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5-Hour Shifen Old Street Walk and Pingxi Sky Lantern Tour from Taipei
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Small-Group Tour: Jiufen, Yehliu Geopark, and Shifen from Taipei
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“sky lanterns” (112 reviews)
“railway track” (48 reviews)
“pingxi line” (24 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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New Taipei, Taiwan
Pingxi District
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"sky lanterns"
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"railway track"
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"pingxi line"
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"every hour"
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"suspension bridge"
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"both sides"
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"shop assistant"
in 6 reviews
"fun experience"
in 9 reviews
"the main attraction"
in 13 reviews
"chicken wings"
in 6 reviews
"day trip"
in 24 reviews
"rice"
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"old town"
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"take pictures"
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"hot air"
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"different colors"
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Spending some time in this old town was memorable. Watching all the people launch their lanterns was so much fun. Then every so often the train would rumble through the middle with a moments notice, so everyone scrambled off the tracks! Great atmosphere!

Thank Travellover6128
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is an operating railway track where tourists can fly sky lanterns and take pictures. Do be careful on the track as the train will come along every one hour. Further up the track is an old suspension bridge where nice scenic pictures can be...More

Thank Angelia W
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Recommend to book a tour from klook, they have a tour to Jiufen, Shifen and Keelung night market (usd$23.5) totally worth it. They give you 90 minutes for each destination. We had so much fun at Shifen doing the lantern activity, there are many stores...More

Thank Keib T
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I just happened to find this area and I am so happy that I did!! It was interesting to see how the culture fits into the beautiful geographical area - spend an hour or two!

Thank Linda M
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We came on a rainy day hoping it wouldn't be too crowded but alas everyone else has the same thing in mind. We skipped the h20 falls and headed straight to the tracks. Both sides of the train tracks were lined w stores selling all...More

Thank PURPLEYAMS
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was a great experience, paint-writing and setting off the lantern was so much fun. We chose the last vendor on the way going towards the waterfall. After we finished painting our lantern, one of the guys (without us even asking) carried it to the...More

Thank missfaye
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

it is tradition and belief to write wishes on the lantern. taiwanese goes here to celebrate after chinese NY. there were still moon cakes for sale. as an outsider, come here to make your wish. this place is nothing fancy but tourist come here to...More

Thank Marissa D
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A great place to set off sky lanterns and you can take a look at our photos of what the colors represent. The place is at a railway and there are trains passing by. It's not a long stretch but there are many shops with...More

Thank DonJYLoveToTravel
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This old street of Shifen is old and short surrounding the track of the train. It is preserved in its authentic and old way which give you the feel of travelling back in time and closer to the nature. You can taste the tasty beef...More

Thank Mikelaw01
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It is located at the north eastern tip of Taiwan. The old town is located at the railway track. Famous for releasing hot air lantern. A scenic bridge is at the other side of the town.

Thank Alvin A
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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
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_vcck2002
September 11, 2016|
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Response from 171258Philip | Reviewed this property |
With 1.5 years, you should spend it in Taipei where there is enough to see. All these places that you mention requires travelling and sightseeing time of at least 5-6 hours each
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Applelse
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.
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