Enter the Dragons-Lukang Lantern Festival 2012 (Taiwan)

Last week while we were at the Lukang Lantern Festival in Taiwan I saw lots of dragons. Being the Year of the Dragon this mystical creature was really in it’s element and the main feature at the lantern festival. Here are some shots of the Dragon which I managed to take on my camera.

An orange dragon with oranges for it’s body

The sameΒ  orange dragon lit up along the main road.

Dragon swimming among two dolphins lantern

Multicoloured Dragon Lantern

A dragon made ofΒ  pink pinwheels.

It was really impressive seeing all the pinwheels moving due to the strong wind.

Another hanging orange dragon. This one has money in it’s claws.

Dragon on a pole besides lanterns which read “Welcome to Jiang Su”

The “Mama of all dragons”- central attraction which is lit up before the evening program commences.

25 thoughts on “Enter the Dragons-Lukang Lantern Festival 2012 (Taiwan)”

  1. Oh, that last one is really neat looking! That would have been a fasinating event to see. πŸ™‚ GREAT pictures btw. πŸ™‚

    What does year of the Dragon mean exactly? πŸ™‚

  2. Great photos! The dragons are beautifully made. My kids enjoyed some dancing dragons at a festival here recently – they loved watching them wriggle around to the music and the loud drum beating – they are definitely mysterious looking creatures:)
    Thanks for sharing,
    Kristina

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