Large-scale lantern show draws focus in Zhanjiang
The largest and longest running lantern show in Zhanjiang, Guangdong province began on Jan 20. The eye-popping attraction, covering 80,000 square meters within the city's Olympic Sports Center, will last 28 days beyond this year's Lantern Festival.
Zhanjiang's largest and longest running lantern show will last until Feb 16. [Photo/zjphoto.yinsha.com]
Over 100 sets of festive lanterns, totaling more than 100 thousand lights, are on display with different themes such as cartoon characters and cultural arts.
A particular highlight is the man-made snow, coming every night since Feb 5 from 8:30 pm to 10:00 pm. It has attracted flocks of families to enjoy the fantastic and exciting atmosphere.
A set of Leizhou opera-themed lanterns [Photo/gdzjdaily.com.cn]
The lantern show is part of a cultural tourism festival, accompanied by a series of Chinese and foreign folk art performances including lion dances, martial arts and a German high-wheeler riding show.
Additional activities, including riddle guessing and a food exhibition will take place on the evening of the Lantern Festival, the 15th day of the first lunar month, which falls on Feb 11 this year.
Children play in the artificial snow during the lantern show in Zhanjiang on Feb 5 [Photo/zjphoto.yinsha.com]