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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
scene enthusiast, there is no harm in taking the train along the Pingxi rail branch line and making random stops in the unique surrounding stations. Quaint Jingtong Station and Serene Wanggu Station calm the mind for relaxation. Shifen Station and Shifen Old Street with its distinct scene of “a train passing through the front doors” and nostalgic old street makes every corner worthy of savoring. You must experience releasing sky lanterns when visiting Pingxi. Write down your wishes and let the sky lantern bring them slowly to the sky. There is also the one and only “Sky Lantern Police Station”, not only with daily dazzling light shows but also offering customized “Police Wishing Sky Lantern” so tourists can hand draw images or writings and display them on LED sky lanterns.
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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
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 use Easycard. Much easier in my opinion