Zigong Lantern Show started in Tang Dynasty and prospered in Qing Dynasty. It is honored as “the first lantern in the world”, and listed into the Chinese intangible cultural heritage. Since the exhibition of 23th Zigong International Dinosaur Lantern Show, it has received about 600,000 person-times of overseas and domestic tourists. This time, the lantern show will be themed by “a new colorful silk road, and the coolest Chinese style”. Over 130 groups of fancy lanterns will be exhibited. Millions of modern light sources form 64 landscape nodes of lantern groups along 28 streets in the main urban area.
Guide to Appreciating Lantern Show
Time & Place: from January 22, 2017 to March 12, 2017 in Zigong Fancy Lantern Park
Lighting Time: 18:30--22:30 (can be appropriately postponed based on the situation)
The ticket for Friday, Saturday and Sunday is weekend ticket; the ticket price is RMB60.00.
The ticket for other period (from Monday to Thursday) is ordinary ticket; the ticket price is RMB40.00.
Ferry Bus Routes:
Route 1 (special line from Chinese Merchants International City)
North 1st Road of Chinese Merchants International City – South Extension Line of Longhui Street – Municipal Public Security Bureau – Municipal Government – Bomiwan – Shawan – Department Store (at the gate of Bank of Communications) (back and forth)
Route 2 (special line from East Yandu Avenue)
Culture and Art Center – Dongyuan Peninsula Residential Area – Three Eight Road – Taifeng Building - Bomiwan – Shawan (shepherdess) – Department Store (at the gate of hardware company) (back and forth)
Route 3 (special line from Dashanpu Town)
South Sichuan Leather City – East Loop Line – East Yandu Avenue – Three Eight Road – Taifeng Building - Bomiwan – Shawan (shepherdess) – Department Store (at the gate of hardware company) (back and forth)
Route 4 (special line from Chonglinju)
Up-going: Chonglinju (the right land block in front of the exit of Zigong Huidong Station down the Expressway G85) – turn right at the exit of Zigong Huidong Station down the Expressway G85 – Yingbin Avenue – Dangui Street – Bomiwan Tunnel – Jiefang Bridge Interchange – Jiaotong Road - Department Store (at the gate of hardware company)
Down-going: Department Store (at the gate of hardware company) – Jiaotong Road – Bomiwan Tunnel – Dangui Street – Nanhu Interchange – Chonglinju
Time Schedule of Bus: 15:30-23:00
The time schedule for Friday, Saturday and Sunday is adjusted as:
Bus Taking Locations of Special Lines after Appreciating the Lantern Show:
Route 1: road side of Zhangfei Temple on Shitashang Road
Route 2: Xinmin Street (at the opposite side of Wenxuan Bookshop at Oriental Plaza)
Route 4: Maternity Hospital on Bingjiang Road
You can visit http://www.zgdenghui.cn/ to learn more about the details of 2017 Zigong Lantern Show