Incense ball is a kind of traditional sports and entertainment project spread around Xiaoyuan Village, Nanxiao Town, Liangqing District, Nanning. Made of chicken feather, incense and copper coins with a history of over 300 years, it is a grand activity held by villagers at the beginning of spring every year.
At first, the ball was used by villagers to protect crops. As time went by, it flourishes in temple fairs and lantern fairs, becoming a sports activity for people to eliminate disasters, avoid evil spirits and pray for blessings. The activity had been interrupted for decades due to historical reasons. Until recent years, it has been excavated by the cultural department and successfully selected into the city-level and autonomous-region-level intangible cultural heritage list, thus attracting the attention of the world once again.