Lianzhou Farm Boat Race
The traditional farm boats, locally known as the "clam boats," hold unique memories for the people living in Doumen's Lianzhou Town, as boats were once the primary tool for daily production, transportation, and work there.
According to local historical records, boats have a history of hundreds of years in Lianzhou. Farm boat racing festivities, which began in the late Qing Dynasty (1644-1911), were originally a celebration organized by local farmers for good fishing fortune. It later became a custom that is still passed down to this day, and it is now on the list of municipal intangible cultural heritage items in Zhuhai.
Farm boat race. [Photo courtesy WeChat account: meilidoumen]