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26/04/2021 - 16:48

Watching boat racing held for the first time on Nhu Y River 

On the morning of April 25, Thuy Thanh Commune (Huong Thuy Town, Thua Thien Hue Province) organized the inauguration of the restoration work on Thanh Toan Tiled roof Bridge, and the opening ceremony of boat racing festival on Nhu Y River. This activity is part of the Community Tourism Promotion Week - Thanh Toan Tiled roof Bridge of the locality.

Ribbon cutting to inaugurate the restoration work on Thanh Toan Tiled roof Bridge

Thanh Toan Tiled roof Bridge was built in 1776. It has wooden structures with the Thanh Luu Ly enamel tube roofing system, in the style of "Thượng gia, hạ kiều" (the top part is the house, and the lower part is the bridge). The bridge has undergone five restoration works.

The fifth restoration work commenced on April 1, 2020, and finished in early 2021, with a total funding of more than VND 10 billion. This work is approved by the Provincial People's Committee, and invested by the Management Board of Construction Investment in Huong Thuy Town.

During the restoration process, the related units had dismantled the whole structure, fortified the iron construction work, poured reinforced concrete for the foundation, and the bridge abutment, etc.

Immediately after the ribbon cutting to inaugurate the restoration work on Thanh Toan Tiled roof Bridge, the boat racing festival officially took place. The festival attracted a large number of locals and visitors to watch and cheer.

Tiled roof Bridge and the opening ceremony of the boat racing festival on Nhu Y River:

From early morning, a large crowd of spectators came to cheer for the racing festival

Starting the race

Competing in each rowing cycle

As Nhu Y River was narrow, the boat racers needed skillful techniques to make a turn

Crossing the Thanh Toan Tiled roof Bridge

A boat of Thuy Thanh home team (the yellow shirt team) sunk after an unsuccessful turn

The spectators of Huong Thuy cheered jubilantly at the riverbank on the side of Thuy Thanh

On the other side of the riverbank, fans of Phu Ho (Phu Vang) were not inferior. Thanks to the cheering of the spectators, the racing festival was more and more exciting till the end

A leader of Huong Thuy Town gave the awards to the boat racing teams

A video of the boat racing festival on Nhu Y River  

By Han Dang

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