Dragon boat race held to mark Duanwu Festival
The 200-year-old yard tucked away in an old neighborhood of Quan-zhou, Fujian province, is more like a temple than a theater.
On a sweltering afternoon at Fangzhuang village, several workers are busy sawing wood and hammering long iron nails on large half-finished wooden dragon boats. The smell of wood, tung oil and sweat fills the shipyard, even as big electric fans disperses it.
As this year's Dragon Boat Festival or Duanwu Festival occurs during the summer holiday, more people are choosing to travel long-distance with their children than in previous years.
The persistent high temperatures have sent many residents to hospitals for high fever and nausea.
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