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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
New Taipei, Taiwan
Pingxi District
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went to Shifen, Taipei to experience flying a lantern, eat some ice cream burrito, view the waterfalls and experience the local life. It was such an incredible experience with the entire family. Everyone enjoyed it. We laughed and played and eat and eat again.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Janice d
Reviewed 1 week ago

We arranged for a day tour outside Taipei and we requested our first stop to be here in Shifen because we wanted to light a lantern for a family ocassion. This was a fun activity for the whole family, as you locate the lantern you...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank hkfornow
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Shifen area is quite touristy and commercialised, but it's still fun to be able to release sky lanterns on the train tracks. The lanterns aren't expensive either, 200 NTD for a big one. That's an experience hard to find elsewhere!

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank leonleejx
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Shifen is by far the most popular of the stations along the Pingxi line and tourists had already packed every available square inch when our train unloaded another hundred people. As trains only pass through roughly once an hour, people freely walk along the rail...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank thelonious22
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This village's biggest selling point are those large lanterns on which you write your wishes and set them flying into the sky. Costing NT$200 per large multi- coloured lantern (NT$150 for the single coloured ones) there are many vendors selling them in Shifen old street....More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank LoneTraveller33
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Usually crowded but worth it. Always raining so better bring raincoat. Suggest to buy lantern for experience. Usually one colored lantern costs 150NT while 200NT for multi colored lantern. Note that each color has corresponding meaning like for goodluck, health, happiness etc. Take time to...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The main attraction of the area is to release sky lanterns, on which you can write your wishes. The street is filled with these sky lantern shops so just pick any that offers you a good price and service. We chose one near the entrance...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank vickyng2810
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My family and I had a pleasant experience visiting Shifen Old Street during the new year's. Even if it was raining, we were able to fly our sky lantern. After flying the sky lantern, we had lunch in one of the stalls nearby. And then...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank ilocanotraveller
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is nice old village with a rail line running right through it with rows of shops on both sides. We came here to release sky lantern for good luck and wishes. Worth the visit for the experience.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank TanPiakPhuang
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Shifen is a nice old village, with a rail line running through it between two rows of shops. Many tourists comes here to release to sky lanterns with wishes written on the lantern. Saw many Koreans and Singaporeans doing this. I don’t particularly like the...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Ivy A
December 17, 2017|
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Response from 171258Philip | Reviewed this property |
Is it alright, if you are OK to view how such a village looked in the past near a currently serviced train service. If you are a little more adventurous, you can hire electric scooter to reach the shifen waterfall within 5... More
September 11, 2016|
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Response from Keith L | Reviewed this property |
Yes, you can use Taipei as your base. I would recommend you to charter a mini van or vehicle for 5 of you for this 1.5 days. Jiufen, shifen and yeliu would need nearly whole day. You would most likely be only able to go to... More
March 5, 2016|
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Response from 171258Philip | Reviewed this property |
Go to klook website and there is a mini bus that cost S$21 each two ways. Just to let you know that at Jiufen you will need to climb around 150 to 200 steps up.