Kunming Events Calendar

Activity Oct 17 – Oct 22

13th World Dragon Boat Championship


The 13th World Dragon Boat Racing Championships will be held on the Dianchi Lake, Kunming, from October 17 to 23. At present, over 2,500 athletes from 24 countries and areas have signed up for this event. By report, this event ranks the highest profile international sporting event sponsored by Kunming and Yunnan.

Featured with the charm of Dianchi Lake, this even is aiming to demonstrate the achievement of water pollution treatment of Dianchi Lake, improve citizens' environmental awareness and inherit the culture and spirit of dragon boat festival.

Opening ceremony
Time: Oct. 17, 3pm
Venue: Haigeng/Caohai Dam

Races and Award Ceremonies
Time: Oct. 18 to Oct. 22
Venue: Haigeng/Caohai Dam

Closing Ceremony, Final Award Ceremonies and Dinner Party
Time: The afternoon of Oct. 22
Venue: Yunnan Nationality Village

Audiences are welcomed to watch the ceremonies and races on the Caohai/Haigeng Dam

To ensure the successful holding of the event and provide better participation experience for players, the Kunming Municipal Government had conducted an upgrading project to the dam from April to October.

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