The longest Double Ten Day fireworks display to unfold in Pingtung

The 42-minutes Double Ten Day fireworks show will light up the night sky above a riverside park in Pingtung in southern Taiwan on Oct. 10. (NOWnews)
The 42-minutes Double Ten Day fireworks show will light up the night sky above a riverside park in Pingtung in southern Taiwan on Oct. 10. (NOWnews)

TAIPEI (The China Post) — A 42-minute-long Double Ten Day fireworks show will light up the night sky above a riverside park in Pingtung, southern Taiwan on Oct. 10, starting from 8 p.m. Details of the creative display were announced by Pingtung County Government on Oct. 3, offering a sneak peek at the spectacular fireworks show on National Day.

The longest ever fireworks display, themed “Taiwan Forward,” will feature a total of 16,280 fireworks, the highest fireworks which will reach a height of 600 meters, and the average height of fireworks ranging between 400 and 500 meters. 

The 42-minutes Double Ten Day fireworks show will light up the night sky above a riverside park in Pingtung in southern Taiwan on Oct. 10. (NOWnews)
The 42-minutes Double Ten Day fireworks show will light up the night sky above a riverside park in Pingtung in southern Taiwan on Oct. 10. (NOWnews)

In addition, the fireworks extravaganza will be accompanied by live music played by the National Taiwan Symphony Orchestra, bringing a feast for visitors’ eyes and ears. 

The fireworks display will start from 8 p.m., following various performances, including the Paper Windmill Theater, singers Yuwen, Fan Wu, and a marching band consisting of 66 high schools students.