Giant Chinese Lanterns

In December 2017, the Royal Zoological Society of Scotland at Edinburgh Zoo displayed giant lanterns produced by Chinese craftsmen in Sichuan, China. The lanterns had travelled over 5,000 miles by boat to become part of The Giant Lanterns of China, an installation of over 450 awe-inspiring giant lanterns that will illuminate Edinburgh Zoo in winter 2017.

150 Chinese craftsmen created the nocturnal trail around the Zoo which lit up Edinburgh for 50 nights between 1 December 2017 and 25 February 2018.