For those who seek one-of-its-kind experiences, the Taiwan Lantern Festival that is to be held from the 2nd March to 11th March, is a must check-out.
A beautiful convergence of tradition, art, craft and technology, the Taiwan Lantern Festival offers its attendees a memorable experience that shall last a lifetime. A sky full of lanterns, both traditional and new-age, besides an atmosphere of celebration and cheer, the ten-day festival spreads through water, land, and air.
Bringing together tourism, technology, culture, and art, the festival is expected to manifest Chiayi County’s renewed traditions and creativity as a ground-breaking “smart” event. The “water” lantern zone features water and light shows which are in par with international standards on the globally famous sea of clouds, sunrise, forest railways and cherry blossoms of Alishan, in addition to a presentation of the water landscape and architecture of the Southern Branch, National Palace Museum located right in Chiayi. The shows will take place at fixed hours every evening during the festival period, as accompanied by dance performances by professional troupes. The “land” lantern zone delves into Chiayi history, highlighting traditional craft art and the works by local artists. New ideas are instilled into this otherwise traditional lantern display in an artistic way. The “air” lantern zone shows high-tech lanterns made with new technology, materials, and techniques.
These lanterns look truly different. Chiayi is planning to build an innovative lantern festival. Added with technological, artistic and cultural elements, each of the displays is unique and worth some discussions. This one-of-a-kind festival is a not to miss!