It was recently learned from Nanning Culture, Radio & TV, Press and Publication and Tourism Bureau that during this year’s Dragon Boat Festival holiday, the folk cultural activities launched by various scenic spots in Nanning were very popular. A total of 1.4362 million tourists were received in the city, an increase of 18.20% over the same period of last year. The total consumption of tourism was 968 million yuan, an increase of 24.58% over the same period of last year.
In particular, on the day of Dragon Boat Festival, Confucius Temple in Nanning held the Dragon Boat Festival Riverside Ceremony for the “Cultural and Natural Heritage Day” of 2019. The splendid performances with the folk cultural characteristics of the Dragon Boat Festival in Guangxi made tourists feel the unique folk customs and the continuous inheritance of culture. The 15th China-ASEAN International Dragon Boat Invitational Competition and Guangxi Dragon Boat Series Competition (Nanning Station), with the theme of “I Want to Join in the Games of Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region” to celebrate the 70th founding anniversary of the People’s Republic of China, was held in the Confucius Temple section of Yongjiang River and adjacent waters. The dragon boat teams from ASEAN countries as well as inside and outside the region competed together to present a festival feast of “Sports + Folk Customs” to tourists.