Pingxi

Visit Pingxi, a tiny hamlet an hour from Taipei, to launch colorful, fiery lanterns from Shifen Old Street. Pick a lantern color, add your wishes, launch the diamond-shaped lantern, and hopefully your dreams will come true.

Most people visit Pingxi during the Lunar New Year when thousands descend on this tiny hamlet an hour from Taipei for the annual Pingxi Sky Lantern Festival. During the festival, thousands of colorful, fiery lanterns with freshly painted wishes are launched into the night sky. This magical experience is on offer year-round from the lantern shops that flank Shifen Old Street. Pick a lantern color, add your wishes, launch the diamond-shaped lantern, and hopefully your dreams will come true.

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