Zhejiang Provincial Department of Culture and Tourism

​A Traditional Cultural Feast on Chinese New Year’ Eve on CCTV

The Spring Festival is getting closer and closer and Qiandao Lake is full of the flavor of the New Year.


Fenkou Straw Dragon, Songcun Village Pulling Lion, Jiangjia Dry Land Boat, Bamboo Dragon Dance, Lion Dance, Thousand-fish Banquet, Chun’an flavored specialties and other types of snacks and food … 


Recently, the CCTV Chinese International Channel "Where to Go for Spring Festival (春节去哪儿)?" program team filmed videos in Qiandao Lake’s Wenyuan Lion City Tourism Resort. The Wenyuan Lion City, an ancient city with a history of more than half a century at the bottom of Qiandao Lake, will soon be on the CCTV stage, waiting for the attention and exploration from all over the world.


When you approach it, you will find a unique Chun'an style here; On the scene, the cameras of CCTV recorded scenes of the wonderful traditional culture ...


Fenkou Straw Dragon (Provincial Intangible Cultural Heritage)


The celebration of Chinese New Year is incomplete without dragon and lion dances. The normal lion dance is done by performers dressed as a lion and doing various kinds of postures, while the lion dance in Songcun Village of Chun’an County, Songcun Village Pulling Lion, is done by performers pulling strings to control the lion to do various postures, which requires a high degree of coordination and tacit cooperation.


Characteristic Thousand-Fish Feast


When you come to Qiandao Lake, you must not miss the fish of Qiandao Lake. Every Chinese New Year, Qianyu Long Street Banquet will be set up here, and the Qiandao Lake fish grown in the high-quality Qiandao Lake water will be cooked with Chunan’s unique method, and the taste is extremely delicious.


Chun’an Characteristic Food


Chun'an County is known for its profound historical and cultural accumulation, making Chun’an now a home to more than one hundred intangible cultural heritage at all levels. Badu Linen Embroidery looks simple, and may not be comparable to the four famous embroidery in China, but it is an ancient embroidery craftsmanship originating from the Spring and Autumn and Warring States Period (770 BC - 221 BC).


Writing Spring Couplets


The profound and unique cultural heritage of Wenyuan Lion City is demonstrated. The Wenyuan Lion City, with its profound and unique cultural background, is not only a scenic spot, but also symbolizes the charm of Jiangnan Water Town and an ideal Huizhou life style. This 1400-year-old lion city that had slept at the bottom of Qiandao Lake for more than 50 years will be reborn in this fast-changing era. The local art form with deep history will spread to the people all over the country through CCTV's voice and spread overseas.


The special program of "Where to Go for Spring Festival?" shot by the news department of CCTV's Chinese International Channel in the Wenyuan Lion City, Qiandao Lake will be shown in the program of "Legendary Chinese Festivals • Spring Festival", which will be broadcast from 15:00 to 20:00 on January 24 (New Year's eve), seamlessly connecting with the CCTV Spring Festival gala. 


Stay tuned for the unique flavor of the Qiandao Lake Wenyuan Lion City New Year Celebration.