My Guide Website?
New Taipei: Pingxi Sky Lantern Festival Experience in Shifen1 Reviews
Send a sky lantern up into the clouds with your dreams and wishes in Pingxi. Head to Shifen Old Street for a glimpse into Taiwan's colorful past and watch thousands of lights float up above you.
Our Top Experiences and Tours in Taipei:If youʻre booking your trip to Taipei last minute, we have you covered. Below are some of the top tours and experiences!
- Taiwan traditional and popular activity
- Make your wishes on the flaoting sky lantern at the Shifen Old Street
- Thousands of visitors attending event
DescriptionPingxi Sky Lantern is a traditional activity that has become a popular tourist attraction in Taiwan. The lanterns are made of paper and bamboo and are released into the sky with the hope of bringing good luck and fortune. The practice dates back to the 19th century when lanterns were used to signal between villages and communicate messages during times of war. The Pingxi Sky Lantern Festival takes place annually in February, and it attracts thousands of visitors from around the world. However, visitors can also participate in the tradition year-round at the Shifen Old Street, located in the Pingxi district of New Taipei City. Shifen Old Street is a bustling market street that is lined with shops selling sky lanterns, traditional snacks, and souvenirs. Visitors can purchase a lantern from vendors and write their wishes or messages on the paper. The writing can be done in any language, making it an inclusive experience. Once the lantern is ready, a candle is lit inside, and the lantern is released into the sky. Watching the lanterns float up into the night sky is a beautiful sight and feels like a magical moment. This is a beautiful way to connect with the culture and people of Taiwan and to participate in a centuries-old tradition.
IncludesA single color sky lantern redemption
- This is for a single-color sky lantern.
- Please present your QR Code to the staff and you can redeem one single-color sky lantern.
- Each product is limited to one-time use only.