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World's Longest Wooden Dragon Boat Unveiled in Southwest China
   2016-05-29 18:26:36    CRIENGLISH.com      Web Editor: Li Chenxi

Photo shows 1,600 strong men carrying a giant wooden dragon boat to the river in Shibing County of southwest China's Guizhou Province on May 28, 2016.[Photo: Chinanews.com]

A total of 1,600 strong men have carried a 77.8-meter-long wooden dragon boat to a river on Saturday in Shibing County of southwest China's Guizhou Province.

The dragon boat has applied to set a new Guinness World Record as the longest wooden dragon boat.

The application has received preliminary confirmation from the organization.

The giant dragon boat will be rowed by 180 female paddlers at the upcoming Dragon Boat Festival, which falls on June 9 this year.

The 12-ton boat has 860 pieces of wood tied under it for the 1,600 men to carry.

It took them almost one hour to walk one kilometer to the bridge over the river.

Tens of thousands of locals and visitors came to watch the spectacular event.

Nine craftsmen have spent two months building, carving and painting the boat.

They used 188 pieces of Cunninghamia, a class of cypress tree, measuring 15 meters in length and 30 centimeters in diameter.


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