Taiwan lantern festival blends tradition and technology

Six Asian cities are displaying their creations at this year’s sky lantern festival in the district of Pingxi, near Taipei, in Taiwan. The event attracts millions of visitors from around the world.

    Six Asian cities are displaying their creations at this year's sky lantern festival in the district of Pingxi, near Taipei, in Taiwan. The event attracts millions of visitors from around the world. This year's celebrations are a mix of traditions and technology.

     Al Jazeera's Scheherazade Gaffoor reports.


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