The Qinhuai Lantern Fair kicked off on Saturday, receiving over 550,000 visitors from all over China who wish to enjoy the colourful atmosphere of Confucius Temple in Nanjing. This year's edition counts with 234 lanterns, some 90 more than last year. «This year is the most crowded one since the past couple of years», said one visitor. The Qinhuai Lantern Fair dates more than 2,000 years ago... Еще, and in 2006, it was named by China as an 'Intangible Cultural Heritage of China' (ICH) entry. The festival runs until the end of March.