Lanterns on the Lake 海灯会

01 September 2018 in Eryuan County Cibi Lake Dragon King Temple 龙王庙茈碧湖洱源

A big temple fair at a temple on shore of Cibi Lake.

The festival spreads over two days. The daylight hours of the first day are dedicated to preparations inside the temple, but in the evening, from around 8pm, lanterns are floated on the lake. The second day is the main temple fair, starting around 10am and lasting until the afternoon.

Update: it looks like that floating the lanterns has been discontinued, the first day is mostly preparations while the second day attracts the main crowd.

Festival held according to lunar calendar on 农历7月22.