The 25th “2014 Taiwan Lantern Festival” organized by Tourism Bureau and Nantou County Government and sponsored by the Grand Hotel will take place in Zhongxin New Village in Nantou on February 14th. A press conference hosted by Tourism Bureau will be conducted in the Grand Hotel to promote 2014 lantern festival. Tourism Bureau will introduce the main lantern “Leaping Horse” of horse year and the most popular small lantern “Lovely horse” in the press conference. The main lantern model “Leaping Horse” and other lanterns made by 8 lantern craftsmen will be displayed in the lobby of Grand Hotel. We welcome your visit.
The Tourism Bureau indicated that the main lantern “Leaping Horse” is specially made for “2014 Taiwan Lantern Festival” by Taiwanese sculptor Camay Peng. His idea comes from the ancient famous horse “Yanqi Horse”. With the background of the highest mountain in Taiwan – Yu Shan in Nantou County, the main lantern become even more magnificent. “Leaping Horse” is 23 meters high which has broken the height record in previous years. In addition, this lantern combines with 3 different technologies: “all-optical”, “science and technology” and “ECO green energy”. Therefore, the main lantern of this year is the not only the biggest, but also with the greatest light effect.
The small lantern that people usually wait in long lines for is designed by Lin Jia Wei who has designed the small lantern for Taiwan Lantern Festival for consecutively six years. This year, the small lantern “Lovely Horse” will celebrate the lantern festival with you. The small lantern is “one lantern with two functions”. The horse has been added movable joints. When you swing the lantern, it looks like the horse is jumping around. You could also “walk the horse” with the wheels on the horse feet. You can enjoy the splendid scenery of Nantou with this small lovely horse.
2014 Taiwan Lantern Festival will be held during February 14th to 23rd in Zhongxin New Village in Nantou County. For who cannot go to visit, you are welcomed to the Grand Hotel to appreciate the main lantern and other lanterns created by 8 lantern masters.