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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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  • August 17, 2017
    To change trains went over more than an hour, but time was less than an hour. Shop fly the lanterns along the line there. 150 from sources.
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  • August 17, 2017
    Taxi went a 6-hour course to use. It was a course in Taipei 10-9 mins like lanthanum → waterfall → 10 minutes blowing. Can smoothly fly the Lantern, lantern, 10 minutes, the taxi driver said have various procedures and also a lot of pictures taken. Juice also get treated, is satisfied. Eventful is my lantern is disturbing because it was flying, but wishes will come true and I'm happy.
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  • August 16, 2017
    At the ends of lines Lantern shop stand. In shops where prices are same as a decent shop, ask. Fluent Japan language staff, raise a lantern passes a camera will take pictures and photos splashing. Train passes in front of sometimes 1 hour train was magnificent. In Japan can not experience quite so good visit.
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