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Ping Hsi Branch Railway Line

Ping Hsi, Taipei, Taiwan
886 2 2349 1635
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Pingxi Day Trip From Taipei: Old Pingxi Railway...
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Ranked #14 of 236 Attractions in Taipei
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Scenic Railroads, Landmarks
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner 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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84 reviews 84 reviews
70 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014 NEW

The train is extremely cramped on weekends, due to many people visitng Shifen. Also, trains are not frequent (I had to wait almost a whole hour after missing a train) Avoid if possible to be honest.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

Holding her hands and walking along the railway, a great way of interacting with one another and joke around. Saw a lot of couples doing that too but all of us were sweating as the weather was too hot during june. However, the weather does not stop us from enjoying the scenery along the railway

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Hualien, Taiwan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

Shi Fen, a small town along the railway line and famous for lighting up sky lantern. I do not recommend lighting up the lantern as it pollutes, but it is still a nice place to experience and to watch people lighting up lanterns with their wishes. It was pure joy.

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Malaysia
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25 reviews 25 reviews
11 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

Bought one day pass PingXi Line and Shen Oo Line for NT$64, really worthy. After bought the one day Pass, I only realize the tight schedule and less frequent train, I have to scarify Ping Xi and JingTong, and only visit ShihFen. JingTong, is the last stop for this railway line, if you missed the train,you will have to wait... More

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Brisbane, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

The rail motors that ply this line take you back to a former era. The towns of Pingxi and Jintong are interesting places for exploration while the trek from Shilfen station to the waterfall is something that one must do.

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Singapore, Singapore
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38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

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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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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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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7 helpful votes 7 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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