Pingxi Sky Lantern Festival Day Tour from Taipei

  • Operation Day2022: February 15
  • DepartureAfternoon
  • Duration1 Day
  • Pick-up Time14:00
  • Vehicle Type43-seater bus, 20-seater mini bus or 9-seater mini van (according to the number of participants)
  • Meeting PointTaipei Main Station, East Exit 2
  • Drop-off PointRaohe Street Tourist Night Market/ Taipei Main Station

Highlights

  • Experience “the second biggest New Year's Eve celebration in the world” chosen by Discovery Channel
  • Enjoy a joyful bus ride around the venues of Taipei Lantern Festival
  • Stroll along Shifen Old Street and savor the nostalgic atmosphere
  • Reasonable time arrangement and preparation in advance to save you from the traffic trouble
  • Two drop-off locations in downtown Taipei City for you to choose from

Overview

Release Sky Lanterns has been a Chinese tradition since the ancient times. Now this cultural tradition is well known across the world. Every year during the week of Taiwan Lantern Festival (the 15th day of the first month of Chinese Lunar Calendar), Taipei City is decorated with colorful and dazzling lighting and lanterns, making the tranquil night lively and cheerful.

Chosen by Discovery Channel as “the second biggest New Year's Eve celebration in the world” and recommended by CNN Travel as one of the “52 things to do”, Taiwan’s "Pingxi Sky Lantern Festival" is undoubtedly one of the most anticipating events in the world. Every year hundreds of thousands of people from everywhere in the world, come to join this amazing event.

In this tour, you will experience this once-in-a-lifetime event, sending your wishes to God through sky lantern, and watching the glowing lanterns illuminate the night sky. Additionally, you will also enjoy a joyful bus ride round the venues of Taipei Lantern Festival, and visit the nostalgic Shifen Old Street before the event begins.

  • 14:00

    Meet the guide at Taipei Main Station, East Exit 2

    Taipei Main Station East Exit 2

  • 14:30-15:20

    Enjoy a joyful bus ride around the venues of Taipei Lantern Festival

    This year, Taipei Lantern Festival will encompass areas along three MRT stations in Shihlin District: Jiantan, Shilin, and Zhishan. During the ride around the venues, you will pass by the iconic attractions in this district, including the world-renowned Shilin Night Market, the ready-to-open Taipei Performing Arts Center, Shuangxi Riverside Park, Taipei Astronomical Museum, Taipei Children’s Amusement Park, National Taiwan Science Education Center and Meilun Park..

    Along the way, the tour guide will tell you the stories behind these attractions and some interest facts about them, so that you can quickly get to know more about Taiwan and Taiwanese people.

    Taipei Sky Lantern Festival 2022 Taipei Sky Lantern Festival 2022

  • 15:25-15:45

    Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall

    After that, stop by Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall, a memorial hall established in memory of the father of the Republic of China—Dr. Sun Yat-sen. Outside the classy building is a beautiful garden, where you can see many people flying kites or doing exercise, make it the local people’s playground.

    Sun Yat Sen Memorial Hall Sun Yat Sen Memorial Hall

  • 17:00-20:00

    Shifen Old Street and Shifen Sky Lantern Square (the venue of Pingxi Sky Lantern Festival)

    After a short break, head off to Shifen in Pingxi District, New Taipei City, where the tradition of releasing sky lantern in Taiwan originates from. Nowadays, the lantern is used as a symbol of peace and good fortune. In Shifen Old Street, there are lots of shops that sell Sky Lanterns, souvenirs and traditional snacks along the train track. The coexistence of the old street and railway track creates a unique scene of “train passing by doorways”. While you are shopping for souvenirs or food, don’t forget to keep an ear out for the train whistle! You may have a chance to see the train rolling through the street.

    Shifen Old Street Shifen Old Street

    Finally it is time for tonight’s biggest highlight! Pingxi Sky Lantern Festival was chosen by Discovery Channel as “the second biggest New Year’s Eve celebration in the world” and is recommended by CNN Travel as one of the “52 things to do”. You will experience the visual shock of hundreds of sky lanterns, which is definitely worth your personal experience.

    Pingxi Sky Lantern Festival Pingxi Sky Lantern Festival

    Keep calm and hold your excitement for a few minutes, you will need to follow the staffs’ instructions before you release the sky lantern. 4-6 people will share one lantern; each person can write down a message on one side of the lantern, then light it up carefully and let it fly. Enjoy the tranquil moment, watch them float and fade out in the night sky.

    Pingxi Sky Lantern Festival Pingxi Sky Lantern Festival

  • 20:40

    Drop off at Raohe Street Tourist Night Market

    After this spectacular visual feast, follow the staffs’ instructions to take the bus back to Taipei. You may choose to disembark at Raohe St. Night Market to explore the lively Taipei nightlife, or you can return to Taipei Main Station to end this beautiful and unforgettable day.

  • 21:00

    Drop off at Taipei Main Station

Inclusions & Exclusions

  • Professional licensed tour guide (Mandarin / English)
  • Local transfer by air-conditioned vehicle
  • Sky Lantern launching experience (4-6 people share 1 lantern)
  • Local General Liabilities Insurance
  • Food and beverage
  • Gratuities
Important Notice
  1. Tour commentary will be provided in Mandarin and English.
  2. Children under the age of 12 must be accompanied by an adult.
  3. This tour may be cancelled if there are not enough participants. An email notification will be sent at least 7 days prior to the tour day. (minimum number of participants: 6)
  4. The sequence and time of stay at tour stops may be adjusted according to the traffic/weather condition.
  5. If the tour has to be cancelled due to bad weather, we will contact you no later than the evening before the excursion day by email or SMS.
  6. Please arrive at the meeting point 5 minutes earlier than the pick-up time.
  7. Each guest is allowed to bring one piece of carry-on baggage.
  8. This tour is not recommended for wheelchair users and people with physical disabilities.

Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, you must cancel your booking at least 24 hours before the listings local pick-up time(GMT+8). Please contact us by email or phone. 

 

Email: edisonts@ms6.hinet.net 

Phone: +886 2 25635313

 

No-shows are defined as passengers who do not show up on time for the tours. In this event, the bookings will be cancelled and non-refundable.

 

Cancellations made 7 days or more in advance of the listing’s pick-up time in the local time zone: full refund

Cancellations made 6-4 days in advance of the listing’s pick-up time in the local time zone: 50% refund

Cancellations made less than 3 days in advance of the listing’s pick-up time in the local time zone: non-refundable

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