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5-Hour Shifen Old Street Walk and Pingxi Sky Lantern Tour from Taipei

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    Your tour begins with pickup from your central Taipei hotel by air-conditioned coach. Soak up the scenery as you drive through New Taipei City, then head into the countryside, winding along mountain roads into the Pingxi district.

    Arrive in Pingxi, a historic coal mining town that played an important role in Taiwan’s 20th-century coal boom. Learn about the age-old tradition of releasing a sky lantern. The nostalgic ritual is said to bring good health and good fortune, and your guide will explain the origin of the tradition and how it’s become the focal point of the annual Taiwan Lantern Festival.

    Continue to Shifen Old Street, a lively street set around the historic Pingxi rail line, which was built in 1918, and now runs as a tourist train, following a scenic route through the Keelung River Valley. Hear how famous Taiwanese movies such as Hou Hsiao-hsien's ‘Dust In The Wind’ were filmed here and pose for photos on the atmospheric street.

    There’s just time for one more stop before returning to the city—the magnificent Shifen Waterfall, a natural wonder nicknamed the ‘Little Niagara of Taiwan’.

    Back in Taipei, your tour ends with drop-off at your hotel.
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    Reviewed June 7, 2019

    Our visit was timing on my birthday. We sent off our lantern with our written wishes in it. Should be in every iterinary when in taiwan.

    Date of experience: April 2019
    1  Thank TeamLeopoldo
    Nicky_EdisonTour, Guest Relations Manager at Edison Travel Service, responded to this reviewResponded June 9, 2019

    Hi TeamLeopoldo, Belated Happy Birthday! We are happy to hear that you enjoyed the tour during your stay in Taiwan. There are a lot more to see and experience in Taiwan, we look forward to see you again in the near future.

    Reviewed May 26, 2019

    Just an hour ride away from Taipei, this charming town is great to wander and take in the local fare. Dozens of little shops line the railway with trinkets, food and drinks. Jenny was an amazing tour guide; friendly, fun and full of great information...More

    Date of experience: May 2019
    Thank L7233FVterric
    Nicky_EdisonTour, Guest Relations Manager at Edison Travel Service, responded to this reviewResponded June 2, 2019

    Hi L7233FVterric, Thank you for you kind feedback about our tour guide. Glad to hear that you enjoyed the tour in Taiwan, we look forward to serve you again in the near future.

    Reviewed May 11, 2019 via mobile

    There were many shops offering the sky lantern so it wasn’t very difficult to find a shop! However, if i didn’t remember correctly, my family and i went on a weekend and it was quite crowded! So it would be good to go on a...More

    Thank kymkoh08
    Nicky_EdisonTour, Guest Relations Manager at Edison Travel Service, responded to this reviewResponded June 11, 2019

    Hi kymkoh08, Thank you for taking your time to share a review about this tour. We hope you still enjoyed the tour even though the old street was crowded. There are a lot more to see and experience in Taiwan, we look forward to see...More

    Reviewed May 3, 2019 via mobile

    Enjoyed Sky Lantern at Shifen, which was well coordinated by the tour guide with a local Lantern shop. visited the waterfall nearby, which was not so exiting.

    Date of experience: April 2019
    Thank Akirash
    Reviewed March 19, 2019

    We went there with a rented vehicle and an old aunt who cant walk much . It was a good experience. I like all the variations of different types of mini lanterns for sale.. Sending good wishes up in a lighted huge lantern is very...More

    Date of experience: November 2018
    Thank juniper y
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