Folk Artists at Temple Fairs Amaze and Delight Crowds

February 21, 2010 3:39 am Last Updated: February 21, 2010 3:40 am

Throngs of people came out for temple fairs at major parks in Beijing, as families gather to celebrate the Chinese New Year. They marveled at amazing feats performed by fellow countrymen. It was a festive and joyful time for all.

Folk artists at Lianhuachi Park (Lotus Pond Park) astounded the crowds with their unique talents on Feb. 16.

The artist calmly plays a cucurbit flute while balancing on sharp blades supported by bright lightbulbs. His eyelids are attached to a water bucket. (The Epoch Times Archive)
The artist calmly plays a cucurbit flute while balancing on sharp blades supported by bright lightbulbs. His eyelids are attached to a water bucket. (The Epoch Times Archive)
A closer look at the blades and light bulbs that support this folk artist. (AFP/Getty Images)
A closer look at the blades and light bulbs that support this folk artist. (AFP/Getty Images)
The artist balances his entire body on a thin steel bar. (AFP/Getty Images)
The artist balances his entire body on a thin steel bar. (AFP/Getty Images)
Grasping a chain with his teeth, this artist pulls five grown men. (AFP/Getty Images)
Grasping a chain with his teeth, this artist pulls five grown men. (AFP/Getty Images)
A huge and heavy vase is balanced on the artist's head. (AFP/Getty Images)
A huge and heavy vase is balanced on the artist's head. (AFP/Getty Images)
A display of traditional Chinese acrobatics. (AFP/Getty Images)
A display of traditional Chinese acrobatics. (AFP/Getty Images)
Walking on stilts. (AFP/Getty Images)
Walking on stilts. (AFP/Getty Images)
Balancing a bar to support two women. (AFP/Getty Images)
Balancing a bar to support two women. (AFP/Getty Images)
The traditional Chinese buffoon delights children and the young-at-heart. (AFP/Getty Images)
The traditional Chinese buffoon delights children and the young-at-heart. (AFP/Getty Images)

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