Chinese New Year Cartoon Lanterns in Hong Kong
02 February, 2010
As Chinese New Year approaches (February 14th) decorative preparations have already begun anywhere and everywhere public in Hong Kong. At Shatin Central Park, the end next to the bridge over the Shing Mun River is paved over (incorporating water features) and like last year (or perhaps annually), has been populated with large Chinese lantern characters.
I took some photos late afternoon, just after the lanterns switched on and though there are alot of them, the displays still haven't been finished yet.
Here's a few photos of the lanterns that have already been set up.
Shatin Central Park with these Chinese New Year lanterns is quite nice to see and walk through, but in my humble opinion, a visit there is only worth it if you're in the area or doing something else close by such as checking out the massive shopping complex next to it or walking to the nearby Hong Kong Heritage Museum. These lanterns are quite common all over the rest of Hong Kong.
Finding Shatin Central Park is easy since it can be reached by going to the Shatin MTR stop, exiting to walk straight into the New Town Plaza and then keep on walking directly through to come out the other end, aiming for the Shatin Town Hall. The park is just on the other side of it.
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