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Shifen Old Street Tours and Tickets
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Basically that place is just few shoplot beside train railway, but the traditional way of making wish on the railway with sky lantern is the main view, u will see hundred of people or more making wish and let the sky lantern fly, the whole...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank liaukc
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Shifen is one of the historical place and tourists attractions. It was always packed with locals and tourists all year around due to one of the traditional activity - lanterns setting. Shifen Old Street is located at New Taipei City, Pingxi District, Taiwan 226. There...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank 507leeh
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It was good that we went here in the morning around 10am. Not much tourists are here. We had experienced flying the lanterns. It might be good flying it at night but i am sure this area will be flooded by tourists. We are also...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Leo Jan F
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It is really in our bucket list the flying of giant lantern. It is really a wonderful experience coz we can put our wishes at the lantern and release it in the sky after. We only see this in movies before. a lot of shops...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank RuttersCouple
Reviewed 10 August 2019 via mobile

Was nice to be there flying lanterns and foods are good. It was a nice experience and a must to visit when in Taiwan include too the Shifen waterfalls and Jiufen, full of foods just like a night market in the mountain

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank basilio168
Reviewed 7 August 2019

It's a busy old street with many stalls for flying lanterns as well as shops for food, souvenir and apparels. Flying a lantern in the middle of the track is fun. You have to step aside when real trains pass through! The train station is...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Ada L
Reviewed 8 July 2019 via mobile

With the shops right next to the train track and everyone selling lanterns, you may wonder if one should bother. But there are plenty of good food stalls and the famous Taiwan bubba teas. And how often do you get to see a train passing...More

Date of experience: July 2019
1  Thank OliviaW485
Reviewed 22 June 2019

It was a lovely place but my experience was not good as there were HOARDS of people walking around and it was really dificult to walk. The heat was also unbearable!! Don't come from June to Sept. I wouldn't light up a lantern again because...More

Date of experience: June 2019
2  Thank avya98
Reviewed 22 June 2019 via mobile

A very small town with one Main Street that has the original railroad used during the mining days of old. Apparently, this is the only “official” place to release sky lanterns. Very touristy but still a quaint place to go to. Was concerned about where...More

Date of experience: June 2019
1  Thank marissaroque
Reviewed 22 June 2019

Our guide didn't mention where we were going so it came as a great surprise! Gorgeous little town where you write your message to the world on a coloured paper lantern. Then standing on the train tracks, it is inflated and photos taken, then release...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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27 July 2019|
Response from LuchiE9 | Reviewed this property |
Half day can be a little short of time considering the travel time to and from that can last almost an hour each way not to mention a traffic. I would recommend to check from "Klook" specially if you're travelling with kids... More
20 July 2019|
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Response from LuchiE9 | Reviewed this property |
It is a must or will always be recommended in every tourist itinerary to at least experience this activities whenever your in Taiwan so it is expected to have a handful tourist anytime of the day, everyday.
18 December 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