Grand Opening at Pingxi Junior High School on 2/1 and Shifen Square on 2/8
The Information on Traffic Control and Shuttles for Smooth Transportation on the day of Your Sky Lantern Trip to Pingxi
Pingxi Mountain-cleaning Fun Hike Maven, Wu Yuntian, Serving as a Guide Opens for Registration on 1/14
New Landmark to Check in on Social Media during the Spring Festival Three Sky Lantern Artistic Installations to be Unveiled
The 2020 Sky Lantern Festival in Pingxi, New Taipei City is an event featuring the release of one hundred sky lanterns all at once, which cannot be found elsewhere in the entire country. The events will take place at Pingxi Junior High School on 2/1 (Saturday) and at Shifen Square on 2/8 (Saturday, Lantern Festival). To keep the venue safe and transport the large amount of people going there, the New Taipei City Tourism and Travel Department has published information on traffic control and shuttle services today (13th). It hopes that people who are going to Pingxi for the Sky Lantern Festival would go via public transport to ensure a smooth and happy trip. In addition, the mountain-cleaning hike in Pingxi on 2/9 (Sunday) also features Wu Yuntian, a mountain-climbing expert, as a guide. People who love taking pretty photos have to come! There will be 3 sky lantern artistic installations unveiled during the Spring Festival in Pingxi. The dreamy macaron like colors will definitely make everyone possessed with the spirit of a young woman so excited and take so many photos that their hands go limp!
Read This to Get Info on Traffic Control and Shuttle Services to the Pingxi Sky Lantern Festival! Travel to Pingxi without "Getting Stuck"
For the New Taipei City Pingxi Sky Lantern Festival taking place on both 2/1 (Saturday) and 2/8 (Saturday), traffic control for cars and scooters will be imposed there from 9am to 12am. It is recommended that visitors ditch the idea of driving there and take the train or the shuttle bus instead, as it will be easier. As traffic control will be imposed on the two days of the event, the City Government has arranged for a shuttle service that take people to the mountain from the Taipei Zoo, Shiding, and Ruifang, and as there will be more people going to the event at Shifen Square on the day of the Lantern Festival (2/8), more shuttle services have been arranged to take people from Keelung and Shuangxi to Shifen.
As for fares, tourists going into the mountain will be charged. NTD 50 will be charged for those boarding at Taipei Zoo, NTD 30 for those boarding in Shiding, Ruifang, and Keelung, and NTD 15 for those boarding in Pingxi District. Both electronic tickets and cash are accepted. Leaving the mountain by shuttle buses will be free of charge as it is hoped that tourists could vacate quickly. On 2/8, taking the Shuangxi-Shifen route shuttle bus traveling between Shuangxi Railway Station and Jiping Bridge in Shifen will be free of charge. Moreover, the Taiwan Railways Administration will also provide additional trains for the Pingxi line. For the MRT routes and schedules, please check the official website for more information. Be sure to also check when the last train or bus leaves to prevent not being able to get home. The organizer asks that people cooperate by going to the venues by public transport. Make good use of the shuttle buses to prevent traffic jams and manage your time well to have a good time and get home safely!
Recycle to Get Gifts that Give Blessing and are also Environmentally Friendly
To create a sustainable symbiosis between the traditional sky lantern culture and the environment, the Environmental Protection Bureau will also hold a promotional event at the venue. On 2/1 in Pingxi, people can go to the Environmental Protection Bureau's stall with designated items and a designated amount of sky lantern paper or recyclable items to exchange for exquisite gifts. On 2/8 in Shifen, there will be interactive games designed to increase people's knowledge of the sky lanterns and recycling. It is hoped that tourists will learn the correct knowledge related to recycling through game participation. Except for the activities held on the days of the Lantern Festival event, the Environmental Protection Bureau has also planned recycling activities throughout the year. People who help recycle sky lantern paper will be able to exchange for environmentally-friendly and handy special trash bags or household items at the set times and locations in the local area.
Maven Mountaineer, Wu Yuntian, will be leading everyone on a fun hike to clean the mountain on 2/9!
To encourage people to experience not only the unique sky lantern traditional culture, but also the rich natural scenery in the mountain and help preserve the great mountains and water resources, the organizer is launching an event called “199 Pingxi Mountain Cleaning Fun Hike” again this year, calling for a hundred people to hike and clean the mountain. This year's hiking routes include 7 trails in Mount Xiaozi, Mount Guanyinyan, and Mount Wufen. Professional guides are assigned to each one of the routes to introduce the beauty of Pingxi's natural ecology and the features of the trails in the mountain to participants using easy and understandable descriptions. The events will be open for registration starting from 10am tomorrow (14th). There will be 5 sessions in the morning and 2 in the afternoon. Places are limited to 210 people. Instructor, Wu Yuntian, will be one of the guides in the morning. If you participate in the event, you will also be able to make your own sky lantern hanging ornament and get a limited souvenir designed to celebrate this year's Lantern Festival. Those who are interested can register by visiting the event's official website (http://tour.ntpc.gov.tw/2020skylantern).
Go to New Landmarks during the Spring Festival to Check in on Social Media Three Sky Lantern Installations will be Unveiled during the Spring Festival
here are more things to do other than participating in the annual international festival here in Pingxi. As there is a mountain ridge travel event being promoted this year, Pingxi was selected as one of the 30 classic mountain towns in Taiwan. Therefore, Pingxi is not only the home to sky lanterns but also a classic mountain town worthy of your in-depth visit. It is especially true this year, as it is the first time that three sky lantern artistic installations will be placed at the Pingxi Station, Shidi Bridge of Pingxi Old Street, and the square in front of Pingxi Civic Center in Pingxi District. They will be there until the end of February for people to take photos. The three artistic installations are all designed with features and images related to sky lanterns, including the big laser-sculpted artistic installation that merges and interweaves sky lanterns, the symbol of the Year of Rat, and the beautiful sceneries of clouds and mountains, as well as a Torii with Pingxi's landmark and colorful lanterns. They will definitely grab a lot of attention! Don't miss these three "Limited-in-Pingxi" artistic installations during your visit to Pingxi during the Spring Festival. Take as many photos as you like. Check in on social media. Share. Witness the beauty of Pingxi, the classic mountain town.