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Taiwan Lantern Festival 2019 Experience! (Photo Essay)

Taiwan Lantern Festival

Welcome to the 2019 Taiwan Lantern Festival! Be amazed by larger-than-life lantern displays, by thousands of visually spectacular lantern creations over more than 38 hectares of land and 200 hectares of water.

Every year, the Taiwan International Lantern Festival rotates among different hosting cities within the country, with this year’s festival being held in Pingtung County, Southern Taiwan. This notable year marks the 30th anniversary of the annual celebration with thousands of crowds gathering to see the fireworks ceremony and stunning light-up creations open to the public from February 19-March 3, 2019 for free.

To make things a little different, the local government chose the “Giant Tuna“—a symbol of wealth and the leading produce of Ping Tung—as the main lantern, breaking the norm of using the Chinese zodiac as the theme image, although the pig will still be a prevalent lantern motif throughout the festival.

Here’s what you can expect…

TAIWAN LANTERN FESTIVAL 2019
Feb 15 – March 3
Ping Tung, Southern Taiwan
website: www.2019taiwanlantern.taiwan.net.tw

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TAIWAN LANTERN FESTIVAL: Taiwan’s Largest Dazzling Dreamland!

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…

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