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A Guide to the Chinese Lantern Festival Posted by on Feb 19, 2019

A Guide to the Chinese Lantern Festival

Today marks the fifteenth and final day of the Spring Festival. Known as the Lantern Festival (元宵节 – yuán xiāo jié), the Chinese name can be broken down as such – the character 元 refers to the first lunar month, and 宵 means “night.” A full moon shines brightly on this night, but that’s not the only light you’ll…

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Lantern Festival in 60 Seconds Posted by on Feb 22, 2018

Lantern Festival in 60 Seconds

The Lantern Festival is the 15th and final day of Spring Festival. On this day, people in China will solve lantern riddles and eat rice balls called tangyuan. At places like the City Wall of Xi’an and the Grand View Park in Kunming, you can see an impressive lantern display. Check out some highlights of…

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Spring Festival in Videos Posted by on Feb 8, 2018

Spring Festival in Videos

The Spring Festival is fast approaching, and millions upon millions of people in China are in a mad rush to get home to celebrate. Trains are packed, the dumplings are ready, and hong bao are stuffed with lucky money for lucky kids. It’s a chaotic and exciting time in China as we get ready to…

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10 Posts for Spring Festival Posted by on Feb 1, 2018

10 Posts for Spring Festival

Spring Festival (春节 – chūn jié) is far and away the most important Chinese holiday. In the lead-up to the Chinese New Year, the biggest mass migration on planet Earth takes place as people rush to get home to their loved ones. There are huge feasts, massive parades, and more fireworks than you can possibly…

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Getting Ready for Spring Festival Posted by on Jan 31, 2018

Getting Ready for Spring Festival

There’s a lot to do when getting ready for Spring Festival. In the run up to the New Year, people decorate their house, stock up on fireworks, and prepare a massive dinner. It’s an exciting time full of food, family, and firecrackers. The festive celebration winds down on the 15th day with the Lantern Festival…

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Grand View Park Video Tour Posted by on Jun 15, 2017

Grand View Park Video Tour

There’s lots to see in and around Kunming, as the city is surrounded by mountains and lakes. One of the best options for a day trip is Grand View Park. Here you can read a famous poem, wander around the gardens, ride a roller coaster, and see an amazing Lantern Festival. All this and more…

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Kunming Day Trips – Grand View Park Posted by on Jun 13, 2017

There are tons of great options for day trips in China’s Spring City. You can hike to the top of the Western Hills, admire the beautiful World Expo Gardens, and visit plenty of incredible temples. Our final day trip destination is the Grand View Park (大观公园 – dà guān gōng yuán) – a great place…

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