Is Monkey King not a good skier?

Is Monkey King not a good skier?

  31 Dec 2023

The Monkey King, portrayed by a local resident, happily glides on the Haihe River’s ice surface in north China’s Tianjin Municipality on December 29, 2023. /CFP

The Monkey King, portrayed by a local resident, happily glides on the Haihe River’s ice surface in north China’s Tianjin Municipality on December 29, 2023. /CFP

The Monkey King, portrayed by a local resident, is spotted losing his footing on the Haihe River's ice surface in north China's Tianjin Municipality on December 29, 2023. /CFP

The Monkey King, portrayed by a local resident, is spotted losing his footing on the Haihe River’s ice surface in north China’s Tianjin Municipality on December 29, 2023. /CFP

The Monkey King, portrayed by a local resident, is spotted losing his footing on the Haihe River’s ice surface in north China’s Tianjin Municipality on December 29, 2023. /CFP

A woman helps a local resident dress up as the Monkey King before he steps out on the Haihe River's ice surface in north China's Tianjin Municipality on December 29, 2023. /CFP

A woman helps a local resident dress up as the Monkey King before he steps out on the Haihe River’s ice surface in north China’s Tianjin Municipality on December 29, 2023. /CFP

A woman helps a local resident dress up as the Monkey King before he steps out on the Haihe River’s ice surface in north China’s Tianjin Municipality on December 29, 2023. /CFP

Local residents of north China's Tianjin Municipality enjoy skiing in their special costumes which make them look quite like the characters of

Local residents of north China’s Tianjin Municipality enjoy skiing in their special costumes which make them look quite like the characters of “Journey to the West,” a classic Chinese novel, on December 29, 2023. /CFP

Local residents of north China’s Tianjin Municipality enjoy skiing in their special costumes which make them look quite like the characters of “Journey to the West,” a classic Chinese novel, on December 29, 2023. /CFP

Mythological figures are usually portrayed as being very strong and powerful. But what would happen to them if they were to travel out of legends and fantasy into real life to skate on ice? Even the Monkey King is spotted losing his footing. Never mind; these mythological figures from “Journey to the West,” a classic Chinese novel, were actually all portrayed by local residents of Tianjin, who just wished to add a touch of fun to their skiing activities.

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