Artists replicate ancient dragon wall with sugar for Chinese New Year
A Chinese artist puts final touches on a replica of the Nine Dragon Wall in Chengdu city, southwest Chinas Sichuan province, 17 January 2012. Chinese artists are replicating the Nine Dragon Wall, a famous tourist attraction in Beihai in Beijing, for an upcoming lantern fair in the southwestern Chinese city of Chengdu. The replica, measuring 30 meters long and 8 meters tall, bears nine dragon-shaped lanterns made from more than 3 tonnes of sugar. When completed, the wall will be one of the biggest highlights during the 44th Chengdu Spring Festival Lantern Fair to be held from January 20 to February 19, 2012 at Tazishan Park in Chengdu. There are three Nine Dragon Walls in China. Two are located in Beijing with one in Beihai Park and the other in the Forbidden City while the third one is located in Datong city, northwest Chinas Shanxi province.
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