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Painting

Dongguan was an important source of the Lingnan Art. The original fathers of this style were Lian Ju and Chao Ju, who lived and taught painting in Keyuan. Dongguan artists have placed importance on ex......

Cantonese Opera

Cantonese Opera is a unique in Lingnan culture. Dongguan is one of the major homes of Cantonese opera, which it is extremely popular in the area. Dongguan has produced many famous Cantonese opera sing......

Lion Dance (Qilin Dance, Dragon Dance, Pixiu Dance, Qilin and Phoenix Dance)

The Dongguan Lion Dance is a type of Southern Lion dance originated in the Ming Dynasty. It is performed on holidays as well as celebrations as a wish for peace and luck. Zhongkeng village in Shipai w......

Dragon Boat Production

Zhongtang has been the home to dragon boat production for more than a century and is now the only town in Dongguan with Dragon Boat workshops. The steps to Dragon Boat production are as follow: - ......

Qianjiao Lamp

This name of the lamp comes from a local Dongguan dialect which the word “angle” sounds the same as “number”, while “lamp” sounds the same as “people”. In the past, the lamp was placed in the Zhao fam......

Hakka Folk Songs

Hakka folk songs have a history of more than a thousand years since the Tang dynasty. As folk songs are sung in the Hakka dialect, they are heavily influenced by the traditional style of the Book of S......

Xianshui (Salt Water) Song

People here call fishermen “Danmin”, and their songs are called Xianshui Songs. These fishermen are mostly located in Fujian, Guangdong, Guangxi and Hainan, which many Lingnan fishermen are from Dongg......

Muyu Songs

Dongguan Muyu Songs are included in the third group of Guangdong non-material heritage and the third group of national non-material heritage. They are mostly accompanied by a three-string instrument a......