• Taiwan,  Travel

    Flying Sky Lanterns in Shifen, Taiwan

    Stop, admire the photograph in front of you. Look up, and see sky lanterns dancing in the skies, both far and near. A different array of colors, red, yellow, blue, or even multi-colored, Shifen’s skies are never bare. Years ago, sky lanterns were released by courageous villagers who stayed behind, when their village was ransacked. They released these lanterns to convey a message that it was safe to come home. Today, sky lanterns are released in order for wishes to come true. But what happens after we wish? Try to enjoy the cool climate and foggy skies of Shifen. Soon enough, you’ll see lanterns not only flying up, but some…