The 2009 Taiwan Lantern Festival will be held in Yilan sports park from Feb. 9 to 22. For those who can't pay a visit to this event, there are a few subsidiary activities all over Taiwan (google map below).
In Tainan, except for the most famous "beehive of fireworks" in YanShuei, the fireworks in Luermen Shenmu Miao (Matsu temple, No.160, Chengan rd., Annan District, Tainan City) is another pleasant amazement of the lantern festival celebrations. On Feb. 9th, ten sets of beehive firecrackers start shooting around 20:30, 70 min, followed by a 90 min high altitute fireworks designed by Taiwan, Japan and Switzerland. The event map below shows the parking (yellow), fireworks area (red), entering routes (blue arrows), leaving routes (red arrows) and etc. Go early and drive carefully, enjoy.