Dec 13

From China, with Love

The first ever Vancouver Chinese Lantern Festival is only a couple days away and we wanted to share with you how one of the largest structure was assembled.

The Porcelain Tower Pagoda is built from over 100,000 pieces of china (plates, bowls, cups and spoons) that are all tied together on a steel frame. The artisans that built the Pagoda arrived in Vancouver a month ago and began assembling this 60-foot tall structure by hand. All of the pieces of china arrived in containers and were meticulously hand tied to steel frames before having a crane hoist them into place. Check out below for both the time-lapse video of the Pagoda being assembled as well as details surrounding the structure.

Porcelain Tower Pagoda

People in Xishuangbanna in Yunnan Province believe in Buddhism. Pagodas have made Xishuangbanna a tourist attraction. The Manfeilong pagoda shows the architectural achievements of the Dai nationality, a minority in China. It reveals the technique in Chinese traditional lantern handicraft of tying various cups, plates, bowls, bottles and spoons together.

Come see this incredible display and 34 other lanterns at the Vancouver Chinese Lantern Festival on from December 15, 2017 to January 21, 2018. (Closed Christmas Day)

More information can be found at www.vancouverlanternfestival.com

Don’t forget to include us in all your Lantern Festival adventures via our social media channels @PNE_Playland #vancouverlanternfestival

  

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