Spectacular double dragon performance thrills Yunhe

chinadaily.com.cn| Updated : Jun 11, 2024 L M S


Visitors take in the double dragon performance in Yunhe county. [Photo/Tide News]

In celebration of the Dragon Boat Festival, Yunhe county in Lishui, Zhejiang province presented a grand performance featuring two special dragons on June 9, offering a visual feast for residents and tourists.

With the exciting sounds of drums and gongs, a 280-meter-long water dragon emerged from the water, undulating and twisting. At the same time, a 200-meter-long terrace dragon made a stunning appearance onshore, spiraling and dancing majestically.

When the two dragons met, the highlight of the performance truly began. The water dragon sprayed water, while the other responded with dazzling sparks. The two dragons interacted against the backdrop of lush mountains and clear waters, symbolizing bountiful harvests and favorable weather.

The water dragon named "Oujiang flood dragon", with over 300 years of history, integrates the boat gang customs of Oujiang River and bench dragon culture of Yunhe. The terrace dragon, a type of Yunhe bench dragon, is renowned as the "First Dragon of Chuzhou" (the ancient name of Lishui).

In addition to the performance, an array of activities including a traditional snack fair, a fireworks display, and a lawn concert were also provided to immerse visitors in the festive carnival.