Sky Lantern Events

The tradition of releasing sky lanterns during the Lantern Festival has a history of 100 years, and over time the Pingxi Lantern Festival has gained a reputation for being the brightest, happiest and most heart-warming event in Taiwan.
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2018

  • "The most recommended international traveler cultural event in Taiwan"-Voted by TripAdvisor.
  • 40 Travel Adventures You Need to Have Before You’re 40 - Reader’s digest.

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2016

  • Top 10 Must-go attractions in Taiwan.
  • One of the “2016 Best Winter Trips”-National Geographic.

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2014

  • Selected by “Fodor’s”, the world’s largest travel book publisher, as one of the 14 Festivals to Attend Before You Die.

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2013

  • 52 Things to Do in 2013-CNN.
  • 14 Festivals to “Attend before You Die”-Fodor’s.

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2012

  • Successfully met the challenge of “Launching 1,000 lanterns together”.

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2010

  • Set a record of 420,000 participants and generated nearly TWD 300 million in economic benefits.

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2008

  • Top 2 Carnivals of the World-Discovery.

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2002

  • Selected as one of the three major lantern festivals in Taiwan by Tourism Bureau.

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2000

  • Several lantern craftsmen from Pingxi created the 18.98m giant lantern during the millennium transition, which set the Guinness World Record for the world's largest sky lantern at the time.

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1999

  • New Taipei City Government started hosting the Sky Lantern Festival.