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  Chinese high-pole lion dance acrobatics

 

Thailand

During Chinese New Year, acrobats regularly display their skills on top of a high pole, often dressed in a lion or dragon costume.

 

Performers climb seemingly effortlessly to the top using nothing but their own strength, though sometimes a human tower may be made, standing on each others shoulders.

 

  Chinese high-pole lion dance acrobatics

 

  Chinese high-pole lion dance acrobatics

 

Many of the stunts they perform are not without danger, all to impress the crowd down below.

 

Here a long vertical banner is unrolled from the top, displaying good luck wishes to the onlookers.

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  Chinese high-pole lion dance acrobatics