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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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  • 線路の脇で、天燈の4面に願いを書き、線路の上で天燈を空に放します。 空に放す時に、天燈のお店の店員さんが自分のスマホやカメラで写真をとってくれます。 We wrote wishes to the paper ballon. And we released the paper ballon to SKY. 
  • 週末到了這裡. 很多很多人. 距離台北市中心有些距離, 但也不算太遠. 如果可以的話, 最好可以乘火車到這裡, 因為這火車是以往開礦時所開的鐵道. 
  • Flying lanterns or if a large number of people, and can play. That's where to land after it flew. That question aside, and such a wide range, tirelessly trains occasionally run on the edge where the crowd is very exciting.
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