If you are looking for some 热闹 renao (noise and excitement) then head down to YuYuan this Chinese New Year. Not for the faint hearted, this place becomes so crowded and noisy that you probably won't even be able to find the entrance to the garden itself. These photos were taken during last year's celebration for the year of the monkey, an interesting experience to say the least.
Cute baby adorns a special Monkey King Hat
Monkey King baby enjoys a photo opp with dad
Selling knives is a lucrative business at YuYuan. The aunties love it.
Cool laoban quietly takes in the festivities happening around him.
Freaky mannequins line the streets showing off their winter wears.
A little girl dons a traditional hat.
The PLC (People's Liberation Army) keep the crowds safe from harm.