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Flowers are placed in the woods.<br />
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The largest Chinese 'Festival of Light' seen in Europe is taking shape at the Longleat House in Wiltshire - A small army of over 50 skillled workers have flown in from the remote village of Zigong in central China to create the stunning spectacle.<br />
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Among the different scenes are a 20-metre tall Chinese temple, a 70-metre-long dragon, created using more than 10,000 porcelain cups, bowls, plates and dishes, and the mythical qilin – a chimerical hooved creature with the head of a lion – featuring more than 30,000 glass phials filled with coloured liquid.<br />
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Massive traditional Chinese masks are also featured and there is also a bamboo forest which is home to a family of life-size pandas, giant elephants, zebras, lions and deer as well as giant lotus flowers floating on the lake.<br />
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Filled with thousands of LED lights and handmade by a team of 50 highly-skilled craftsmen from Zigong in China's Sichuan province, the lanterns recreate a magical world of myths and legends.<br />
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Set amid the beautiful backdrop of the landscaped grounds and gardens surrounding Longleat House, the lit structures also spill out on to Half Mile Lake to create a stunning and enchanting experience for visitors.<br />
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It’s the first time a festival of this size has taken place in the UK and the Chinese team behind the spectacular event believe its size and complexity make it unique throughout Europe.