This event is part of Sydney Lunar Festival.

Lunar Lantern: The Monkey

Quick-witted, charming and lucky, the adaptable monkey livens up any occasion!

Produced by the City of Sydney

Louise Zhang’s impressive 8 metre tall monkey tower is new to Sydney Lunar Festival 2019.

Delight in the playful monkeys balancing on top of each other, and juggling small glowing peaches, with a large golden peach at the top – the peach representing long life.

Located at East Circular Quay, the monkeys will have the Sydney Harbour Bridge as a backdrop.

Lantern fun facts:

  • Captures the monkey as playful and child-like.
  • Poses developed from imagining the monkey as acrobats on each others shoulders.
  • Monkey seated on lotus shaped podium.
  • Character on peach is “tao” meaning, peach in Chinese. Peaches displayed in folklore, myths generally reference the ‘xiantao’ which is the immortal peach.

Explore the 13 Lunar Lanterns at Circular Quay during the Sydney Lunar Festival.

The Lunar Lanterns will be lit from dusk each evening, but are just as impressive by day.



Every day, all day

Friday 1 February to Sunday 10 February 2019



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