Mud wrestling: Bizarre folk sports in Bac Giang province

Mud wrestling is a well-known folk sport in Van village in Yen Vien hamlet, Van Ha commune, in Viet Yen district, Bac Giang province, and was listed as a national intangible cultural heritage in 2022.

The mud wrestling festival attracts many photographers and international tourists. (Photo: VNA)
Two teams of wrestlers compete for a ball. (Photo: VNA)
The ball is made from wood of the jackfruit tree and weighs around 20 kilos. It resembles the Sun. (Photo: VNA)
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Each wrestler fights hard to take possession of the ball. (Photo: VNA)
The winning team celebrates their victory. (Photo: VNA)

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