Every 15th day of the first lunar month, thousands of people from Taiwan and around the world come together with a grand destination in mind– the 2018 Taiwan Lantern Festival, a dazzling dreamland adorned with thousands of colorful illuminated displays, transforming over 50 acres of Chiayi County Hall into an explosion of lights and colors.
Every year the Taiwan International Lantern Festival rotates among different hosting cities within Taiwan. The 29th being held Chiayi County, South of Taiwan – this year’s being the largest festival of its kind in Taiwan.
Be amazed by larger-than-life lantern displays as it opens free to the public from February 16 to March 11, 2018.
Here’s a first timer’s guide to Taiwan’s Lantern Festival…