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Chinese Junk Tour
Take a trip aboard a Chinese Junk Boat… an experience 1,800 years in the making! Learn about the unrivaled nautical prowess of the Ming Dynasty Chinese Admiral Zheng He, while aboard an authentic two-masted Chinese wooden junk ship!
In the Wake of Zheng He:
Chinese Junk Boat Tour and Interactive Experience
Day Tours (snacks served)
May 15 to October 30
10 :15 AM – 12:15 AM 2 hours
Evening Sunset Dinner Tours (Dinner Optional)
May 15 to August 15
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM 2 hours
August 16 to October 30
5:00 PM – 7:00 PM 2 hours
around the city, call 416-432-7067(English)
604-355-5298(Mandarin中文) if required.
For enquiries about weddings, parties, coporate events, film location or other.
Call 416-432-7067 or 604-355-5298(中文服务)
Chinese Junk Tour
Your hosts: Shan Long and Daniela Luo
Location: 5180 Westwater Dr, Richmond, BC V7E 6S2
The Chinese Junk Boat
Chinese Junk Boats were first built in the second century (circa 200 AD) but flourished during the Song and Ming Dynasties.
During the Ming Dynasty, under the capable leadership of Admiral Zheng He, the world became much smaller as foreign lands were peacefully discovered and merchant trade established. The Chinese junk proved to be the greatest ship design the world had ever known, with Treasure Ships in the Chinese fleet which measured 150 meters!
Until the 1980s, there were thousands of Chinese Junk Boats in Hong Kong Harbour…
Zheng He (1371–1433 or 1435), formerly romanized as Cheng Ho, was a Hui Chinese mariner, explorer, diplomat, and fleet admiral during China’s early Ming dynasty. Born Ma He, Zheng commanded expeditionary voyages to Southeast Asia, South Asia, Western Asia, and East Africa from 1405 to 1433. His larger ships stretched 120 meters in length (Columbus’s Santa Maria, for comparison, was 26 meters). These carried hundreds of sailors on four tiers of decks.
As a favorite of the Yongle Emperor, whose usurpation he assisted, Zheng He rose to the top of the imperial hierarchy and served as commander of the southern capital Nanjing (the capital was later moved to Beijing by the Yongle Emperor). These voyages were long neglected in official Chinese histories but have become well known in China and abroad since the publication of Liang Qichao’s Biography of Our Homeland’s Great Navigator, Zheng He in 1904. A trilingual stele left by the navigator was discovered on the island of Sri Lanka shortly thereafter.
— from wikipedia.org