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Photos: Giant lanterns in Ho Chi Minh City

Photos: Giant lanterns in Ho Chi Minh City

Saturday, September 17, 2016, 19:06 GMT+7

Nearly 20 giant lanterns with animal shapes are bringing a festive light to Ho Chi Minh City.

The eight meter tall lanterns are being showcased at Thung Lung Sao Bang (Meteor Valley) at 30 Bo Bao Tan Thang Street, Tan Phu District.

Featuring animal shapes, including dinosaurs, fish, swans, and horses, the colorful artwork has attracted almost1,000 visitors each day to admire and take photos of the installations.

The lanterns stand in a 2,200 square meters area and were made from a fabric-covered steel frame by ten workers over two months.

According to organizers, they exhibit will be on display until October this year.

Along with mooncakes, lanterns are known as an indispensable symbol of the Mid-Autumn Festival.

This year, the joyful event took place on September 15.

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A herd of colorful dinosaurs. Photo: Tuoi Tre

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A couple of peacocks are showcased on the lantersns at Thung Lung Sao Bang (Meteor Valley) in Ho Chi Minh City. Photo: Tuoi Tre

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Each lantern can be up to eight meters in height. Photo: Tuoi Tre

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The lanterns are made from a fabric-covered steel frame. Photo: Tuoi Tre

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A herd of elephants. Photo: Tuoi Tre

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The lanterns stand on a 2,200 square meters land and feature a number of animal shapes such as dinosaurs, fish, swans, and horses. Photo: Tuoi Tre

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A giant flying horse lantern on display in Ho Chi Minh City. Photo: Tuoi Tre

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Young visitors take selfies with the colorful lanterns. Photo: Tuoi Tre

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Children enjoy taking photos with the lanterns. Photo: Tuoi Tre

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