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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 #12 of 253 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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3 reviews 3 reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

Went to Shifen on the Ping Hsi branch line.Took a train from Taipei main station to ruifang(45 minutes) before changing to the Ping Hsi branch line train. The Ping Hsi branch line train was so crowded and it kept waiting for more people to board the train. The Shifen old street was overcrowded with tourist all over. There were quite... More

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Brisbane, Australia
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

We bought a day ticket but I'm not sure that it is worth it, we found that the first stop was by far the best for us - Shifen Station. this is the best place (we think) to let off a lantern and to shop. to be honest the ticket so cheap I didn't think to find out how much... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

I give three points for the train trip. The one extra point is because of the sky lantern master we ran into on our last stop. I usually avoid crowded touristy area, but decided to do this trip with my visiting young nieces. Picked a weekday just because weekends in the summer, there are crowds everywhere. And it was a... More

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Hong Kong, China
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

We went to 十分which is a very nice place yet too crowded. Probably because it was a Saturday thus the train was so packed that we could hardly find a place to stand. It was very difficult to read the station names on the platform. We almost missed the stop :P There were so many tourists, locals and overseas. We... More

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Hong Kong
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

I purposely chose a weekday. We took the train from Taipei Main Station to Ruifeng. From Ruifeng to along Pingxi Railway line. We stopped at Shifen to release the lantern, Pingxi to visit the old main road, and Jingtong just to have a look. The food there is not great but we had the best-rated peanut and ice-cream wrapped in... More

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

Took the NTD68 railway package and travelled to Shifen and Ping Hsi. The train ride was pleasant but most tourist have to stand due to the limited seats. I enjoyed Shifen more as the train passes through the little village. Released a sky lantern there. Went to visit the Shifen Waterfall which was amazing as well. However, it would take... More

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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
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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
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37 helpful votes 37 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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