Thousands of locals and visitors were transported to China without a plane or passport as they flocked to the breathtaking temple to celebrate the occasion.
And the Chinese did not disappoint, dishing out a colourful display.
It is the Year of the Dog in the Chinese calendar, and people born in this year are described as independent, sincere, communicative and loyal.
According to Chinese astrology, each year is associated with an animal, occurring in a 12-year cycle. The year of birth, and the animal it represents, determine a person's personality traits.