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The application of stiltwalking has been existing since B.C. 700. There're different kinds of stilts, but the one used in Xigang Festival was "peg stilts", which are the most common stilts used by professional performers. The stilts were fastened on performer's feet, allow them to turnĦBjump or dance swiftly.

Troupe "Stiltwalking" of Nan Chien temple (in Cigu) was established in 1984. They participated Xigang Festival in 1985 for the first time. They played legendary characters from Chinese classical novel "Chronicle of the 3 Kingdoms". The plot comprises lots of acrobatics and stunts, by which they received good popularity in past few decades.