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Ping Hsi Branch Railway Line

Ping Hsi, Taipei, Taiwan
886 2 2349 1635
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Ranked #12 of 254 Attractions in Taipei
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Scenic Railroads
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Description: 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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Singapore, Singapore
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44 reviews 44 reviews
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33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

Old railway stations and old towns that crowded with local and foreigner tourists! We went there on weekday and some of the famous towns like SHI FEN, Ping HSI are full of tourists. My advise is visit there on weekdays, it's a favorite tourist spot for locals and foreigners too on weekends!

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Miri, Malaysia
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6 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

A very popular visiting spot near to taipei. People love to have sky latern there and wrote wishes on it. It is one of the special things to do during the trip. However, there were too many stalls and confusing me. Hard to make a choice as people kept selling their products along the railway.

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Perth, Australia
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83 reviews 83 reviews
43 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

I'd rather have the sky lantern here than in Shifen. Very few people so not much crowded. You can go the the tracks without any photobombers

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Taipei
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

It's a small railway, the ride was ok, very crowed and hot. The air quality was very poor in the cart. Once in a life time ride is enough.

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KL
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

I love this place as it provides a lots of nice scene for photography. To some, it may just like a stroll at an old railway. My kids find it quite interesting as well as most urban kids do not goes to these place often. I was quite lucky as it is not over crowded and the weather were also... More

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singapore
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

It was a very nice visit here but visitors here must put on some mosquitoes repellent as I got 14 mosquitoes bites! Worth the visit though

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singapore
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

Went to Shifen on the Ping Hsi branch line.Took a train from Taipei main station to ruifang(45 minutes) before changing to the Ping Hsi branch line train. The Ping Hsi branch line train was so crowded and it kept waiting for more people to board the train. The Shifen old street was overcrowded with tourist all over. There were quite... More

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Brisbane, Australia
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

We bought a day ticket but I'm not sure that it is worth it, we found that the first stop was by far the best for us - Shifen Station. this is the best place (we think) to let off a lantern and to shop. to be honest the ticket so cheap I didn't think to find out how much... More

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Taiwan
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34 reviews 34 reviews
9 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

I give three points for the train trip. The one extra point is because of the sky lantern master we ran into on our last stop. I usually avoid crowded touristy area, but decided to do this trip with my visiting young nieces. Picked a weekday just because weekends in the summer, there are crowds everywhere. And it was a... More

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Hong Kong, China
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

We went to 十分which is a very nice place yet too crowded. Probably because it was a Saturday thus the train was so packed that we could hardly find a place to stand. It was very difficult to read the station names on the platform. We almost missed the stop :P There were so many tourists, locals and overseas. We... More

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