The dragon boat in the swimming pool, waiting the new game. [Photo by Newsgd/Xiaowen]
Playing dragon boat is a traditional Chinese culture. It is an over ancient activity starts from thousand years ago. We only see people play dragon boat in the river or in the lake before. In the recent years, when this activity becomes more and more international, many foreigners in Guangzhou join this activity and join the dragon boat competitions. Now, they found a new way to play the dragon boat.
Last weekend they held the Viking Dragon Boat Competition in the swimming pool. Maybe you would think it is impossible to race the boat in such short distance or very curious how can a swimming pool hold several dragon boats.
Here, the foreigners telling you the game rules. It is a dragon boar tug of war. Each team has 4 people and the competitors sitting face-to-face on the both sides. When the game starts, both sides try their best to row the paddle against the opponents, and push the opposing team forward.