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SHIFEN SKY LANTERN TOUR

PINGXI (SHIFEN SKY LANTERN TOUR) In the morning, Jack, or silent guide from Edison Tours and driver picked us up at the Gala Hotel.   We took a scenic drive to the famous Pingxi Township where we visited Shifen Waterfall, Shifen Old Street, Shifen Railway Station and release flying lantern.  Traffic in and out of Taipei was surprising light.  We wrote own wishes on the lantern before releasing it.

shifen sky lantern SHIFEN SKY LANTERN TOUR Shifen Bridge

Shifen Bridge

We walked along a boardwalk along the railway and then over a bridge and some staircases to get a view of the waterfall.  The bridge was wooden and had some sway to it.  The sound of the water was nice, but did little for the heat.  I purchased a glass of limeade on the return. 

shifen sky lantern SHIFEN SKY LANTERN TOUR Shifen Falls

Shifen Falls

We worked our way past the food stalls to the selected Flying Sky Lantern vendor.  They had a restroom, paint, faucets and soap.  Shirley did the painting on the sky lantern.  There were four sides. The flying lantern shop workers would turn the lanterns for the next side to be painted.

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SHIFEN SKY LANTERN TOUR

The launch was a little scary. The Taiwanese lady who took the photos, kept saying “wait, wait, hold it.”   Meanwhile our feet are a foot away from flaming charcoal coal just a roasting.  Finally she yelled,  “let go!”

 

After the launching of the Flying Lantern, we purchased a stuffed chicken wing.  The de-bone the chicken wing, fill it with chicken, rice and some spice, wrap it up. Then they bake it to a golden reddish brown. Again mystery spices turn the skin red.  One of those and a real Coca-Cola makes for a fine Shifen Sky Lantern Tour.

Our Shifen Sky Lantern tour was part of a 10 day, 9 night circle of Taiwan tour.  Tropical Sails Corp booked this tour though Edison Tours of Taiwan.

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