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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 190 attractions in Taipei
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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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 NEW

We were lucky enough to have Taiwanese friends to bring us there. It was a spectacular experience. Who knew a railway could host such a myriad of activities! Our lantern fell dismally upon erupting into the sky so I guess our wishes didn't reach the gods but it was overall a great experience.

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San Jose
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78 reviews 78 reviews
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

If you are looking for a nice one-day outing near Taipei area, do this one. Go for the Ping Hsi Railway where you can visit Gio-Fen and Shi-Fen and Gin-Tong. Each village has its unique features and tourist attractions. You can literally buy and light the rectangular lantern in Shi-Fen Station on the active railway and write your wishes on... More

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Mitcham, Australia
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36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

Weekends are very crowded. I was advised to take a round trip option, returning on the 795 bus. However, I couldn't find the bus stop so returned in the crowded train. Always board the branch line train at Badu station.

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Pompano Beach, Florida
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45 reviews 45 reviews
17 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

during our recent visit to TAIPEI, we decided to spend a day riding on the PING HSI BRANCH RAILWAY LINE. while doing this was well worth the effort, it should be mentioned that for those who might be uncomfortable in crowds and cramped quarters, maybe this isn't your thing. the PING HSI train itself, as opposed to the connecting train... More

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53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

We were unable to take the railway during the week so we chose Saturday, during the Ching Ming festival. YIKES!!!! We used our EasyCards at Taipei Main Station/TMS to get to Ruifeng after purchasing the all- day Ping Hsi pass for $52 NT per person at window #12 ($180 NT for 2 persons was collected at the end of our... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2014

This is my second time travelling via Ping Hsi Branch Railway Line. The first time I had visited the Shifen Waterfall and Qing Tong station. This time I decided to alight at Hou Tong Station and again, Qing Tong Station. Hou Tong Station is not so crowded with tourists as it is more of a place to go if you... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014

You could enjoy watching the Shifen Waterfall at Shifen area. Putting a sky lantern up in the sky at Shifen or Pingxi old street.

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Singapore, null, Singapore
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

We started the journey from Ruifang station. You could buy an unlimited day ticket (~TWD50) from the ticket counter. DO REMEMBER to note the train schedule of the entire Pingxi line (to and fro) as the trains typically come once every hour. We first went to the last station (Jintong). There's nothing much there expect for the old wooden train... More

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Hong Kong, China
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34 attraction reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2014

It was a very nice atmostphere to fly the sky lantern on the railway which really has trains running pass regularly. The flying sky lantern was beautiful and auspicious especially during CNY period. Love it.

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Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2014

The train runs through a valley see you get great views of mountain scenery. I suggest getting off at the first stop and walking along the tracks (it's doable!) if you've got the time. From Taipei main station, head to Badu station and catch the train from there. If it's food you're after, the second last stop has the largest... More

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