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Is Sky Lantern released daily?

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Is Sky Lantern released daily?

I'm travelling to taipei soon. I would like to watch Sky Lanterns released to the air. are they releasing Sky lanterns daily? Where should i go to watch them?

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1. Re: Is Sky Lantern released daily?

Sky lanterns can be released in Pingsi daily and at any time. The places where people release sky lanterns are along the Pingsi railway line, in Shifen, Pingsi and Jing-tong.

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2. Re: Is Sky Lantern released daily?

There are many vendors selling lanterns along the railroad tracks, 100 for white, 150 for multicolored lanterns, you write your own wishes on the lantern, light it to set it to go up into the sky. You do that on the railroad tracks, need to run to get out of the away when the train comes.

Yes, everyday if it is not raining.

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3. Re: Is Sky Lantern released daily?

Buy the day pass for the Pingxi train at Riufang Station.and you can see lanterns being released. This is done at Pingxi but there are many more at Shifen. I believe it cost about $6 for you own lantern, and don't forget to write your wish on it.

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4. Re: Is Sky Lantern released daily?

Thanks for the replies. How about Jiufen? Does Sky lanterns released there?

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5. Re: Is Sky Lantern released daily?

Sky lanterns are not allowed to be released in Jiufen. Pingsi, the home of sky lanterns, is the only place to release sky lanterns.

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6. Re: Is Sky Lantern released daily?

ohh i see. Thank you so much for the prompt reply

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7. Re: Is Sky Lantern released daily?

taiwanDIY. You are mistaken about lanterns only being released in Pingxi as they are also released in Shifen. In fact many more were being sent skywards in Shifen than Pingxi. Perhaps you are talking about the lantern festival.

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8. Re: Is Sky Lantern released daily?

I meant Pingsi Township (平溪鄉) which includes Shifen, Pingsi and Jing-tong.

See reply in post #1 -- The places where people release sky lanterns are along the Pingsi railway line, in Shifen, Pingsi and Jing-tong.

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9. Re: Is Sky Lantern released daily?

So if i travel by train, where should i arrive? Pingxi or shifen?

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10. Re: Is Sky Lantern released daily?

Shifen is a quaint village slightly larger than Pingsi. Suggest you disembark at Shifen Station for the releasing of sky lanterns. Be alert to your surroundings and the people around the railway track would be alerted in advance to stay clear of the track when there is an approaching train.

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