Lanterns. 🏮 #taiwan
Shifen, a small town in Pingxi District, used to be an important coal mining area; the railway line from Ruifang was built to get the coal out. These days it’s firmly cemented as a tourist destination, made famous by the Sky Lantern Festival.
The official festival is held on the 15th Day of the Lunar New Year, but you can release lanterns into the sky all year round. In fact, the sparsely populated Pingxi District is the only place in Taiwan where sky lanterns are allowed.