Sixth China Grand Canal Temple Fair kicks off
2019-10-21 Source:Hangzhou China

The Sixth China Grand Canal Temple Fair kicked off Thursday at the Beijing-Hangzhou Grand Canal Hangzhou Scenic area. The fair has three venues this year -  Canal World Square being the main venue, and Xiaohe and Bridge West historical & culture street. The temple fair, which opens 10am to 8pm, will last till Oct 23.

The main venue has four exhibition areas for selected products, agricultural produce, time-honoured brands & intangible cultural heritage, and foods from all over the country.

The gourmet foods include aquatic products from Zhoushan, pecans from Lin'an, donkey-hide gelatin jujube from Cangzhou, oil wheat cake from Ninghai, rice cake from, famous snacks from Shengzhou, fried dough twist from Tianjin, ginseng from Jilin, dried fruit from Xinjiang, bacon from Sichuan, mushrooms from Fujian, seafoods from Dalian, minions from Taiwan and other specialties from all over the country, as well as German sausages, Korean ice creams, Thai desserts and other world-famous delicacies.

The two other venues are also worth visiting. The green ecological exhibition area in Xiaohe historical and cultural district offers green agricultural product delivery to door service. The Bridge West historical & culture street’s intangible cultural heritage exhibition area has booths for sugar paintings, Xia’s windmill, Wang Xingji fan and special snacks.

The temple fair has also opened boat tours. The day tours are every half an hour from 9am to 4:30pm, starting from Wulin Gate dork to Canal World Square (stopping by at local specialties dock and Gongchen Bridge west dock). Tickets cost CNY 30 for adults and CNY 20 for children (height 1.2m-1.5m; no tickets needed for children under 1.2m). The night tours are every half an hour from 6pm to 9pm with the same routes. Tickets cost CNY 80 for adults and CNY 50 for children. Passengers will get a river lamp for free, which they can put in the rivers for prayers on Oct 19 and 20. 

Passengers can also shop cultural creation products and intangible cultural heritage products on the boats. 

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