Hiking competition on the Double Ninth Festival
The two day Wutong Mountain hiking festival will open on October 16, during the traditional Chinese Double Ninth Festival. The holiday is usually observed on the ninth day of the ninth lunar month which features mountain climbing and chrysanthemum exhibitions.
The hiking competition will be done on the first day, where hikers can compete as individuals or as teams. Routes starts in the north gate of the mountain resort to Haohanpo Square.the second day will consists of a free hike and art performances also at the Haohanpo Square.
The first hiking festival was celebrated in 2003 and was fast becoming a popular activity during the Double Ninth Festival, with 500 people participated in last year’s hike. Wutong Mountain is a part of a mountain chain which ranges across Luohu and Yantian districts covering an area of 32 square kilometers with the highest peak of 944 meters above seas level.
Participants of the hike must be within the ages of 16 to 55 years old, interested parties can register at www.szum.gov.cn between Monday and September 30.