Year of the Goat Las Vegas
I was lucky to come back to Las Vegas right in time to see how my favorite hotel celebrates the Chinese New Year of the Goat. For about 2 months Las Vegas tourists could admire the art of welcoming the new year in the Chinese culture. Four times a year, Bellagio hotel is the center of some of the most popular Las Vegas family attractions.
Year of the Goat Las Vegas
The celebration took place inside the Bellagio Gardens and Conservatory, and the main view was breathtaking! The Red and gold were certainly the main colors.
As we entered to the Year of the Goat Las Vegas celebration, we could see the famous Chinese children dolls. Bellagio artists make them always using fresh-cut flowers (1,000 flowers each in this case).
The 5 Chinese traditional elements of FengShui
The whole display beautifully combined the 5 main elements in the Fengshui philosophy. The Earth, Fire, Water, Metal and Air were all present as colors, textures and effects.
The Earth element
From various sources of information I learned that this year (2015), the gardens at Bellagio contained 22,000 flowers and 660 trees and shrubs.
The Air element
A light pleasant breeze was blowing over the gorgeous flowers and plants, making them move. The stream under the bridge had a little motion to it, too.
The Water element
The Water element is represented by ponds filled with gorgeous colorful fish. There were various types of precious exotic fish – some of them were 50-60 years old! Can imagine that?… A sign was warning visitors not to throw money in the water, as this is harmful for the fish. Yet, the ponds were full of coins – oh!
The main pond in the middle of the garden was filled with 21,000 gallons of water! It was surrounded by interesting Chinese structures, yellow chrysanthemums, red bromeliads and… visitors photographing everything :)
The Metal element
Look at those gorgeous red silk and metal lanterns above the middle pond!
Talking about “Metal”, what is more fantastic than the elaborate metal structure of the Bellagio pavilion itself?
The Fire element
In a magnificent way, the “Fire” element was created by the sun rays shinning down on the beautiful ornaments! The decorators at Bellagio definitely knew what they were doing for the “Year of the Yang”!
Last but not least, look at that family of five goats on the top of the big rock! . Not only they were cute, but they were also moving their heads :) I almost thought they were posing for me…
With this, I end my journey into the world of the Chinese New Year of the Goat at Bellagio, Las Vegas. I wish you Good Luck and a prosperous year!
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