The crickets in Ningyang has a long history and well known by all, with those growing in Sidian being the most famous. Cricket-fighting in Ningyang began from the Qin and Han dynasties, and developed in the Tang and Song dynasties, and reached its peak in the Ming and Qing dynasties. In history, the crickets in Ningyang, known as the best, were chosen as tribute items for the court in all dynasties.
In order to promote the culture of cricket fighting, a China cricket festival is held between September 6 and 9 every year in Ningyang. Other related activities are also held during the festival and a lot of visitors go there to participate.
Time: 6-9 of September every year
Address: Shentong Hill scenic area in Ningyang (opening ceremony)
Reasons for recommendation: The crickets in Ningyang are the most famous all over China. During the festival one can feel relaxed either by watching or by participating in the cricket fighting.