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Lanterns in the Sky 天燈騰空

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Sky lanterns, a.k.a. Kongming lanterns, are released as the main activity of Pingxi Sky Lantern Festival at Shifen Sky Lantern Plaza on Feb 28, 2010. Strategically used in wars in ancient China, sky lanterns nowadays are transformed into media to the Heaven. People would write down their wishes on the lanterns, burn the bamboo papers that soaked in oil and tied below them, and then released them into the sky so that the gods would receive their wishes and make them come true. Pingxi Township is the original location where early people race sky lanterns to pray for good luck, now it become the largest event of Yuan-Xiao Festival (Lantern Festival) in northern Taiwan.

天燈,又名孔明燈,最早是用於戰爭之用,今日多用於祈福,上達天聽。人們在天燈上寫下自己的願望,點燃天燈施放至空中,以此祈求願望實現。台北縣平溪 鄉是台灣放天燈活動的發源地,先民有"鬥天燈"的習俗,用以祈求來年好運,發展至今成為北台灣元宵節最盛大的活動。2010/2 /28於平溪鄉十分天燈廣場。

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  1. JeffPearson 50 months ago | reply

    this is so awesome. it's hard to believe it's even real. beautiful.

  2. LOlandeseVolante 50 months ago | reply

    Gorgeous! Beautiful tones.

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  4. Jean Huang Photography 50 months ago | reply

    Nice background on the festival and the lanterns looked beautiful with the sky as the back drop! Nice job!

  5. tanukifu 50 months ago | reply

    Great image... reminds me of childhood.

  6. _sofia_! 50 months ago | reply

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  7. Kioharu 50 months ago | reply

    Nice Shot ! =)


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    Fabulous shot!

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  13. Leonarda Chung 47 months ago | reply

    wow...such a wonderful work!!

  14. MorganD2 46 months ago | reply

    This is beautiful

  15. Crosshatchs 34 months ago | reply

    i m in luv wid de pic!

  16. Muchj 34 months ago | reply

    Stunning!!!!!

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