Winning awards by touching stone, playing gun fight with water gun, watching shows and tasting delicious food...... On July 29th, the “ ‘Slow, Pleasant, Cool’ Water Season” Qingyuan County Rural Cultural Tourism Season which is also the Xianliang water season activities, was lively opened in the arc drew by water droplets. More than 7000 tourists from inside and outside the county came to Xianliang town to experience a cool summer.
" Before 8 o’clock in the morning, the temporary parking lot on the school playground has been full." the town staff said when guided the cars. At that time, the activity did not begin while many tourists have been ready with various water props, doing "warm-up” activities in advance before going into the water pool. "I heard from my friends that the water season activities were very interesting. More than 40 of us drove here before 6 o’clock in the morning ". In front of the delicious food store, Xie Wangliang, a tourist from Songxi, Fujian, said that they ate Huangguo, which is a special food in Qingyuan when first arrived at Xiangliang town, to make preparations for the ‘Water Wars’. They gave high appreciation for the delicious Qingyuan food that they ate for the first time.
9’o clock in the morning, stone treasure hunt in water starts as the prelude of the water splash carnival. The tourists rolled up their trousers, and searched in the water for the marked stone ‘treasure’. ‘I come to the carnival every time, but this is my first treasure hunt.’ ‘I found many treasures, and exchanged them for prizes; I got one first prize, five second prizes, and seven third prizes!’ ‘Wawa fish’, pickles, jdb drink...as soon as the activity starts, tourist Wu Zongliang has won plenty prizes and a rewarding experience.
With the preheating of the treasure hunt activity, the temperature gradually increased, and the atmosphere gradually becomes warm. Citizens and tourists brought water guns, washbasin, buckets and other ‘fighting’ tools to get close contact with the stream, and to participate in the splash carnival. The rushing sound of water splashing fused with the laughters of the participators under the Jiajin bridge. No matter they were relatives, friends or strangers, as long as they were in this gay atmosphere, they made active interactions. The water served as a media, carrying their joy all along its stream.
‘Where is this place? It’s so nice.’ ‘Great atmosphere, I’d really love to be in there!’ Beside the water bank under the Jiajin bridge, Panhui, the broadcaster of Huajiao live opened the live broadcasting mode of the splashing water carnival. 32k audiences were experiencing the warm atmosphere of the carnival through the cell screen, and she received loads of passionate comments. The live broadcast has brought the township which is slow,pleasant, and cool to more people.
The Erdu drama ‘Little Cowboy’, dance ‘Passionate Latin’, and solo ‘The Thorntree’......Enjoy the coolness of summer in the water splashing carnival under Jiajin bridge, and experience the visual-audio feast during performances in the cultural hall. ‘It is such a pleasure to enjoy a characteristic local performance after the revelry.’ Said tourist Zhu Jieyan while watching the performances delicately arranged by the villagers.
Night fell, and the bonfire was lit. At night, as the pleasure lingered on, the tourists sat together, sang and dance, drank beer and tasted delicious food, completing a whole day of revelry. (Qingyuan County Government Office)