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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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Hong Kong, China
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66 reviews 66 reviews
54 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
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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42 reviews 42 reviews
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
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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86 reviews 86 reviews
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79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
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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12 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
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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Alor Star
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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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56 reviews 56 reviews
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
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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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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8 reviews 8 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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West Palm Beach, Florida, United States
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69 reviews 69 reviews
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39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
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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Petaling Jaya, Malaysia
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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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