AttractionsAt this Chinese attraction, tourists can don traditional costumes and walk on water — just like their favourite 'wuxia' characters.

Magic of 'kung fu' flying comes alive

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China's Xiatianxia Tourist Area uses wires to let visitors "fly" mid air.
China's Xiatianxia Tourist Area uses wires to let visitors "fly" mid air. Photo Credit: Xiatianxia Tourist Area

At Xiatianxia Tourist Area, a popular destination in China's Fujian Province, an unusual attraction is turning people's dreams of becoming a 'wuxia' (martial hero) into reality.

At this attraction, people can dress in traditional costumes and walk across water or fly above a river.

With two wires strapped to their waists, visitors are lifted into the air from a a 600m long, 20m high cableway.

Props such as swords, fans and umbrellas are also part of the costume play.

A video by South China Morning Post shows guests floating with fancy gestures above the river, twirling in various angles, and even walking on water — some even backwards.

One visitor even dressed up as Chinese mythological monkey god, Sun Wukong.

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