National National
Title Kaohsiung Lantern Festival
Introduction If you want to see particular lanterns from countries around the world, you can do it all at one time at the Kaohsiung Lantern Festival! With local Kaohsiung culture as a stepping-off point, the Kaohsiung Lantern Festival blends together the lantern festival art of many countries and the cultural and creative spirit of Taiwan to guarantee visitors a feast for the eyes! In addition to a display area for Taiwan’s own Lantern Festival, there are characteristic lanterns from around the world as festive lanterns of every description take to the air and onlookers are immersed in the surrounding beauty of this colorful art from other countries. This Kaohsiung Lantern Festival combining local and international folk art is a major event of the Lantern Festival period and is part of the Three Lantern Festivals that also include the Taiwan Lantern Festival and the Taipei Lantern Festival. The Kaohsiung Festival normally lasts two weeks and is the oldest lantern festival in Taiwan. Much anticipated by tourists are the high-altitude fireworks and the hand-held lanterns, which are highlights not to be missed. The stunning and magnificent Kaohsiung high-altitude fireworks display is the only full-harbor show of its kind in Taiwan and attracts a multitude of photographers every year to come and shoot this gorgeous scene. The Kaohsiung Lantern Festival pulls together lantern culture from around the world. The romanticism of the foreign lantern display area plus the beauty of their decorations means New Year has come to Kaohsiung!
●Kaohsiung Love River riverside, Qishan, and Gangshan Map
Tel 886-7-7995678
Organizers Tourism Bureau of Kaohsiung City Government