In the day watching the cherry blossom, you should not miss the opportunity to admire the beautiful lanterns.
Spring in Taiwan, visit the unique lantern festival
After the Lunar New Year, you will have the opportunity to admire the elaborate lanterns in the festivals held in many places in Taipei. The program began on February 12th, with three dogs, about 10 meters high, holding hands in a circular shape that was erected in the heart of Taiwan’s most famous Ximending shopping district.
Each dog is painted a characteristic color of different meanings: – Golden dog symbolizes the spirit is always forward, not afraid of the Taiwanese and porters. – The silver dog symbolizes the solidarity of the peoples. – The red dog wants to grow together, to the future. There are 9 lantern exhibitions to be held this year: the Ximen Performance Area, the Beimen Performance Area, the City Art Museum Area, the Freestyle Creativity Area, the Sea of Lights area, the Blessings Lantern Area, the Nishi Hongaji Relics Creativity Area, the Friendly Exchange Area , and Student Creativity Area, mainly simulate miniature Taipei lantern with many historical monuments from the Qing Dynasty to modern-day Japan or Taiwan.
Taipei 101 – symbol of Taipei miniature with colorful lantern.
The lanterns re-enact a night market – the “specialties” of Taipei with many trolleys selling food, “mice cook” and giant squid street cravats quite well known in Taiwan.
In the Year of the Dog, most of the lanterns form a dog.
In addition, Cuu Phuoc’s tourist attraction attracts visitors by its ancient beauty, so poetry becomes even more romantic at night, as thousands of red lanterns crawl through the alley, lighting up a mountain slope. .
A temple in Ximending at night, open the door and light the night to the people to visit the occasion of the year.
There are also decorative lanterns in Taipei. Visitors can visit some attractions such as Taipei Railway Department, Taipei Post Office, Mitsui Warehouse … to participate in festivals, take pictures.