The Chinese calendar runs in a 12-yearly cycle, with each year in that cycle represented by a different animal. Monkey is the 9th animal in 12 zodiac signs. The general image of people in this zodiac sign is always being smart, clever and intelligent, especially in their career and wealth. They are lively, flexible, quick-witted and versatile. In addition, their gentleness and honesty bring them an everlasting love life. Although they were born with enviable skills, they still have several shortcomings, such as an impetuous temper and a tendency to look down upon others. They are enthusiastic, self-assured, sociable, and innovative. Their weaknesses are being jealous, suspicious, cunning, selfish, and arrogant.
In the south garden on the left, there is a colorful garden with dancing waters and three Chinese pagodas (Fig. 05). I'm especially fond of the streams of water that leap from one part of the display to another.
The children in the center garden are each made up of 5,000 flower stems including red, purple and yellow carnations and green and yellow spider mums. The children’s colorful outfits were hand-made using flowers such as carnations and an assortment of chrysanthemums. It’s adorable that children appear in the Bellagio display, because the Chinese New Year actually began with a mystical creature called Nian that would devour villagers, especially children. The legend says Nian was afraid of the color red, which explains why celebrants hang red lanterns, use red firecrackers and wear red clothing during Chinese New Year festivities. Red represents virtue, truth and sincerity. (Con't below)
The North Garden features a stunning 18-foot tall Chinese money tree made of 384 sparkling gold coins, weighing a total of 3,000 pounds. The base of the tree is surrounded by four-foot-tall Ingot fountains and I-Ching coins. Round coins with a square hole were first introduced in China around 350 B.C. Surging water from the fountains descends on the money tree to keep it strong and vibrant.