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Ping Hsi Branch Railway Line

Ping Hsi, Taipei, Taiwan
886 2 2349 1635
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As featured in Daytrips from Taipei
Ranked #8 of 196 attractions in Taipei
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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Top Contributor
58 reviews 58 reviews
34 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

We know that the sky lantern experience is one of the must-dos, so we had specially hired a cab for the day for this experience, along with a visit to Jiufen and dinner between Xindian and Wulai at a restaurant that sells urn chicken (a must-try!). We bought 2 lanterns and the kids had lots of fun, with our older... More

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Hong Kong, China
2 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

The environment is just too good. But it should be noted that if the train is crowded and you don't managed to get a seat, you would be so exhausted since the train takes around 45 mins to get to Ping Hsi. And I would recommend taking taxi to Ping Hsi and return by train.

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
17 reviews 17 reviews
10 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

The pinxi line was absolutely à great experience and à highlight of our trip. ITS easy to get. there by train take metro to Taipei mainstation and than buy ticket for train to pinxi. THE ride up is scenic. You have à daypass so you can get out at all THE stations. If you want to go and visit THE... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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26 reviews 26 reviews
11 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

Went on a Friday morning via bus 795 at Muzha (took brown line to station, and bus stop is a short walk away and across the road). Bus journey was less than an hour and we reached Jing Tong and from there we caught the train to Shifen which was more vibrant, and that was the place we "released" the... More

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

We took a day to visit this place by buying a day pass to make it easy for us to get down in any station that we wanted to. We spent more time at Shi Fen, slowly exploring the place and witnessed the release of sky lantern. We spent most time at Pingxi as we loved the old street and... More

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Top Contributor
54 reviews 54 reviews
16 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

You just gonna take the train down to ping xi line when you visit taipei! alight at shifen to release sky lanterns and have your lunch. remember to visit the shifen waterfall as well (need to pay NT100 for entry fee though). it is quite a long walk (30 to 45min depending how fast you walk) from shifen old street... More

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Singapore, Singapore
15 reviews 15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

We took a train from Taipei main station to Ruefang and then onto the Ping Hsi line. The train ride from Ruefang on the Ping Hsi line was very very crowded even though it was a weekday. it was the same going back from the last stop at Tsingtong to Ruefang. We stopped at Shifen and Ping Hsi stations. The... More

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Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
11 reviews 11 reviews
7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

Loved the traditional sky lanterns which you can write your wishes on before letting it float up into the sky to the Gods to grant them! Take a walk into the simpler era where people wait for the train to pass by their little village, eat their simple pork sausages with tea!

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Singapore, Singapore
Top Contributor
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42 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

I felt this would be a more enjoyabe experience for couples. Buy a day ticket - there are really only a few stations worth visiting, namely Jin Tong, Shi Fen, Ping Xi. Market is so-so, seems like they are all obsessed with selling the sky lanterns and their miniature trinkets... It has become too touristy and commercialised. Go for the... More

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Singapore, Singapore
18 reviews 18 reviews
17 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2014

Take a trip along the Ping Hsi Branch Railway Line and reflect upon yourself as you witness the paranomic view of greenery.

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