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Pingxi Sky Lantern Festival

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For an unconventional but mesmerising Chinese New Year experience, head out on an hour’s drive from Taipei, to Pingxi, an old town rich with folklore and traditions. Each year people write their wishes and prayers for friends, family and themselves...more
No.136, Nanshanping, Pingxi Dist. | New Taipei City, New Taipei 22641, Taiwan
Banqiao / Zhonghe / Yonghe District
+886 2 2960 3456#4097
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Would highly recommend the sky lantern. Until now we are still talking about it. Our driver from Dairy of Taipe hotel for the tour was very responsible driver

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank gracembrly
Reviewed 1 November 2018 via mobile

It was amazing experience and we have been waiting this moment to experience. Very affordable and it was one of the great moments we had. It was a tour but we are all very much satisfied though it would take almost 2hour travel in the...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Ibrahim1024
Reviewed 10 October 2018 via mobile

Was a very interesting experience. Not here for the festival but had a chance to light up our own lanterns. People all stationed at active railroad track. Very helpful professionals helping you send your latern and taking photos for you. When train approaches people blow...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank gilbertc657
Reviewed 25 September 2018 via mobile

A very well organized festival. I didn't have any problem with Transportation. I chose the bus from Taipei zoo for 50 NTD and was roundtrip already. Great experience to release sky lantern for free with the cross.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank benjunp
Reviewed 25 September 2018

It was such an extraordinary and memorable experience to visit PingXi for the Sky Lantern activity. People are so kind and accommodating to let you experience the one of a kind activity. With lots of shops to buy souvenirs and many more. Also with great...More

Date of experience: January 2018
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Reviewed 19 September 2018 via mobile

It’s easily accessible from the Tai Pei Station. You can buy the lantern at any store I guess (similar price anyway) so my advices would be as follow: 1. Always bring an umbrella --- it’s always raining there which I don’t know why. 2. Take...More

Date of experience: October 2017
1  Thank timmybude
Reviewed 20 August 2018 via mobile

Nothing really special about sending a sky lantern up the sky... but its the bonding and writing down of wishes on the lantern that makes the ritual memorable. Each color represents a certain type of wish... for career, love, wealth, success, etc. They stores are...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank etc252
Reviewed 9 July 2018

aside from the sky lantern experience, there are lots of souvenir shops around and some great restaurant where they serve the famous beef noodles of Taiwan.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank DianaTy2013
Reviewed 18 June 2018 via mobile

Our circle of close friends went up to schedule a trip to Pingxi to experience the sky lantern festival and it was just a blast of fun. Lots of stalls/vendors that you can buy the lanterns to write our wishes of good luck, fortune, and...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Arthur F
Reviewed 18 June 2018 via mobile

Pingxi, located in the southeast of New Taipei City, was a bustling old coal-mining town in the early 20th century. We stopped by to fly a Sky Lantern. I believe, in the earlier days those who worked or farmed in this remote hillside town used...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Banqiao / Zhonghe / Yonghe District
Banqiao district is the center of administration,
shopping and transportation of New Taipei City,
encompassing shopping, tasting local snacks, and
experiencing traditional and night markets. Here is
also the first choice of Christmas celebration in
Taiwan- Christmasland in New Taipei City. Within this
modern complex, a garden architecture full of Chinese
tradition “the Lin Family Mansion and Garden” is
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Tatiana C
28 February 2018|
Response from Julia M | Reviewed this property |
Hi Tatiana! You better ask your hotel receptionist for details on how to get to Pingxi Sky Lantern Festival. From Taipei from we stayed its about 1.5-2 hours going there by a van rental. I am not familiar by taking a bus or... More
23 February 2018|
Response from slabster | Reviewed this property |
You can take the bus arranged for this event in Taipei Zoo (MRT) Station. But if you really want a private taxi, you may contact Taipei Taxi Tour Service +886-935-998-959 (WhatsApp & Line & WeChat). I usually get their... More
Bryan B
5 February 2018|
Response from slabster | Reviewed this property |
Hi Bryan, I don't usually combine Jiufen and Shifen unless I rented a taxi/car for friends. And I find both places to be best visited at night. Both of it are easily accessible from Taipei so I advise to go there on... More