Taipei to host biggest lantern festival in the world

The annual Taiwan Lantern Festival will return to Taipei from February 5 to 19 this year after 23 years of travelling around the country.

The three-week event will showcase Taiwan’s rich culture and arts through never-before-seen displays of lanterns and light shows.

The biggest lantern festival in the world returns to Taipei after 23 years (Photo: wu hsoung)

This year’s theme is Light Up the Future, which weaves the lantern exhibition seamlessly into the city’s streets and alleys. The exhibition area will cover 12 administrative districts in Taipei City with a total of more than 300 artworks and 53 interactive displays using innovative projections, AR, and VR technology.

Displaying the main lantern “Jubilee Rabbit” is Regent Taipei in Zhongshan District, located next to the Wenchang Temple. The hotel will also launch a special lantern festival room package which includes a limited edition 2023 Taiwan Lantern Festival Easy Card for guests to visit the 168-hectare Taiwan Lantern Festival.

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