Sky lantern releasing is one of the great things to do in Taipei, and bringing mini sky lanterns home is a meaningful way to introduce this culture to others.
Taipei sky lanterns come in various colors, including red, pink, orange, yellow, green, blue, purple and white. Each color conveys a wish that people want to send over to God, red for good fortune, yellow for success, and blue for hope, for example. It is always a good idea to gift the recipients the little lantern with the color expressing the wish to want to say.
Besides the normal mini sky lanterns, there are also LED versions that can glow in the dark.
BEST GIFTS FOR: Children, friends and co-workers
PRICING: NT$50 ($1.50) per normal mini sky lanterns; NT$100 ($3) per LED mini sky lanterns
PORTABLE LEVEL: Manageable
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