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Ping Hsi Branch Railway Line

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Address: Ping Hsi, Taipei, Taiwan
Phone Number: 886 2 2349 1635
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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Stop only at Shifen

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 10, 2015
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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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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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Dalian, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

It's good. You'd better to go there in evening. The most beautiful sight there is Flying lanterns. Dream that, in dark evening, you with your GF or BF, lift flaying lantern together, OH, it's so romantic.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

You can take bus 795 from Muzha Station on the brown line. After you get to the station walk out to the street make a right and there is the bus stop. The bus goes down the street a bit and then you have to get off and walk to the bus stop (across the street from Pizza Hut) and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

It's not difficult to get to Ping Hsi and Shi Fen. Just take the train from Taipei Main Station and stop at Rui Fang Station. You can bought a Ping Hsi day pass ticket at Taipei Main Station or Rui Fang Train Station. The train to Ping Hsi or Shi Fen is less, an hour a train so check the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

It can be play and relex for one day It should be tourist 景點之一 Taiwan is one of place can放天燈 AT the night is so great~

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

The Ping Hsi Railway covers quite a number of stations. While the frequency of the trains are not very high, each of the stops are interesting in their own way, and one should spend a whole day experiencing the different activities available.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

Took my mom there, and we just really enjoyed taking photos together. The railway line just feels like a piece of ancient / historical site and very unique.

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