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Ping Hsi Branch Railway Line

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Address: Ping Hsi, Xinbei, Taiwan
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+886 2 2349 1635
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Fee: Yes

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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A day out on the Pingxi (Ping Hsi) Railway Line

I departed Taipei Main Station at 7.30 on the train to Ruifang and on arrival at the station i headed to the counter and bought the one day ticket for the Pingxi Line which... read more

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puerto princesa
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I departed Taipei Main Station at 7.30 on the train to Ruifang and on arrival at the station i headed to the counter and bought the one day ticket for the Pingxi Line which allowed me unlimited hop on hop off at the 10 or 12 stations on the line. The ticket cost was not expensive, less than NT$100, if... More 

Thank palawandave
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 156 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This old coal train takes you trough beautiful nature along the banks of a small river. You can see the valley and some waterfalls and get of to walk in the forest. Highly recommend !!

Thank Geerlings
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great views and fun to see the small village that the railway goes through. Few seats and you're most likely going to have to stand during the ride.

Thank Tintin L
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed February 5, 2017

Reviewed either as Pingxi, or Sky Lantern, it has been described as truly wonderful, and some as rubbish. It really depends on what you are looking for when you are traveling. Look for places that whets your travel appetite instead. Ping Hsi/Pingsi/ Pingxi, it has been written in many form, and it all meant the same place. It is symomous... More 

4 Thank Taipei921
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Reviewed December 26, 2016

Interestingly, many Thai tourists will use the public bus or even share taxis rather than take the trains along this line from one town to another. My wife and I took the train from Taipei to Ruifang to pick up the start of the Pingxi line. That in itself was a 40-minute ordeal packed like sardines onto a hot train... More 

Thank BangkokPhil
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Reviewed October 20, 2016

Read on internet trying to see what is all the hoola-hoop on this Pingxie line. It's an old train, in old town, on cobble stone. really nothing much to do - other than tourist trap to release lantern - kind of unique. Not so great food, souvenir etc. Maybe the local got a kick out of riding the old train?... More 

Thank Junglehike
Tainan, Taiwan
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Reviewed October 2, 2016

The train ride itself is worth doing, some of the scenery is absolutely wonderful but sadly the stops along the way have become too popular. I spent 6 hours, travelling to/from Ruifang and stopping at Jingtong/Pingxi/Shifen but I felt my time could have better used elsewhere. There isn't a great deal to see and wandering the old streets/seeing Shifen waterfall... More 

Thank Chapeltom
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Reviewed September 26, 2016 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.

Thank Yiklan
Hong Kong, China
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Reviewed August 23, 2016 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 

Thank william08ng
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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.

Thank Dirk B

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