About Zhaoqing

Swallow Festival

( chinadaily.com.cn )

update: 2011-07-07

Qiaotou town of Huaiji county, Zhaoqing city, is famous for its lofty stone forest and other fascinating scenery. Perhaps inspired by the beautiful natural landscape in which they live, the local people love to sing and dance, and a special annual festival provides opportunity to do so.

The sixth day of the sixth month each year, the Swallow Rock Festival is held in Huaiji county. It is also known as the Swallow Festival or the Rock Playing Festival.

On the day, people, old and young from neighboring villages, as well as thousands of domestic and foreign visitors, flock to Swallow Rock to watch countless swallows flying in the sky and the thrilling bird’s-nest-picking performance. The picker climbs to the top of a more than 60m high cave to pick the nests by relying only on a few bamboo poles in the wall crevices.

Other festivities take place on the day, including traditional folk song duet performances, Guier drama and other folk art performances.. The site is full of laughter and joy.

Swallow Festival

On the day, people flock to the Swallow Rock to watch countless swallows flying in the sky and the thrilling bird’s-nest-picking performance.

Swallow Festival

The picker climbs to the top of a more than 60m high cave to pick the nests.

 
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