Pingxi or Pingshi is the Sky Lantern capital of Taiwan. The Pingshi Sky Lantern Festival — held every January 15th of the Chinese lunar calendar — is an event where hundreds of sky lanterns carrying prayers and wishes are released to the heavens.
Pingshi Township, situated at the upper reaches of the Keelung River in northeastern Taipei County, covers an area of 71.34 square kilometers. The Township is elongated in shape with many hills and valleys, and very few dotted plains in between. It is surrounded by mountains; an isolated green mountain range filled with phytoncides. Due to the northeast monsoons, rainfall is particularly heavy in the winter, add to this the geological impact of erosion from the Keelung River and its tributaries and it has created many natural treasures such as sharp rocks, cliffs, waterfalls, and potholes, earning Pingshi the nickname “Waterfall Township.”
For more information about Pingshi, please visit the official website: http://www.pingshi.com.tw/
You can also check out the Guide to Taipei’s Pingxi: http://guidetotaipei.com/visit/pingxi
The sky lantern experience in Pingxi was awesome!
They use the right quality materials, a big lantern frame, and slow burning fuel to ensure it rises high up in the air and is safely released.
Budget NT300 for the experience.
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