An oar-inspiring city

By MA ZHENHUAN | China Daily | Updated: 2023-09-27 09:21
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The design of the Wenzhou Dragon Boat Sports Centre features boat and sports-related elements. Viewed from above, it looks like a dragon resting on a river bank. Ouhai district in Wenzhou is dubbed the "Home of China's Dragon Boat Culture". CHINA DAILY

This time around, there are six events including men's and women's 200m, 500m and 1,000m races for 12-person dragon boats.

Ouhai district, where the center is located, is dubbed the "Home of China's Dragon Boat Culture". The tradition of dragon boat racing has been passed down in the area for over 2,000 years.

The Wenruitang River, the mother river of the city, originates in Ouhai. According to historical records, every year around the Dragon Boat Festival, a traditional Chinese holiday which falls on the fifth day of the fifth lunar month, dragon boat races are held on the river. The activity was prevalent throughout the Tang and Song dynasties (618-1279), and reached its peak during the Ming and Qing dynasties (1368-1911).

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