The Potala Palace Square is decorated to greet the upcoming Spring Festival in Lhasa city, capital of southwest China's Tibet Autonomous Region, Jan. 20, 2012. The Spring Festival, or Chinese Lunar New Year, falls on Jan. 23 in 2012. [Xinhua/Chogo]
Red lanterns are hung in the Longwangtan Park near the Potala Palace in Lhasa city, capital of southwest China's Tibet Autonomous Region, Jan. 20, 2012, to greet the upcoming Spring Festival, or Chinese Lunar New Year, which falls on Jan. 23. [Xinhua/Chogo]
Lhasa has embraced strong festive atmosphere with red lanterns, flowers, colorful flags, etc. decorated to greet the Spring Festival and the Tibetan New Year in the capital city of southwest China's Tibet Autonomous Region.
More than 50,000 red lanterns were hung high on the main roads of Lhasa with the LED meteor rain lights on Yutog Road, Karnga Road and Yaowangshan Park. Local residents can enjoy the splendid sight when those lights go on in the evening.
At present, more than 100 flower pots, designed with Tibetan panterns, have been laid at the Potala Palace square.
"We have spent over two months in repairing the chipped edges of these pots and recoloring them," said a staff member from the Lhasa Landscape Bureau. "Each flower pot weights up to over 205 kg, so we have to use the cranes to move them."
The exhibition boards decorated with silk flowers to make the Chinese and Tibetan versions of "Happy New Year" were projected to be sent to the Potala Palace square and the Jokhang Temple square respectively before January 19.
It was said more than 40,000 silk flowers were used to decorate the boards.
Editor: Liu Fang