10th Chinese Ethnic Games - single bamboo drifting

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Added On August 18, 2015

At the on-going National Traditional Games of Ethnic Minorities, a special water sports event has attracted hundreds of people.

Well, it' s not dragon boat and it has everything to do with bamboo... What is it? Lifestyles take you there.
 
Believe or not, those people can stand on water?!
 
Well, look carefully, they actually stand on a huge bamboo. This is the traditional ethnic sport - Single Bamboo Floating.
 
With a very small touch area on the bamboo, many people always compare this with the story of Dharma crossing Yangtze River on a reed.
 
But with no magic, athletes told us, managing to keep balance is key.