by people. Then, boys and girls sing in antiphonal style, and look for lover via songs. They keep singing till the daybreak. On that noon, people gather together on the ground. They dance and sing to their hearts' content.

 


On the fourth day, a large make-up dance party will be held. On the afternoon of the fifth day, the ceremony of seeing off will be held for the guests from the neighboring villages.

 


According to a tale from the Dongs about the March Third Festival, in the past time, the Dongs set the flowering season of the tung trees as that of the paddy seedling transplanting. However, one year tung trees failed to bloom, and as a result, the farming season was delayed. People had no other choice but to flee to Baojing area. In order to draw lessons wherefrom, people play the Lusheng and sing, visit friends and relatives and remind each other of the farming business on March 3 of each year.

 

Full price of this tour (per person in US$):
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¡¡Day 1 ¡¡Guiyang Arrival

Activity:Arrive at Guiyang, the capital city of Guizhou. Met by our English speaking tour guide and begin your first city sightseeing with Jiaxiu Pavilion which is the symbol of Guiyang city, with a long history of more than 400 years.After lunch, head to Qingyan Ancient Town, 30km south of the city of Guiyang. It is one of the most famous historical and cultural towns in Guizhou Province dating back to the year of 1378.

Sightseeing:Jiaxiu Pavilion,Qingyan Ancient Town.


Jiaxiu Pavilion

Qingyan Ancient Town

Qingyan Ancient Town


¡¡Day 2¡¡Guiyang -Kaili

Activity£»Drive to Kaili(2.5h). Kaili is the capital city of the Miao and Dong Autonomous Prefecture of Southeast Guizhou, and also the base of southeast Guizhou's ethnic culture tour.Visit Kaili Museum, where you can get general impression of the region and Miao and Dong's classification, costume and life style. Go to visit Miao village where you would enjoy the traditional singing and dancing performances of Miao people, and also in which you will be greeted by the "block road" wine and firecrackers.

Sightseeing: Kaili Museum,Miao village .

Hotel: Kaili                                                     Meal: Breakfast+Lunch+Dinner



Miao village

Miao village

Miao Minority People

¡¡Day 3 ¡¡Kaili - Zhenyuan

Activity:Today go to Baojing Town to clebrate Dong March Third Festival.

Hotel: Zhenyuan                                                    Meal: Breakfast+Lunch+Dinner


Dong March Third Festival

Dong March Third Festival

Dong March Third Festival


 
¡¡Day 4 ¡¡Zhenyuan - Rongjiang

Activity:Drive to Rongjiang County(4h). Enjoy the spectacular natural view of Leishan mountain. On the way visit Miao and Shui villages.

Sightseeing: Leishan Mountain,Miao and Shui villages.

Hotel:Rongjiang                                                     Meal: Breakfast+Lunch+Dinner


Miao Minority People

 Leishan

Miao Minority People

¡¡Day 5 ¡¡Rongjiang - Zhaoxing 

Activity:Drive to Zhaoxing Dong village(5h). On the way visit Basha Miao Village. Zhaoxing Dong village is one of  the largest Dong village in China, with some beautiful Drum Towers , Wind & Rain Bridges and traditional stages. Enjoy the traditional  singing and dancing performance of Dong people at night.

 Sightseeing: Zhaoxing Dong village,Basha Miao Village.

 Hotel:Zhaoxing                                                    Meal: Breakfast+Lunch+Dinner


Zhaoxing Dong village

Basha Miao Village

Basha Miao Village

 
¡¡Day 6 ¡¡Zhaoxing -Longsheng - Guilin 

Activity: Driver 3 hours into Longsheng in Guangxi Province, and enjoy rice terrace there. Drive another 3 hours to arrive Guilin in the Evening.

Sightseeing: Longji Rice Terraces.

Hotel:Guilin                                                    Meal: Breakfast+Lunch+Dinner


Longji Rice Terrace

Longji Rice Terrace

Longji Rice Terraces

¡¡Day 7¡¡Guilin-Yangshuo

Activity:Take Li River Cruise to enjoy the water and kastform landscapes along the river (Lunch buffet on Cruise), and visit the West Street in Yangshuo.Watch Impressive Sanjie Liu Show in the evening.

Sightseeing: Li River, West Street,Impressive Sanjie Liu Show.

Hotel: Yangshuo                                   Meals: Breakfast + Lunch +Dinner


Li River

Li River

Li River

¡¡Day 8¡¡Yangshuo-Guilin Departure

Activity:Morning take Bamboo Raft Drifting on Yulong River. Join Cormorant Fishing activity.Then send you to airport to take flight from Guilin to Hongkong.Tour ends.

Sightseeing: Yulong River,Bamboo Raft Drifting,Cormorant Fishing activity .


Yulong River

Bamboo Raft

Cormorant Fishing activity

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