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Shifen Scenic Area

No. 136, Nanshanping, Nanshan Vil., Pingxi Dist., Xinbei, Taiwan
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Busy little street where you can release sky lanterns along the railway tracks

Busy little street where most people come here to release sky lanterns along the railway track... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
ahber79
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Singapore
Interesting small town to explore

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... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
daffynee
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Singapore
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No. 136, Nanshanping, Nanshan Vil., Pingxi Dist., Xinbei, Taiwan
Pingxi District
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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.

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Reviewed 7 April 2016

Whilst planning a four-day trip to Taiwan, we found Christine Wu’s details on Cruise Critic (christine@gmail.com) from a poster who had used her services from Keelung where she is based. Unfortunately she was busy on the day we wanted, but she arranged for a car...More

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Reviewed 24 March 2016

This scenic area is north of Taipei along Keelung River. The visitor has access to the waterfalls from different angles and excellent views and pictures can be taken along the foot path.

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Reviewed 23 February 2016

Opt for cheap and faster option to get here with train. First, go Taipei station to buy ticket to Ruifang (TWD49 /pax) together with daily unlimited ticket to/return (A nice route to follow is first disembark at Shifen Station (十分) to visit the old streets...More

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Pingxi District
The formerly prosperous mining industry of Pingxi
District has presently bid its time of black gold
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up a downshifting pace.
If you like the mountains and
water, come seek out the secluded Wanggu Waterfall and
the majestic Shifen Waterfall; if you are a railroad
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