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Pingci Old Street, Xinbei

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Pingci Old Street is located in Xinbei. Make Pingci Old Street a centerpiece of your Xinbei vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Xinbei trip planning website .
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  • Walking in the scene of many well-known movies, we seem to be in it, 10 years as a day of stalls trafficking, called sell, and the rising of the sky light ... This time seems to stop, never change.
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  • I went there on 18/11/2017. Very busy here, many people had fun with sky lantern. Very good place to buy souvenir for friends !!  more »
  • Have to say, pinghsi always have a mood to let a person calm energy. Especially in this light, watching the light rising in the sky, as if the trouble of the worldly are flying away with the light of the sky! There will be a chance to come again!
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  • I prefer here than Jiufen, less crowded on weekday and most of the time, not within the list of travel tour agencies. However, do avoid weekend, as the locals will be out of city for a short getaway. You can also choose to have fun with the lantern, and enjoy a cup of coffee, waiting for the train to ride past. Perfect for relaxing (do choose weekday or non-peak season though).
  • Tourist trap. Only a sausage stand was open on a Thursday. Maybe better on the weekend?
  • Very touristy. Everybody writes on a flying lantern and releases it to the sky. Even though it is said that the lanterns are recovered and perhaps partially recycled, still doesn't seem very environmentally friendly. I hope someone comes up with better solutions so that the tradition is kept, local business survives, and the environment unharmed.
  • The sky lanterns are a lot of fun. You can also write a wish on a piece of bamboo cane that you hang up on the street.
  • I've been coming here every year since the early 00's. Have seen it grow from a backpacker place to superpopular weekend destination. Worth a visit, but if you can, avoid the crowds and go on a weekday.

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