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Shifen Old Street, Pingxi

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Stroll, shop, and take photos of the famous lanterns at Shifen Old Street, one of the most popular stops along the Pingxi railroad line. This picturesque attraction has a number of souvenir shops and eateries to entertain you during your visit. Though it was initially built to transport coal, this train stop and historical site is now known for its sky lanterns. Here you may be inspired to paint a wish and then release your lantern into the air with hopes that the wish will come true. There are also a number of other attractions within walking distance, including a well-known waterfall. Plan my day in New Taipei using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.
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  • We did Pingxi and Shifen as a day trip from Taipei. They’re similar but you might as well do both. You can launch your good-luck lantern from either location. Shifen has more food choices and a...  more »
  • A lot of tourists flock in this old street to fly lanterns. The rail track is sometimes congested which could be dangerous especially when a train is approaching. Although there are guards who give...  more »
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  • There is some Old Street? We didn't find it...
  • All wishes will come true thank you lord!
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