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The stuff speaks no English, but they are really nice. The most signs are on English. But I think its bad that you cant go into the mountain. When you arrive at shifen with the train don't go up at the T-shape crossing. go street...More
Went on 13 Nov 2014. It was difficult to travel to the place if you did not arrange for transport such as a private guide or cab. Its quite impossible to walk there from Shifen Railway Station, even though the lady did advised us to...More
Went on 6 Aug 2014. Positive is that the people working there, are friendly! But: Poor presentation!! Absolutely overpriced with 200NT (for Taiwanese standard)! Only interesting is the short ride with the old train. Btw, my Taiwanese friend, with whom I went, has the same...More
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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.