In This Crazy Chinese Festival Men Literally Shower Themselves With Molten Iron

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Today, only four Da Shuhua participants remain in Nuanquan. However, what they lack in numbers they more than make up for with skill and showmanship, and their performances continue to be in high demand.

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Indeed, spectators brave perishing 5° F temperatures to take in the awe-inspiring proceedings. To meet demand, local officials have constructed a bespoke Da Shuhua area in Nuanquan. As well as featuring a stage, this space boasts a wall that stretches to a full 98 feet end-to-end and more than 32 feet in height.

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