Photo of the day: Sanlitun Christmas Skyline


This week’s photo theme is China Plaza Xmas: ostentatious Christmas mall displays in China’s mostly secular megacities.

We kick off with some photos taken recently by Radii’s own Fan Shuhong. This globe-topped Christmas tree currently resides in the plaza of the Taikoo Li South mall in downtown Beijing, cutting a striking profile between the two other mega-malls across the street, Topwin Center and Sanlitun SOHO.

The view from further in shows a seasonally-appropriate redding of the Apple store logo:

There’s also another, arguably more traditional Christmas display at this mall’s sibling, the slightly more upscale Taikoo Li North:

Stay tuned for more as the week progresses. It’ll get weirder.

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