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Colorful events recommended in autumn

Updated: Sep 21, 2018 chinadaily.com.cn Print
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All kinds of events are available in Wuxi during this autumn. Visitors are welcomed during the weekends and the coming Mid-Autumn holiday and National Day holiday.

Huishan Chrysanthemum Fair

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Huishan is going to hold an annual chrysanthemum fair in late September, showing flowers in full blossom. [Photo/WeChat account: wuxishilvyouju]

Huishan is going to hold an annual chrysanthemum fair in late September, showing flowers in full blossom. Various kinds of chrysanthemum flowers will shine during the one-month event until the end of October along with melodious bells from Huishan Temple and quaint garden scenery, which will present an elegant and secluded image.

The 2018 Huishan Autumn Chrysanthemum Fair goes beyond the traditional way of enjoying chrysanthemum flowers and adds a novel "festival" during the fair. It intends to stage a cultural event welcoming visitors from all walks of life through digging into interesting people and things.

During the fair, Huishan Mountain scenic spot will prepare nearly 20 activities, among which the most anticipated ones will be interactive and interesting stories about finding people, walking for public welfare, photographing with poems and watching impressive skills regarding tea-tasting, handicrafts, embroidery.

Water Music and Firework Show in Turtle Head Isle

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Visitors can enjot fireworks show in Turtle Head Isle during Mid-Autumn Festival. [Photo/WeChat account: wuxishilvyouju]

Turtle Head Isle scenic site will hold the "Most Beautiful Place for Admiring the Moon" themed water music and fireworks show on Sept 22 and 24, during the Mid-Autumn Festival.

The festival will offer water firework shows integrating laser technology, music rhythm and commentary. Night-time gardening activities will be prepared for the tourists, such as the Mid-Autumn Festival Gala, the market with in the style of Han Dynasty with a camping area.

The 10th Plum Garden Lighting Arts Festival

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This year's annual lantern show at Plum Garden will introduce laser projection technology on water, in addition to integrating modern lamps and lighting arts, from Sept 8 to Oct 7. [Photo/WeChat account: wuxishilvyouju]

Over the past ten years, visiting the lantern festival at Plum Garden has been a definite must for tourists travelling to Wuxi.

Differing from previous years, in order to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the reform and opening up, this year's festival, for the first time, incorporates lighting arts into urban lighting through presenting a 130-meter-long themed lamp group along the green belt outside of the garden. Tourists can be treated with lights before entering the scenic spot.

The lanterns were elaborately built by nearly one hundred skillful craftsmen from Zigong, Sichuan province, for over more than a month. Focusing on energy conservation and environmental protection, the craftsmen adopted a large number of new LED, comprehensively enhancing the night effect of the lamp group while inheriting the original production technique.

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