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2017 New Taipei City Pingxi Sky Lantern Festival Admire the Beauty of the Moon at the Mountain Town Build a Dream in Pingxi Good Friends Worldwide·Get a Mid-Autumn Reunion at Pingxi

2017 New Taipei City Pingxi Sky Lantern Festival  Admire the Beauty of the Moon at the Mountain Town  Build a Dream in Pingxi  Good Friends Worldwide·Get a Mid-Autumn Reunion at Pingxi
News 2017/9/8
Date 2017/10/04 - 2017/10/04
Organizer Tourism and Travel Department, New Taipei City Government
Press Release by Tourism and Travel Department, New Taipei City Government September 8, 2017
2017 New Taipei City Pingxi Sky Lantern Festival
Admire the Beauty of the Moon at the Mountain Town. Build Dream in Pingxi. Good friends Worldwide·Get a Mid-Autumn Reunion at Pingxi.
[New Taipei City] Have you planned where to spend the Mid-Autumn Festival? New Taipei City Government sincerely invites the general public to take an easy tour to Pingxi with family and good friends for a reunion to release sky lanterns! Today (September 8) the press conference for the Mid-Autumn Activity “2017 New Taipei City Pingxi Sky Lantern Festival” held by New Taipei City Government announces that the activity of releasing sky lanterns will be held on October 4 (Mid-Autumn Festival) at Pingxi Junior High School. In addition to inviting a group of travel agencies and the ambassadors of all nations to jointly release the sky lantern by leading tourists from both nationwide and worldwide to pray for happiness. Online registration of several first-time-ever sessions of releasing the sky lantern will be available from 12am, September 11 (Monday)! Moreover, this year, the Pingxi Sky Lantern Festival, which is held first time right on the day of Mid-Autumn Festival, will be decorated with Mid-Autumn limited-edition shaped lanterns. They are quite awesome and dazzling!
Together we admire the Mid-Autumn Festival Hold a Reunion at Pingxi International Tourists are Welcome to Jointly Participate the Great Event
Pingxi is a famous scenic spot in New Taipei City, which is rich in the atmosphere of nostalgia and history. In addition to attracting many domestic tourists during their visits, Pingxi has also proactively developed international tourism in recent years! Accordingly, locals and international tourists alike are invited to participate in the event, including many foreign tourists from Korea, Japan, Thailand, Europe, America and etc., they come to Pingxi to jointly participate in the precious and rare event with domestic tourists!
The Director of Tourism and Travel Department of New Taipei City Government Chen Guo-jun indicated that “Lantern Festival and Mid-Autumn Festival are both important traditional festivities in Taiwan, they are the combination of positive concepts through the release of sky lanterns that pray for blessings, peace and reunion. The Sky Lantern Festival held at this Mid-Autumn Festival has exclusively held the online registration for people to register for an event that combines both an easy tour in Pingxi and the release of Sky Lantern. This entices tourists with deeper understanding of the beauty of Taiwanese folk cultures, making them experience the beauty of Pingxi. Visiting Pingxi in different seasons, tourists can see richer variation of diversified landscapes.”
Deep journeys to Pingxi can explore different sensation and funs
Other than general activities at Mid-Autumn Festival with BBQ celebration of admiring the moon and reunion party, for this Mid-Autumn Festival, New Taipei City Government provides people both nationwide and worldwide a different option for reunion; through the planning of deep journeys to the local spots, the promotion of new peripheral attractions and the experience of handcrafted small gimmicks, Pingxi will bring people a very different sensation and visual feast at Mid-Autumn Festival this year!
Besides the deep Journeys to the local spots planned by the collaboration of City Government team and the business owners, the annual master program “New Taipei City Pingxi Sky Lantern Festival” has attracted countless visits paid by domestic and international tourists and won several international and recognitions and recommendations. Last year (2016), besides the recommendation made by National Geographic Magazine as the “World's Top 10 Best Winter Trips”, in the “Survey of Consumption Trends of International Visitors to Taiwan” conducted by the Tourism Bureau, Ministry of Transportation and Communications, Pingxi has been ranked the 3rd place of the Top 10 Foreign Tourists' Most Favorite Scenic Spots! New Taipei City Government expects Pingxi area will become a travel destination with multiple features of festivities, tours and delicacies in the future, thus to prosper the local economy and further promote international visibility and tourism glamor in the areas of Pingxi, New Taipei City and Taiwan.
Mid-Autumn Festival on October 4, the general public are invited to the joint experience of the wonderful Pingxi through the combination of tour and traditional festival. On the current of the event, a small-scale traffic control will be implemented, please be cooperate to the on-site situation on the activity day. For details, please go to the official website for enquiries. Moreover, on September 11 (Monday) at 12 am, the online registration is available for the public (registration website: https://goo.gl/dN5SwP).Only a limited number of admissions are available. Whoever wants to personally experience the diverse charms of Pingxi should never miss the opportunity!
Additionally, on the current day of the activity during 3pm to 10 pm, the flexible traffic control will be implemented in a small coverage ranging from Baishi Village Activity Center on Jingan Road to Pingxi Library. Also, the bus 795 and the trains will be arranged to provide extra schedules. The general public are invited to the activity official website and the Taiwan Railway Administration website: ( http://www.railway.gov.tw/tw/) for enquiries of traffic control map and relevant time table, or to check out the on-site announcement at the stations for finalized information. The organizing unit suggests everyone to use public transportation and pay attention to the related fire safety regulations for in order to have a pleasant time and safe return home.

More related information about “2017 New Taipei City Pingxi Sky Lantern Festival”, please go to the "New Taipei City Tourism Website" and the "2017 New Taipei City Sky Lantern Festival official website" or join the "New Taipei Tours Facebook fan page" for enquiries.

New Taipei City Tourism Website http://tour.ntpc.gov.tw/zh-tw/
"2017 New Taipei City Pingxi Sky Lantern Festival" Activity Website http://skylantern.ntpc.gov.tw/
New Taipei Tours Facebook fan page http://www.facebook.com/ntctour