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Shifen Old Street, Xinbei
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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. See Shifen Old Street and all Xinbei has to offer by arranging your trip with our Xinbei trip generator.
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  • Driving trains around 10 minutes is a unique small town, is famous for the sky light up. It's about an hour and a half from Taipei. Heavens light up, I went to this year's Chinese new year. Explore the town and arrive in the evening, the small. Panicked people who train for one hour as lines with a heavenly light up the stage. It is strangely interesting city. Heavens light up but we took part in the tour. Keep dry 10 minutes is a lot of rain, so the natural light in the building, wrote wishes deity of sky lantern, prepared. (Better side wrote wishes in large letters with a significantly larger and thicker pen. ), Whilst Taiwan traditional lion dance tour of sky lantern well had raised a huge sky lantern-to go. Then, the long-awaited heaven lights up. First half of the 100 names, later 100 heavens light up. 100 as many sky lantern together it is sky high in the night sky well up I went. A fantastic and tears fell with emotion. It is recommended for those who go to Taiwan in a lovely town and sky lights up. The remains of the burned and fell and mountain sky lantern, as much as possible, the trash heard have been recovered do not.
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  • The trip has been several times because of the tourism is the first time the appliance is good memories for me and a good aura, including 1,000 prehistoric age out of the place seemed like the chicken fried rice with your kids and children want to visit again the place where one color is 150 won four colors are flying during the day, including a 200-Yuan-chun is also attractive, but in the evening, the more I want to try a good memories with family and friends it was lover can take it seemed there
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  • 搭乘台鐵平溪支線到十分站下車就到了,老街上有許多放天燈的的店家,也販賣天燈相關的紀念品,平日人就很多了,假日更是擁擠,要前往的人要有人擠人的心理準備。