The cultural-sport event was participated in by more than 500 boat-racers from 24 teams of communes in the district. The racing boats were divided into eight groups (three boats each) to compete in a 500m race.

Teams participating in the race

The winners and runners-up in the first round would advance to the next round and then compete in the quarter-final, semi-final and final rounds to find the final winner.

According to Director of the Dak Lak provincial Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism Thai Hong Ha, the boat race has been held regularly for 12 consecutive years  and become a cultural feature of the locals, helping raise people’s awareness of physical training.

The race has contributed to further tightening community solidarity in boosting local development.

Translated by Chung Anh