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As a famous historical and cultural city in Guangdong province, Dongguan has prosperous and magnificent folk arts. It is the origin of the Lingnan (South China) painting school as well as the homeland of national Cantonese opera art, awakening lion art, kylin art and dragon-boat art.
Painting
Cantonese Songs and Cantonese Operas
Lion (Dragon, Kylin, Phoenix) Dancing
Dragon-boats
Lion (Dragon, Kylin, Phoenix) Dancing

There is lots of dancing in the shape of animals in Dongguan, such as dragon dancing, phoenix dancing, lion dancing, kylin dancing and Pixiu dancing. Chang’an Town and Zhongkeng Village of Shipai Town have been given the title of honor “the homeland of awakening lion art of Guangdong province” by the provincial cultural department. Qingxi Town and Zhangmutou Town are both well-known homelands of kylin art in and out of China. Every Lantern Festival hundreds of awakening lions, golden dragons, colorful phoenixes and kylins participate in the tremendous Lantern Festival celebration activity. Millions of people attend and watch this celebration.

Lion Dancing

Dragon Dancing