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Ping Hsi Branch Railway Line

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Address: Ping Hsi, Taipei, Taiwan
Phone Number: 886 2 2349 1635
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Fee: Yes
Description: Pass by farms and small rural villages outside of Taipei on this railway...
Pass by farms and small rural villages outside of Taipei on this railway. A relaxing and scenic escape from the bustle of the city.
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Great Railway line!

What a peaceful, long, yet amazing trip to Pingxi! Love the transportation system is so accessible to attractions yet affordable. Wish there was food offered for purchase on the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 26, 2015
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Peoria, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

What a peaceful, long, yet amazing trip to Pingxi! Love the transportation system is so accessible to attractions yet affordable. Wish there was food offered for purchase on the train.

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Singapore, Singapore
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Our day trip on a Friday: we took am early-morning TRA train from Taipei Main Station to San Diao Ling, did a splendid 3-to-4-hour waterfall hike ending in Shi Fen (what a tourist trap; unappealing due to the throngs of tourists), travelled the Ping Xi railway line to Jing Tong which was much more charming and where we spent an... More 

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Hsinchu, Taiwan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

View of the waterfall is amazing, the sound, the mist from the waterfall and the environment is very nice...

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Hong Kong, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

This line got lots of funny things to do. With a cat village with lots of cats inside, with the lantern and one can write their wishes, with the waterfall with gorgeous view. A little bit disappointed is overcrowded during peak season and you don't have other choice except taking training.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

It was a public holiday so was extra busy, so rather uncomfortable with all the crowds & heat. The little towns are quite sweet but quite touristy. Would like to have had the opportunity to go again on a weekday & explore further without the pushy crowds.

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Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

We booked a minivan that brought us to Shifeng here. This place is seated on either side of the railway tracks and is famous for the sky lanterns . You purchase one , write words on it and set it off . Lovely experience . Further up are two waterfalls . One of them closes at 430 pm and we... More 

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Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

You can travel to this place by buying a TRA train ticket at NT49.00 each at the Taipei TRA main station. The train will travel to Ruifang station about one hour ride. At Ruifang station you either buy a one way ticket at NT27.00 or NT64.00 for two way. This two way ticket allow you to stop n hop on... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

Just some old railway lines. But the walk up the hill is nice with interesting sights of old houses and hills. Locals and tourists go for the sky lanterns. At NTD 100, you can write wishes on the lantern and release it to the sky. Should be quite an interesting sight at night.

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Singapore, Singapore
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014 via mobile

I agree that it is a scenic route and a great breather from bustling Taipei. However, from what I understand the trains are almost always full. One wonders if the transport authority or the Taiwan tourism board should take note of this potential disaster from happening from cramming people on board trains by more frequent trains for example, I would... More 

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

Good place to visit with scenic view. The train ride using this rail is nice as the view is top notch. Only problem is the train can be crowded even on a weekday. Not to forget the train is only almost once in an hour

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