Folk custom lion dance
The custom of dance lion is well-established in Suixi County,
originally from the Han Dynasty, prevailed in Ming and Qing Dynasties.
Now Suixi county has more than 250 lions groups and more than 10,000
performers, almost every village has the “lion” group.
Very popular and artistic, the Lion dance appears as a main cultural event in China. The Chinese folk literary arts association called the Suixi County “the county of Chinese Lion”, in 2003.
The special skill of Suixi is composed of skill and dance of lions, showing the different postures of lion walking, running, jumping, facial expressions with laugh, anger, sorrow, and happiness. Especially when Lion dances on several meters high place, that’s an excellent scene. In Wenche, Xuwu, Tailing, Longwan, Libu, Shengou, Meiling and so on, the Lion’s group won big prizes in province’s performing, in recent years. The Lion group from Wen Che village has been showing in Paris.
You can take the bus to Suixi in Mazhang bus station, but the Suixi County does not offer perfect traveling facilities, before you go there get in touch with Zhanjiang tourism bureau.