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2012 Colorful Sacred Arrow Int’l Folk Archery Tournament kicks off

People's Daily Online)  16:20, September 18, 2012

Photo shows the 2012 Colorful Sacred Arrow Int’l Folk Archery Tournament. (People's Daily Online/ Cheng Xi)

<i>By Cheng Xi, People's Daily Online</i>

On Sept. 8, 2012, the second “Colorful Sacred Arrow” International Folk Archery Tournament (IFAT) and Dutton Culture Festival kick off in Jianzha County, Huangnan Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture. Athletes from China, the United States, Hungary, Romania, Iran, Turkey, Mexico and other countries all over the world gathered in Jianzha County to communicate and learn from each other by exchanging views and techniques on archery.

Jianzha County, the hometown of Chinese traditional archery, is located in the northeast of Qinghai-Tibet Plateau. It is rich in tourism recourses, such as Kanbula National Forest geological park.

“Jianzha” means “spiritual paradise” in Tibetan language and the colorful sacred arrow art endues the land living soul and wings for its traditional culture to fly.

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