TAIPEI (The China Post) – The recently concluded 2019 Taiwan Lantern Festival attracted a tremendous number of visitors at Dapeng Bay in Pingtung.

2019台灣燈會在屏東大鵬灣盛大登場,人氣加溫強強滾。

According to Pingtung County Government, up to 1.69 million people visited the festival on March 1 while over 10.05 million paid a visit to the event during the celebrations.

根據屏東縣政府統計,3月1日單日入園人次高達169萬人;自試營運至今,入園人次已達1005萬人,正式突破千萬人次大關。

The number of visitors hit a record high on March 1 as the festival was flooded by the public for the Feb. 28 holiday.

228連假首日人潮爆棚,3月1日入園人次再創新高。

Visitors also experienced some congestions on the roads leading to and from the international event. With the efforts of the local government, traffic wound down after the first day and only mild traffic congestions occurred occasionally.

在屏東縣政府團隊努力檢討改進之後,交通接駁運輸情況明顯改善,全天僅有零星壅塞情況發生,但都在短時間內即排除狀況。

Director Huang Chien-Chia from the Project Office said that the last visitor got on the shuttle bus at 23:45 p.m. “The staff will only get off duty until the departure of the last bus. I hope the public can be assured and enjoy the festival!” the director further stressed.

屏縣府燈會辦公室主任黃建嘉表示,3月1日最後一位遊客,於23時45分許坐上接駁車,他重申,一定會接送最後一班旅客,工作人員才會休息,請民眾放心,盡情享受燈會。

By Nora Chang