Colorful Yunnan Float showcases the charm of Yunnan


On October 20, the opening ceremony of "Colorful Yunnan" Float exhibition kicked off at Yunnan Provincial Museum in Kunming. The performers, who danced during celebrations of the 70th anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic of China in Beijing on October 1, swung and spun on the float with the melody of Yunnan, The South Of Cloud. Audiences waved small flags in their hands and took pictures.


From October 2 to 7, the "Colorful Yunnan" Float was exhibited at Beijing Olympic Park, attracting more than 1.5 million visitors. After 5 days of long-distance road transportation, the float arrived at Yunnan Provincial Museum and will be on display at the museum until the end of the year. Moreover, there will be a float tour at 10 a.m. on November 16, making more people feel the extraordinary charm of it and witness significant changes took place in Yunnan.


On October 1, during celebrations of the 70th anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic of China in Beijing, "Colorful Yunnan" Float drove through Tian'anmen Square in the spotlight, leaving people a deep impression.

The "Colorful Yunnan" Float is 15 meters long, 6 meters wide and 9.6 meters high. All the parts have extent meanings. For example, Elephant symbolizes national unity and harmony. Two gorgeous flower-pillars symbolize green ecology of Yunnan, which means that Yunnan has natural landscapes and splendid national culture, and is a pleasant and healthy living destination. The golden bridge above the two pillars  symbolizes that Yunnan is trying to integrate into the “Belt and Road” Initiative.

Mr. Zhang, a citizen of Kunming, took a photo with his family in front of the float. "On the day of National Day, we saw the float on TV. Today we not only admire the float at a close range, but also learn about the meaning behind it. It’s awesome.”

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(Editors: Rachel, Christine)

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