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Shifen Old Street, Xinbei

(4.1/5 based on 700+ reviews on the web)
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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  • It was a drizzly day but that did not stop us having fun at this place. The highlight was releasing the hot air lantern. You purchase the lantern from one of the shops, write your wishes on the lanter...  more »
  • We went as a family to release "sky lanterns". This is an activity when you and your family wrote wishes on a he paper lantern. Had fun and there were small touristy stalls there. Street food was actu...  more »
  • What a gem! We set out beyond Taipei to see another town and stopping here ended up being an unexpected delight. We ate some fried ice cream, beef noodle soup, and watched all the fun with the lantern...  more »