Sky Lanterns Festival in Pingsi 2007 平溪天燈節

more than 200 large sky lanterns were released simultaneously, this photo is taken with double exposure.


Sky lanterns are traditionally lanterns made of oiled paper with a bamboo frame that contain a small candle or other combustible material (such as the fake prayer's paper money). When lit the candle heats the air and causes the lantern to rise into the air. Ideally the lantern floats back to the ground when the fuel for the flame is exhausted.


"In order to appeal for Heaven's blessings following the 921 earthquake, the Taipei County Government specially commisioned a huge heavenly lantern sixty-seven meters in height and weighing two hunderd kilograms for the 2000 Pingsi Heavenly Lantern Festival." Since then, the Sky Lanterns Festival becomes a very special day in Taipei County's Pingsi Twonship.

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Shihfen scenic area, Pingsi town, Taipei County, Taiwan.



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Taken on March 4, 2007