Palace lanterns illuminate N China's Chengde Mountain Resort

2024-02-05 ECNS App Download

A lantern exhibition jointly organized by the Palace Museum and the Chengde Mountain Resort opened to the public on Friday in Chengde City, north China's Hebei Province. 

Lanterns in China date back more than 1,800 years and in 2006, gongdeng, or palace lanterns, were recognized as a national-level intangible cultural heritage. Combining intangible cultural heritage and modern light and shadow technology, the exhibition allows visitors to immerse themselves in the festive atmosphere. 

In a 1-kilometer-long sightseeing area, visitors can enjoy the beauty of palace lanterns and the magnificent view of a lit-up resort. The exhibition, which features 25 groups of well-designed palace lanterns and over 6,000 sets of basic lamps, will run until March 11. 

The Chengde Mountain Resort, some 230 km north of Beijing, was built in 1703 during the Qing Dynasty. It's one of China's best-known imperial retreats. In 1994, the Mountain Resort and its Outlying Temples were added to the list of World Cultural Heritage sites. 

(Reported by Zhang Guiqin; Edited by Ma Yuxuan)



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