The Christmas Kingdom of New Taipei

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2015/12/21
By Russel Seth Corbett CNA intern writer

For many westerners, no holiday tends to hold as much significance as 201512210028t0001Christmas. While it usually comes in second compared to holidays like Chinese New Year and the Dragon Boat Festival in Taiwan, some parts of the country do not skip on the chance to celebrate with style.

Banqiao in New Taipei has created Christmasland, a holiday sprawl of twinkling lights where an old holiday is given a techno twist. In the area around New Taipei City Hall, decorations are draped across the landscape and lights are strung up to shimmer on passersby, creating a romantic winter wonderland.     [FULL  STORY]

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