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Ping Hsi Branch Railway Line

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Pass by farms and small rural villages outside of Taipei on this railway. A relaxing and scenic escape from the bustle of the city.
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
Ping Hsi, New Taipei, Taiwan
Pingxi District
+886 2 2349 1635
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Reviewed December 25, 2018 via mobile

Apt time to visit towards year end as we penned down our resolutions for 2019 on a multi colored lantern which we released into the sky in the middle of persistent rain (pretty resolute!). Well worth a visit - although I did leave guilty of...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed December 23, 2018

This is a recommended day out if you are visiting Taipei. We found contradictory information about the Pingxi line when we were researching the area so hopefully this will guide others. We went to Houtong (Cat Village) first as it seemed to be the most...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed October 7, 2018 via mobile

Beautiful old school train and tracks. Nice scenery along the way including going thru tunnels. Has some popular tourist spots along the way.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed August 27, 2018 via mobile

Most people change to this local railway for visiting Shi fen at 瑞芳 station. It’s packed by tourists and most of them get off at Shi fen. It’s a lovely slow local single railway ride. When you approach Shi fen station, you can see tourists...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed May 16, 2018 via mobile

Like good old days when we were little kids. We went out door before the weather is too hot (and humid). After releasing the lantern (Lantern King) blessing our loved ones, family members, friends and schoolmates, we came to railway track to dance around and...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed January 17, 2018 via mobile

This historic rail line is steeped in history. While the coal mines are shut down and many people have moved away, this rail branch allows people the opportunity to take a step back in time and explore the villages that continue to survive thanks to...More

Date of experience: January 2018
1  Thank backpacker31
Reviewed January 6, 2018 via mobile

if you purchase a one day pass, u can hop on and drop of any stations unlimited. there are pingxi, shifen and jingtong stations along this line.. you can release sky lantern at all 3 locations.. pingxi n shifen have old street to walk around...More

Date of experience: December 2017
1  Thank raullim7
Reviewed November 17, 2017

I used the railway to go to Shifen and Pingxi and I had no problems with it. Trains were comfortable and on time although a bit slower than the usual railways, but not really a problem. It's also nice because you get to pass the...More

Date of experience: November 2017
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Reviewed September 7, 2017 via mobile

There are a lot of places to visit along Pingxi line. My friends and I rode the train all the way to Jingtong, which is the last stop on this line. (Fun fact; Jingtong station is one of the last wooden built station in Taiwan!)....More

Date of experience: March 2017
Thank ermasyafiqah
Reviewed June 1, 2017 via mobile

Its 2 stops after shifen. If you don't want a crowded old street. This is the perfect spot. Its less crowded due to the road developments. The villagers are old and friendly.

Date of experience: June 2017
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Pingxi District
The formerly prosperous mining industry of Pingxi
District has presently bid its time of black gold
farewell, washing off its glories and returning to
simplicity, it attracts travelers to stay by picking
up a downshifting pace.
If you like the mountains and
water, come seek out the secluded Wanggu Waterfall and
the majestic Shifen Waterfall; if you are a railroad
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August 7, 2018|
Response from DavidASU | Reviewed this property |
Main station should have more transportation options.
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January 31, 2018|
Response from ermasyafiqah | Reviewed this property |
Tickets are sold at the Taipei, Songshan, Keelung, Ruifang, and Yilan railway stations, as well as some of the stations on the Pingxi Branch Line. If I remember correctly, the pass is around NT$80. Alternatively you can just... More
July 6, 2015|
Response from AloSingapore | Reviewed this property |
At Taipei main train station where your buy or collect your tickets.