The living treasures of Xishuangbanna
In the southern part of China’s Yunnan Province lies a lush tropical rainforest—an extraordinary example of biodiversity. Come admire it in all its splendour!
The pleasure of illuminating festivities is hardly new in China! As far back as the Han Dynasty (206 BC to AD 220), the Imperial Court celebrated the Lantern Festival. Three centuries later, the tradition had spread to the entire population.
Today in China, lanterns of all shapes and colours glow at the start of the lunar year and during the Moon Festival, celebrated on the 15th day of the 8th lunar month.
To mark this occasion, moon cake, or yue bing, is eaten, its rounded shape symbolizing family get-togethers and abundance.