A Hohhot chrysanthemum exhibition displaying more than 10,000 pots of chrysanthemum valued at around 1.5 million RMB was almost completely picked apart by visitors before the fair even ended, according to organizers.
The exhibition, which was scheduled to end on October 10, remained open to the public for a few extra days due to the warm weather in Hothot. Organizers released an announcement via media to notify residents that the exhibition would continue, and stressed that visitors not take the flowers.
The plea apparently rang hollow to visitors’ ears. Staff members at the event initially approached flower-picking patrons and told them to stop, but as more and more residents began doing it, they had to give up.
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By Lucy Liu
[via Chine News]