Shanghai's iconic venue Yuyuan Garden has set up lanterns and light installations to celebrate the New Year.
The 2023 show is inspired by the Shan Hai Jing, or The Classic of Mountains and Seas, a major source of Chinese mythology that dates back more than 2,000 years ago. The entire light show has been recreated with AR technology in the metaverse. Citizens and tourists can "travel in the mountains and seas" both online and offline.
During the show, a large collection of lanterns depicting animals, dragons, flowers and rare plants mentioned in ancient tales will be showcased in Yuyuan Garden.
The annual Yuyuan Garden Lantern Show began on Monday and will last for 52 days. Yuyuan Garden has been holding lantern shows for 28 years.