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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
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Pass by farms and small rural villages outside of Taipei on this railway. A...

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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Sandiaoling waterfall walk

As noted elsewhere you can use easycard to get travel on Ping Hsi branch line including to Sandiaoling Station from where the waterfall walk can be accessed. It is signed from... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 5, 2015
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Sydney, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Kids would love the lantern. We went there in a private taxi. We grouped a few surrounding attractions to visit the same day. I saw the Pin xi train and it was packed. The journey of train and coach is not recommended for family with young kids. Too exhausting. It was also very touristy so we didn't stay for long.

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Singapore
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2015 via mobile

Take TRA from Taipei main station to ruifang. Don't exit, go to platform 3 for train to pinxi via the underpass. Check the schedule prior to ur trip, lest u risk waiting for an hour for the next train. The train is always very packed & moves very slowly. Not a wonderful experience.

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2 Thank icypen
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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60 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2015 via mobile

As noted elsewhere you can use easycard to get travel on Ping Hsi branch line including to Sandiaoling Station from where the waterfall walk can be accessed. It is signed from the small station and the round trip to Motian Falls takes about 2.5 hours. After Hegu Falls path becomes muddy and rocky so hiking boots preferable to trainers. Section... More 

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Petaling Jaya, Malaysia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2015

This is really an exploration of different old streets in Taiwan, from Jiufen to Pingxi and ending at Jingtong. Houtong looked worth stopping at too, especially for cat lovers, but I didn't have enough time for it. These are the places to stop at if you want to be among the hundreds of tourists releasing sky lanterns with their lifelong... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

Though the train ride from taipei train station to Ping Hsi was a long 2 hour ride, it was definitely worth it. It gets a little confusing when you transit from the MRT to the 台灣高鐵 (Taiwan high speed railway) due to the many platforms there. So please do your homework before heading onto the high speed railway. Upon reaching... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2015 via mobile

I left Taipei at 9am on a wet Monday morning expecting no one to be there... Wrong..... I've read the reports of cramped trains so thought it would be best to delay my trip till Monday and miss the weekend crowds. The train on the branch line going up was crowded but managed to get a seat. Most people alighted... More 

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2015

I came to this place with my Australian friend as he keep bugging me whereby he get to knows this place via website recommendations. Before u thinking of going this place PLEASE plan carefully !!! as the other reviewers have mentioned about the efficiency of the train itself !!! I have no problems with any delaying with the train as... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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68 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015

You can use your EasyCard, which is used for the Taipei Metro, for the whole line. Unless you plan on stopping at many stops, using the EasyCard may make more sense than buying the day pass. Just make sure to tap in and tap out at each station. We got to the train from Shifen to Ruifang about 6-7 minutes... More 

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Peoria, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
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 98 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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