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'Moon Over the Sea' to light up Torch Eighth Street

By Li Jiaying | | Updated: 2024-04-16 21:04
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As the temperatures gradually rise, the nights at the Torch Eighth Street in Weihai, Shandong province, are becoming more lively and attractive. Recently, Weihai announced plans to create a new "Moon Over the Sea" landscape near the intersection of Torch Eighth Street and Huanhai Road, adding more romance and cultural ambiance.

Originally an ordinary street, Torch Eighth Street has gained popularity among netizens due to its corner connecting to a downhill road facing the sea, resembling romantic scenes from animations. To date, the tag "Torch Eighth Street" on the social media platform Douyin has garnered nearly 500 million views.

To enhance the street's appeal and visitor experience, Weihai High-tech Zone has implemented a series of upgrade transformation projects in recent years. This includes the construction of a seaside promenade for residents and tourists to get close to the sea, adding signage for popular scenic spots, and artistically upgrading street-side buildings, road signs, and directional signs to create a unified neighborhood style. The introduction of coffee shops, restaurants and bars has also transformed the area into a leisure district.

"The upgrade transformation is still ongoing, and we are now creating a 'Moon Over the Sea' landscape, located by the sea at the northern end of Torch Eighth Street on the west side, adding another photo spot for tourists," said a staff member from the construction bureau of Weihai High-tech Zone.

"The landscape will feature a 6-meter diameter artificial moon with biomimetic textures. At night, it will emit soft light, and the color can be changed through central control, creating a very artistic scene. It is expected to be completed before the May Day holiday," he said.

While the area's artistic atmosphere continues to grow, the Torch Eighth Street has also gained a touch of "festivity". This year, Weihai High-tech Zone has organized various events on the street, including folk art performances, cultural and creative exhibitions, Hanfu (traditional styles of clothing worn by the Han Chinese) fashion shows and public welfare fairs, aiming to attract a large number of tourists to visit and take photos.

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