Lantern festival in Yu Garden.

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Despite the fact that every person had to pay 30 kuai (if you arrived after seven, that is), we went to the Yu Garden lantern festival. It was full like hell, but quite interesting, as the whole area was filled with, well, lanterns and stuff. Around us everywhere were little children with annoying sound-lanterns, but the overall atmosphere was good. Some monks walked around, a lot of tourists, … Well, just take a look at the flickr set and see for yourself.

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Jakob Montrasio

Moved to Shanghai in 2k5. Opened a company, wrote film scripts, shot first feature. Now in Germany with wife and daughter.

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2 thoughts on “Lantern festival in Yu Garden.

  1. I’ve been there last year. Although it was a little cheesy (naturally) I quite liked it….

    I remember there were sayings and riddles printed on the lanterns last year. Did you check them out?


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