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Beijing comes alive through light festival

August 25, 2020 08:12 IST
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The 2020 Beijing International Light Festival's Alive Together outdoor light immersive experience exhibition opened on Thursday in Beijing Yuyuantan Park.

The exhibition will last till December.

Here are some glimpses from this festival.

The 2020 Beijing International Light Festival's Alive Together exhibition opened on Thursday. The immersive light exhibition is set in the Chinese capital's Yuyuantan Park. Photograph: Lintao Zhang/Getty Images
 

The 18,000-square-metre exhibition is divided into 15 sections with themes including galaxy, variation, blossom and burgeoning. More than 50,000 point light sources and 3,000-metre-long LED light strips are used. Photograph: Lintao Zhang/Getty Images

A Chinese woman dances as she visit the 'Alive Together' outdoor light immersive experience exhibition. According to Ma Bo, general director of the exhibition, the whole exhibition also is a show that combines drama production and contemporary art curation. Photograph: Lintao Zhang/Getty Images

Many tourists said they hadn't seen such a large-scale light show since the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic began, and the display offered them an immersive entertainment experience. Photograph: Lintao Zhang/Getty Images

To control the visit flow amid the pandemic, visitors must reserve tickets through an online booking system on WeChat, a mobile messaging and payment app. Photograph: Lintao Zhang/Getty Images

According to the organisers, they hoped that the project would be a new culture IP for Beijing's night cultural consumption and a highlight in the map of the capital's night economy. Photograph: Lintao Zhang/Getty Images

Alive Together is combining light and technology to let the audience to explore the infinite possibilities in life. Photograph: Lintao Zhang/Getty Images

The light show, which opens during the night, is running until the end of this year. Photograph: Lintao Zhang/Getty Images
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