Sugar people (糖人) is a traditional Chinese form of folk art using hot, liquid sugar to create three dimensional figures.
These fragile, plump figures have a distinct brownish-yellow colour, usually with yellow or green pigment added. They are mainly purchased for ornamental purposes and not for consumption, due to sanitary concerns. Popular figures include animals such as dragons, roosters and pigs, and such objects machetes and spears.
Similar to the trade of producing sugar paintings, this art form has been practiced in public places for hundreds of years,and can still be seen today. Traditionally, artists set up their point of production and sale in areas such as markets, and outside schools, as the figures appeal to children. These days, this art form is practiced in tourist areas. such as houhai .