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Kungfu Boys at Shaolin Temple

Qiu Yan 2010-03-23 17:58:01

Built in 495 A.D. during the period of the Northern and Southern Dynasties (420-581) and located in the Songshan Mountain area,the Shaolin Temple is the birthplace of Shaolin Kungfu. Shaolin Kungfu, with its incredible strength, vitality and flexibility, is expected to be included in the

UNESCO intangible heritage list very soon. There are some 63 Kungfu schools in areas around the Shaolin Temple, which have attracted tens of thousands of Kungfu fans from home and abroad who want to follow the steps of Shaolin Kungfu masters. Some 70,000 people have received Kungfu training in these schools, making up of the so-called "largest Kungfu tribe in the world".



A boy practices Kungfu at the Shaolin Temple, Dengfeng, Henan Province. Aug. 15, 2009.

Another boy practices Kungfu at the temple. Aug. 15, 2009.


Four-year-old Wang Chenyang practices Kungfu at the Shaolin Kungfu Training Base. Oct. 30, 2009.

Boys from the base practice their movements. Oct. 30, 2009.

Boys from base practice their movements.  Oct. 30, 2009.

Boys from the base practice their movements. Oct. 30, 2009.


Boys from the base practice their movements. Oct. 30, 2009.


A boy from the base practices Kungfu while his tutor takes a rest. Oct. 30, 2009.


A boy was reading after lunch at the base. Oct. 30, 2009.


A boy gives his schoolmate a hair-cut at the base. Oct. 30, 2009.