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Chongqing Int'l Buddha Lantern Festival  
4 May2018
Friday
The largest and most invested Buddha Culture Lantern Festival in Chongqing is opened from February 13th to May 4th, Chongqing International Buddha Culture Lantern Festival in Dazu. It is one of the events of this year's Dazu Stone Carving international Tourism Culture Festival, a combination of Dazu stone carving and Zigong lanterns.

The 5 themes of the festival are the Buddha culture lantern, UN world cultural heritage - Dazu stone carving art exhibition, Daly & Picasso art exhibition, the life of Buddha in 3D, and Buddhism concerts.

The Festival is located in the Haitang Lake Park and Youth Center, covering an area over 180 acres. There are 48 groups of super large Buddhist Culture Lanterns, including gate lamps, land lamps, water lamps and atmosphere lamps.

To understand the huge scales of the lanterns in the festival, here are some details of the lantern groups.

The longest and highest are the land lamps of 45 meters long, which shows the magnificent visual effect of the Buddha scene .

The highest is 18 meters high lamp with the theme of "infinite compassion and mercy".

The water lamp group has lights and water colors.

The "Nine Buddha" lamp group tells the buddha story.

"Avalokitesvara" lamp group is amazing with thousand hands and thousand eyes of  lighting in the reflection of water.

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The ticket price is 80 RMB, and available on CTRIP APP,  QUNAR, etc, and on WeChat, or together with Dazu stone and Longshui hot spring tickets in discount.

By nyc_expat (Male. United States (USA))
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