In celebration of autumn harvest, the tenth Gongcheng Persimmon Festival takes place in Gongcheng Yao Autonomous County of southeast Guilin, from October 26 to November 24. 2013, for about one month.
Girls of the Yao minority were dancing in the persimmon orchard.
During the festival, a wide range of activities themed around “Happy Persimmon Town” includes persimmon-throwing fight, persimmons selection, folk song & dance performance, bonfire night and much more. Hongyan village of Yao ethnic group is the main venue for the event. Thousands of people make their way there especially for the persimmon.
Among the verdant hills and clear waters, Hongyan village can be seen over hundreds of acres of persimmons. In harvest season, the golden color lightens the gates and porches of every family, creating a spectacular scene. With the picturesque landscape and charming Yao customs, the villagers started a ‘joyous farmhouse tour’, which offers tourists accommodation in private homes. Tourists can pick fruit in the garden, fish by the riverside or simply enjoy a cup of special Yao tea.
The idyllic countryside scenery of Hongyan Village, Guilin
Gongcheng county has been awarded the title of “Chinese persimmon town”. The Gongcheng persimmons, are not only sold throughout the country also exported to Southeast Asia, Europe and America. To promote the rural tourism, the annual Gongcheng Persimmon Festival has been countinously held since 2003.
The grand opening event of Club Med Guilin kicked off, with a ribbon cutting ceremony presided by the Chairman and CEO Henri Giscard d’Estaing. It was the official inauguration of Club Med Guilin on Monday, September 24, 2013.
Henri Giscard d’Estaing, the Chairman and CEO of Club Med, attended the grand opening event of Club Med Guilin
The Club Meb Guilin is located in 47 hectares of private grounds within a sculpture park in the rural area between Guilin and Yangshuo. The resort boasts two contemporary style hotels with 330 Elegantly appointed luxurious rooms with rooms for a restful and warm ambience.
Club Med Guilin Resort, China
The world leading high-end holiday operator Club Med has more than 80 resorts worldwide. The company ventured into China in 2010, opening a village at a ski resort called Yabuli, in the northeastern province of Heilongjiang. For the second one – Club Med Guilin, it come as the its first “culture-centric” resort in Asia.
Guilin is a UNESCO World Heritage-designated historical city, famous for its unheavenly natural beauty – the Li River, teraced rice paddies, mysterious caves. There are weeks of possible exploration out there. Travelers can go on excursions to the city’s scenic karst mountains and meet the minority tribes. All of these await you!