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Lovely place

This is an excellent tourist spot. Must-visit when in Taipei. Takes a while by train to get there... read more

Reviewed 8 October 2018
Burnaby, Canada
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What an Experience!

Our group of 9 went for a release of lantern in this area and it was such an experience! It was... read more

Reviewed 25 June 2018
Singapore, Singapore
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No. 136, Nanshanping, Nanshan Vil., Pingxi Dist., New Taipei, Taiwan
Pingxi District
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Reviewed 8 October 2018 via mobile

This is an excellent tourist spot. Must-visit when in Taipei. Takes a while by train to get there, taxi is another option. Famous for sky lanterns. Has variety of decent eats. Walking distance to the waterfall.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 25 June 2018

Our group of 9 went for a release of lantern in this area and it was such an experience! It was done along the railway tracks and we first pen down some wishes on the lantern before it was lighted up and all of us...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank joinme12
Reviewed 15 June 2018 via mobile

Once I reached Shifen station and jump off from the train, the little community display a friendly vibes with tourist along the railway tracks trying out their sky lantern experience. It was for 200 NT way back July 2017 and I'm not sure if they...More

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank anabeeeeeeeeee
Reviewed 11 February 2018

Busy little street where most people come here to release sky lanterns along the railway track. Unique experience to have the trains go past you at slow speed when you are decorating the sky lanterns. Listen to shop owners who will tell you to get...More

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank ahber79
Reviewed 27 January 2018

We took train from Taipei Main Station (台北車站) to RuiFang Station (瑞芳) to Shifen (十分老街). It's my second visit to Shifen, if possible try to avoid going on a weekend as crowd are expected. The previous time I went was on weekday and the crowd...More

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank daffynee
Reviewed 6 August 2017 via mobile

Cute little town for a walk through and send off a lantern you've painted and watch trains and walk to waterfalls

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank auroradaniels
Reviewed 24 April 2017

We came here with some friends; rode along the Pingxi Rail (connects the small towns in this area previously used to mine coal) and spending most of our time at Shifen. There are many shops, where you can buy food or souvenirs, located along the...More

Date of experience: October 2016
Thank Keston A
Reviewed 18 February 2017

I was there for less than an hour and the place was packed with people, people coming in non-stop. Everyone was there to release those sky lanterns. While I was waiting for my friends to write on their lantern and release it, I was people...More

Date of experience: January 2017
Thank Melanie_Yeoh
Reviewed 12 December 2016

My driver was very smart and took my group to the off beaten path to purchase lanterns. Here, we had all the time to ourselves to thoughtfully write prayers and to find the correct translations into traditional Chinese. A staff member then escorted us to...More

Date of experience: November 2016
Thank KKua
Reviewed 19 November 2016 via mobile

Actually the scenic area is a large open park like area between the Shifen Old Street & Shifen Waterfall. It's a nice place to stroll and just relax, & enjoy the beautiful serene natural surrounding sceneries.

Date of experience: November 2016
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