Dragon Boat Museum appears in Foshan
2018-11-23 Source：Foshan China
Standing on the shore of Guipan Lake at Shunfeng Mountain Park , you can see a building shaped like dragon boat from a distance. It is the display and exchange platform for traditional dragon boat culture--Dragon Boat Museum, which took 2 years for construction.
Let’s first have a look at what it really is
The main place for external exchange
Different from the static museum, the Dragon Boat Museum is a new site co-built by Shunde Government and overseas Chinese town, showing the vigor of dragon boat in multiple dimensions. As one of the public art activities in 2018, the exhibition hall will be open to the public free of charge.
Dragon Boat Museum was designed by Li Xiaodong, professor of Tsinghua University, who has won the International Architectural Design Awards for many times. The building takes the dragon boat as an integral shape, and it looks like a giant dragon flying on the lake. It takes an area of 896 square meters, with a total of three floors.
The first floor is the office and supporting service area; the second floor is the main exhibition area of dragon boat culture and the leisure book bar area; the third floor is the open-air greening platform, mainly used to display the honor of dragon boat racing in the past years.
Although the content of different areas is different, but they all have the function of culture display and exchange. By combining the surrounding ecology, traditional culture and contemporary art, the project injects new cultural experience into the city, and it is also a new name card for Foshan.
Reappear the brilliant imprint of Foshan Dragon Boat
With the theme of Shunde dragon boat's brilliant History, Memory·Sailing --Shunde Dragon Boat Cultural Memory Exhibition is being presented to the public. It presents the past and the future of Foshan dragon boat culture in a variety of ways, such as trophies, dragon boat old objects, photography, films, etc. Citizens can experience the fierce dragon boat race when learning about the dragon boat culture.
The exhibition will be open to the public free of charge until February 2019. Citizens can visit it from 9am to 6 pm every day.
The documentary will update the humanity map of Shunde
The appearance of Dragon Boat Museum means a new cultural tourism landmark in Foshan. In addition, a sophisticated interviewing and editing team was set up to visit and excavate the glorious history of Foshan dragon boat, and collected the the excellent scenes in the form of documentaries from local folklore, champion team members, Dragon boat rap and etc., interpreting the spirit of Foshan through the dragon boat from different perspectives, so that the public can better understand the meaning of the activity.
A vein of river water feeds hundreds of years of dragon boat culture, but also nourishes the spirit of Foshan. Foshan Dragon Boat Museum will witness the rebirth of ancient dragon boat culture with you.
Address: Shunfeng Mountain Park Guipan Lake (can also directly navigate “龙舟汇”)