(Minghui.org) The Taiwan Falun Dafa Association constructed a six-story-high Fa Boat Lantern as their contribution to the annual 2022 Taiwan Lantern Festival. The beautiful structure, which can hold 100 people, was displayed in Gangshan Park in the southern city of Kaohsiung from February 1 to 28.

The last three days happened to be a long weekend and brought heavy foot traffic to the festival site. The festival attracted over ten thousand visitors who enjoyed this annual traditional cultural experience.

During the last three days of the festival, the Tian Guo Marching Band and Waist Drum Team performed in front of the Fa Boat Lantern, making the event even more festive and lively. Many officials, business owners, and local celebrities participated in the event to promote the art of lantern-making and ring in a new year of peace and prosperity.

This was the 13th year that the Falun Dafa Fa Boat was displayed at the Taiwan Lantern Festival. The Fa Boat Lantern’s designer, Mr. Chuang Yi-Chung, said that it took him six months to complete the structure. “The bottom of the boat is made of 12 lotus flower petals, and on the three sails are nine Fa Wheels that rotate clockwise nine times and counterclockwise nine times. At the front of the boat is an auspicious Dragon Flag and the three flags on the masts have the Chinese characters for Truthfulness, Compassion, and Forbearance, that emit a dazzling golden light at night. Next to the boat are two other Falun Dafa lanterns: Divine Horse Pulling Celestial Cart, and Falun Dafa’s Five Exercises. Practitioners were in the lantern area all day and taught the exercises free of charge.”