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Kitefliers from 16 countries gather in ancient city


04-15-2017 10:29 BJT

(Source: CGTN)

China's Shaanxi Province started a kite show in Xian city's "Daming Palace National Heritage Park" on Wenesday. The competition attracted more than 30 kite masters from 16 countries. 

The Xi-an kite show brings together top kitefliers from across the world to show off their skilful art with this ancient Chinese craft.

The colorful designs led to elements such as an octopus, human portraits, candies and cats flying in the sky.

"Their kites are very distinctive as they paint in big colored shapes, very big and some of them even made without frames so they fly smoothly in the air, while our kites are more traditional with most of them in a realistic style. This hornet kite is modeled after a particular specimen so its patterns, colors and shape are exactly the same as a real hornet," said Li Bin, kiteflier.

The kite show will last till the May Day holiday.

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