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Ping Hsi Branch Railway Line

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Address: Ping Hsi, Xinbei, Taiwan
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Phone Number: 886 2 2349 1635
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Fee: Yes
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Pass by farms and small rural villages outside of Taipei on this railway. A...

Pass by farms and small rural villages outside of Taipei on this railway. A relaxing and scenic escape from the bustle of the city.

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Sky Lantern..

A place for sky lantern tradition. This tourist spot located along the railway with moving trains from time to time. Great view, local snacks etc. Definitely worth a visit.

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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8 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

A place for sky lantern tradition. This tourist spot located along the railway with moving trains from time to time. Great view, local snacks etc. Definitely worth a visit.

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Hong Kong, China
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We took a fascinating tour by train via the Pingxi railway line, from Taipei railway station. Leaving busy Taipei, we enjoyed a relaxing moment along the railway line and finally approached Pingxi. There were many tourists at Pingxi, but most of them were only engaged in one activity - writing down their wishes on the sky lanterns and sending them... More 

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Thank william08ng
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2016 via mobile

Even though the train itself is not so much of an eyecatcher, the scenery you go through is very much worth it. Better get out your camera.

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Thank Dirk B
Hanoi, Vietnam
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4 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2016 via mobile

There are some good sights along the way but the railway itself is a bit of a shambles. The trains are slow and only run every hour, so be prepared to spend half your day either on one or waiting for one. The problem of the infrequency is compounded by a lack of clear information (in English at least), which... More 

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Appleton, Wisconsin
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2016

I'm giving the railway line three stars for it "could" offer a good day trip outside Taipei. But in reality, this trip has become so popular that travelers (especially from mainland China and Korea, I can't help but notice) flooded the small towns (Shifen, Pingxi, Jingtong, etc.) along the route. Residence-turned small businesses dominated the area around the train station.... More 

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Thank Kuo-ming S
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2016 via mobile

It's a great day trip. Catch the TRA train from Taipei Centre to Ruifeng (about 45 minutes) and then Ruifeng to Shifen (about 20 minutes). You can spend time at Shifen - train stops in the centre of the town, or you can walk about 20 minutes to the Shifen waterfalls. Note...there are scooters for hire but it's not an... More 

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016

When I was here, there were so many people tried to make a wish on lantern, then released it to the sky, so do I and my family. We saw the train through here twice and it was so near.

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Thank NONI L
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2016 via mobile

We did a self tour here with limited time. To be exact, we spent less than an hour here and catch the next train back to ruifang. This place is too crowded with tourist. We did not release the lantern as we doesnt feel to. Just took photo at the railway track and the hanging bridge. This is just a... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2016

How to visit the area: there are many options and many attractions to visit in this part of Taiwan. Below is how I did it: Bus #795 from MuZha MRT in Taipei to Jingtong; get off at the monument to mining. 15 mins in Jintong's old street then by foot on the main toad Pingxi direction. Have a look the... More 

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Miami, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016

Cool day trip from Taipei. We took the train from Taipei and transferred to the Pingxi Railway line. There are several small towns along the railway where you can get off to see various sites. We first tried Shifen, which is the one where the railway goes straight through the town, so close to the stores that they clear everyone... More 

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