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New Taipei NYE fireworks attract more than 60,000 spectators

Pyrotechnic display visible from both Tamsui and Bali sides of river

(Lee Yi-hsi photo)

(Lee Yi-hsi photo)

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — New Taipei's fireworks display to ring in 2022 attracted more than 60,000 people this year, according to the New Taipei City Government.

The fireworks began shooting off from the working platform of the Danjiang Bridge across the estuary of the Tamsui River at 8:14 p.m. on New Year’s Eve, and the show lasted 13 minutes and 14 seconds, during which time more than 10,000 rockets were fired. The kilometer-wide pyrotechnic display was visible from both the Tamsui and Bali sides of the river.

New Taipei fireworks display over Tamsui River (YouTube, Liao Fang-ling video)

The city government said the crowd began to pour in at around 6 p.m. on Friday, with some spectators carrying picnic blankets, portable chairs, and a variety of camera equipment to record the spectacle.

Many arrived earlier to visit attractions in Tamsui and Bali before finding a spot for the show.

New Taipei NYE fireworks attract more than 60,000 spectators
(Liu Ting-yu photo)

Updated : 2022-05-24 00:53 GMT+08:00