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45TheYanshuiBeehiveRocketsFestivalisoneofthetopLanternFestivaleventsinTaiwan.The"beehiverockets"arebottlerocketsmassedtogetherinthetensofthousandsintolargelaunchingframes.Therocketsareignitedtogetherandshootoutlikewhistlingswarmsofbees,hencethename.Spectatorsneedtobeproperlydressedwithprotectivegeartoenjoythefunsafely.YanshuiDistrict,TainanCityLanternFestival(15thdayoffirstlunarmonth)1.Driving:TakeFreeway1totheXinyingInterchange;thentakeCountyHwy172(Yanshui-bound).2.TaketheTaiwanRailwaytoXinyingTrainStation;thentakeataxi.FifthdayofthefiftlunarmonthAnpingCanal,TainanCity;DajiaRiversidePark,Taipei;DongshanRiver,YilanCounty;LoveRiver,Kaohsiung;LiyuLake,Hualien;DonggangRiver,PingtungCountyDragonBoatFestival,Fifthdayofthefiftlunarmonth1214BeehiveRockets:YanshuiTownshipDragonBoatFestivalTheDragonBoatFestivalisoneofthethreemainfestivalsofTaiwan.Itiscelebratedannuallyonthefifthdayofthefifthlunarmonthandisthereforealsoknownasthe"DoubleFiveFestival"or"MayFestival."Thefestivaloriginallyservedafunctionofdrivingoffevil,butlatertookonalegendaryqualitybasedonthestoryofthepatriotpoetChuYuan.Today,thefestivalisobservedwithdragonboatracesonmajorriversacrossTaiwan.13ChihkanTower(Tainan)ChihkanTowerisalsoknownasthe"ToweroftheRed-hairedBarbarians"inreferencetotheDutchwhooriginallybuiltitasafortover300yearsagoandwereknowntotheChineseinthosedaysas"theredheads."ThetowerrisesontheruinsofFortProvintiaandisalsothesiteofHaishenTempleandWenchangPavilion.No.212,MinzuRd.,WestC.Dist.,TainanCity(06)220-56478:30~21:00Full-priceNT$50,Half-priceNT$251.TaketheTHSRtoTainanStation;taketheTHSRShuttleBus(TainanParkLine)toTainanTrainStation;buyaTourTaiwan1-daypass(NT$100forunlimitedtripsondayofpurchase;alsocanbepurchasedonthebus);catchtheTaiwanTouristShuttlebusatTainanTrainStation.2.TaketheTaiwanRailwaytoTainanStation;buyaTaiwanToristShuttle1-daypass(NT$100forunlimitedtripsondayofpurchase;alsocanbepurchasedonthebus);andcatchtheTaiwanTouristShuttlebusfromTainanStation.