Huanglong Temple Fair

  • Celebrated: Jul. 11 
  • Location: Sichuan

The Huanglong Temple Fair takes place in one of the most scenic and wild areas of China, Huanglong National Park or Scenic Area, which has been compared to America’s Yellowstone National Park.

Festival Activities

The one-day fair takes place at Huanglong Temple, which consists of three parts. The first part is in ruins, the second part is home to the Goddess of Mercy, while the third part is home to the Yellow Dragon King.

The temple fair takes place in the third part on the 15th day of the sixth lunar month of the Tibetan calendar, in honor of the day the dragon king achieved Buddha status. In 2013, this is June 23 on the Gregorian calendar.

Pilgrims camp at the site and hike over the hills. Pilgrims come from Sichuan, Gansu and Qinghai provinces, as well as from foreign lands, to burn incense and pray at the temple on this day.

Besides praying to the gods, they pray for good fortune and good harvests for the coming year. The pilgrims don their best folk costumes for traditional singing and dancing.

Travel to Huanglong

A visit to Huanglong and it’s Temple Fair is best combined with either a Chengdu tour or a Jiuzhaigou tour.

Huanglong , in Songpan country, is 300 kilometers from Chengdu and 150 kilometers from Jiuzhaigou on winding mountain roads. You can fly into either of those cities and take a bus from there. Hiring a car and driver also is an option. Our tours feature comfortable private transport!

The temple lies on the lower slopes of Xuebaoding, the major peak of the Min Mountains, about 2 kilometers’ walk from the entrance of Huanglong Scenic Area.

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I updated this article on April 22, 2014
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Questions and Answers About Huanglong Temple Fair

giuseppe 2012-02-05
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hi i m the president of ass folk baragiano italy my folk group danced in many folk festivals in europe. we would like to attend to your festival to huanglong temple faire next agoust pls send us mpre informations about it(complete travel shows food and complete accomodations . we will be vare glad to attending to your festival pls invite us. of course we ll send you more and complete notices about our group. pls answer to +393920352408 best wish donato grande baragiano folk group's president
The detailed information about Huanglong Temple Fair 2012 has not released yet. However, the performances of the temple fair are always given by the locals or people from nearby places, most of which are always impromptus. So I am not sure whether you need to apply or just attend the temple fair on time. Lynn Ye replied on 2012-02-07
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