Glow Shenzhen 2020, a grand light festival which opened Dec. 25 last year, features 179 works of light art displayed at 20 sites in five districts of the city (Futian, Luohu, Yantian, Nanshan and Bao’an) and runs until Feb. 26. Below are some of the highlighted works.
Square outside SZ Book City’s CBD Store 诗书礼乐广场
UFO Media Lab’s installation is a dissected cube block with a glowing inner section, implying Shenzhen’s growing strength in response to historical and geographical changes.
Australian studio ENESS’ “Sky Castle” is a dreamy, interactive sound and light installation, featuring a cluster of inflatable arches. As visitors move through the arches, their movement powers and progresses the melodic xylophone soundscape stimulating color changes in each arch.
Spanish MID Studio’s “Suspended” is comprised of hundreds of helium balloons illuminated with inner LEDs. The lights, only shown on Friday and Saturday nights, simulate the apparition of stars and constellations in a large aerial dance.
Metro: Line 3 or 4 to Children’s Palace Station (少年宫站), Exit D
Several Chinese and Western artists have turned the shopping center into a glowing party place with their dazzling work
Metro: Line 10 to Donggualing Station (冬瓜岭站), Exit A
Lianhua Hill 莲花山
Xu Ge’s “Forest Party” is comprised of several emoticon lights hung on the trees of the Kite Square.
Metro: Line 3 or 4 to Children’s Palace Station (少年宫站), Exit F1
OCT Harbor 欢乐海岸
Eleven light installations and a light water show bring a visual feast to this chic and vibrant shopping area.
Metro: Line 9 to Shenzhen Bay Park Station (深圳湾公园站), Exit E
Splendid China • China Folk Culture Villages 锦绣中华民俗村
The beautiful Zigong Lantern Show, the best of its kind in China, has lit up Splendid China to welcome the Spring Festival and the Lantern Festival. Covering 300,000 square meters, the lantern show also includes a food street. Lanterns are a traditional handicraft of China, and the Zigong Lantern Show is famous for its grand and comprehensive display of lanterns. It has been listed as a national intangible cultural heritage item.
Tickets: 39.9 yuan
Metro: Line 1 to OCT Station (华侨城站), Exit D
Coastal City 海岸城
A six-meter-tall SpongeBob is sitting in the Haide Square of Coastal City, grinning at every passerby. There are also facade lightings of SpongeBob and Patrick Star. You can take selfies at a SpongeBob-themed exhibition and see various images of other characters, such as Mr. Krabs and Squidward Tentacles, inside the shopping center.
Metro: Line 2 or 11 to Houhai Station (后海站), Exit E
Dameisha Coastal Park 大梅沙海滨公园
Light installations are floating above the sea, installed on the beach and flying in the sky.
Metro: Line 8 to Yantian Road Station (盐田路站), Exit D and then take Bus M465 or M380
Outside SZ Grand Theater 深圳大剧院外
An array of light columns imbue cultural and art elements into the bustling area.
Metro: Line 1 or 2 to Grand Theater Station (大剧院站), Exit B
OH Bay 欢乐港湾
Light shows near the Ferris wheel and a water show illuminate the coastal entertainment spot which is decorated with public art installations.
Metro: Line 5 to Baohua Station (宝华站), Exit A1
You can also take the Yellow Line of Shenzhen’s sightseeing buses to view some of the sites featuring light shows. The Yellow Line has nighttime runs to the following stops: OCT Harbor, Zhuzilin, Chegongmiao, Civic Plaza East, Shanghai Hotel, Shenzhen Book City’s Luohu Store, Shenzhen International Trade Center Building, Xinwen Building, Civic Center and Lianhua Hill.
Operation hours: 7-9:30 p.m.
Fare: 34.9 yuan
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Source / Shenzhen Daily
Editor / Cao Zhen
WeChat Editors / Lin Songtao, Jane
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