A feast for the senses

This banquet in China takes fine dining to new heights.

Hundreds of tourists were treated to a meal held at the edge of a cliff at Laojun mountain in Luoyang, in central Henan province.

Tables were set along the 2,000m-high cliff on a 1.8m wide footpath attached to the side of the rockface. Diners tucked into seafood, vegetables and fruits, and had free-flowing wine.

Laojun mountain stretches for hundreds of kilometres, and has been called the "father of mountains in Yunnan province" by historians.

The mountain range is known for its cultural heritage and link with Taoism as it was once the retreat of Chinese philosopher Laozi.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on July 11, 2018, with the headline 'A feast for the senses'. Print Edition | Subscribe